Belfast Telegraph

Friday 1 August 2014

Editor's Viewpoint: Creating a debate

Was the world created or did it evolve?

Science dictates that the world we live in today is the result of evolution, but there are many who cling to the belief of, or faith in, creation. As a story in this newspaper today shows, even when the adherents of the two theories look at the same evidence, never the twain shall meet.

Culture Minister Nelson McCausland would like the Ulster Museum to mount exhibits giving the alternative views on the origin of the universe. But is that really the best setting? Should the museum not merely reflect what science tells us about the world around us, and leave the churches to debate whether our existence is due to a supreme creator?

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