OVERVIEW OF DIFFERENT SCIENTIFIC WORLD VIEWS
Intelligent Design, Creation Science & Evolution – Each of these topics claim to hold the keys of origin and purpose.
It is for this reason that scientific observation is so important; and typically acts as a starting point for our understanding of the universe. It is mankind’s ability to reasonably understand and interpret the things he observes that allows him to determine the meaning for his existence.
It is extremely important for every person to understand each of the claims introduced by Intelligent Design (ID), Creation Science, and Evolution; in order to determine and make an intelligent decision, defining the starting point for their own personal belief system.
The pivot point of every persons belief system, that defines who they are, begins with what they personally believe about the things they are able to observe in their own life and in the world around them.
|THEORY||EVOLUTION||THEISTIC EVOLUTION||INTELLIGENT DESIGN||YOUNG EARTH CREATION||GAP CREATION||PROGRESSIVE CREATION|
|Description||Belief in a total naturalistic cause for all origins||Belief in an intelligent designer using evolution as a mechanism for design||Belief that all origin originates from some intelligent designer, with no commitment to whom||All origins directly from a supernatural creator||All origins directly from God||Directly created by God + some evolution|
|Typical Timeframe||Typically over billions of years||Typically over billions of years||Typically, over billions of years||Typically in a time frame less than 10,000 years||Typically over billions of years (large gap before mankind’s origins)||Age of universe may be young or old|
SCIENTIFIC OBSERVATION vs. POINT OF VIEW
Many individuals will attempt to persuade others by stating they have the absolute or true understanding of a specific topic. They will continue to try and blur the line between facts and assumption or theories in order to win others into their opinion. This is why it is important to remain diligent to keep scientific observations separate from opinions or personal points of view.
It is important to note that Intelligent Design, Creation Science and Evolution are all points of view or theories based on what is observed in science. Many individuals dedicated to one of these theories may attempt to blur that line between science and their point of view, in order to to win others to what they believe about a specific issue. Always take the time to research each topic and completely understand a specific topic before making an educated decision on what point of view you are willing to accept:
Creation Science | Scientific Facts | Evolution
Some attempt to blur the lines between their beliefs and the facts to impose their ideas onto others:
TRUTH [“Point of View \/ “]
Creation Science | Scientific Facts = Evolution (or Visa-Versa)
Institute for Creation Research