In my short life on this planet I have come to question thingsthat many take upon blind faith. We all know that we must some daydie; yet we continuously deny the forces at work inside ourselves,which want to search out the answers of what may or may not comeafter. It is far easier for humanity to accept that they will go to asafe haven and be rewarded for their lives with pleasures andfantasies of an unfathomable scale than to question the existence of asupposed omnipotent being.
Yet, there are a few of us humans who tendto question the why’s and wherefore’s that society puts forth to us. We question the existence of God, or the creation of mankind ratherthan blindly accepting faith-filled beliefs we may received from ourparents as children. Perhaps it is because we live in a nation filledwith many peoples of different beliefs whose Gods are all so variedand different that it is difficult to fathom that they are all thesame divine being. It is also plausible that we just have a desire toquench the thirst for knowledge that lies deep within ourselves.
Asfor myself, I cannot believe in a being which created a universe and amultitude of worlds in a rather short period of time then deigns tolower itself into becoming a puppet-master and “pulling the strings”of the Earth and all of the people therein. Since this paper touches upon many scientific terms, I feelthat in order for the reader to correctly grasp the content I mustfirst define three words: Theory, Law, and Hypothesis. The definitionswill allow for a greater underezding of this essay and give us aneven ground upon which to begin. —Theory; noun1.
a. Systematically organized knowledge applicable in a relativelywide variety of circumezces, especially a system of assumptions,accepted principles, and rules of procedure devised to analyze,predict, or otherwise explain the nature or behavior of a specifiedset of phenomena. b. Such knowledge or such a system. 2. An assumption based on limited information or knowledge; aconjecture.
Law; noun1. a. A formulation describing a relationship observed to beinvariable between or among phenomena for all cases in which thespecified conditions are met: the law of gravity. b. A generalizationbased on consistent experience or results: the law of supply anddemand; the law of averages.
Hypothesis; noun1. A tentative explanation that accounts for a set of facts and can betested by further investigation; a theory. 2. Something taken to be true for the purpose of argument orinvestigation; an assumption.
—It is important that you thoroughly read the above definitionsor you will be at a disadvantage if you do not. You will note thatthere are several different definitions to each word. I felt it wasimportant to include the added definitive statement to theory becauseit shows the difference between a scientific theory and an “everyday”theory based upon conjecture. The additional definitions to law andhypothesis are both added for a further underezding of these words. The definition of creationism is somewhat more complex.
Onemust start by saying that the belief in the creation of the universegiven at the beginning of the Bible is literally true. Creationism isa belief based solely upon faith (which is a belief in and of itself). There are no scientific facts as a basis for this belief, solelyconjectural theories and speculations. It is ingrained into our minds,as children that a belief of a force, or supernatural entity, which isall powerful and all knowing, is watching over us and taking care ofour needs.
Yet, to me, saying this very sort of thing is heretical inits very essence. To be so crude as to think that some being whichcreated the universe itself and all things in it would take the timeto care for each and every individual is incomprehensible. Inpractically all ancient cultures, the biblical included, the universewas thought of as an original chaos into which order had beenintroduced by a creative hand: This was the essence of creation.1 Inthis statement alone we