What a class we had this week, LIFEers! Professor Shawn Miller joined us to talk about creationism; the belief that the universe, the earth, and all life came into being as stated in the Bible. Is the earth 4.5 billion years old, like many scientists believe; or is it younger, like some evidence states? Did life evolve as Darwin put forth in his theory of evolution, or can the variety of life on earth be explained in Genesis?
While a controversial subject to some, Professor Miller did raise the valid point that science does not have all the answers to basic questions: how did the universe unfold, how old is the earth, how did mankind arise, etc... Scientists might counter that not knowing is the point of science: a theory is put forth until evidence disputes it. Creationists might respond that the Bible is historical evidence and should be taken into account when explaining our origins. Whether or not you agree with creationism, the topic is a fascinating one, and this was without a doubt one of the most dynamic and engaging LIFE classes we've had in a while.
Check out Professor Miller's presentation, and we'll see you next week!