Creation vs Naturalism

Only available on StudyMode
  • Download(s) : 182
  • Published : April 28, 2012
Open Document
Text Preview
Creation vs. Naturalism

The creation vs. evolution debate is a continuous debate. How and why are we here on earth? Were we purposely made or did we evolve accidentally? Are we the creation of innovative intelligence or are we simply the end result of countless cosmic accidents? What does the evidence say? Two dominant views seem to battle their ideas and beliefs for countless centuries. While theists believe God is our glorious creator of everything, naturalists hold truth that God does not exist, only matter exists and we came into existence and operate by only physical processes.

Without concrete evidence, the creation vs. nature debate doesn’t amount to much more than a philosophical dispute. Although everyone has the right to their own opinion, the question is what is the true source for that opinion? Individuals are capable to believe whatever they chose, yet that doesn’t make them right. Many decide to stand strong to “evidence”, but that evidence is not the same as actual proof. Evidence is helpful to form assumptions, while proof concludes the situation. If we had stone cold proof, the theory of evolution wouldn’t be called a theory. Creation signifies the existence of a divine creator who put the world and all life-forms into existence. Life is the product of intelligent design. Therefore, a perfect design in biology would constitute for a “Designer”. It is a self-evident design and universally recognized truth: ideas and design require an intelligent designer. Thus, while acknowledging design in biology is not based upon religious premise (but upon empirical observation and logic), it definitely has theological implications. When we apply the general principles of detecting design to living creatures, we find it reasonable to infer the existence of a Creator. Evolution emphasizes the naturalistic origin of all creatures that initially evolved from inorganic matter. Life is the product of random chance. What we need here is a plausible...