Bethann Ray English 111 Marsha Franklin 31 October, 2009 Creation vs. Evolution Through the last few centuries there has been a debate about Creationism and Evolution. The debate about how the earth and all the living being came to exist is the question. There is a very big difference between the two. Creationist believes we were created by a supreme being.
Evolutionist thinks we evolved from lower forms of animals. The media makes this a debate about religion vs. science. Evolution is taught in the schools which use to be protested by parents. Now the parents want Creation also taught in the schools along with Evolution. Charles Darwin, who was born on February 12, 1809, was inspired by the views on evolution by Jean-Baptiste, Chevalier de Lamarck.
He paid very close attention to Lamarack in his early days of theorizing evolution. Darwin had several notebooks we had written were full of notes and theories. His earliest notes, which were written in 1837-39, were mostly just thought jotted down, not really theories, or speculation. He began thinking there was two ways of explaining the patterns he saw, there was a natural cause for one species replacing another one. Or God was the one doing the replacements.
He could not see why God would replace one set of mammals in one country with another mammal from another country. He could see through natural selection this was possible. The more he studied these two subjects the more he began to discredit the Creation theory. (Eldridge) When teaching evolution there is a two step method tells us how we came to exist.
The first is the “Big Bang Theory” or there was an accidental atomic collision resulted in the shape of simple life forms. Scientists call this “abiogenesis.” Second Darwin’s theory comes into the picture. The simple life evolved over three billionyears into animals, plants and the people we are today. These two concepts are what the “theory of evolution” is.
There is no proof which is.