Creationism V.S. Evolution
Throughout the history of mankind there has always been a continuous debate over the truth on how earth and all things in it came to be. For years the idea of creationism has been encouraged by religion while, the belief in evolution is more modern and taught through science. Creationism and evolution have distinct morals and ideas but they also have many similarities. In fact they are more similar than what society thinks.
Creationism is the belief in a deity of some sort; a creator of the world and everything in it including humans and animals. This belief is said to be based only on religion. It is also considered to be a concept based only on faith. The theory of creationism comes from the bible mainly the book of Genesis in the Old Testament (Theissen, Kerwin). In this book it said how God created the earth in a period of seven days. The main distinction of creationism from evolution is that in creationism everything has a purpose.Everything was designed by an all-powerful entity that created everything so detailed and complex such as the human body; how the digestive system, muscular system, nerve system, skeletal system, human conscience and inner thoughts all work together (Genesis in the ). Creationism states that God created everything according to its kind; this means that dogs only make dogs, cats only make cats and whales only make whales.
Evolution is the belief in coincidence and spontaneous life. It is a belief in a miraculous explosion that created life. The theory of evolution revolves around development. One important factor of evolution is the development of a species from a completely different one. For example, whales evolving from dogs. The theory of evolution states that the world was created in a matter of billions and billions of years opposite form the seven day time period of creationism. Evolution also states that humans evolved from ape like creatures (Theissen Kerwin).This idea is completely contrary to the belief of God creating the first human, Adam, out of dirt and giving him life with a simple breath. Evidently, both ideas seem to be on completely opposite extremes of the controversy but they are not as different from each other as they appear.
Evolution and creationism have many distinctions, but as impossible as it sounds they do have a lot of common beliefs. First of all, both of these theories have more than one meaning and can be interpreted in many different ways. For example, there are many types of beliefs in the category of creationism such as Hebrew creation, Japanese creation, Scandinavian creation and Australian creation. In fact, there is almost a different belief for almost each culture or religion. Similarly, there are many types of evolution, Such as the belief in the big bang theory, Atheism and intelligent design. Another common trait in both creationism and evolutionism is that they both believe in genetics. Genetics is the study of genes (DNAand RNA), heredity and variation in living organisms (Theissen, Kerwin). This means both believe in reproduction and that species generate from species. The difference is that creation believes that only the same species can develop from an organism, while evolution believes that genes can evolve and thus produce a completely new organism from a singular species.
Despite all of their small differences and similarities both theories have one major relationship, neither evolution nor creationism can be proven. There is not enough evidence to support one or the other. The only way one can believe either concept is simple; it takes faith in what one believes to be the true cause of life. Therefore, both theories will continue to be what they are now, myths.