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The basic principle of creation is taken for granted

The supernatural creation is only possible to understand through faith in an almighty creator Gid.

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Creation is a universal principle

That is, the entire universe and all life on earth originated at creation.

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The creator exists

He is the god of the bible

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The matter of the entire universe has been created without the use of previously existing matter

Hebrews 11:3
By faith we understand that the universe was created at god's command, so that what is seen was not made out of what is visible.

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There is a fundamental difference between the creation of the world and all living organisms and the subsequent processes

Natural laws were established at creation and provide the limits within which expected outcomes are guaranteed and can even be calculated beforehand. example the law of gravity and the laws governing chemical reactions

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God's creative activities cannot be explained in terms of natural laws neither are they subject to the above limits

Creation is a singular event by which the present natural laws came into existence

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The following factors or causes of creation are mentioned many times in the Bible

By the word of God, the power of God, by God's wisdom, according to the will of God
by the son of God, according to the character of Jesus, out of nothing, instantaneously

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Purposes require a designer

Aspects of creation clearly point to the creator, they bear witness to the wisdom and functions which are essential for our faith in him

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There is a definite beginning point of time, as set out in Genesis 1:1

Time and matter came into existence at creation and they will also have a definite and

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The past is the key to the present

This is exactly the inverse of the evolutionary theory: the present can only be understood in the light of 3 crucial past events: creation, man's sin, and the flood of Noah

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There is a clear difference between living organisms and nonliving matter

Matter and energy are necessary fundamental qualities of all life but they do not distinguish between living systems and non-living systems

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The creation of living organisms is completed

As described in Genesis 1 all original living types were created during the six days of creation
all later changes (eg. Races) are merely variations of the previously created original kinds

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There were two major competing theories regarding the origins of life

Evolution and creationism

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Intelligent design states that the universe and it's ----- could not have ------ by the blind chance set forth in ------

Intelligent design states that the universe and its INHABITANTS could not have EVOLVED by the blind chance set forth in DARWINISM

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Intelligent designs' arguments are concerned with what it considers to be the ----- in the theory of ----- and it claims that these holes scientifically prove the presence of a ------ designer in nature

Intelligent designs' arguments are concerned with what it considers to be the HOLES in the theory of EVOLUTION and its claims that these holes scientifically prove the presence of an INTELLIGENT designer in nature

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Unlike creationism intelligent design does not state that --- is the intelligent designer, it only says that there is clear evidence in nature of intelligent design

Unlike creationism intelligent design does not state that GOD is the intelligent designer it only says that there is clear evidence in nature of intelligent design

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Intelligent design does acknowledge the possibility of slight evolutionary changes within a ----- it does not recognize the possibility of one species evolving from another

Intelligent design does acknowledge the possibility of slight evolutionary changes within a SPECIES it does not recognize the possibility of one species evolving from another

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What is naturalism

The belief that everything around us can be explained by natural causes

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Intelligent design believers have stated that they aim to debunk ---- as the dominant origin theory and to remove naturalism

Intelligent design believers have stated that they aim to debunk Darwinism as the dominant origin theory and to remove naturalism

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What is specified complexity William Dembski

Specified complexity in a system means it could not have occurred by chance and it is not the result of any natural law that says it must be the way it is

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What is irreducible complexity Michael Behe

Irreducible complexity essentially states that there are biological structures that could not have evolved from a simpler state a cell for example

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Law of conservation of information: William Dembski

Dembski's law states that nature cannot create new information (like information contained in DNA) it can only work with the information it already has.

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What does evolve mean?

Evolve means change over time

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Three examples of genetic variation (natural selection) are

- different varieties of dogs
- different varieties of cats
- different shapes and sizes of people

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Give an example of genetic variation

A kind of bird with different shapes and sizes of beaks

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What are the 5 requirements for something to be recognized as a theory

-it must be able to explain observations
- it must be able to make predictions without contradiction
-it must be repeatable
-it must agree with all known experimental evidence
-it must be falsifiable

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What is the first law of thermodynamics

Matter and energy can neither be created nor destroyed

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What is the second law of thermodynamics

Energy goes from the state of usable energy to a state of less usable energy by doing work in an isolated system

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Does the entropy of the entire universe always increase or decrease

Increase

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What does the term entropy mean

Entropy means a measure of the unavailability of a system's energy to do work

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What does the term "heat" in the study of thermodynamics mean

The term heat in the study of thermodynamics is the measure of molecular velocity within a system

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What does the term "energy" mean in the study of thermodynamics

The term energy means a measure of the system's ability to do work

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Hot always flows to...

Cold

hot always flows too cold

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Evolution is both a model ----- on blank and a model based on ------

Evolution is both a model based on MATERIALISM and a model based on FAITH

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Based upon years of scientific experiments evolutionists have not been able to demonstrate or explain the ----------

Based upon years of scientific experiments evolutionists have not been able to demonstrate or explain the ORIGIN OF LIFE

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The first law of thermodynamics teaches that a natural process cannot bring something into ----- from nothing

The first law of thermodynamics teaches that a natural process cannot bring something into EXISTENCE from nothing

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The second law of thermodynamics teaches that the universe had to have a -----

The second law of thermodynamics teaches that the universe had to have a BEGINNING