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Evolution: It Shouldn't Be That Hard, But...It has not escaped attention that many who are confused about the concept behind the theory of evolution by natural selection think that it is something else entirely. Specifically, many seem to think that the Big Bang theory, the theory of abiogenesis, and the theory of evolution by natural selection are the same exact thing.
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The Big Bang theory states that about 13.7 billion years ago, the universe was condensed and an infinitely small singularity. In a short instant, it expanded greatly, allowing all the energy that the singularity contained to separate itself into all the particles in the Standard Model and for the physical laws and constants to become established.
The theory of abiogenesis states that when the Earth was relatively young, the conditions (extreme heat and bombardment by strong electromagnetic radiation, the lack of oxygen in the atmosphere, etc) allowed chemical reactions to take place that gave rise to the first organic molecules. By as-yet-unknow