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  Learn more about Creationism in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Creationism is a belief that the origin of the universe and everything in it is due to an event of creation brought about by the deliberate act of a creator god.
Old Earth Creationism includes a variety of beliefs, generally distinguished from Young Earth Creationism by adherents' acceptance that the Earth is millions of years old.
Young Earth Creationism is typically based on Jewish and Christian religious fundamentalism and holds that scientific findings simply conflict with the account of creation given in Genesis, where it is recorded that the Earth was created by God in six days.
www.onlineencyclopedia.org /c/cr/creationism.html   (6781 words)

 Old Earth creationism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Old Earth creationism is a variant of the creationist view of the origin of the universe and life on Earth.
Many (Roman Catholics especially) also see a belief in an old Earth as predicated upon the view of Thomism, that the words of the Bible (Special revelation) ought to be interpreted in a way that is consistent with the record of nature (general revelation).
Old Earth creationists are also often quick to point out that belief in any one interpretation of Genesis should not be considered a foundational issue or requirement for faith in God, as such a position limits a believer's faith to earthly and not spiritual matters.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Old_Earth_creationism   (1374 words)

 Creationism - Crystalinks
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.
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.
www.crystalinks.com /creationism.html   (2433 words)

 Creationism - Theopedia
Creationism, in its most general form, is the belief that a supernatural intelligence was involved in the creation of the universe and the origin of life.
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 (~6,000 years) or somewhat more according to interpretation of potential gaps in biblical genealogies (~10,000 years).
Because Young Earth creationists believe in the literal truth of the description in Genesis of divine creation of every "kind" of plant and creature during a week 6,000-10,000 years ago, they dispute the theory of evolution which describes all species developing from a common ancestor over billions of years without a need for divine intervention.
www.theopedia.com /Creationism   (1876 words)

Since the Old and New Testaments are considered inerrant and teach that the earth is less than 20,000 years old, any evidence that science might present to the contrary must be wrong.
In short, modern creationism is not the monolithic movement that is often portrayed by critics and the popular press.
Progressive or “old earth” creationism holds that while God made the universe and continues to act within it, the days of Genesis 1 are not literal, consecutive 24-hour periods.
www.svsu.edu /~koperski/Creationism.htm   (3464 words)

 Creationism - Gurupedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Day-Age Creationism — the view that the "six days" of Genesis are not ordinary 24-hour days, but rather much longer periods (for instance, each "day" could be the equivalent of a million years of modern time).
Old Earth Creationists do not hold to the wording of either story and claim that the Earth is millions of years old.
For example, Day-Age Creationism holds that the six days referred to are not ordinary 24-hour days, but rather much longer periods (of thousands or millions of years); the Genesis account is then sometimes interpreted as an account of the process of evolution.
www.gurupedia.com /c/cr/creationism.htm   (6202 words)

 Howstuffworks "How Creationism Works"
In the United States, the public debate between Christian creationism and evolution, once considered dead in the wake of the Scopes Monkey trial, is back on its feet.
Creationism is a blanket term incorporating all beliefs that the origins of the universe and life are attributable to supernatural or miraculous means.
And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep.
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 Howstuffworks "Types of Creationism: Old-Earth"
Progressive creationism is the most common form of creationism in the United States today.
Theistic evolutionism is also called "evolutionary creationism," but since it does not involve a literal reading of the Bible, and because many theistic evolutionists fall on the side of evolution in the creationism vs. evolution debate, many people view it as separate from creationism.
Some tenets of creationism are not at all compatible with the findings of modern science, while others allow for a reinterpretation of the Bible in view of what some perceive as scientific proof.
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 Reconciling Creation and Science
Genesis 2:7-8 states that Adam was formed as a special act of creation from "the dust of the ground," and the rest of the chapter implies that Adam was created as an adult, not born to almost-but-not-quite-human parents.
Progressive creationism is similar to theistic evolution in that it holds that the Earth and the universe are very old and that evolution occurred to a limited extent.
The Earth and all its life forms were created in six 24-hour days, and the Earth is less than 10,000 years old.
www.rationalchristianity.net /creation_evolution.html   (1349 words)

 Theodore M. Drange - By Evolution, Not Creation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Such great ages for the earth can also be computed from other sources, such as limestone deposits in caves and the buildup of great coral reefs, which are known to form very slowly.
Creationist computations of the impossibility of chemical evolution are similar to the old computations allegedly showing that steamships could never carry enough fuel to cross the Atlantic Ocean and the well-known aerodynamic computations showing that it is mathematically impossible for bumblebees to fly.
Neanderthals, which lived on earth about 100,000 years ago, had a still larger cranium, though their skull structure (with characteristically prominent brow and large jaw) was distinctly primitive.
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 Creationism and Teaching   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
"Creationism" refers to a wide range of beliefs and all cultures have some sort of supernatural explanation for the diversity of life on earth.
U.S. District Court determined that "creation science" (or "creationism") is a religious belief that, within the context of purportedly providing "balance" in science instruction where the theory of evolution is taught, serves no secular purpose except to advance a peculiar religious belief.
Young Earth Creationists - literal interpretation of the Bible is basis for beliefs: earth is 6,000 to 10,000 years old, all life was created in six literal days, geology must be interpreted in terms of Noah's Flood.
arnica.csustan.edu /biol3020/creationism/creationism.htm   (1329 words)

 Young earth creationism - CreationWiki
The young Earth creationism perspective is the result of a plain reading of the description of the early earth in the Bible, and the Islamic Qur'an, which both contain nearly parallel accounts of a six-day creation, Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden, and Noah's flood.
Integral aspects of the Young Earth Creationist position include creation in six days (encompassing everything from the beginning of the universe to the appearance of man), and the global flood of Noah's time (as the fossil-bearing sediments laid down by the flood account for most of the geological column).
Assuming this event happened as described the young earth creationism perspectives holds that the fossil record is the result of this flood.
creationwiki.org /index.php?title=Young-Earth_Creationism   (2442 words)

 Christian Views of Science and Earth History
Young earth creationists believe that the earth and the universe are only tens of thousands of years old and that Genesis gives us a straightforward account of God's creative activity.
The second position, progressive creationism or day-age creationism, holds that the earth and the universe are billions of years old.
The issue of the age of the earth is very controversial among evangelicals, particularly those who have chosen some field of science as their career.
www.origins.org /articles/milne-bohlin_christianviewsofearth.html   (3244 words)

 Old Earth Creation Perspectives
Most creationists believe in a literal six-day creation as described in the Bible, and an earth age in accordance with the scriptural genealogy, but not all.
There are a large number of Christians who accept the scientific community's assessment of earth's age, and some have made alternate interpretations of the scripture in keeping with the evolutionary time line.
Discussion of life forms on the earth in the world prior to the seven days of Genesis and the type of life forms placed on earth at the regeneration of Genesis 1:3-2:1.
www.nwcreation.net /ageold.html   (1053 words)

 Wikinfo | Creationism
A 2000 poll by People for the American Way examined the question of popular support for evolution and creationism in schools, and showed that a majority of 83% supported the teaching of the theory of evolution [2].
Evolutionary scientists hold that, on the contrary, there is evidence in favour of evolution over time and that most types of creationism are in direct conflict with findings of empirical sciences like geology, paleontology and physics.
Evolutionists often respond that these are attempts to "mask" creationism as a science, and that so-called creation science is pseudoscience.
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=Creationism   (6691 words)

 Christian Geology: KJV Bible and Gap Theory of Creationism
It is no coincidence that the Bible at Genesis 1:2 describes the Earth as flooded, desolate, and in darkness in the timeframe closely corresponding to these catastrophic events in natural history.
The fossils in the earth's crust are testaments to the origin of death on the planet before the world of Adam and his fall.
In Gap Theory Old Earth Creationism we postulate that the Sun and Stars were ancient, perished about 12,000 years ago, and then were regenerated ("made") about 6,000 years ago.
www.kjvbible.org   (1970 words)

 The Talk.Origins Archive: The Age of the Earth FAQs
The Earth is accepted by scientists to be around 4.5 billion years old.
It is argued that both the Earth and Moon should be covered with a great layer of space dust if the Earth were as old as the standard models imply.
One of the common arguments made in support of a young Earth is that the Earth-moon system could not be billions of years old.
www.talkorigins.org /origins/faqs-youngearth.html   (1144 words)

 Evolution Fairytale Forum -> Old Earth Creation
While its true that many old earth creationists reject Gen 1, its not necessary to reject it to come to the conclusion that the age of the earth is not defined.
believing that the earth is not necesarilly ~7k years old has as much to do with interpretation of scripture, if not more, than it does scientific evidence.
Another huge problem for the Old Earth believer is explaining death before sin, when both Genesis 1 and Jesus in the NT makes it clear there was NO death until SIN entered the world.
www.evolutionfairytale.com /forum/index.php?showtopic=278   (4284 words)

 Stephen E. Jones: Problems of Young Earth Creationism (YEC)
The fact is, however, that the question of the age of the earth and the universe, while an important question in its own right, is quite independent of the question of creation or evolution, at least as far as the facts of science are concerned.
For evolutionists to concentrate their criticisms of creationism mostly on this independent issue is merely an admission of the weakness of evolutionism.
While it is true that evolution demands an immensity of time, and thus any evidence for a young age for the earth or the cosmos would be fatal to evolution theory, evidence that the earth is old would neither prove evolution nor threaten creation.
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 StPierre 5:22 (Non-Denomenational Christian Ministry)
It is currently the view of many Catholic and Protestant Christians, and is typically more compatible with mainstream scientific thought, on the issues of the age of the earth, than young earth creationism.
Advocates of an old earth hold that the six days referred to are not ordinary 24-hour days, but rather the Hebrew word for "day" (yom) can be interpreted in this context to mean a long period of time (thousands or millions of years) rather than a 24-hour day.
Agreeing with the theory that the earth is in deed billions of years old without proof is no simple task.
www.acmedesignco.com /stpierre522/weekly_message_030506.html   (613 words)

Rebuttal to past claims by "Young Earth Creationists" that human and dinosaur footprints were found fossilized side by side in limestone.
Ed Babinski's personal journey out of creationism and his skepticism, including a brief questioning into belief in an Old Earth creationism.
Mark Twain questions young earth creationism and the seemingly meaningless brutality in nature.
www.edwardtbabinski.us /creationism   (441 words)

 Accuracy in Genesis, NEW Perspectives affirming Biblical Creation Record, New Scriptual Biblical Creation Genesis ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Even many Christians see creationism as a nice story, a "myth" to illustrate a philosophy, but is not factual history.
Then there are many forms of creationism, young earth creationism, old earth creationism, thiestic evolution creationism, etc., and then many branches of creationism within each category.
The validity of Christian creationism, the Biblical creation record, must hinge on creditable demonstrations that the creation record is true and recent scientific and archaeological discoveries demonstrate this creationism validity.
www.accuracyingenesis.com   (496 words)

Below are listed books dealing with the general subject of correlating science and the Bible, and the specific topics of creation and evolution, the age of the earth and the universe, the extent of the Genesis flood, and the interpretation of the opening chapters of Genesis.
Young-earth creationism regards the universe and the earth to have been created some six to ten thousand years ago within a six 24-hour-day period, with a global flood in Noah’s day producing major earth-wide geological effects (known as “flood geology”).
A zoologist provides a well-documented history and critique of the theory of evolution; unfortunately, he argues that old-earth creationism is essentially the same as theistic evolutionism.
www.equip.org /free/DC740.htm   (1579 words)

 Old earth creationism or new earth creationism? - Page 2 - Firestream.net   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The only thing that Christian Creationism (which ISN'T science, by the way) is affirm the scientism worldview that says the only thing that is true is scientific data.
It is giving that worldview the power in the first place to try to come up with evidence for a young earth (or any creation theory, for that matter).
And believing in old earth creation does NOT make one a theistic evolutionist (as far as I know I didn't say I was one, please don't assume that I believe in evolution).
www.firestream.net /forum/showthread.php?p=77836#post77836   (1185 words)

 INLS 224, Creation: Creationism - CreationWiki
Creationism - CreationWiki: " There are two broad perspectives of creationism known as young earth, and old-earth.
* The Young earth creationism (YEC) perspective results from a literal interpretation of the history of the early earth in Genesis, and the Islamic Qur'an, which both contain nearly parallel accounts of a six-day creation, Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden, and Noah's flood.
* The Old earth creationism (OEC) perspective accepts the secular scientific community's assessment of the age of the earth and universe, and assumes the creation periods were undefined lengths of time or there were large gaps of history in Genesis"
www.unc.edu /~mchabib/inls224/2005/04/creationism-creationwiki.html   (404 words)

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