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The Creationism and Intelligent Design Portal

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Creationism is the belief that humanity, life, the Earth, and the universe were created in their entirety by a supernatural deity or deities (typically God), whose existence is presupposed. Biblical creationism is the belief in literal interpretations of the Book of Genesis. The term strict creationism is sometimes used to avoid confusion with the more general concept of creation held by those whose faith accommodates theistic evolution. Creation in this context refers to the specific supernatural act of creation.

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A depiction of Ask and Embla from a type of Norse creation myth.
A creation myth or creation story is a narrative that presents an account of how the world began and how people first came to inhabit it. Creation myths have symbolic meanings, develop in oral traditions and are the most common form of myth, found throughout human culture. In the society in which it is told, a creation myth is usually regarded as conveying profound truths, although not necessarily in a historical or literal sense. They are commonly, although not always, considered cosmogonical myths—that is they describe the ordering of the cosmos from a state of chaos or amorphousness. They often are considered sacred accounts and can be found in nearly all known religious traditions.

Several features are found in all creation myths. They are all stories with a plot and characters who are either deities, human-like figures, or animals, who often speak and transform easily. They are often set in a dim and nonspecific past, what historian of religion Mircea Eliade termed in illo tempore (at that time). Also, all creation myths speak to deeply meaningful questions held by the society that shares them, revealing of their central worldview and the framework for the self-identity of the culture and individual in a universal context.

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Adnan Oktar
Adnan Oktar (born 1956), also known as Harun Yahya, is an author and Islamic creationist. In 2007, he sent thousands of unsolicited copies of his book, Atlas of Creation, which advocates Islamic creationism, to American scientists, members of Congress, and science museums. Oktar runs two organizations of which he is also the Honorary President: Bilim Araştırma Vakfı ("Science Research Foundation", BAV, established 1990), which promotes creationism and Milli Değerleri Koruma Vakfı ("Foundation to Protect National Values", established 1995) which claimed to promote Turkish nationalism.

In the last two decades, Oktar has been involved in a number of legal cases, both as defendant and plaintiff.

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General Creationism | Creation myth | History of Creationism | Creation according to Genesis | Allegorical interpretations of Genesis
Creation Ussher chronology | Adam and Eve | Omphalos hypothesis | Mosaic authorship of the Genesis | Documentary hypothesis | Creation myth | Great Flood | Confusion of tongues | Tower of Babel | Noah  | Anthropic principle  | Baraminology  | Flood geology
Types of creationism Creation science | Intelligent design | Islamic creationism | Modern geocentrism | Neo-Creationism | Omphalos creationism | Old Earth creationism | Progressive creationism | Young Earth creationism 
Controversy Creation-evolution controversy | Creation and evolution in public education | Related articles | Teach the Controversy | Kansas evolution hearings  | Edwards v. Aguillard  | Kitzmiller v. Dover Area School District
Bible Christianity | Exegesis | Genealogy | Great Flood | Jesus Christ | Judaism | Nephilim | Noah's ark | Biblical inerrancy | Original Sin | Theology | Tower of Babel 

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The Guardian

The Guardian
Wed, 24 Jun 2015 05:53:11 -0700

Barbara Forrest, a leading critic of creationism and a professor of philosophy at Southeastern Louisiana University, said that Jindal was pandering to religious conservatives. “To me, the significance of that bill being passed was that it showed the ...
 
National Center for Science Education
Tue, 02 Jun 2015 14:45:00 -0700

In his article, Kopplin continued his presentation of evidence that the teaching of creationism is prevalent in Louisiana's public schools. As in his earlier article for Slate (April 21, 2015), he relied on material obtained from various Louisiana ...

Salon

Americans United (blog)
Thu, 11 Jun 2015 09:41:15 -0700

Through an open records request, Kopplin obtained scores of emails proving that creationism runs rampant in Bossier Parrish's public schools. One such email, from Airline High School science teacher Shawna Creamer to her principal, was particularly ...

Refinery29

Refinery29
Sun, 07 Jun 2015 14:00:00 -0700

Though the separation of church and state has been upheld time and time again in the Supreme Court, there are places who take it as a mere suggestion. Some students at Louisiana public schools are using the Bible, specifically the Book of Genesis, to ...

The Indian Express

The Indian Express
Thu, 25 Jun 2015 00:18:45 -0700

See More See Less. Search for: Home · Nation · World · Opinion · Sports · Entertainment · Lifestyle · Tech · Viral · Good News · Photos · Today's Paper · ePaper · Property · Home · Photos · picture others; Bobby Jindal: Likes creationism. Dislikes gay ...
 
News24
Wed, 03 Jun 2015 03:23:07 -0700

Creationism for Atheists. 03 June 2015, 12:14. Here is a succinct catalog of creationist terms sorely required by the atheistic order to aid their understanding of the shortfalls of evolution as seen from the opposite end of the table. Micro evolution ...
 
Americans United (blog)
Sun, 31 May 2015 20:33:45 -0700

Teachers and school board members have been scheming to push creationism in Louisiana public schools, a recent investigation asserts. Science education activist and Americans United ally Zack Kopplin found that some Bayou State educators are doing ...
 
Ars Technica (blog)
Tue, 09 Jun 2015 16:42:26 -0700

As part of those efforts, Kopplin has started sending Freedom of Information requests to schools, asking for any documents that might pertain to creationism or the LSEA. While Kopplin told Ars that most of his requests were simply ignored, he's ...
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