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In every civilization throughout history man has searched for the explanation to his existence In ancient societys people created origin myths Every civilization had a unique myth Some myths involved gods and others involved nature Sometime around one thousand BC the longest standing creation myth was popularized This creation myth is still in practice today almost three thousand years later The myth I am referring to is the Genesis recollection in the bible In the early 1800s scientists carried out many experiments in the attempt to give scientific proof to the Genesis account In 1859 when Charles Darwin published his Origin of Species theory the Genesis myth was no longer regarded as scientifically plausible Darwins theory went against everything in Genesis and gave a more logical explanation to human existence than the account in Genesis Religion and science were separated and were now fighting for peoples beliefs Evolution or Darwinism offers a reasonable and highly logical explanation whereas the religious groups offer another logical explanation though in this explanation you have to presume certain assumptions taken from Genesis Most creationists believe that the earth was created somewhere between five to ten thousand years ago Their arguments involve primarily attacking evolution Evolutionists dispute all of the creationist claims and have explanations to most if not all of them Creationism is a creditable pursuit but due to the fact that it is primarily based in religion it should not be considered a science as many people deem it to be There are two kinds of creationists pure creationists which I will be talking about in this essay and theistic evolutionists Pure creationists believe that the bible is a literal depiction of the creation of the universe they believe God created the universe during six 24-hour days the earth is young and the global flood was a real event Theistic evolutionists believe that the days of creation are long periods of
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