Intelligent Design

Topics: Evolution, Creationism, Charles Darwin Pages: 3 (1151 words) Published: August 25, 2006
The origin of humans is the most complex issues we face. I find it hard to explain to anyone who we are, or how we came to be. There is a great saying; the dead know only thing it's better to be alive. Like most people I wonder about the mysteries of the universe. Regardless of your personal perception three things are certain in this life. You are born, you pay taxes, and you will die. People have struggled to explain "the meaning of life." Are we all a bunch of ants in an experiment? One way people deal with this mystery is in the belief of a higher being. A loving God who will reward you if you are nice on earth. If for some reason you should act on your human nature in a socially disapproving way, you will go to hell. But he is an all forgiving God. It is this belief in a higher being that has inspired many people from all corners of the world. Faith, the belief in something that cannot be seen. Faith is a very personal and powerful part if many peoples lives, including myself. While faith is enough to satisfy the curiosity of many, there are those who seek more proof and understanding in our world. For these people, "God willed it" is not satisfactory. Scientists attempt to explain our world through the scientific method, Darwin's theory of evolution and many years of research.

So this sets up for the debate of all debates, who are we and were did we come from? On one side we have Intelligent Design, or I.D. which claims that something in nature are simply too complex to happen by chance. In their view there is a higher being (God) who us being it all. On the other side of the debate we have evolution, which consists of Darwin's theory of natural selection. To their credit scientists have a better case, but it's fair because they are so much smarter. This is a debate which really has three sides. The third being politics, but I won't get into that. There isn't much of a middle ground on this issue. You're learning on way or the other.

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