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Creationism & Design: What is Creationism? Who are Creationists?

Like evolution, creationism can have more than one meaning. At its most basic, creationism is the belief that the universe was created by a deity of some sort - but after that, there is quite a lot of variety among creationists as to just what they believe and why. People may lump all creationists together in one group, but it is important to understand where they differ and why.
  1. Creationist Organizations (12)
  2. Intelligent Design (34)
  3. Creationism and The Flood (21)
  4. Young Earth Creationism (17)
  5. Debating Creationism (28)
  6. Creationism and Dishonesty (21)

Evidence of Creationism - Is There Evidence for Creationism?
Is there evidence that supports the 'theory' of (fundamentalist) creationism? Because creation theory in general does not have specified boundaries, just about anything could be considered 'evidence' for or against it. A legitimate scientific theory must make specific, testable predictions and be falsifiable in specific, predictable ways....

Types of Creationism
Like evolution, creationism can have more than one meaning. At its most basic, creationism is the belief that the universe was created by a deity of some sort - but after that, there is quite a lot of variety among creationists as to just what they believe and why. People may lump all creationists together in one group, but it is important to...

Creationist Tactics
Creationists have been successful in convincing some people that their views have scientific merit and/or that evolution has flaws it does not really have. One of the ways this has been achieved has been through the spread of falsehoods. This is not true of all creationists, and sometimes it is not done intentionally; many creationists are simply ignorant of evolutionary science and pass on lies and distortions they picked up from creationist sources without recognizing them as such.

Creationism and Science
Are creationism and science antithetical? Not as much as you might think - or at least, not in the way you might think. Although it is common wisdom to assume that creationist beliefs are incompatible with science, the first hint that something is amiss should be clear when we observe how much effort creationists put into arguing that they are...

What is Balanced Treatment? Balancing Evolution & Creationism
Although not heard quite as often today, calls for 'Balanced Treatment' were once a fundamental aspect of creationist attempts to insert their beliefs into science classes across the country. According to creationists, school science classes needed to balance evolution against creationism. Through such efforts creationists hoped that not only...

The Relationship Between Creationism & Evolution
Perhaps the most significant characteristic of Scientific Creationism is its almost obsessive focus on evolution. Although some creationists try to engage in scientific work or try to develop arguments about how a global Flood could have created the geological evidence we find, most of what passes for debate among creationists is little more than attacks on evolution itself. This betrays what the primary concern of creationism ultimately is: to reject and deny evolution.

Christians' War on Evolution Has a Price
Opposition to evolution is effectively an all-Christian affair. There are a few adherents of other religions involved, but laws, organizations, and money all really come from Christians and for the benefit of a Christian agenda. This means that Christians must take responsibility for the problems which these anti-evolution efforts will cause.

Creationism & the Bible: Why Creationists Oppose Evolution
Creationist opposition to evolution is unequivocal - even those who say that they just want 'all sides' of evolution taught in schools ultimately want to see evolution eliminated from the class room. It's important to understand why this position is so important to them.

Is Creationism Science? Creationists Claim that Creationism is Scientific,...
Creationists commonly argue that their position is not only scientific, but even that it is more scientific than evolution. That is a pretty dramatic claim, especially since it has been established that evolution is very scientific, and it deserves closer consideration. This article will explain how and why creationism isn't science or...

Scientific Creationism and the Bible: How Creationists Use the Bible
Scientific Creationism may rely upon the Bible as the central organizing text of creationist beliefs, but they do not in practice try to make their arguments from the entire Bible. They may rely upon passages from many of its various books, but the fact of the matter is that they focus almost exclusively upon three key stories from the Book of...

Scientific Creationism & Creation Science: Is Creationism Scientific?
When the evolution vs. creationism debate comes up, we are usually speaking of a more specific type of creationism: the fundamentalist Protestant version of creationism. This creationism (usually called Scientific Creationism or Creation Science) involves a literal interpretation of the Bible that is incompatible with evolution as well as with...

Young Earth Creationism: Creationists Who Believe the Earth is Young
Young Earth Creationists (YEC), the largest and most vocal group of creationists active in America, rely upon the most literal interpretation of the Bible in comparison to other forms of special creationism. At its heart, the Young Earth Creationist movement is a movement of conservative Christians.

Old Earth Creationism: Creationists Who Accept an Old Earth
Sometimes, special creationism accepts the existence of an 'old earth,' such that an ancient earth is accepted, but not evolution itself. This requires rejecting a completely literal interpretation of Genesis, but not abandoning it wholly and not simply reading it as metaphorical in the manner of Theistic Evolutionists.

Theistic Evolution & Evolutionary Creationism: Combining Evolution & Creationism
Theistic evolutionists vary in how they believe their god intervened in the evolutionary process because those beliefs are connected to subtle details of other theological positions. They accept modern science on the fact that evolution occurs and how it occurs, but they rely on their god to explain things currently unexplained by science (like...

Creationism FAQ: Creationist Tactics
Creationists have been successful in convincing some that their views have scientific merit and/or that evolution has flaws. Creationist arguments against evolution depend heavily on falsehoods, distortions, and fundamental misunderstandings of science. Creationists have to do this because their position doesn't stand a chance against evolution from a rational, scientific perspective.

Creationism & Flood Geology
One of the reasons why the Flood story in Genesis plays such a central role in the arguments of Scientific Creationists is that it isn't simply a means of demonstrating that Creationism can be scientific; rather, it is also a means for undermining evolution.

Creationism and Evolution
One important characteristic of Scientific Creationism is its focus on evolution. Although creationists do try to engage in scientific work in developing arguments about how the Flood could have created the geological evidence we find, most of what passes for debate among creationists is little more than attacks on evolution itself.

Creationism and Science
Are creationism and science antithetical? Not in the way you might think. Although it is common wisdom to assume that creationist beliefs are incompatible with science, the first hint that something is amiss should be clear when we observe how much effort creationists put into arguing that they are being scientific and that evolution is not scientific.

Types of Creationism
Like evolution, creationism can have more than one meaning. At its most basic, creationism is the belief that the universe was created by a deity of some sort - but after that, there is quite a lot of variety among creationists as to just what they believe and why. People may lump all creationists together in one group, but it is important to understand where they differ and why.

Flat Earthers & Geocentrists: Are Geocentrism & Flat Earth Beliefs Creationist?
Flat Earthers and Geocentrists are two groups which are sometimes put together because of their extreme views. Neither group is very large anymore, although they were more common in the past. They don't have much influence in modern society, but the mere fact that they continue to exist is interesting in itself.

Anti-Creationism FAQ by James Merritt
A very thorough collection of anti-creationism logic and evidence.

Things Creationists Hate
A description of various topics and ideas which creationists hate to have to address.

How Creationists Concede to Reality
Creationism is a key element in conservative religions' battles against liberal modernity and the Enlightenment. This is why it's so important...

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