Ishmael Essay

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When I started to read this book, I thought that I had my life completely planned out and I couldn't wait to start my own journey "to save the world . I wanted to complete my education, and travel all over the world helping people in third world countries, now however, I am not sure. How can I be so eager to help mankind if mankind is not willing to help save the environment in which they exist?

To start off, I would like to discuss the often debated and frequently scrutinized topic of creation. Ishmael (Quinn) starts his teaching of creation with the beginning of chapter 3. My idea of creation always dealt with the thought of mankind evolving from the primates, but after reading this section I realize that there is so much more.

Throughout history we see several different versions of the creation of the universe, the earth, the living organisms, and eventually of mankind. The first one,

obviously needing to be acknowledged, is the religious version of our arrival to what we now call "home .

According to Genesis, God created the heavens and the earth and all living things in 7 days. The first to come was heaven, then earth, the sea and all the earth's vegetation, next the

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