BOOK ONE, CHAPTER FIVE
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The distinction between human creation and human evolution is a never-ending topic of debate between the scientific and religious communities.
Evolution is the process by which different living organisms developed and diversified from earlier forms during the history of the Earth. The theory of evolution purports that life on Earth evolved from one universal common ancestor about 3.8 billion years ago. It is supported by evidence and accepted as fact by the scientific community.
Creationism or Intelligent Design, on the other hand, is the belief that life and the universe were created by a supernatural being (an "intelligent designer"), an omnipotent, benevolent God.
In summary, while evolution is a scientific theory supported by evidence, creationism or intelligent design is a religious belief that scientists believe cannot be tested to prove or disprove its accuracy. This series examines the question, "Does God Exist."