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  Can Creationism Be Scientific?
Creationism comes in different versions but in general it is the view that the universe, life, or humanity, or any combination of these, was created by some being or beings.
Naturalistic creationism is also different from what has been called "the theory of abrupt appearance," which has been defined as "postulating abrupt appearance in complex form"[1] and which does not directly appeal to the idea of creation at all.
It might be said that theistic creationism, especially biblical creationism, is a form of religion, so to teach it as science in the public schools would be to "establish a religion" in the state, which would be a violation of the anti-establishment clause of the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
www.infidels.org /library/modern/theodore_drange/creationism.html   (4489 words)

 Progressive creationism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Progressive creation generally rejects naturalistic macroevolution as untenable biologically, and counterindicated historically in the fossil record.
By implication, progressive creationism generally rejects the possibility of each species' ancestors having a predecessor, and by implication the concept of universal descendence from a Last Universal Common Ancestor (LUCA or LUA).
Although many fiat creationists equate progressive creationism with theistic evolution, it is distinct in that God is seen to regularly involve himself in the process of species development through special creative acts.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Progressive_creationism   (508 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)

 Wikinfo | Creationism
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.
Progressive Creationism - the view that new kinds of organisms are constantly being created to replace extinct ancient forms.
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 interpreted as an account of the process of evolution.
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=Creationism   (6691 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.
Creationism is a broad category, and specific forms of creationism vary considerably.
The term creationism is most often used to describe the belief that creation occurred literally as described in the book of Genesis (for both Jews and Christians) or the Qur'an (for Muslims).
www.theopedia.com /Creationism   (1876 words)

Creationism is usually paired these days with evolution, as in “The Creation vs. Evolution Debate.” Although there is something right about that, it is not the whole story.
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)

 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.
people.howstuffworks.com /creationism3.htm   (569 words)

 Creationism Today
Creationism is a broad term that encompasses many different theories from believing that the world is flat to using scientific occurrences to back up religious beliefs but all believe that life occurred or was created by a higher power (ie God).
Old-Earth creationism, Progressive creationism, Evolutionary creationism and Theistic creationism are just a few of the many different varieties that combine some aspects of science with religious beliefs.
Creationism today is something that, I feel, is fighting a losing battle even though it obviously intends to fight until its dying breath.
www.scifiscience.co.uk /creationism.htm   (1956 words)

 Creationism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
However, "creationism" in common usage typically connotes a religious, political, and social campaign—for instance, in education—to assert the dominance or widespread acceptance of a spiritual view of nature and of humanity's place in it.
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.
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   (5855 words)

 Chapter 1 of Creation and Time: A Report on the Progressive Creationist Book by Hugh Ross (book) - ChristianAnswers.Net ...
Progressive Creationism denies this, saying that animals died for millions of years before Adam and implying that Adam too was doomed to physically die, regardless of sin.
Progressive Creationists would be forced to say that thorns and thistles (and all other weeds) did not begin with the Fall, for they are found deep in the fossil record (millions of years before Adam, according to their theory — but buried by the Flood or later, according to young-earth creationism).
Progressive Creationism contradicts the Bible by limiting the effects to the spiritual death of Adam, exclusion from a non-paradise garden, and a decrease in pain tolerance during childbirth.
www.christiananswers.net /catalog/bk-ct-ch1.html   (2848 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.
Progressive Creationists generally believe that God created "kinds" of organisms sequentially, in the order seen in the fossil record, but say that the newer kinds are specially created, not genetically related to older kinds.
It says that originally there was no essential difference between people and animals, that giant people and megafauna once coexisted, and that people and animals shrunk in stature after the golden age came to an end with the earth being ravaged by fire from volcanism.
www.talkorigins.org /faqs/wic.html   (3319 words)

 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.
A possible answer to the second half is that God considered his creation to be finished when he had created humans and all the genera or species of other creatures; the continuing of microevolution wouldn't mean that creation had not been completed, any more than the birth-and-death cycle means creation has not been completed.
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.
www.rationalchristianity.net /creation_evolution.html   (1349 words)

 Baldwin, J. T. --- Progressive Creation and Biblical Revelation
Progressive creation proposes that God has created various creatures at various times over hundreds of millions of years, with mankind appearing in a relatively recent creation.
The purpose of this essay is to examine the intellectual roots and the current status of the discussion concerning progressive creation, and to identify and evaluate eight theological implications of affirming the presence of death for millions of years prior to the appearance of Homo sapiens in the geologic record as required by progressive creation.
Progressive creation, popularized in 1954 by Bernard Ramm in his book The Christian View of Science and Scripture, is a form of broad concordism between the biblical creation texts and science.
www.grisda.org /origins/18053.htm   (4770 words)

 Christian Views of Science and Earth History
The second position, progressive creationism or day-age creationism, holds that the earth and the universe are billions of years old.
The progressive creationist will accept the long ages of the earth and the universe while accepting that there is some historical significance to the creation account of Genesis.
Progressive creationists also find the biblical necessity for distinct evidence for God's creative activity so strong that the lack of macroevolutionary evidence also dovetails well with their position.
www.leaderu.com /orgs/probe/docs/viewscie.html   (3207 words)

 Creationism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Creationism is a religious notion that consists of attributing the existence of the known Universe and all the living beings to the purposeful action of an Intelligent Force, which is a living receptive-creator.
This analysis bring into line that there cannot be given a debate between science and creationism, therefore, creationism is an ideology moved by the whim of its founders, while science is based on the observation of natural real phenomena.
Creationism is not a science, a hypothesis or a theory; simply, creationism is a baseless idea.
www.biocab.org /Creationism.html   (3233 words)

 Wheaton College (Wheaton, IL) - Biology
In the cosmic evolutionary scheme of de Chardin,(16) Christ is the culmination of the progressive unification of the universe.
This view is currently the most prominent view of "Creationism" and is often synonymous with it in the popular mindr Despite being ridiculed by some scientists as some kind of a cultic movement,(19) it has gained momentum and visibility in some legal circles.
For some Progressive Creationists, the extraordinary act that God utilizes to create man from the dust of the earth is as logical, if not more consistent, since no satisfactory natural mechanism is sufficient to account for the evolution of Adam and Eve.
www.wheaton.edu /Biology/faculty/ppp/other_files/progtheo2.html   (6727 words)

 Old Earth Creation Perspectives
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.
Progressive Creationism (Day-Age Creation) is an attempt to harmonize the Bible with current scientific beliefs.
A Theology of Progressive Creationism by Pattle Pun
www.nwcreation.net /ageold.html   (1053 words)

 ALL VIEWPOINTS: One Site. All Sides.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
type of creationism that allows for a very old age for the earth, as determined by geology and other sciences, while remaining doubtful about evolution and, particularly, macroevolution.
Progressive Creationists also allows some roll for natural development of life forms (microevolution), but only after God has stepped in to create the major species at various points in time
Intelligent Design, a modern adaptation of Paley's Argument from Design and slight variant of Progressive Creationism, supposes that some biological systems are so complex and/or unlikely that the randomness of evolution cannot explain their existence or function.
www.allviewpoints.org /RESOURCES/EVOLUTION/spectrum.htm   (1439 words)

 Evangelical Affirmations - Chapter 10 - First Response
If Theistic Evolutionism and Recent Creationism are on the left and the right wing of the evangelical spectrum respectively, Progressive Creationism strives to be in the middle by utilizing the strengths of these positions and avoiding their weaknesses.
Therefore, the Scriptural references such as Isaiah 11:6 and 65:25, which abolish predation, seem to be referring to the millennial kingdom or the new heaven and the new earth and cannot be used to refer to the original creation.
To some Progressive Creationists, the extraordinary act that God utilized to create man from the dust of the earth was as logical if not more consistent.
www.ccel.us /EV.ch10a.html   (3622 words)

Creationism confuses a hypothesis explaining evidence and a hypothesis being compatible with evidence.
Creationism is compatible with a great deal of evidence--so compatible, in fact, that compatibility is its greatest failing.
Eldredge is probably correct in implying that creationism would not now exist as a movement if evolutionary theorists did not have any evidence to link human beings with the rest of the animal kingdom.
www.class.uidaho.edu /ngier/creationism.htm   (10021 words)

 Pun 6.1.htm   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Progressive creationists (1) are more liberal than the fiat creationists in that they are more open-minded to reinterpreting the creation account when necessitated by the findings of science.
While the hypertraditional fiat creationists and the enlightened theistic evolutionist have been outspoken for some time in Christian circles on the creation and evolution controversy, an increasing number of scholars are revealing that their views are in line with those of the progressive creationists (1, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11).
It is the author's contention that progressive creationism is the best available model that maintains the scriptural integrity of the Genesis account and at the same time does no injustice to known scientific facts.
www.ibri.org /Books/Pun_Evolution/Chapter6/6.1.htm   (636 words)

 Creation Science, Old Earth Belief
Even though Progressive Creationists believe in an old earth, they do not believe in evolution, but rather that each species was created a unique creation, from nothing, without evolving from an earlier species.
In an informal poll on this website, with over 1,100 respondents who believe in an old earth, 45 percent are Progressive Creationists, 32 percent are Theistic Evolutionists, 10 percent believe in the Gap Theory, and the rest are old earth, but undecided as to which position to believe in.
Progressive creationists counter this argument because the definitions in the Hebrew dictionaries say that it can be used literally (representing either a 24 hour period, or an unspecified longer period of time ('ages'), or figuratively.
www.answersincreation.org /old.htm   (1566 words)

 Progressive Creation: An Overview
It is unfortunate that Progressive Creation, or Old Earth Creation, as it is sometimes known, is often tagged from the left and the right with the word "compromise" - given its "shameful or disreputable concession" meaning.
The progressive creationist is often dismayed at the scorn poured on honest and hardworking scientists in their legitimate research of natural history.
The progressive creationist holds to the conviction that the Genesis flood was regional, for which he has some overwhelming biblical and rationally deduced evidence.
www.godandscience.org /youngearth/progressive.html   (4544 words)

 Genesis, Evolution and Bernard Ramm   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
There is an aspect of Ramm's progressive creationism that as far as I know has never been addressed.
While not denying theistic evolution as a viable option, Ramm claimed that progressive creationism was a strictly creationist system because it did not involve vertical radiation (evolution) but only horizontal radiation (The Christian View of Science and Scripture, 1954, p.
Ramm's progressive creationism is thus an evolutionary system, partially, even though he sincerely believed it was not.
www.edwardtbabinski.us /latest_2003/horizontal.html   (620 words)

 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.
www.asa3.org /ASA/resources/CMBergman.html   (9220 words)

The term "Progressive Creationism" was coined by Bernard Ramm.
Indeed, some have charged that Progressive Creationism is not substantially different from Theistic Evolutionism, which allegedly compromises the exegetical integrity of the Book of Genesis.' This paper attempts to define Progressive Creationism through the development of five theological themes, given below.
Christ is the culmination of the progressive unification of the universe.
www.asa3.org /ASA/PSCF/1987/PSCF3-87Pun.html   (7317 words)

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