RE Religion and Science Key Words

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COSMOLOGY
The word given to the scientific study of the origins of the world.
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CREATIONISM
Is the name given to the belief that God is responsible for the creation of the world and humankind.
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DOMINION
This word has been interpreted to mean that people have power over (“rule over”) and therefore they can do to the world and animals what they want. However others would say that God intended humankind to take care of the world and look after it for
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ENVIRONMENT*
This word means the world in which we live and everything around us.
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ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES*
The word “Issues” means examples or events. The term refers to what is happening today in the world which makes people concerned about what is being done to harm the environment. For instance: global warming; climate change; pollution etc.
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EVOLUTION
This word means the way in which animals changed over millions of years into different animals and humans. Charles Darwin came up with the idea in his book “Origins of the Species”.
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HUMANITY*
This word means humans or people
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INTELLIGENT DESIGN
This is a relatively new theory which states that God must have created the universe and all living things because there are certain elements in the world which could only be explained by an intelligent designer and not by evolution.
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MYTH
This is a story which is accepted as history and sets out to explain something. The “myth” of Adam and Eve shows how humans were created and how they let sin into the world.
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ORIGINS*
This word means beginnings – the start of. something.
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RELATIONSHIP*
This word means the connection between something. Questions may be asked about the relationship between science and religious views – so you would need to talk about what is the same about them or even why they cannot agree.
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STEWARDSHIP*
The word “steward” means look after – Christians believe they should be looking after the world for God
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SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST
This term refers to Darwin’s belief in evolution and the fact that animals or species adapted to the environment they lived in. The stronger more adaptable animals survived whilst the weaker ones died out.
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Is the name given to the belief that God is responsible for the creation of the world and humankind.

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This word has been interpreted to mean that people have power over (“rule over”) and therefore they can do to the world and animals what they want. However others would say that God intended humankind to take care of the world and look after it for

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This word means the world in which we live and everything around us.

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The word “Issues” means examples or events. The term refers to what is happening today in the world which makes people concerned about what is being done to harm the environment. For instance: global warming; climate change; pollution etc.

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