Evolution Misconception #8 – Creation vs. Evolution

Assertion:

There are only two models of origins – Creation and Evolution.

Related:

If evolution is wrong, Creation must (therefore) be true.

Answer:

It depends on what one means by models of origins.  If origins refers to the universe or of life, then evolution does not fall into this category.  Evolution does not seek to explain the origins of the universe (that’s cosmogony), nor does it seek to explain the origins of life (that’s abiogenesis).

There is more than one ‘model’ of Creationism.

Creation-Evolution Continuum

Creation-Evolution Continuum

Most of the harshest critics of Evolutionary Theory come from the Young-Earth Creationism camp.  As one can see from the continuum, there are at least 5 models of Creationism that accept an old-Earth model.

Creation and Evolution are not mutually exclusive.  They can co-exist in models such as Evolutionary Creationism and Theistic Evolution.

Creationists who make this claim typically exercise a double-standard.  The staunchest YECists seldom (if ever) admit that problems with Creation mean that Evolution is true.

Application:

The next time you come across the idea that there are only two models, tell yourself and your children, ‘Creation and Evolution are not mutually exclusive.  They can co-exist in models such as Evolutionary Creationism and Theistic Evolution.’

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Posted on Saturday, March 26th, 2011, in Creation vs Evolution, Misconceptions and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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