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Creation vs. Evolution
People often portray the creation versus evolution debate as science versusreligion and evolution being scientific. This debate is a question of origins. How did weget here? Were we created or did we evolve randomly? Are we the product of purposeful intelligence or are we merely the end result of countless cosmic accidents?Creation denotes the existence of a divine Creator who exercised his creativeabilities, creating the world and the life-forms we see. Life is a product of intelligentcontrivance. Thus, apparent design in biology would constitute evidence for a designer.It is a self-evident universally recognized truth: concept and design require an intelligentdesigner. All the living things most especially the humans were created intelligently bythe divine Creator.Evolution stresses the naturalistic descent of all living creatures from acommon ancestor who originally evolved from inorganic matter.
 
Evolution teaches thatas species evolve they eventually reach ideal population levels. As species advance,superior species eliminate inferior species -- "survival of the fittest." Weak and inferior members of a species should be eliminated for the preservation of superior bloodlinesand for the conservation of essential resources.
 
Darwin's Theory of Evolution is thewidely held notion that all life is related and has descended from a common ancestor:the birds and the bananas, the fishes and the flowers -- all related. Darwin's generaltheory presumes the development of life from non-life and stresses a purely naturalistic(undirected) "descent with modification". That is, complex creatures evolve from moresimplistic ancestors naturally over time. In a nutshell, as random genetic mutationsoccur within an organism's genetic code, the beneficial mutations are preserved
 
because they aid survival -- a process known as "natural selection." These beneficialmutations are passed on to the next generation. Over time, beneficial mutationsaccumulate and the result is an entirely different organism (not just a variation of theoriginal, but an entirely different creature).Without hard evidence, the creation vs. evolution debate wouldn't amount tomuch more than a philosophical grudge match. Everyone has their own opinion. Thequestion is what is the basis for that opinion? You see, people can believe whatever they want, but that doesn't make them right.
 
Keep in mind that "evidence" is not thesame as "proof". Evidence is helpful in forming conclusions, while proof concludes thematter altogether. If we had proof, the theory of evolution wouldn't be called a theory.
 
Philippine Normal UniversityThe National Center for Teacher EducationCollege of Languages, Linguistics and LiteratureTaft Avenue, Manila
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