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Naturalism

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Naturalism is a worldview which holds that the cosmos and life came into existence and operate through natural processes alone. The explicit and sole focus on the natural world has driven modern science into accepting naturalism as the predominant philosophy of science. Naturalism does not appeal to the supernatural or nonphysical reality for explanations at any time and because of that many Christian philosophers like Alvin Plantinga, William Lane Craig and Peter van Inwagon have deemed naturalism as maintaining a stronger stance than atheism. According to Plantinga naturalism not only presupposes the non-existence of God but extends over all areas of life answering a range of deep existential questions like how life should be viewed, what the world is fundamentally made of and what the purpose of humanity actually is. From this metaphysical position philosophers have charged naturalism as being a worldview and thus granting the cognitive functions of a religion missing support for only the outward actions of worship and/or ritual.
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Cosmology

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Cosmology is a branch of astronomy that deals with the origin, structure and space-time relationships of the universe. Scientific cosmology examines the large-scale structure of the universe on the basis of observation made with optical, radio, infrared, ultraviolet, and x-ray telescopes. It analyzes those results on the basis of our understanding of physics, as tested in the laboratory and against data from the solar system. To creationists this study encompasses not only the observable physical or natural world but also the metaphysical means by which God governs and sustains creation. Cosmology therefore deals with time and seeks to understand God's relationship with His creation, from the beginning to the end of time. The commonly accepted age of the universe is far beyond what a typical creation scientist would countenance. In response, several young universe creation cosmologies have been proposed
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Textual criticism

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Textual criticism is the attempt to piece together surviving fragments of manuscripts in order to represent accurately the original manuscript. Textual criticism of the Bible can start with the premise that the Bible is reliable history. It deals directly with the text, functioning as the analysis of ancient documents to determine at every point where scribal copying has produced differences. Lower or textual criticism is crucial and foundational to not just historical methods but also literary criticism as well. As is the case with any ancient document, none of the original autographs for the Old Testament remain - or if they do, we are not aware that they are the originals. It is possible that some particularly ancient fragments of the New Testament may in fact be fragments of the original autographs, given their age. Hence, textual criticism strives to determine which copies of the Old Testament are the most faithful to the original autographs, and which manuscripts of the New Testament are either original or at least faithful and correct to the original autographs.
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Passion flower

Passion Flowers are any of the species of flowers belonging to the taxonomic family Passifloraceae. It has one of the most intriguing, yet beautiful designs of any flower - most notable the bright and rich colors of its corolla. They can be found growing in tropical locations, but with the right temperature, moisture and soil it could grow anywhere. Other than their striking flower, they are perhaps best known for their very meaningful name. Each part of the Passion Flower symbolizes something in Jesus' Crucifixion and can be used to tell the story itself. "And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these." Matthew 6:28-29


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Menkaure's Pyramid

Pyramids of all different shapes and sizes lie scattered across the ancient land of Egypt, some in complete ruins while others withstand the test of time. While there are around 100 pyramids total there are around 17 significant ones that stand out the most through their history and modern day beauty. Because of the vast age of these monuments that were constructed so long ago, it is difficult for archaeologists to pinpoint specific dates and facts pertaining to each one.







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There are now 5,859 articles in the English CreationWiki archive. Topics that have seen extensive development have been organized into Portals. A portal is considered the homepage for a particular subject and the recommended point to begin browsing.

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