Creation

Whether you believe God created the world or the universe is the result of the Big Bang, ask questions here about the creation of the beautiful and wondrous earth we live on.

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Astronomy
Physics
Creation

The initial explosion that resulted in the formation and expansion of the universe is called?

That is called the "Big Bang".

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Old Testament
Creation

How many accounts of creation are there in the Bible?

There are two quite different creation stories in the Book of Genesis:

  • The first is Genesis 1:1-2:4a
  • The second is Genesis 2:4b-25.

There appear to be fragments of a third creation account in Psalms and the Book of Job.

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Books and Literature
Creation

What are the last names of Jamie and Claudia in the mixed up files of Mrs Basil E Frankweiler?

Claudia and Jamie Kincaid.

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Creation

What did God create on the 6th and 7th day?

Day by day, God created the universe and everything in it (Genesis ch.1).God created the universe out of nothing (Exodus 20:11, Isaiah 40:28; Rashi commentary to Genesis 1:14; Maimonides' "Guide," 2:30). Note that the Torah, in describing the Creation, deliberately employs brevity and ellipsis, just as it does in many other topics. See the Talmud, Hagigah 11b.


On day 1: God created the universe in general, light, and this Earth. The light was not the same as that of the sun. Rather, it was light that God created before the sun, and which emanated from a point in space without any physical source; like what we might term a "white hole."

On day 2: God created the separation between the Earth and the upper atmosphere.

On day 3: God separated the continents from the oceans, and created plants.

On day 4: God created the sun, moon, and stars.

On day 5: God created birds and fish.

On day 6: God created animals and people.

On day 7: God ceased creating, thereby creating the concept of rest.

See also:

Is there evidence against Evolution?

Can you show that God exists?

Seeing God's wisdom

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Creation
Natural Selection

Were men and women originally created by God as extremely intelligent beings?

Other answers from the WikiAnswers community:

Opinion

  1. Man was not created by God. We evolved naturally from earlier species.
  2. Certainly we are the most intelligent beings alive, but whether we should exalt ourselves as "extremely intelligent" is another matter. Perhaps we should wait until we meet a range of extra-terrestrial beings.

Another Opinion

Yes, man was intelligent from the very start and the idea of early man being lower in intelligence is not supported by evidence. Illustrations showing progression are theories, not factual. It is likely that humans were more intelligent due to the lack of genetic degeneration.

Religious tradition is that the earliest people were veryintelligent.

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The Bible
Creation

Why did eve eat the apple?

She was deceived by the serpent.

Answer:
Eve's eating the apple was a completely foreseeable event.
The basis of the story was that prior to eating the fruit of the tree Eve and Adam had no understanding of good and evil, they couldn't tell right from wrong, couldn't understand the concept of a lie, had no understanding of doing the "right thing".
Put into this mix a supernatural talking snake that could tell lies - which no one could understand as being lies - and you have the makings of a problem.
So, on being told to eat the apple Eve did so in an innocent fashion, just like she was designed to do and had no defense to allow her not to do so.
Being given a task to do that she was designed to fail, she failed.That is, she ate the apple.

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Hobbies & Collectibles
Creation
Ludwig van Beethoven

Which instrument did Beethoven compose the most music for?

Piano.

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Biology
Christianity
Creation

What are the three theories of creation?

The Big Bang theory and the theory of evolution are the only current theories that deal with creation in any way.

Any other idea (e.g. Genesis, the demiurge, etc.) is a hypothesis, not a theory.

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Religion & Spirituality
Old Testament
Creation

What was the last thing God created?

Eve

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Creation

What is the importance of faulting and folding in the creation of the different surface features of the Earth?

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The Bible
New Testament
Creation

Does the bible ever say anything about shapeshifters?

Contrary to some naysayers, shape shifters are actually demon spirits. Demon spirits often manifest as "familiar spirits," also known as ghosts. The Holy Spirit through the Apostle Paul, in Ephesians 6:12, revealed the four classes of fallen angels; the angels whom threw their lot in Lucifer in eternity past, to usurp the Sovernity of the Almighty GOD. "Principalties," is the first class of fallen angels; the Greek word is arche which means first rule; despotism is a proper contemporary word meaning absolute ruler. "Powers" is the next class, Greek exousiameaning a spiritual potentate or governor. "Rulers of darkness" is the third class, Greek skotos, meaning spiritual blindness to the Light of the Gospel of CHRIST. The fourth class is a distinct class, "spiritual wickedness in high place," and this class are demon spirits, not fallen angels. They "kept not their first estate (as fallen angels), but left their own habitation (their spiritual bodies..." Jude 6; Gen 6:1-5. This begat demon spirits, disembodied spirits; JESUS referred to these spirits in Mat. 12:43-45.

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Creation
Celebrity Births Deaths and Ages

How old is Guy Penrod?

Guy was born July 2, 1963.

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Creation

What are the four truths of the creation story?

The four truths of the creation story is :

1. God is one, not many.

2. God created by plan, not chance.

3. God created everything good, not evil.

4. God made the sabbath special

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Creation
Islam

How many days did it take for God create the world?

6 days on the seventh god rested.

Genesis 1:31 (King James Version)31And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day. Genesis 2:1-3 (King James Version)1Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.

2And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made.

3And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.

It must be remembered that the Genesis creation account was originally written as one continuous record, with no numbered verses as we have today. The account of the creation of the world in 6 days each of 24 hours ends at 2v4a and the second complimentary account which deals specifically with the creation of man begins there.

There has been mush learned discussion about the meaning of yom in Genesis 1 since it can mean an indefinite period of time such as 'in my day we didn't do things that way.' However, when yom is coupled with 'evening and morning' it can only mean a day of 24 hours as we know it today. Even those who do not wish to believe that God created the world in 6 24 hour days acknowledge that this is what the Hebrew says.

Yet, its been known for many decades if not centuries, that the 24hr day has not been a 24hr day for a long long time.

Its totally possible for the 6 day creation to have taken more than the 6days in terms of todays timekeeping.

Fact is, that in centurires past, the day was considered only 12 hours per night was not included in many calcuations per no work being done at night by farmers and etc. Per this alone a lot of socalled calcuations ignore this and other factors that definitely at least double the 'clocktime' while the noted 6day comment is valid, the actually amt of modern time value will be different than 6x24x7.

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Religion & Spirituality
Creation

What are some religious truths from the stories of creation?

The King James, New International, Living Bible, The New World Translation and other bibles state at Hebrews 3:4 "For every house is built my someone, but God is the builder of everything." So this verse of the bible directly supports that Jehovah is the Grand Creator as stated in the story of creation.

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Creation

Why do you eat and get dressed by ourselves?

Because we have learned through our growing years to become independent. We do not have to rely upon others to do these things for us.

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Creation

Why are creation myths important?

The myths surrounding the creation are not important, for they only lead to confusion. One has to seek for the truth which cannot be found in myths. Either a truth is or it is not.

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Old Testament
Creation

How many creation stories are in the Bible?

3

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Creation

What is the importance of god's creation?

What is the importance of god's creation?

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Islam
Creation
History of Islam

In what country did Islam begin?

Ksa

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Creation

Is Creationism false?

Opinion: no, it is not false. Here are some arguments for Creation or against Evolution.

These point to Divine Creation:

  • The staggering complexity of every organ and every cell in the human body.
  • The vastness of our minds and emotions.
  • The fact that the universe has definite design, order, and arrangement which cannot be sufficiently explained outside a theistic worldview. (This is how Abraham, without benefit of teachers, came to reject the chaotic world-view of idolatry and the possibility of atheism.)
  • The laws of the universe seem to have been set in such a way that stars, planets and life can exist. Many constants of nature appear to be finely tuned for this, and the odds against this happening by chance are astronomical.
See: More detailed evidence of Creation

Also:

1) The glaring lack of transitional fossils has been noted by the evolutionists themselves, such as this statement from the famous paleontologist and evolutionist George G. Simpson; quote: "The regular lack of transitional fossils is not confined to primates alone, but is an almost universal phenomenon."
"The lack of transitional series cannot be explained as being due to the scarcity of material. The deficiencies are real; they will never be filled" (Nilsson, N. Heribert).
"To the unprejudiced, the fossil record of plants is in favor of special creation" (Corner, E.J.H., Contemporary Botanical Thought).
2) Instances of falsifying of evidence by evolutionists, such as Haeckel's drawings, Archaeoraptor, the Cardiff "specimen," and Piltdown Man.
"Haeckel exaggerated the similarities [between embryos of different species] by idealizations and omissions, in a procedure that can only be called fraudulent. His drawings never fooled embryologists, who recognized his fudgings right from the start. The drawings, despite their noted inaccuracies, entered into the standard student textbooks of biology. Once ensconced in textbooks, misinformation becomes cocooned and effectively permanent, because textbooks copy from previous texts. We do, I think, have the right to be both astonished and ashamed by the century of mindless recycling that has led to the persistence of these drawings in a large number, if not a majority, of modern textbooks (Stephen Gould).
Dr. Jonathan Wells published a book in 2002 entitled Icons of Evolution. Dr. Wells states that the book shows that "the best-known 'evidences' for Darwin's theory have been exaggerated, distorted or even faked."


3) Creationists see the "survival of the fittest" and the dating of rock layers by fossils as being perfect tautologies.


4) The fact that some qualified, educated, normal scientists do not believe in evolution. Or at least question it, even if they still preach evolution: "Nine-tenths of the talk of evolutionists is sheer nonsense, not founded on observation and wholly unsupported by facts. This museum is full of proofs of the utter falsity of their views. In all this great museum, there is not a particle of evidence of the transmutation of species" (Dr. Etheridge, Paleontologist of the British Museum).
"To postulate that the development and survival of the fittest is entirely a consequence of chance mutations seems to me a hypothesis based on no evidence and irreconcilable with the facts. It amazes me that this is swallowed so uncritically and readily, and for such a long time, by so many scientists without murmur of protest" (Sir Ernest Chain, Nobel Prize winner).


5) The fact that there is a shared, worldwide tradition among every ancient society that the world was created.


6) Evolving of new organs or species has not been witnessed during known history.


7) Mutations are harmful, not beneficial. One of the tasks of DNA and of long-term breeding is to avoid or repair any changes brought about by mutations. This means that our genetic apparatus is programmed to resist change.


8) Mutations, even if beneficial, do not create new organs.


9) The fact that a great number of fossils have been found in the "wrong" rock-layers according to what evolutionary paleontology would require.


10) The fact that you need DNA to make DNA. No genetic code can be demonstrated to have arisen by chance, together with the ability to read that code and carry out its instructions. Information does not arise spontaneously; and there is an incredible amount of information in even the tiniest cell.
"A living cell is so awesomely complex that its interdependent components stagger the imagination and defy evolutionary explanations" (Michael Denton, author).
"The astounding structural complexity of a cell" (U.S. National Library of Medicine).
Concerning a single structure within a cell: "Without the motor protein, the microtubules don't slide and the cilium simply stands rigid. Without nexin, the tubules will slide against each other until they completely move past each other and the cilium disintegrates. Without the tubulin, there are no microtubules and no motion. The cilium is irreducibly complex. Like a mousetrap, it has all the properties of design and none of the properties of natural selection" (Michael Behe, prof. of biophysics).


11) The problem of the impossibility of abiogenesis in general. "The concept of abiogenesis is not science. It's fantasy" (J.L. Wile, Ph.D.).


12) The fact that evolution was once used as support for the belief that Blacks (or others) are less than highly-evolved humans. "Darwin was also convinced that the Europeans were evolutionarily more advanced than the black races" (Steven Rose, author). He also "reasoned that males are more evolutionarily advanced than females" (B. Kevics, author).


13. The first and second laws of thermodynamics point clearly to a Creator, since things undergo entropy rather than get more orderly over time.


14. "Radiometric techniques may not be the absolute dating methods that they are claimed to be. Age-estimates on a given geological stratum by different radiometric methods are often very different. There is no absolutely reliable long-term radiological clock. The uncertainties inherent in radiometric dating are disturbing to geologists and evolutionists." William D. Stansfield, Ph.D., Instructor of Biology, California Polytechnic State University.


15. "Even total rock systems may be open during metamorphism and may have their isotopic systems changed, making it impossible to determine their geologic age." Prof. Gunter Faure (Department of Geology, The Ohio State University, Columbus.)


16 a). At current rates of erosion the amount of sea-floor sediments actually found do not support a "billions of years" age for the Earth.
b) The amount of Sodium Chloride in the sea, also, is a small fraction of what the "old Earth" theory would postulate.
c) The Earth's magnetic field is decaying too fast to extrapolate a long age for the Earth.
d) The rate of accumulation of Moon-dust has been measured; and the amount of dust on the Moon was found to be vastly less than what scientists had predicted before the Moon-landings.

See: Problems in Evolutionary astronomy

e) Helium is generated by radioactive elements as they decay. The escape of this helium into the atmosphere can be measured. According to the Evolutionary age of the Earth there should be much more helium in the atmosphere, instead of the 0.05% that is actually there.Also see:

God's wisdom seen in His creations

More about God's wisdom


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Creation

What was the text of the WikiAnswers article arguing against Evolution?

Here are some arguments for Creation or against Evolution.

These point to Divine Creation:

  • The staggering complexity of every organ and every cell in the human body.
  • The vastness of our minds and emotions.
  • The fact that the universe has definite design, order, and arrangement which cannot be sufficiently explained outside a theistic worldview. (This is how Abraham, without benefit of teachers, came to reject the chaotic world-view of idolatry and the possibility of atheism). For example, theoretical physicist and popular science writer Paul Davies (whose early writings were not especially sympathetic to theism) states concerning the fundamental structure of the universe, "the impression of design is overwhelming" (Davies, 1988, p. 203).
  • The laws of the universe seem to have been set in such a way that stars, planets and life can exist. Many constants of nature appear to be finely tuned for this, and the odds against this happening by chance are astronomical.
More on the topic:
  • 1) The glaring lack of transitional fossils has been noted by the evolutionists themselves, such as this statement from the famous paleontologist and evolutionist George G. Simpson; quote: "The regular lack of transitional fossils is not confined to primates alone, but is an almost universal phenomenon."
"The lack of transitional series cannot be explained as being due to the scarcity of material. The deficiencies are real; they will never be filled" (Nilsson, N. Heribert).
"To the unprejudiced, the fossil record of plants is in favor of special creation" (Corner, E.J.H., Contemporary Botanical Thought).
  • 2) Instances of falsifying of evidence by evolutionists, such as Haeckel's drawings, Archaeoraptor, the Cardiff "specimen," and Piltdown Man.
"Haeckel exaggerated the similarities [between embryos of different species] by idealizations and omissions, in a procedure that can only be called fraudulent. His drawings never fooled embryologists, who recognized his fudgings right from the start. The drawings, despite their noted inaccuracies, entered into the standard student textbooks of biology. Once ensconced in textbooks, misinformation becomes cocooned and effectively permanent, because textbooks copy from previous texts. We do, I think, have the right to be both astonished and ashamed by the century of mindless recycling that has led to the persistence of these drawings in a large number, if not a majority, of modern textbooks (Stephen Gould).

Dr. Jonathan Wells published a book in 2002 entitled Icons of Evolution. Dr. Wells states that the book shows that "the best-known 'evidences' for Darwin's theory have been exaggerated, distorted or even faked."

  • 3) Creationists see the "survival of the fittest" and the dating of rock layers by fossils as being perfect tautologies.
  • 4) The fact that some qualified, educated, normal scientists do not believe in evolution. Or at least question it, even if they still preach evolution: "Nine-tenths of the talk of evolutionists is sheer nonsense, not founded on observation and wholly unsupported by facts. This museum is full of proofs of the utter falsity of their views. In all this great museum, there is not a particle of evidence of the transmutation of species" (Dr. Etheridge, Paleontologist of the British Museum).
"To postulate that the development and survival of the fittest is entirely a consequence of chance mutations seems to me a hypothesis based on no evidence and irreconcilable with the facts. It amazes me that this is swallowed so uncritically and readily, and for such a long time, by so many scientists without murmur of protest" (Sir Ernest Chain, Nobel Prize winner).
  • 5) The fact that there is a shared, worldwide tradition among every ancient society that the world was created.
  • 6) Evolving of new organs or species has not been witnessed during known history.
  • 7) Mutations are harmful, not beneficial. One of the tasks of DNA and of long-term breeding is to avoid or repair any changes brought about by mutations. This means that our genetic apparatus is programmed to resist change.
  • 8) Mutations, even if beneficial, do not create new organs.
  • 9) The fact that a great number of fossils have been found in the "wrong" rock-layers according to what evolutionary paleontology would require.
  • 10) The fact that you need DNA to make DNA. No genetic code can be demonstrated to have arisen by chance, together with the ability to read that code and carry out its instructions. Information does not arise spontaneously; and there is an incredible amount of information in even the tiniest cell.
"A living cell is so awesomely complex that its interdependent components stagger the imagination and defy evolutionary explanations" (Michael Denton, author).

"The astounding structural complexity of a cell" (U.S. National Library of Medicine).

Concerning a single structure within a cell: "Without the motor protein, the microtubules don't slide and the cilium simply stands rigid. Without nexin, the tubules will slide against each other until they completely move past each other and the cilium disintegrates. Without the tubulin, there are no microtubules and no motion. The cilium is irreducibly complex. Like a mousetrap, it has all the properties of design and none of the properties of natural selection" (Michael Behe, prof. of biophysics).

  • 11) The problem of the impossibility of abiogenesis in general. "The concept of abiogenesis is not science. It's fantasy" (J.L. Wile, Ph.D.).
  • 12) The fact that evolution was once used as support for the belief that Blacks (or others) are less than highly-evolved humans. "Darwin was also convinced that the Europeans were evolutionarily more advanced than the black races" (Steven Rose, author). He also "reasoned that males are more evolutionarily advanced than females" (B. Kevics, author).
  • 13. The first and second laws of thermodynamics point clearly to a Creator, since things undergo entropy rather than get more orderly over time.
14. Age of the Earth:
  • a) At current rates of erosion the amount of sea-floor sediments actually found do not support a "billions of years" age for the Earth.
  • b) The amount of Sodium Chloride in the sea, also, is a small fraction of what the "old Earth" theory would postulate.
  • c) The Earth's magnetic field is decaying too fast to extrapolate a long age for the Earth.
  • d) The rate of accumulation of Moon-dust has been measured; and the amount of dust on the Moon was found to be vastly less than what scientists had predicted before the Moon-landings.
  • e) "Radiometric techniques may not be the absolute dating methods that they are claimed to be. Age-estimates on a given geological stratum by different radiometric methods are often very different. There is no absolutely reliable long-term radiological clock. The uncertainties inherent in radiometric dating are disturbing to geologists and evolutionists." William D. Stansfield, Ph.D., Instructor of Biology, California Polytechnic State University.
  • f) "Even total rock systems may be open during metamorphism and may have their isotopic systems changed, making it impossible to determine their geologic age." Prof. Gunter Faure (Department of Geology, The Ohio State University, Columbus.)
  • g) Helium is generated by radioactive elements as they decay. The escape of this helium into the atmosphere can be measured. According to the Evolutionary age of the Earth there should be much more helium in the atmosphere, instead of the 0.05% that is actually there. The only way around this is to assume that helium is escaping into space. But for this to happen, the helium atoms must be moving at above the escape velocity, of 24,200 miles per hour. The usual speed of helium atoms is only 5,630 mph. A few atoms travel much faster than the average, but still the amount of helium escaping into space is only about 1/40th the amount entering the atmosphere.
This is an unsolved problem, concerning which the atmospheric physicist C.G. Walker stated: "There appears to be a problem with the helium budget of the atmosphere." Another scientist, J.W. Chamberlain, said that this helium accumulation problem "… will not go away, and it is unsolved."
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Creation

What does a contradiction mean?

Things that are opposite to each other are contradictions. Example: evolution is a contradiction to creationism.

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Christianity
Tanakh and Talmud
Old Testament
Creation

What did God create on the sixth day?

god created man and serpant

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Astronomy
Science Fiction
Creation

How do aliens talk?

the talk like this Alien: "Wrajfryd akafhdksrubasjh afasjdtoihjfsd." Translation: "Wrestle that alien"

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Alien-speak is FAR more likely to be something closer to "1001010100010101001110001010101010011101"

That is, the binary communication of computers.

Aliens have utilized all sensory faculties to convey information.

Vulcan use speech and hearing

Seeds (Cabin Boy by Damon Knight) use scent broadcast and smell

Schreechers (Tremour II) use hot breath and heat receptors

Varflyers (Clear Air Ocean) use sign and sight

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