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When does the Big Bang Theory estimate the universe was created?
13.7 billion year ago - cosmology is the study of the origin and nature of the universe
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Galaxies appear to be moving away from us - who came up with this theory and what does it mean?
Edwin Hubble - galactic light is slightly distorted in colour, a phenomenon known as red shift
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Explain what happened after the Big Bang
After some 300,000 years, the fundamental forces of physics began to emerge. As the cooling continued, galaxies and stars formed as well as planets
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There are four types of creationism - what are they?
Flat earth creationists, young earth creationists, old earth creationists and progressive creationists
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What do young earth creationists believe in?
They believe that the Earth was created between 6,000 and 10,000 years ago. Bishop Ussher dated this to Sunday 23rd October 4004.BCE
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Who was the person that declared that the Big Bang Theory could have been due to God?
Pope Pius XII in 1951
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Explain what happened during Charles Darwin's exploration of the Galapagos Islands in 1831
He most notably studied finches and how they had developed different shaped beaks to match their environment for survival
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What did Richard Dawkins describe natural selection as?
'Big enough to undermine the idea of creation but simple enough to be stated in a sentence'
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What is meant by the term 'irreducible complexity'?
An argument which states that certain biological systems are too complex to have evolved from simpler predecessors
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