Evolution Term Paper by Jay Writtings LLC

A discussion of the concept of evolution and the history of scientific understanding and the Church's acceptance of scientific understanding of evolution.
# 118796 | 824 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2010 | US
Published on Feb 24, 2010 in Religion and Theology (Christianity) , Biology (General) , History (General)

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This paper discusses the amount of evidence which points to evolution being the engine of change in all species. It specifically discusses the history of our understanding of evolution and the development of the beliefs of the scientific community. The paper then briefly looks at the Church's initial extreme opposition to the concept of evolution as understood by science.

From the Paper:

"Religious fanaticism is a most dangerous form of insanity. Fundamentalist beliefs have been used before to stifle science in the name of religion. Christian fundamentalists want evolution to go away. They demand that the biblical version of creation be taught in public schools. The Christian Church has never been tolerant of any science which might question biblical inerrancy. Galileo was imprisoned for life for the effrontery of saying that the earth was not the center of the universe and, in fact, revolved around the sun (home1.gte.). The Church apologized hundreds of years later."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Agiweb.org Evolution and the Fossil Record Pojeta, J. and Springer, D. No date Retrieved 12-01-06 from: http://www.agiweb.org/news/evolution/foreword.html
  • Esalenctr.org Evolutionary Theory 10-2003 Ogilvy, J. and Pievani, T. Retrieved 12-01-06 from: http://www.esalenctr.org/display/confpage.cfm?confid=18&pageid=132&pgtype=1
  • Evolution.Berkeley Understanding Evolution no date Retrieved 12-01-06 from http://evolution.berkeley.edu/
  • Home1.gte.net Galileo vs. the Church no date Retrieved 12-1-06 from http://home1.gte.net/deleyd/religion/galileo/

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Evolution (2010, February 24) Retrieved December 09, 2022, from https://www.academon.com/term-paper/evolution-118796/

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"Evolution" 24 February 2010. Web. 09 December. 2022. <https://www.academon.com/term-paper/evolution-118796/>