The Strong Theory of Creation

The strong theory of creation, which is the most common form that I have come across, states that the entire Earth, and indeed everything in the Universe, was created by God at a time in the relatively recent past. Some claim the date for this to be 4004 BC, based on Biblical genealogies. Others simply claim that it is some time in the last 10,000 years.

Furthermore, many proponents of this theory further argue for literal interpretations of the events detailed in the book of Genesis, such as the flood survived by Noah and his family. These beliefs are very varied, with some people interpreting the Biblical stories almost literally, and others taking a far less literal line. Some believers would claim that the Earth was literally created in the six days claimed in the first chapter of the book of Genesis. Others claim simply that it was created in a short time and that the interpretation of 'day' should not be literal.

Many also propose arguments to claim that lifetimes suggested in the Old Testament for the earliest humans are accurate, and that these extremely old ages can be justified by various explanations, including the theory of a 'vapour canopy' formed during the creation event which, at a later time, fell to Earth and caused the flood.

Strong creation proponents argue against the theory of evolution on many grounds, claiming that the methods by which scientists have measured the age of the Earth to be very old are extremely unreliable, and that most of the processes that we claim to take millions of years could actually be achieved in a very short space of time.

Proponents of this theory are strongly opposed to the idea that animals evolve in the macro- sense, and are especially against the theory that humans and apes share a common ancestor. Some also argue against micro-evolution.

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