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  Creation article - Creation process English Universe cosmos scientific religious mythological - What-Means.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
When written in English with a capital letter, Creation or The Creation is a casual reference to the origin of the Universe, or to the universe or cosmos itself.
The creation of all things, the process by which the present cosmos began, is a subject of scientific, religious, and mythological interest.
Several religions have creation beliefs, some of which account for the existence and present form of the Universe by the act of creation by a supreme being or creator god.
www.what-means.com /encyclopedia/Creation   (1461 words)

  
 Dating Creation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Mayan calendar dates the creation of the Earth to August 11 or August 13, 3114 BC (establishing that date as the zeroth day of the Long Count 13.0.0.0.0).
The later dates are based on the Hebrew text of the Torah (the precursor of the Masoretic text), which is still used by all Jews.
It is not necessarily creation per se, as that word may be seen as implying the existence of a creator, but a singular point in space-time, after which the laws of physics describe the history of the universe.
www.wikipedia.org /wiki/Estimates_of_the_date_of_Creation   (948 words)

  
 Creator god article - Creator god divine being faiths Judaism, Christianity, Islam Church Jesus - What-Means.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The creator god is the divine being that created the universe, according to various traditions and faiths.
Abrahamic religions teach that Creation is the origin of the totality of the universe by the action of God.
The Creator is an architect and organizer of pre-existent matter and energy, who constructed the present universe out of the raw material.
www.what-means.com /encyclopedia/Creator   (403 words)

  
 creation belief
The term creation myth is often used for a story with deep explanatory or symbolic resonance for a culture.
Here, clearly, creation is described as an absolute beginning, which includes the assertion that the very existence of the universe is contingent upon a necessary, uncreated being, a God who is not himself created.
In Hindu philosophy, the existence of the universe is governed by the triumvirate- The Trimurti of Brahma (the Creator), Vishnu (the Sustainer) and Shiva (the Destroyer).
www.fact-library.com /creation_belief.html   (2296 words)

  
 Ussher-Lightfoot Calendar
His proposed date of 4004 BC was not greatly different from the estimates of the Venerable Bede (3952 BC) or Ussher’s near-contemporary, Scaliger (3950 BC).
The close range of dates estimated by scholars such as Ussher was principally due to a common methodology being used to calculate the date of creation.
The modern date of the equinox is, however, much earlier than Ussher’s date; this was simply due to the inaccuracies introduced by the Julian calendar, which Ussher calculated would add about thirty days to the date of the equinox.
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 big bang   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
As the distances in the universe rapidly grew, the temperature dropped, leading to the creation of the known forces of physics, elementary particles, and eventually hydrogen and helium atoms in a process called Big bang nucleosynthesis.
During the 1970s, observations were made that - assuming that all of the matter within the universe could be seen - created problems for the Big Bang theory, as it seemed to underestimate the amount of deuterium in the universe and lead to a universe that was much more "lumpy" than observed.
Creation: creation myths, Creation belief, Creationism, Estimates of the date of Creation, Young Earth Creationism,
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 DATING CREATION FACTS AND INFORMATION
The Mayan_calendar dates the creation of the Earth to August_11 or August_13, 3114_BC (establishing that date as the zeroth day of the Long Count 13.0.0.0.0).
One of the most well known estimates in modern times is that of Archbishop James_Ussher (1581–1656), who proposed a date of Sunday, October_23, 4004_BC, in the Julian_calendar.
It is not necessarily ''creation'' per se, as that word may be seen as implying the existence of a creator, but a singular point in space-time, after which the laws_of_physics describe the history of the universe.
www.beatlesfacts.com /Dating_Creation   (849 words)

  
 Creation myth   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The creation is described as being in need of a man, which YHWH Elohim supplies by fashioning him from dust and breathing life into his nostrils.
Creation myths can be considered literally (i.e.: the events highlighted occurred as told) or as an allegory (the events did not occur, however, the telling of the tale holds important meanings, such as 'God created the universe and everything in it' for Genesis 1).
Adherents of these scientific theories respond that unlike the creation myths of earlier cultures, they are subject to verification and refinement by the scientific method, rather than being believed only on grounds of authority and faith.
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 Young Earth creationism
Such a belief is almost invariably held in conjunction with fundamentalist Christian beliefs, in which the first chapters of the biblical book of Genesis are taken to be a literal account of the creation of the universe, in six strictly 24-hour days.
This differs from Day-Age Creationism which purports that "day" is used in Genesis before the creation of the sun or the earth and the dawn of earthly time.
The geologic timescale is based on many pieces of evidence, including radiometric dating, the fossil record, dendrochronology (tree rings), ice cores, sediment cores, and coral samples.
pedia.newsfilter.co.uk /wikipedia/y/yo/young_earth_creationism.html   (1616 words)

  
 Big Bang   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Some people believe that the Big Bang theory lends support to traditional views of creation, for example as given in Genesis, while others believe that all Big Bang theories are inconsistent with such views.
The other was Fred Hoyle's steady state model in which new matter would be created as the galaxies moved away from each other and that the universe at one point in time would look roughly like any other point in time.
The standard explanation for the second and third is that the universe underwent a period of massive star formation creating large high mass stars and that without heavy elements, forming low mass red dwarf stars is impossible.
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 Beliefs in the Earth's age
Most estimates based on a literal interpretation of the Bible, and in particular the belief that the Hebrew word : "yom" in Genesis refers to a 24 hour day, cluster around 6,000 years :± 2,000 years for both the age of the Earth and of the rest of the universe.
To compute a probable date of creation from the biblical record, it is necessary to work backwards from a date that is known from the historical record.
Ussher dated the arrival of Abraham in Canaan to 2126 BCE and the Noahic flood at 2349 BCE.
www.religioustolerance.org /ev_date.htm   (1826 words)

  
 talk:5th millennium bc   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
I'm not entirely happy with this bit: "Creation of the world, according to a literal interpretation of the genealogy of early mankind given in the Old Testament of the Christian Bible." As far as I can recall, the genealogy alone is not enough to deduce the date of the Creation.
I'd suggest giving the range of estimates or, if it turns out that the 3761 BC figure is backed by more than just genealogy, placing it there in the wikipedia timeline.
Dating to the nearest century seems a bit too precise when talking about what was still prehistory.
www.yourencyclopedia.net /Talk:5th_millennium_BC.html   (698 words)

  
 Dating Creation -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Once (A system of timekeeping that defines the beginning and length and divisions of the year) calendars were developed, people began to ponder the question of precisely how long ago it was that this event happened.
One of the most well known estimates in modern times is that of Archbishop (Irish prelate who deduced from the Bible that Creation occurred in the year 4004 BC (1581-1656)) James Ussher (1581–1656), who proposed a date of Sunday, October 23, 4004 BC, in the (The solar calendar introduced in Rome in 46 b.c.
In an atheistic view this is not necessarily creation per se, because that word may be seen as implying the existence of a creator, but a singular point in space-time, after which the (Click link for more info and facts about laws of physics) laws of physics describe the history of the universe.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/D/Da/Dating_Creation.htm   (989 words)

  
 Estimates of the date of Creation Article, EstimatesthedateCreation Information
Since there areperiods in the Biblical story where dates are not given, the chronology has been subject to interpretation in many differentways, resulting in a variety of estimates of the date of Creation.
They state that the first day of Creation week was either Elul 25, AM 1 or Adar 25, AM1, almost twelve or six months, respectively, after the modern epoch of the Hebrew calendar.
One of the best known estimates in modern times is that of Bishop JamesUssher (1581–1656), who proposed a date of Sunday, October 23, 4004 BC, in the Juliancalendar.
www.anoca.org /bc/according/estimates_of_the_date_of_creation.html   (935 words)

  
 Timeline of the Universe
This is a timeline that attempts to show the best scientific estimates of the age of past events and predictions of the approximate timing of hypothetical future events with cosmological significance.
See estimates of the date of Creation for alternative views based on religious tradition.
Creation of the Universe for more on creation scenarios other than the Big Bang
www.teachtime.com /en/wikipedia/t/ti/timeline_of_the_universe.html   (422 words)

  
 Subject: Physics and creation Date: Mon, 22 Jul 91 20:00:55 EDT Topics: }Creationism deser
It is true that Carbon-14 dates must be calibrated for variations in the amount of 14C produced in the atmosphere; however, the corrections are small (~10%) and affect only recent ages (~50,000 years).
Rb-Sr and K-Ar dating schemes, commonly used to constrain the chronology of Phanerozoic sediments, have so far proved to be unsuccessful in dating these rocks because of their poor enrichment in radiogenic 87Sr and 40Ar and also because of analytical difficulties.
If you can date a rock by a number of different methods, involving different decay series, and if you arrive at the SAME AGE using any of a half-dozen different and completely independent methods, then you can be quite confident that the age you have measured is reliable.
www.skepticfiles.org /evo2/rebuttal.htm   (18401 words)

  
 Ussher-Lightfoot Calendar   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Ussher-Lightfoot Calendar was a chronology published in 1650 by Archbishop James Ussher of Armagh which attempted to deduce the date of creation from biblical references and proposed that it had occurred on October 23, 4004 BC at noon.
It was widely believed that the Earth's potential duration was 6,000 years - 4,000 before the birth of Christ and 2,000 after - corresponding to the six days of creation, on the grounds that "one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day" (2 Peter 3:8).
The day of the week was a backward calculation from the six days of creation with God resting on the seventh, which in the Jewish tradition is Saturday - hence Creation began on a Sunday.
www.sciencedaily.com /encyclopedia/ussher_lightfoot_calendar   (1184 words)

  
 The Biblical Date for Creation
Bishop James Ussher was able to use the ages of famous pre-flood personages in the Bible to estimate the number of years between creation and the flood.
4175 BCE: Bert Thompson estimates the date of creation at approximately 4175 BCE.
3993 BCE: Estimated by the astronomer Kepler, (1571 - 1630).
skeptically.org /oldtestament/id15.html   (2358 words)

  
 The Rainbow of Creationism - NewCreationism.Org Article #14
In fact, Bishop James Ussher in 1650 AD calculated the date of the creation to be Oct 22, 4004 BC.
The second group of Creationists who don't accept a recent creation date typically follow the view of most current day scientists, which is that the Earth is about 4.5 billion years old, the Universe is about 12 billion years old, and humanity is about 100,000 to 500,000 years old.
Followers of instantaneous creation often believe in the creation of life at the species or genus level.
www.newcreationism.org /CreationArticle14.html   (927 words)

  
 SAB, Genesis 1
1:21 And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
In Genesis 1 the entire creation takes 6 days, but the universe is at least 12 billion years old, with new stars constantly being formed.
Estimates of the Biblical Date of Creation (ReligiousTolerance.org)
www.skepticsannotatedbible.com /gen/1.html   (1371 words)

  
 HISTORY OF THE CONFLICT BETWEEN EVOLUTION AND CREATION SCIENCE
Creation Science was the prevailing belief system before the rise of geology in the late 18th Century.
Belief in Usher's date continued among Christian scientists, until the early 18th century, when it became obvious to most researchers that geological processes were exceedingly slow, and must have been accomplished over incredibly long periods of time.
Thus, the Act is designed either to promote the theory of creation science that embodies a particular religious tenet or to prohibit the teaching of a scientific theory disfavored by certain religious sects.
www.religioustolerance.org /ev_hist.htm   (1784 words)

  
 Guide to the Creation-Date Debate   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
This was based on early estimates, while for years they ignored the direct measurements taken by satellites which showed the moondust quantity was exactly where it should be.
The "4004 B.C." date would not have been so widely accepted if hadn't been printed in bibles as "fact" (many thought, and still do, that it was part of scripture).
From the words of Henry Morris, founder and former Institute for Creation Research president, dating techniques "are not a legitimate indicator of age of the rocks.
www.geocities.com /CapeCanaveral/Hangar/4264/cr2.html   (2811 words)

  
 ipedia.com: Estimates of the date of Creation Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
This epoch was Tishri 1, AM 1 or October 7, 3761 BCE, the latter being the corresponding tabular date (same daylight period) in the proleptic Julian calendar.
Thus the majority place the first day of Creation week on September 25, 3760 BCE, while a minority place it on March 29, 3760 BCE, both in the proleptic Julian calendar.
One of the best known estimates in modern times is that of Bishop James Ussher (1581–1656), who proposed a date of Sunday, October 23, 4004 BC, in the Julian calendar.
www.ipedia.com /estimates_of_the_date_of_creation.html   (769 words)

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