Jessica S. Murphy
American Military University
This paper includes the explanation and history of Darwinism and basic principles of Natural Selection. It will cover different aspects of Creationism. This paper will show the differences between Darwinism, and Creationism and discuss recent court battles within the United States between the two theories.
The Battle of Creationism verses Darwinism
The question, “Where did humans come from?” has plagued the earth for as long as humanly recorded. There are many theories that are believed to answer this question. Two of the most controversial theories are Darwinism, and creationism. Throughout the years both creationist and evolutionist have worked to disprove the others theory. The battle between creationism and Darwinism can also be categorized as the battle between science and religion. Though both have been generally accepted around the world, the war continues between both theories due to their differences. Charles Darwin’s “The Origin of Species was published in 1859.” The book was about Natural Selection, and ultimately the evolution of species. His theory presumes that life can begin a non-life organism and stresses "descent with modification". This means, creatures or organisms can evolve from more simplistic creatures or organisms over time. Basically, irregular genetic transformations take place inside an organism's genetic code. The valuable transformations, or mutations are saved within the organism because the help with survival. This process is known as "natural selection." The valuable mutations move on to the next generation of the species, organism or creature. Over time, the valuable transformation of the original specie builds up. This eventually results as a completely different species, or organism. Darwin is credited with this information largely in part because of a study done while he was in the Galapagos Islands....