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Article Number - D9156BD2411


Vol.2(1), pp. 1-6 , December 2010

ISSN: 2141-6583



Review

Evolution: Is there a problem here for the believing person?


Nathan Aviezer




Department of Physics, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan 52900, Israel


Email: aviezen@mail.biu.ac.il






 Accepted: 23 November 2009  Published: 31 December 2010

Copyright © 2010 Author(s) retain the copyright of this article.
This article is published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0


 

Creationists are completely opposed to the scientific concept of biological evolution, and have made concerted efforts to ban the teaching of evolution in public schools. We examine the basis for their opposition, showing that it is not due to the text of Genesis. Rather, the creationist opposition to evolution is based on theological grounds. In their view, there is a close connection between the spiritual and the physical aspects of God’s world. In particular, creationists believe that spiritual importance requires physical importance. Thus, if mankind shares similar physical origins with the cockroach and the crocodile, it would seem to imply that, we are equally devoid of any spirituality. This explains why many creationists oppose not only evolution, but also an ancient universe, and why there was such opposition in the past to the heliocentric solar system. However, if one recognizes that spiritual importance is unrelated to physical importance, then all these problems disappear.

 

Key words: Creationist, spiritual, evolution, Genesis, creation, mankind


APA (2010). Evolution: Is there a problem here for the believing person?. Journal of Evolutionary Biology Research, 2(1), 1-6.
Chicago Nathan Aviezer. "Evolution: Is there a problem here for the believing person?." Journal of Evolutionary Biology Research 2, no. 1 (2010): 1-6.
MLA Nathan Aviezer. "Evolution: Is there a problem here for the believing person?." Journal of Evolutionary Biology Research 2.1 (2010): 1-6.
   
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