Article titles-(Links to the articles) These are the articles that have brought to mind the questions and debates over sciences and religion. Who is right and who is wrong, or is it a different question all together? You read them and desided where you stand on this anthropologic issue between the Titains.
Teaching Theories: The Evolution-Creation Controversy by Robert Root-Bernstein and Donald L. McEachron
Re-reading Root-Bernstien and McEachron in Cobb County, georgia: The controversies Continue Between Anthropology and “Intelligent Design” by Benjamin Z. Freed (none found– this article is in the Book Applying Anthropology: An introductory Reader by Aaron Podolefsky and Peter J. Brown)
Where do you stand on the debate of Evolution-Creation Controversy?
The two titans of human development seem to be in a constant state of battle. What you point out is true about twins and their nurture and biological similarities. I have heard this debate and I have found that it should not be “Nature vs. Nurture”, but Nature and Nurture. There are biological truths and no amount of nurture is going to really be able to change the outcome. Yet, nurture and culture can seem as strong or stronger then biological tendencies. In truth, they both shape a person.
I would say that the debate has been going on far longer than when you where in 5th grade. I would say ever since science broke away form the restrain of religious control. When science was no longer trying to prove that the religious views were in fact correct and realized there other possibilities were plausible, such as things happening that are unrelated to “God’s will” as the article Teaching Theories: The Evolution-Creation Controversy. The article seems to suggest that they should not even be compared to each other, like oranges and apples and they have there time and place. Scientific theory and religious belief have there place within our understanding of the world, culture, and important value that does not require them to conflict. They fill different arenas of an individual’s life.
I think that as a Christian, or Buddhists, Islam, Wiccan, ancestral spirits etc, a belief in creation is not wrong or invalid; it has a place and purpose. It can be right. On the other hand, evolution seems to be the most supported theory with scientific reasoning methods. This does not discount the religious belief. They can work together for some people religiously and scientifically or others can keep them separate wait to see what else is discovered or revealed through divine channels.
Personally, Evolution and my belief of creation, limited by my human ability to comprehend God, do not cause me to lose sleep over the debate. My faith is not shaken and I have not disregard science as a man made evil for trying to make my belief impossible and illogical. They work harmoniously to the point that I understand them and the rest I do not worry about the lack of cohesion. I just figure God and science will work it out some day.