Religion and Science Key Words

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  • Created on: 21-03-15 14:13
Cosmology
The study of the origins of the universe
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The Big Bang
The explosion that scientists believe started the universe. It sent matter and gases flying out in all directions. The gases cooled, forming the stars and the planets, including Earth
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Evolution
Process by which living things change through natural selection
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Natural Selection
Process by which the fittest, healthiest and/or strongest creatures best suited to their environments survive & reproduce. The weaker ones die out
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Scientific theories
Argue that we are here just by chance. It all happened ‘naturally’
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Creationist/literalists
A name given to Christians who interpret the Bible literally and accept every word of the Genesis creation story as literally true
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Dominion
The idea that humans have control over or responsibility for the earth
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Ex nihilo
A Latin term relating to the creation story meaning the universe was created out of nothing
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Genesis
The first book of the Bible which contains the stories of creation
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Stewardship
The God given right or responsibility to care for and manage the world
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Stewardship
The God given right or responsibility to care for and manage the world
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Theory
A coherent group of tested propositions commonly regarded as correct that can be used as principles of explanation
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Steward
A person who manages another property
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Myth
Legendary story which concerns a Deity, explains some phenomenon of nature ie the Creation story found in Genesis
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Encyclical
A letter addressed by the pope to all the bishops of the Church
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Soul
Spiritual part of humans believed to survive death and be subject to happiness or misery in the life to come
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Creation
The art of creating something or the thing that is made, in the Bible, the making of the world by God (found in Genesis)
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Atheist
Someone who does not believe in God
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Agnostic
Someone who is undecided about whether God exist or not
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Theist
Someone who believes in God
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