How did life begin from a scientific perspective? I want to learn the difference between the religious and scientific view of how the world was created.

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There is a considerable difference between the biblical account of the origin of the world and that of modern science. According to Genesis the world was created by God around six thousand years ago. According to modern science the universe began with the Big Bang around 13½ billion years ago. To describe what took place from the Big Bang up to now is beyond my capabilities, but I highly recommend one book which did that to my satisfaction. The book is The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins, who is a biologist and a Darwinian. Without getting into a lot of heavy reading, you can spend many interesting hours watching documentaries on DVDs which cover the origin of the...

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