Self-introduction and Creation Myths
This is Aijingwen Li. I am a fan of biology and chemistry and I have studied biology for around 4 years. Actually before taking this seminar, I have never really done a thorough research on evolution and never heard of the term called creationism. I simply studied what was taught on the textbook and I deeply believed in the concepts of Neo-Darwinism. However, after studying the definition of creationism, I think that creationism is a belief which I disagree with. I have to admit that both evolution theory and creationism are so-called stories. However, the creationism is not supported by data and evidence. Hence, from my point of view, the creationism is just imagination. Somebody may argue that evolution theory is not perfect and well-explained and there are many controversies pertaining to the process of evolution. It is also well-known that scientists prefer to point to the examples of birds and moths as proof of the theory, they often refuse to use some other examples which are contradictory to evolution. Actually I agree with this statement. So to a certain extent, evolution theory is also a well-constructive story. I am really confused now. What I am thinking is that if there are flaws or controversies existed in the concept of evolution, why are we studying it? We don't really know how to tell which is right or which is wrong. Dose that mean we as college students need to do our own experiments to search for truth?
Oh, I forgot to introduce the creation myths that I found from the internet. It is a creation myths from Philippines. I used to study and live in Singapore for 5 years and heard many malay fork stories. I think that Southeast Asians have very unique cultures. This creation myths is very interesting and informative. I love this story, especially the part which explains the reasons for human skin color.
Here is the Link: http://www.pitt.edu/~dash/creation-phil.html#howtheworld