Comparative Essay

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Comparative Essay:
Original creation of the Earth

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I. Introduction
The old-Earth evolution and young-Earth creation debate has been one that has gone on for centuries. Each viewpoint seeks to give an answer to life’s most difficult questions or origins and how the Earth came to be what it resembles today. While the Young Earth viewpoint has remained constant and unchanged throughout the centuries the Old Earth view seems to be continually evolving as new discoveries tend to discredit previous assumptions. One certainty is that both viewpoints take a dogmatic stance against each other in regards to the interpretation of scientific evidence. The purpose of this paper is to compare old-Earth and
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He also commanded plant life to come on the same day the earth was created (Gen 11-13). Day four God created the sun, moon, and stars (Gen 1:14-19). Day five God created sea creatures and birds. (Gen 1:20-23). On day six God created animals, insects, and man. (Gen 1:24-31). The young-Earth view holds to the belief that all that came into existence was fashioned by the Creator God in six literal days. II. Comparison of the Viewpoints
While these two views seem to be in utter contrast to each other some commonalities can be found. The nebular hypothesis view believes that matter existed before the Earth was formed. The six day creation view would agree. God first created light, and then separated an expanse with water; matter was present in both views before the formation of the Earth. Another area where there is agreement between both views is in the age of Earth in relation to the Moon. “The rocks that were collected from the moon from the Apollo missions are dated 4.5 billion years using secular assumptions. This makes the moon just as old as the earth in the evolutionary story. The Bible gives similar ages for the earth and the moon as well. Both were created about 6,000 years ago and only 3 days apart” (Patterson, 2010). Both views seem to be worlds apart there are still a couple similarities. III. Contrast of the

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