The Conflict Between the Bible and the Darwin’s Evolution 张勤 2008级英语C班 20080640321 Key Points • The main viewpoint of the Bible • The main standpoint of the Darwin’s evolution • The conflict between them About the Bible • Name of the Christian Scriptures, consisting of the Old Testament and the New Testament. The traditional view is that the Bible was written under the guidance of God, therefore, entirely true. • Old Testament: Christian name for the Hebrew Bible, the first portion of the Christian Bible. • Genesis, first book of the Old Testament. It tells the origin of the world and of man, including the stories of man‘s disobedience and fall. • New Testament: the distinctively Christian portion of the Bible, consisting of 27 books . • fundamentalism: conservative religious movement that arose among members of various Protestant denominations early in the 20th century. its aim is to maintain traditional interpretations of the Bible and what believed to be the fundamental doctrines of the Christian faith. Nowadays this word can apply to other religions. About the Darwin’s evolution • Darwin's Theory of Evolution is the widely held notion that all life is related and has descended from a common ancestor: the birds and the bananas, the fishes and the flowers -- all related. Darwin's general theory presumes the development of life from nonlife and stresses a purely naturalistic . That is, complex creatures evolve from more simplistic ancestors naturally over time. The beneficial mutations are preserved because they aid survival -- a process known as "natural selection." These beneficial mutations are passed on to the next generation. • Since the publication of Darwin’s On the Origins of Species in 1859, the attitude of the Catholic Church on the theory of evolution has slowly been refined. For about 100 years, there was no authoritative pronouncement on the subject. Catholic concern about evolution has always been very largely concerned with the implications of evolutionary theory for the origin of the human species; there was debate being over whether God created the world in six days or it original from simple species.