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  History of creationism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The history of creationism is tied to the history of religions.
While the term creationism was not in common use before the late 19th century, creationists consider their primary source to be the ancient Hebrew text describing creation according to Genesis and see themselves as being the philosophical and religious offspring of the traditions that held that text sacred.
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.
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 Creationism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In Abrahamic religions, creationism is the belief that humans, life, the Earth, and the universe have a miraculous origin in a supreme being or deity's supernatural intervention.
While the term creationism was not in common use before the late 19th century they see themselves as being the philosophical and religious offspring of the traditions that held that text sacred.
Also known as "evolutionary creationism", this is the general view that, instead of faith being in opposition to biological evolution, some or all classical religious teachings about God and creation are compatible with some or all of modern scientific theories including specifically evolution.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Creationism   (5544 words)

Creationism or creation theology encompasses the belief that human beings, the world and the universe were created by a supreme being or deity.
"creationism versus evolution." The meaning of the term "creationism" depends upon the context wherein it is used, as it refers to a particular origin belief within a particular political culture.
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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 Creationism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The easiest of the ‘fringe’ areas to deal with is a belief system generally known as creationism, as it is the one that early archaeologists had to confront and it has consequently been refuted many times.
Creationism, in its broadest sense, is the belief that the entire universe was created by a divine being rather than by processes that can be explained by the laws of physics.
Protestant fundamentalist Christian creationism is the most prominent form in the western world (and in particular, the so-called ‘Bible Belt’ of the USA), because of the privileged position held by the numerous different forms of Christianity in these states.
kjmatthews.users.btopenworld.com /cult_archaeology/creationism.html   (710 words)

 Creationism - CreationWiki   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Extraterrestrial creationism is the view that life on Earth was created by a race of extraterrestrials which came to be worshipped by men as gods and described in ancient religious texts.
Disciplines in creationism: Creationism is multidisciplinary, involving science, history, philosophy, and religion.
Creationism has a history of several thousand years, and has found itself in conflict with evolutionism nearly as long.
www.nwcreation.net /wiki/index.php?title=Creationism   (913 words)

 NCSE Resource   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Tracing the history of US creationism, we find that it is rooted in a populist Protestant culture that demands that both nature and Scripture be accessible to common-sense interpretation (Gilbert 1997).
Although ICR separates "biblical" from "scientific" creationism and emphasizes the latter, evolutionists usually consider this an artificial distinction; after all, the supposedly scientific aspect of creationism is endorsed by few people who are not biblical literalists.
Some similarity among varieties of creationism is only to be expected; after all, there are only so many ways to argue that transitional fossils do not exist or that the complexity of biological molecules precludes a naturalistic account of their origin.
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 History of creationism: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Creationism or creation theology may refer to all or to a particular cultural origin belief; typically stressing the importance and holiness of a spiritualityspiritual...
In the history of science, the scientific revolution was the period that roughly began with the discoveries of kepler, galileo galileigalileo, and others at...
Old earth creationism is a variant of the creationist view of the origin of the universe and life on earth....
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 A short history of creationism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Creationism remained the dominant belief of Europeans about the origins of the world until geology developed as a systematic science and demonstrated that the earth was immeasurably older than a literal interpretation of the Bible would suggest.
By the late eighteenth century, it was recognised that most geological processes were exceedingly slow and must have occurred over incredibly long periods; a creation date of 4004 BCE was therefore impossible if geologists were to explain worldwide patterns of deposition and erosion.
It was, they suggested, an attempt by the ancient Hebrews to account for the origins of their world that was no more scientifically true than the ancient Greek or any other creation stories but which contained divinely inspired spiritual truths about the relationship between their god and his creations.
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Here, Creationism means the taking of the Bible, particularly the early chapters of Genesis, as literally true guides to the history of the universe and to the history of life, including us humans, down here on earth (Numbers 1992).
We cannot ignore the history of the preformed genes from the point between their origin (when they would not have been needed) and today when they are in full use.
Creationism in the sense used in this discussion is still very much a live phenomenon in American culture today — and in other parts of the world, like the Canadian West, to which it has been exported.
plato.stanford.edu /entries/creationism   (8919 words)

 Creationism -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
In Abrahamic religions, creationism or creation theology is the origin belief that humans, life, the Earth, and the universe were created by a supreme being or deity's supernatural intervention.
Yet others may hold to a more literal interpretation of creationism, and may claim that science and empirical rationalism are incompatible with religious belief —and thus to be held in a lower regard.
Because creationism is largely defined in religious terms, and because the meaning of "literal interpretation" has great variance, "creationism" (in common usage) typically connotes a religious, political, and social campaign (i.e.
www.psychcentral.com /psypsych/Creationism   (5787 words)

 Ignorant Armies   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Modern creationism arose, by contrast, from the efforts of earnest Seventh-day Adventists who wanted to show that the sacred writings of Adventist-founder Ellen G. White (who made much of a recently created earth and the Noachian deluge) could provide a framework for studying the history of the earth.
Creationism is rather the deductive extrapolation from a particular pre-understanding of how the Bible should be read onto the metaphysical issues posed by modern theories of evolution.
To observe that creationism is primarily religion, and then secondarily politics, does not disqualify it from a place in the public square, or from making comments on the workings of professional scientists or on the metaphysical assumptions of those who exploit "science" for their own expansive metaphysical claims.
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 Addressing Creationism
This Earth history module is intended to assist science faculty who are teaching Earth history, evolution, or plate tectonics by providing them with access to solid information about creationism and about teaching science to students who may have creationist beliefs.
Creationism is the belief that someone (God, gods, some supernatural force) made the universe, or at least the Earth, or, in some cases, just humanity.
Another alternative to addressing creationism directly is to allow students to work out for themselves the age of a lake or a landscape, so that they can see for themselves how science works.
serc.carleton.edu /introgeo/earthhistory/creationism   (880 words)

 The Evolution Vs. Creationism Conflict
Creationism deals with the theory that the world was created in a brief amount of time by a higher being.
Creationism has been the way humans explain the making of the earth and the inhabitants on it for thousands of years.
Creationism is the fundamental belief that most people have wrestled with in the past and is still a very strong force today.
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 Creationism And Science
The problem is with the religious belief of Creationism (a psuedo-science) being extolled in some fundamentalist churches as science.
Creationism is not a science but a belief in the literal interpretation of the Genesis myths that were in part borrowed from other cultures.
Creationism is as worthy of scientific study as Babylonian astrology.
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 A Brief History of the Modern American Creation Movement
Creationism is the belief that the basic forms of life were intelligently designed by a being that is on a higher order than humans, and is thus transcendent to humans (Johnson, 1991).
Because creationism is most often associated with the fundamentalist movement, a review of the movement's background and beliefs is necessary to understand the development of creationism.
The focus of CSSHS is on creationism and its relationship to psychology and the behavioral sciences in general.
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 Evolution vs. Creationism — www.greenwood.com
Her book is both a straightforward history of the debate and an anthology of essays written by partisans on each side.
Evolution vs. Creationism: An Introduction is a step towards this goal, and readers will indeed learn a great deal about the scientific, religious, educational, political and legal aspects of this controversy.
A section on the history of the evolution versus creationism controversy provides a handy synopsis of the lengthy struggles, from before Darwin to the present day, between advocates of creationism and the proponents of evolution.
greenwood.com /books/BookDetail.asp?dept_id=1&sku=GR2122   (668 words)

 Creationism and the fossil record 12/01
It's also a constitutional issue:  federal courts have consistently held that teaching creationism in public schools is a violation of the first amendment prohibition against the state's establishment of religion.
What I want to do here is consider the history of creationism: its origins in England, its development in the United States, the principal arguments of creationism today, and the legal and educational aspects of the creationist movement.
In the United States, perhaps the heyday of creationism, its strongest days, were in the 1920s, when laws against the teaching of evolution were passed in Tennessee, Arkansas and Mississippi.
www.geo.arizona.edu /geo3xx/geo308_fall2002/lecturenotes12-10.htm   (1630 words)

 HML Notes
Louisiana had a law that forbade the teaching of evolution in public schools unless it was accompanied by instruction in "creation science." The Supreme Court said creationism was a religious belief and violated the First Amendment's prohibition against the establishment of religion.
ID proponents may argue that a neutral-sounding "intelligence" is responsible for design, but it is clear from the "cultural renewal" aspect of ID that a deity -– in particular, God as He is conceived of by certain conservative Christians -– is envisioned as the agent of design.
Unlike creationism, ID does not openly state that it relies on a literal interpretation of the Bible.
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 Gap Creationism -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
By taking the age of each father at the birth of his son, and adding the "six days" of creation, Young Earth Creationists thereby arrive at an age for the earth, concluding that the Earth is only 6,000 – 7,000 years old.
One approach to this problem is to state that between the six days of Creation and the Fall of Man and the subsequent initiation of human history there must have been a "gap" in the story of thousands of years, perhaps even tens of thousands or millions of years.
Many Gap Creationists postulate that this gap occurs between the seventh day, the one of rest, and the account of the Fall of Adam and Eve and hence that of Mankind though the agency of the temptation of Satan in the form of a snake.
psychcentral.com /psypsych/Gap_Creationism   (880 words)

 History of creationism - CreationWiki   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The History of creationism encompasses several thousand years of thought regarding the origin of the universe, earth, and life with reference to one or more creative agents.
With the rise of secularization in the 19th century, however, creationism came under fire in Europe and America, and began to develop a vigorous research program.
Islamic creationism is the same as Biblical creationism at the heart of the narrative, but differs in some of the details.
www.nwcreation.net /wiki/index.php?title=History_of_Creationism   (3910 words)

Creationism (or "creation science") is the belief that the variety of life on Earth is not the result of evolution, but instead is the result of special creation by a supernatural being.
While the debate is often portrayed as a struggle between creationism and evolution, many people embrace a position somewhere in the middle.
Creationisms is actually anti-evolutionism; the evidence "for creationism" is actually evidence that supposedly disproves evolution.
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 Origins Debate - Mueller: Creationism has Long History
In its effect, this was the upshot of the New Mexico State Board of Education decision of last August, which the State Legislature last month allowed to stand by tabling a bill that would have mandated conformity with national science teaching standards that include biological evolution and the age of the Earth.
Creationism has been an organized movement in this country for about three decades.
Fortunately, there already exists a statewide group, based in Albuquerque, dedicated to countering the claims of pseudoscientists and their ilk, as well as to promoting excellence in science education generally.
www.globalflood.org /letters/mueller180497.html   (615 words)

 The Talk.Origins Archive Post of the Month: March 2006
As Morris summarizes, "Since creationism can be discussed effectively as a scientific model, and since evolution is fundamentally a religious philosophy rather than a science, it is clearly unsound educational practice and even unconstitutional for evolution to be taught and promoted in the public schools to the exclusion or detriment of special creation.
It was the young-earth creationists who dominated the creation "science" movement and who headed all of the major creationist organizations, and it was the viewpoints of the young-earthers which found their way into the various anti-evolution or "balanced treatment" laws which they sought to pass.
Young-earth creationism (which later became "scientific creationism") can essentially be traced back to one man, George McCready Price, a fundamentalist Seventh Day Adventist who accepted the literal truth of the Bible as a matter of course.
www.talkorigins.org /origins/postmonth/mar06.html   (6142 words)

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