A Comparison Paper on Creationism versus Naturalism
What one thinks of the world is how his/her worldview looks like. We do not pick our families, gender or race but realize we are who we are. Whether religious or nonreligious, a worldview is personal insight about reality and its meaning to a person."Creationism is no longer the simple notion it once was taken to be. Its new advocates have become more sophisticated in how they present their views, speaking of "intelligent design" rather than "creation science" and aiming their arguments against the naturalistic philosophical method that underlies science, proposing to replace it with a "theistic science."
The creationism controversy is not just about the status of Darwinian evolution it is a clash of religious and philosophical worldviews, for a common underlying fear among Creationists is that evolution undermines both the basis of morality as they understand it and the possibility of purpose in life." (Robert T. Pennock)Creationists believe in a divine creator, God. Creationism has a broad range of beliefs involving a reliance on God's miraculous work to
explain the origin of the universe, of life, and of the different kinds of plants and animals on Earth.
According to the creationist view, God willed everything into existence, and this is how humans came onto the Earth. Creationists say that the evolution theory is biased and incomplete. They believe that the fossil records fail to provide a link between diverse groups. To find out how old fossils are, scientists use a method called radioisotope dating, which measures the amount of uranium or lead lost over the years. Creationists deny evidence from this testing because they assume no uranium or lead has been lost over the years.
It is the belief that only natural laws (the use of reason to analyze human nature and deduce binding rules of moral behavior) and force operate in the world and that nothing exists beyond the natural world. Natural laws are those we live with daily, for example, it gets dark at night. Natural laws also include the laws of modern science, such as those describing electrons, black holes and DNA. The strict naturalist believes that there are no supernatural agents or events, i.e., that there are only natural objects and events.