Much of the argument concerning Evolution vs. Creation revolves around details of scientific observation and explanation. This appraisal addresses more basic issues. In the discussion here, "Biblical Creation" is contrasted with "Atheistic Evolution".
"Biblical Creation" limits itself to what the Bible actually says, rather than extrapolations based on chronological reconstructions, scientific creationism, etc.
"Atheistic Evolution" limits itself to an entirely materialistic view, rather than theistic evolution, etc.
Comments, suggestions and improvements to this are welcome!
|Basic question:||Biblical Creation||Atheistic Evolution|
|What?||The physical and spiritual universe||The physical universe|
|When?||From forever ("before the world was") to forever||Between the "Big Bang" (12 billion years ago?) and the "Big Crunch"(?)|
|How?||By spiritual and physical processes||By physical processes only|
|Where?||Physical universe is a speck in the midst of an infinite spiritual universe||Our physical universe may be a speck in an infinity of physical universes|
|Why?||God's intention is to bring many sons and daughters to glory||No reason|
Compiled by John M. Linacre, Ph.D.
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