God or Science? Who created the Universe?

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  1. WritingPrompts profile image71
    WritingPromptsposted 6 years ago

    God or Science? Who created the Universe?

    I'm trying to "build" a fictional universe and thinking about how it all started.  I'm stuck between the idea of life just "happened" on these two planets and the idea of a god/gods creating life.  Possibly as an experiment to see which kind of planet works out better.  Either way, there will be some mythology that attributes that creation to some kind of god.  Which makes more sense?  One planet will be highly magical and the other highly technical over time.  But if I use gods, then do I need to explain where THEY came from too?

  2. duffsmom profile image61
    duffsmomposted 6 years ago

    Isn't it possible that God created all physical laws (science) and then worked within those laws to create the universe?  So the two are not necessarily mutually exclusive - and with fiction you have license to do what your writing moves you to do - don't over think it. Over thinking has stopped my writing in its tracks more than once.

  3. beckyefp profile image65
    beckyefpposted 6 years ago

    As a reader, I would be interested in your planet's origin story and how the story affects the planet's development. It's important to know what your citizens believe and whether or not their belief is correct. If you have more than one god, responsible for more than one planet, it might be interesting to explore the relationship of the gods. If one is based on magic and the other on technology, could that be cause for rivalry between the gods (or between the planets)?

  4. Stephen Govoni profile image59
    Stephen Govoniposted 6 years ago

    The concept of gods creating these different planets with different evolutionary paths is quite interesting.  Don't overthink it!

    Keep in mind that I agree with beckyefp.  As a reader I would be interested in the background of the gods.  What led them to choose different paths or create different planets.  Was it their backgrounds, their upbringings, their own creation as gods, some rivalry, or an uknown element that the reader isn't considering?  It's an interesting premise.  Good luck!

  5. me-as-a-writer profile image56
    me-as-a-writerposted 6 years ago

    I believe God created the universe. God makes everything possible including Science.

 
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