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  Evolutionary creationism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Evolutionary creationism is a variant of creationism which accepts microevolution and macroevolution while retaining a theistic interpretation of evolution.
The major atheistic criticism of evolutionary creationism is that of all forms of creationism: the belief in a supernatural creator, which violates both the naturalism and falsifiability requirements of scientific philosophy (see also rationalism).
Another criticism of some forms of evolutionary creationism (especially those of deists) are that they are simply a belief in a God of the gaps, where anything that cannot currently be explained by science is attributed to God.
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 Creationism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Creationism or creation theology is the belief that humans, life, the Earth, and the universe were created by a supreme being or deity's supernatural intervention.
Proponents of creationism claim that it has a rich heritage grounded in ancient recorded histories and consistent with scientific observation, whereas opponents, particularly of what they regard as the pseudosciences of creation science and intelligent design, claim that those are a modern reactionary movement against science.
Jewish creationism includes a continuum of views about creationism, on aspects including the origin of life and the role of evolution in the formation of species as debated in the creation-evolution controversy.
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 wikien.info: Main_Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Creationism is generally the belief that the universe was created by a deity, or alternatively by one or more powerful and intelligent beings.
Among the scientific community, the age of the universe, the age of the Earth, and biological evolution are overwhelmingly considered to be the correct description of the origins of nature.
One response to the modern creationism controversy has been articulated by creationist Phillip E. Johnson, Professor of Law (emeritus) at the University of California, Berkeley, who argues that the entire issue of biological origins has been framed in terms of scientific naturalism, and that natural science per se is not identical with naturalism.
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Evolutionary creationists are also quick to point out to fellow conservative Christians that their view of origins offers an expanded and more robust understanding of intelligent design in nature.
Evolutionary creationists conclude that the sciences of cosmology, geology and biology are all based on God's faithfulness both to His creation and to His special creatures exploring the world.
Evolutionary creationists claim that the ancient science in the creation accounts is an accommodation to the conceptual level of the ancient Hebrews, similar to that used by Jesus in His teaching ministry.
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Evolutionary creationism or theistic evolution is a synthesis of the religious belief in a creator God with the scientific theory of evolution.
Theistic evolution is at one end of the spectrum of creationist viewpoints, and differs from Old Earth Creationism in its acceptance of both microevolution and macroevolution.
Alternatively, God may intervene in the creation of souls, in an afterlife, or in other ways that are outside of the remit of science.
www.informationgenius.com /encyclopedia/e/ev/evolutionary_creationism.html   (192 words)

 CREATIONISM FACTS AND INFORMATION   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Proponents of creationism claim that it has a rich heritage grounded in ancient recorded histories and consistent with scientific observation, whereas opponents, particularly of what they regard as the pseudosciences of creation_science and intelligent_design, claim that those are a modern reactionary movement against science.
Young-Earth Creationism — The belief that the Earth was created by God a few thousand years ago, literally as described in Creation_according_to_Genesis, within the approximate timeframe of the Ussher-Lightfoot_Calendar or somewhat more according to the interpretation of biblical genealogies.
It can still be described as "creationism" in holding that divine intervention brought about the origin_of_life or that divine Laws govern formation of species, but in the creation-evolution_controversy its proponents generally take the "evolutionist" side while disputing that some scientists' ''methodological'' assumption of materialism can be taken as ''ontological'' as well.
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 Evolutionary Creationism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Thus creationism, though it cites the Bible as its source, is a non-Jewish phenomenon, since it does not incorporate traditional Torah commentaries and perspectives on the subject.
Evolutionary relationships do exist, but they reflect a logical progression in the realm of mind, and not an actual one in the historical sequence of nature.
Assuming, for the sake of argument however, that Darwin's model of evolutionary development is true, and the translation of Eden to present follows the model of embryology, then whether man arose from monkeys the way that bears arose from lemurs remains a theological question.
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 Isaac Asimov "The 'Threat' of Creationism," 1981
To those who are trained in science, creationism seems like a bad dream, a sudden reveling of a nightmare, a renewed march of an army of the night risen to challenge free thought and enlightenment.
Because the evolutionary view is not perfect and is not agreed upon by all scientists, creationists argue that evolution is false and that scientists, in supporting evolution, are basing their views on blind faith and dogmatism.
But creationism, placing myth above reason, refused to accept the decision and are now calling on the government to force their views on the schools in lieu of the free expression of ideas.
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 Creationism - EvoWiki
Creationism can be summarized by the statement "God created everything as described in the Book of Genesis".
Creationism is a broad category, and specific forms of creationism vary considerably.
Gap creationism - Believe there is a large gap between genesis 1:1 and genesis 1:2, accounting for the age of the Earth.
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 TWD -- Evolution and Creationism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
As I accept evolutionary theory and reject creationism in all its forms, I've done a bit of debating with creationists of several different types over the last few years.
Creationism is the idea that all forms of life, and particularly humans, were independently created by a willful act on the part of a deity or superpowerful entity.
ID creationism cloaks itself in reasonable-sounding claims of "weaknesses" in evolutionary theory, and asks why students should be denied the chance to learn the evidence against evolutionary theory.
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 Creationism Details, Meaning Creationism Article and Explanation Guide
Creationism is the belief that the universe and all life were created by the miraculous and creative act of a more powerful and intelligent being, usually a Deity.
In the United States, creationism remains popular among the general population, and opinion is split in the academic community.
A general response to the modern creationism controversy has been articulated by creationist Phillip E. Johnson, Professor of Law at the University of California, Berkeley, who argues that the entire issue of biological origins has been framed in terms of naturalism, and that natural science per se is not identical with naturalism.
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 Creationism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Creationism encompasses a range of beliefs, including some who believe that God created life exactly as described in Genesis, others who believe that God created life using the mechanism of evolution (Theistic Evolutionism), and others who assert merely that there is empirical evidence that some intelligent force designed life (Intelligent Design).
Day-age creationism - the view that the "six days" of Genesis are not ordinary twenty-four-hour days, but rather much longer periods (for instance, each "day" could be the equivalent of millions of years of modern time).
Strictly speaking, creationism refers only to the belief that the universe in general and life in particular were created by some divine agency, while evolution refers only to the belief that species differentiate over time through the process of mechanism of mutation and natural selection.
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 Why I object to Creationism - TheologyWeb Campus
By that I mean that Creationism did not appear through the normal course of human scientific progress and investigation which gave rise to other fields of science, such as physics, or chemistry.
Creationism was developed in reaction to that - and indeed, from what I can tell, Creationism is mostly counterarguments against evolutionary theory, rather than a science in its own right.
I began this thread in an earnest attempt to discuss the validity of Creationism as a science, because I believe it is a reactionary science.
www.theologyweb.com /forum/showthread.php?t=6500   (3953 words)

 What is Creationism?
Part 1 of this article examines varieties of Christian Creationism, because Christianity in its various forms is by far the most prevalent religion in the United States.
(Creationism in any form is a relatively minor force in other parts of the world.) Since creationism grades gradually into evolution, part 1 also considers evolutionary beliefs.
Evolutionary Creationism differs from Theistic Evolution only in its theology, not in its science.
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 Evolution and Creationism
Creationism is a potentially dangerous movement because it imposes absolute dichotomies: the Bible is either inerrant or worthless; Christianity or atheism; certainty or skepticism; absolute morality or subjectivism (relativism).
Creationism is not a uniform movement and has diversified into several groups with quite different programs and views and which not only contradict each other but even openly fight each other.
The approach selected by Behe in order to disprove the evolutionary theory is exactly the same as that used a century ago by W. Paley for complex organ structures and earlier by creationists pointing to the gaps in the fossil record.
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 creationism evolution: termpaperssolution.com- a term papers, essays, research papers, book reports solution   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Many scientists contend that creationism is not science at all, but a thinly disguised religious position and should not be taught in science courses, just as the Bible or the Koran are not taught in science courses.
In fact, creationism is often seen as a literal interpretation of the first chapters of Genesis.
On the other hand, many philosophers and cultural anthropologists believe that unfortunately evolutionary theory has been wrongly applied to civilization, and is responsible for a “survival of the fittest”, dog-eat-dog philosophy hat has...
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Forrest argues that intelligent design creationism is an attempt to ground social institutions in evangelical religion, allowing proponents to align with more literalist creationists in "defeating naturalism and its consequences," and to transform science itself in a theistic endeavor designed to promote faith rather than science.
Response to a short series of exchanges on cosmological creationism which explains many of my views on the subject and exhibits what I see are paradigm examples of what is wrong with the thinking and methods of creationists.
This essay is aimed at those creationists who are not beyond all reason, but who admit they may be wrong, and thus may yet notice their mistakes and learn from them, and who at any rate are genuinely open to honest debate.
www.infidels.org /library/modern/science/creationism   (1582 words)

 Articles - Old Earth creationism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Old Earth creationism is a variant of the creationist view of the origin of the universe and life on Earth.
One variant rests on a literal reading of Genesis 1:1 as, "In the beginning, when the earth was formless and void," implying that the earth already existed, but had passed into decay during an earlier age of existence, and was being "shaped anew".
Progressive Creationism is the idea that God allows certain natural process to affect creation but has also intervened at key moments in life’s history to guide those processes or, in some views, create new species all together (often to replenish the earth).
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 Chapter 34 Appendix
In contrast, creationism and evolutionary theory are two clear-cut alternatives, and both can be analyzed on the basis of scientific facts.
If creationists want only creationism to be taught, they should build their own schools to do it; if evolutionists only want evolution to be taught, they should construct their own private schools for that purpose.
Therefore creationism was a religious teaching, and therefore it could not be required in the schools on an "equal time" basis.
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 Wiki evolution - EvoWiki   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The mechanisms of "wiki evolution" have a lot in common with Darwinian evolution and memetics but are perhaps more like those of lamarckian evolution and evolutionary creationism.
Wiki evolution is guided and has goals, like the evolutionary creationism version of creationism.
There is nothing about biological evolution that suggests that it is guided by anything other than natural selection, and has no desired end point.
www.evowiki.org /wiki.phtml?title=Wiki_evolution   (97 words)

 Evolution Answers Questions That Creationism Can't
Doctors now use principles of evolutionary biology to design treatments that prevent the microbes causing tuberculosis, AIDS, malaria, gonorrhea, and bubonic plague from evolving resistance.
Evolutionary biology provides the card catalog, pointing to species with characteristics likely to be similar to those already known and to those that with valuable characteristics yet to be tapped.
Evolutionary biology also helps us understand periods of history for which there is no written record.
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 Evolutionary Creationism - Footnotes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Nevertheless, the popular interpretation of science which conflicts with creationism basically espouses this perspective.
Both of these statements indicate that first there arose a body (guf) having none of the special sanctity and spiritual consciousness of "human being-ness" and only at some later point was it infused with a Divine Soul.
This first stage could be the body or template that arose by evolutionary means, and only later, with Divine intervention, made its leap into human status.
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