5a. Religion & Life KEY TERMS (complete 'LEARN', 'MATCH', & 'TEST')
Terms in this set (29)
Deliberate ending of a pregnancy
Beliefs about what happens to 'us' after our body has died
Belief that animals should be treated with respect, so have rights
Sense of wonderment, often linked to the feeling that God is involved
Big Bang Theory
Scientific theory about the origins of the universe - that the universe was created in a huge explosion
The man who proposed the theory of evolution (19th century
Belief that God created the world/universe from nothing, e.g. Genesis creation story.
Point at which sperm fertilises an egg to begin pregnancy
The practice of repairing/protecting the natural environment and/or animal species.
Belief that humans have been given control/charge of the world
The world around us, can be natural or artificial.
Mercy killing; ending the life of a person who is terminally ill or has a serious illness.
When the person asks for euthanasia
When someone else asks for euthanasia for the person (e.g. if they are in a coma)
Where an action directly kills the person (e.g. lethal injection). Illegal in UK.
Where medical support is removed to allow natural death. Legal in UK.
Scientific theory of the development of species, which comprises natural selection and survival of the fittest.
Coal, oil, gas - fuels that developed over millions of years beneath the earth's surface.
Place of medical care for the dying, but which also gives emotional support to the dying and their families.
Resources which are found in nature - fossil fuels, plants etc.
Chemicals used to kill pests, especially on farmed crops.
Stance of being anti-abortion and/or anti-euthanasia; many pressure groups exist with this view, e.g. SPUC
Stance of being for a woman's right to decide what happens to her own body, which includes the right to have an abortion.
Quality of life
How good or comfortable a person's life is
Right to die
Belief that a human has the right to end their life.
Sanctity of life
Belief that life is sacred/special, because it was created by God, or because we are each unique individuals.
Knowledge that comes from observed regularity in nature and experimentation.
Duty given by God to mankind to look after the created world, and all life within it.
Resources that are renewable and will not run out, e.g. solar, wind,
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