The museum-quality exhibit in the Biology Department offers an understanding of origins from a creationist worldview. Consider the intricacy of the cell, the relationship between the Geologic Column and the biblical flood, and the significance of beauty in nature.
The cell is the smallest unit of life that is classified as a living thing. All organisms are made of at least one cell and come from preexisting cells. Some organisms, such as most bacteria, consist of a single cell. Humans have about 100 trillion cells.
The layers of the Geologic Column are ordered by age—oldest to youngest. The bottom layer is older than the next layer up. The big question—and one of the most significant areas of disagreement among scientists—is How much older?
Intelligent design is a scientific theory which holds that certain features of the universe and living things are best explained by an intelligent cause, and are not the result of an undirected, chance-based process. We believe there is an infinite mind behind the design.
The entrance to the Origins Exhibit welcomes each visitor to the stunning beauty and microscopic intricacies of the single cell—the smallest functional unit of an organism.
Scientists from all positions in the origins debate agree that the complexity of the cell is mind-boggling. But one significant area where opinions differ is in considering the formation of the first cell.