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creation, the nature of divinity, the status of humans in nature, modes of human knowledge, the relation between matter and spirit, humanity and the human soul, nature's order, nature's purpose, and artistic representation of the natural world Creation: Genesis, Timaeus, confessions. Timaeus account tells that a god or demiurge creates the world out of pre-existing materials from chaos. Confessions gives an account that from unformed earth and heaven of heavens God created earth and heaven before time exists. Unformed earth was not in form, and heaven of heavens partake of God. Therefore God created the world ex-nihilo. Status of humans in nature: Genesis accounts states that humans are the perfect image of the God and they are to multiply and dominate the earth. God gives a direct order system in Genesis chapter 1 that human as the highest, beasts, fowls and plats following. However Darwin has a different opinion about humans in nature. Darwin suggests that every species are the result of the survival of the fittest due to the lack of resources, and humans are not exception. Human beings are just one of the species that are to survive in the nature. We
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This note was uploaded on 04/12/2011 for the course PHILOSOPHY 101 taught by Professor J baker during the Spring '11 term at NYU.

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