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Section 2: Questions & Answers

Science, Religion, Creation, and Evolution
6. How can one make a decision about creation and evolution?

Answer: A decision between creation and evolution involves questions of faith as well as of science.

Each person must weigh the evidence offered in support of evolution and of creation, deciding for himself on which side the evidence is most persuasive. Due account can properly be taken of one's own personal philosophical-religious commitment. The natural tendency is to feel most heavily the evidence which is on the side of one's personal beliefs. Everyone has the right to his or her personal beliefs, including scientists and students of science. In considering scientific questions, of course, all pertinent facts should be recognized, even those which seem to threaten one's beliefs. Evolution and creation are equally scientific and equally religious. Faith is involved in the acceptance of either view, and scientific data is advanced in support of both.

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