Doctorate of Philosophy – Creation vs Evolution

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Course Title: Origins Unveiled: Creation vs. Evolution I

Course Description:

Origins Unveiled provides students with a comprehensive exploration of the Creation vs. Evolution debate, examining the intriguing intersections of fossils, genealogy, biochemistry, and biology. Through an in-depth analysis of design versus evolution, chromosomes, prehistoric man, and the potential life-altering implications of one’s stance on evolution, this course navigates the intricate landscape where science, theology, and personal beliefs converge.

Module 1: Fossils and Genealogy

Investigate the fossil record and its significance in shaping our understanding of the history of life on Earth.
Explore the principles of genealogy, tracing evolutionary relationships and common ancestry.
Analyze the implications of fossil and genealogical evidence for both creationist and evolutionary perspectives.

Module 2: Biochemistry and Biology

Examine the biochemical foundations of life and the intricate molecular processes that drive evolution.
Explore biological mechanisms such as natural selection, adaptation, and genetic variation.
Discuss the compatibility of biochemical and biological evidence with creationist viewpoints.

Module 3: Design versus Evolution

Engage in critical discussions on the concept of design in the natural world and its role in shaping living organisms.
Explore the arguments for and against intelligent design, considering both scientific and philosophical perspectives.
Analyze the implications of design-based reasoning for the ongoing dialogue between creationism and evolution.

Module 4: Chromosomes and Prehistoric Man

Investigate the role of chromosomes in heredity and evolution, exploring genetic evidence for common ancestry.
Examine the fossil evidence related to prehistoric human ancestors and their place in the evolutionary timeline.
Discuss the challenges and opportunities in reconciling chromosomal and anthropological evidence with creationist viewpoints.

Module 5: Decision-Making and Personal Implications

Reflect on how one’s perspective on evolution influences personal beliefs, values, and decision-making.
Explore the societal and ethical implications of differing views on evolution.
Consider how an individual’s stance on creation or evolution may impact their worldview, career choices, and interactions with others.
This course encourages students to critically engage with scientific evidence, theological perspectives, and the personal implications of the Creation vs. Evolution debate. By fostering a holistic understanding of these complex topics, Origins Unveiled aims to equip students with the tools needed to navigate this intricate discourse and make informed decisions that resonate with their values and life trajectories.




What Will You Learn?

  • In the "Origins Unveiled: Creation vs. Evolution I" course, you can expect to gain a comprehensive understanding of various aspects related to the debate between creationism and evolution. Here's a breakdown of what you'll learn:
  • Scientific Foundations:
  • Explore the principles of evolutionary biology, including natural selection, genetic variation, and speciation.
  • Investigate the geological and anthropological evidence supporting the theory of evolution, such as fossil records, stratigraphy, and prehistoric human ancestors.
  • Examine the biochemical foundations of life and the molecular processes that contribute to evolutionary changes.
  • Creationist Perspectives:
  • Understand the theological underpinnings of creationism, examining how religious texts are interpreted to support a belief in a divine creator.
  • Explore the concept of intelligent design and its philosophical and scientific aspects.
  • Analyze the compatibility of creationist perspectives with scientific evidence and principles.
  • Philosophical Implications:
  • Delve into the philosophical implications of both creationism and evolution, addressing questions related to purpose, morality, and the nature of humanity.
  • Engage in critical thinking exercises to evaluate the coherence of both perspectives from a philosophical standpoint.
  • Intersections of Science and Faith:
  • Explore various religious perspectives on the compatibility of evolution with faith.
  • Foster respectful dialogue between faith-based perspectives and scientific theories, encouraging a nuanced understanding of the intersection between faith and reason.
  • Decision-Making and Personal Implications:
  • Reflect on how one's stance on evolution may influence personal beliefs, values, and decision-making.
  • Consider the societal and ethical implications of differing views on evolution.
  • Explore how an individual's perspective on creation or evolution may impact their worldview, career choices, and interactions with others.
  • Critical Thinking Skills:
  • Develop critical thinking skills through engaging in discussions, analyzing evidence, and evaluating arguments from both creationist and evolutionary perspectives.
  • Enhance your ability to navigate complex intellectual and cultural discourses surrounding the origins of life.
  • By the end of the course, you should be equipped with a well-rounded perspective on the Creation vs. Evolution debate, enabling you to critically evaluate scientific evidence, understand theological viewpoints, and consider the personal and societal implications of these contrasting worldviews.

Course Content

Creation vs Evolution

  • Introduction
  • Creation vs Evolution I
  • Final Course Essay

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