The creation vs. evolution debate is a question of origins. How did we get 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/randomness? What does the evidence say? The purpose of this paper is to compare the theory of evolution with the Bible’s creation account, to study both sides of this controversy. Using the evidence from the fields of paleontology, geology, biology, and astronomy.
It was back to school after a glorious holiday spent with my relatives from my mother’s home town - Elpitiya. I found the new term a tad nostalgic, after the numerous hours that we’ve spent carelessly wandering the woods and playing cricket in dried paddy fields. School was as usual, filled with many subjects that I found mildly amusing at best. Biology was no exception, and the presence of Mrs. Silva was always frightening and appalling, as did to many others. She was what we labelled “mean & horrible”, and now that I think back, teaching must have been one of the few ways she managed to add oomph to her life - i.e. by dominating a class full of kids with authority, punishment, and a mouthful of scientific terms. I was eagerly awaiting the ‘closing bell’ to go back home. I could hear the growls in my stomach and, needless to say, the only thoughts in my mind were those related to food. If only, Mrs. Silva could finish up soon. I doubted that, of course, having got used to her talkative nature and her incessant need to repeat everything, even if it happens to be the simplest of things. Moreover, I found her style of teaching boring and un-exciting and many a times, I would pretend to hear her speak, but as far as the lesson was concerned, my mind was occupied with more fascinating things – like motorbikes and off road trucks. I preferred reading the textbook at home which was much more effective. However, on that particular day, one...
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