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The false belief that the universe (and all that is in it) orignated by natural processes

Cosmic Evolution

refers to the change orgin of the universe as a whole

Biological Evolution

referst to the gradual development of life on Earth, generally from simple,organisms to complex ones.

Special creation

Belief that a Creator, the omnipotent and omniscient, created the universe and all that is in it out of nothing

Ex Nihilo

Out of nothing

Day one

God created the earth, physical elemetns of the universe; creation of light

Day two

Formations of earth's atmosphere

Day three

formation of continents and plants

Day four

Formation of sun, moon, planets, and other heavenly bodies

Day five

formation of birds and sea-dwelling animals

Day six

formation of land-dwelling animals and mankind


The concept of special creation and evolution must be accepted by .....

Theistic Evolution

Modified form of evolutionary hypothesis which attempts to reconcile the Bible and evolution


T/F Scientists can make authoritative statements about the origin of the earth

Principle of Uniformity

All scientists assume the natural laws in operation today ahve existed throughout the earth's history


the extreme version of the principle of uniformity, that all natrual procces have been operating in the same manner and at the same rates throughout earth's history.

Charles Lyell

Father of Modern Geology; Uniformitarianism was popularized by him

Grand Canyon

What lyell failed to realize becase the natural procces today has not always preceeded at the same rate or on the same scale as the past. Example...

Principles of Geology

Charles Lyell's book

On the Origin of Speicies

Charldes Darwin's book


Evolutionary philosophy is that man is a product of

His responsibility to his creator

Evolution is a concept that attempts to free man from God and

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