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Creationism Vs. Evolution in Today’s Society
The dispute between creationism and evolution is a long debated controversy. It is an argument most people choose to avoid. This debate is extremely controversial due to personal belief, most in part due to secularism and religion. Even with the exponentially increasing knowledge of today, it has remained a long fought controversy throughout the twenty-first century. Science deals with the mind, and is the backbone of modern civilization. Religion deals with emotions, and often teaches people invaluable ethical principles. Both Science and Religion are vital in our culture in order for humanity to progress. In order for society to progress, children should be taught about both evolution and creationism, and taught to question both theories. As a result, our children will be open-minded and have the skills to “think outside of the box”.
The theories of today and from the past are ones regarding strong factual evidence that has been extensively tested through the scientific method. The Theory of Evolution states that life has evolved from simple, single-celled organisms that all share a common ancestor. Throughout history these organisms faced the challenges of survival, and because of this, became more complex. Different stimuli, in different parts of the world, cause organisms to evolve differently. When these different simple organisms meet, there is often competition between the two in order to reproduce and/or survive. This occurs either through competition over a common food source, one organism attempting to consume the other organism for sustenance, or two organisms competing for a mate. Often times a type of organism is destroyed by the other in some way. The genes from the more prominent and successful organism carry on, and the bad genetic traits are killed off. This is called Natural Selection and is…...

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