Religions and science have different ways of
looking at the world. Science can’t say whether a
religious belief is right or wrong.
According to scientific evidence, dinosaurs
died out many millions of years before humans
Different religions have many different ways to
explain where humans came from. Some of those
explanations come from the Bible. Some people who
believe the story in the Bible believe that God
created everything in 6 regular Earth days and
that no new species were ever added. Some people
believe that God created things, but that God’s
days are not the same as ours. Some people believe
that God created the laws of the universe, but
then let the universe follow those laws.
Science can’t say that one religion’s story is
right or wrong or better than anyone else’s story.
Talking to your family would be a good way to find
out what they believe and why.
The scientific story about where humans came from
is that all living things, including us, evolved
from other living things. We did not evolve from
monkeys, or chimps, or anything else that is still
around, but we evolved from the same
ancestor. The scientific evidence for this is
found in things like fossils, DNA, and how
living things are the same or different. If
you’re lucky, you will learn a lot more about
evolution in your science classes later on.
What do you believe about where humans came
from? What kind of evidence is important to you?
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