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What is a Human Being There are three main viewpoints in argument on what a human being is Those viewpoints are empirical rational and metaphorical Empiricists base their views on observation and experimentation Rationalists rely on reason as the best guide for belief and action A metaphorical person tests the validity of his views in terms of the universality of his insight or awareness This can be expressed by poetry novels plays paintings and sculptures Each viewpoint has conflicting ideas on the origin of man Personally I believe in the metaphorical viewpoint because I believe that God created man and that He is a supreme power and master of the universe The empirical viewpoint is based on scientific testing The empiricists test their view of reality and validity through experimentation and observations By making observations they are able to draw conclusions and theories by the scientific method To them validity is determined through sensory experience Most empiricists do not believe in God because religion is based on blind faith Thus they turn to Charles Darwins theory of evolution He gathered facts that supported the idea of evolution and proposed that evolution occurred through a process called natural selection or survival of the fittest Darwin believed that life evolved from pond scum a very long time ago and that humans evolved from primates Darwin suggested that human beings are similar to other animals in many ways This idea contradicts the belief that God created human beings and gave them intelligence and emotions Dr Michael Behe believes that the body is designed by some superior being as material objects are designed by humans Dr Behe a biochemist who wrote the book Darwins Black Box reveals evidence that supports this statement Charles Darwin thought that cells were simple when in actuality they are irreducibly complex Irreducible complexity is when a system is so complex that it needs all of its parts to work properly To
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