According to science, approximately how old is the universe?
14 billion years.
140 billion years.
According to science, how did the world come into existence?
It was created by a loving God.
The Big Bang theory.
What is the Big Bang theory?
An explosion that took place billions of years ago. As the exploded matter cooled, the universe as we know it was formed.
A supernova exploded 14 billion years ago creating a huge amount of heat and energy. This formed the sun and our planet, the Earth.
What evidence does science have to support the theory of the Big Bang?
The fact that after billions of years, the sun is still giving out vast quantities of heat and radiation.
Scientific proof that the universe is still expanding: there is measurable background radiation and the universe is still expanding.
What is the name of the scientific theory that explains the origin of life on earth?
Who proposed the theory of the origin of life on earth?
What evidence is there of the evolution theory?
Natural selection. This is where the organism with the best physical adaptation to its environment pervades - survival of the fittest.
Survival of the fittest. This is where the most powerful creatures survive due to an inborn athletic ability.
How many creation stories are there in the Bible?
Two. Genesis chapter 1 and Genesis chapter 2.
Two. Gospel of St Matthew and Gospel of St Mark.
How are the two accounts different from each other?
The first shows God as creator. The second shows man as having dominion over the Earth.
The first focuses on the 6 days of creation. The second focuses on the creation of the first man.
What does ‘creation ex-nihilo’ mean?
Creation out of nothing.
Creation out of matter.
What is stewardship?
The idea that humans are dominant and can control other life forms on Earth.
The idea that humans have a responsibility to care for the Earth.
What is meant by "the fall"?
It is the American word for Autumn. It is the time when leaves fall from the trees.
It is the beginning of sin in the world, caused by Adam and Eve being tempted by Satan to eat the forbidden fruit.