Essay on Creation vs Evolution

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Almost everyone wonders if the universe was created and how it was created. People also ask, “How did human originate?” This is an argument that has been fought for many years. Although there are several ideas, society mainly argues over two of them. The first idea is that man was created by God during his creation of the universe. This is the idea of creationism. It is supported by many religious people. Creationism is supported by religion. The second way that humans could have originated is through a process called evolution. Evolution is a theory proposed by scientists to explain the origin of all species. Because both explanations are theories, neither can be proven right or wrong. To make a decision on which theory is …show more content…
Darwin’s theories were not accepted until later in the twentieth century (“What Darin Never Knew”). The theory of evolution is supported by science. Since Charles Darwin proposed his theory there is a large amount of evidence that has been discovered. DNA provides powerful evidence that humans evolved from human-like ancestors. Humans share 98 percent of their DNA with chimpanzees. This shows how closely humans and chimpanzees are related. The
Brewer 4 differences in DNA distinguish the different species (“Judgment Day: Intelligent Design on Trial” 12). Because humans and chimpanzees are so closely related, scientists have concluded that they share common ancestors. This means that both chimpanzees and humans evolved from an ape-like ancestor. The first ape-like animals walked on earth about six million years ago. Scientists are now discovering that there could have been several human-like species living at one time. Many wonder why the others have become extinct, and why humans, Homo sapiens, are the only ones that are still living (“Becoming Human”). Those who are not very well informed on the theory of evolution believe that man descended from chimpanzees, monkeys, and gorillas. This is false. Humans are not directly descended from apes. Humans, monkeys, chimpanzees, and gorillas are descended from a common primate ancestor, which lived millions of years ago. This ancestor is now extinct. Our more