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Scientific Truth
Fact based on data and evidence
Religious Truth
Fact as it is the word of God, due to benevolence God wouldn't lie
Changing Truth
Can be true now but as circumstances change so does the truth
Absolute Truth
Definitely fact cannot be altered
Cosmological Revolution
The change from the medieval view to the modern view of the world
Genesis
7 day creation by God
Big Bang Theory
Scientific theory that the world started with a bang
Natural Selection
Only the species that can adapt survive
Stewardship
Duty/responsibility to care for the planet
Dominion
People have control or power over the animals and planet Earth
Awe and Wonder
Respect for something greater than you, being amazed by the detail and beauty of the world
Sustainable Development
Technology that is long lasting and supports the environment not destroys it
Conservation
Protect an area or species
Vegetarianism
A diet that does not include the consumption of meat
Foetus
When the organs have developed at about 11 weeks
Embryo
Fertilised ovum at about 12-14 days when implanted into the wall of the womb
Conception
When the sperm meets and fertilises the egg
Abortion
Termination of pregnancy
Euthanasia
Mercy killing, helping someone to die
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