Evolution and creation are antagonistic in the current world. Arguments based on the two facts have risen. Some people lie in scientific theory, evolution, while some tend to support creation. Scientific theory by natural selection was first put forward by Charles Darwin. On the contrary, creation is based on the natural forces and the existence of God. The following paper compares and contrasts evolution and creationism.
Evolution and creationism are similar when we talk about the results over time. For instance, in the story of creation, God created man. He wanted him to continue using the farm in productive ways. For him to feed other creatures, he had to be creative and innovative. Therefore, the man has grown, and new technologies have risen to meet his needs. This shows the evolution of man due to the creativity he has.
On the other hand, evolution scientifically is seen phenotypically in an organism. For instance, Darwin asserts that birds that cannot fly tend to lose the wings. Unused parts tend to become useless. Therefore, they gradually reduce in size or disappear (Choongwon, 2018).
Creationism is a religious belief which asserts that God created the universe and human. According to the biblical teachings, the earth was null and void, but god placed it in order and created every creature in it (Crothers, 2011). On the other hand, evolution is the changes in traits of individual over time or successive generations. The genes of individuals are passed to the next generation. The differences between the individuals differ due to mutation, genetic variations, and genetic recombination (Choongwon, 2018).
Darwin’s theory of evolution talks about a common origin of all organisms. The theory suggests that plants, animals and other micro-organisms are from a common ancestor. Due to harsh environmental conditions, change happened and new organisms developed (Choongwon, 2018). The organisms finally bred and successive generations retained the genes of the parents. Superior organisms eliminate the inferior organisms, therefore, natural selection results.
On the other hand, creation talks about the values that God instilled in the creatures. Values such as faith, love, justice, and peace to mention a few, are given to the creation. Thus, elimination of inferior species is not done. In other words, living together in peace is the order of the day (Crothers, 2011).
Creationists and scientists have antagonizing beliefs. Creationists base their beliefs on biblical texts and the Quran. They always know who created them and their destinations after death. Scientists, on the other hand, tend disapproving religion. They do not believe in God. Therefore, they research and give arguments which are contrary to doctrine. For instance, some scientists have created images of human beings. Intelligence is lacking in such creatures because it is believed that God is the only source of intelligence (Crothers, 2011).
In conclusion, evolution and creationism differ greatly. Myths and misconceptions about the evolution and creationism exist. The intelligence will drive an individual to choose to be a scientist or a creationist. It is always good to be a scientist while having a belief in God who created the universe. He is always faithful and giver of intelligence.
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Crothers, J. (2011). Evolution vs creationism. Biological Journal of the Linnean0 Society, 102(1) 234-235.