Of biblical time led them to believe the earth was

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of Biblical time led them to believe the Earth was only around six thousand years old; that would not be a long enough time for species to change. If they rejected the creation story, Americans believed it would be impossible to take the rest of the Bible seriously. For many, this book was their foundation of morality; it gave their life a purpose. If it did not make sense, they felt their lives would not, either. 2 While Great Britain—Darwin’s home country—was reluctant to accept his ideas at first, most British people now celebrate them. However, the United States have made less progress. There are many more fundamentalist Christians here, especially in the Southern states, where some laws force teachers into teaching evolution alongside of creationism. Some textbooks containing evolutionary theory even warn students that what they read may be dangerous to their mental state. Darwin is still controversial because Americans cannot separate the question of how the earth has been created from why it was brought into existence. Evolution provides irrefutable evidence for the former, but the latter still leaves room for the possibility of an
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DARWIN HOMEWORK 3 intelligent creator. The majority of Britain, on the other hand, finds it is possible to believe in a higher power while still adjusting their worldview if new, trustworthy information is available. 3
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DARWIN HOMEWORK 4 References 1 Hoefnagels, M. (2016). Biology: The Essentials . New York: McGraw Hill. 2 Dixon, T. (2016). America’s Difficulty with Darwin . Retrieved from University of Cambridge website: 3 Palca, J. (2009, February 08). Darwin, Britain’s Hero, is Still Controversial in U.S . Retrieved from NPR website:
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