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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 satirical 1871 image of Charles Darwin as an ape reflects part of the social controversy over whether humans and apes share a common lineage.
The creation-evolution debate is a recurring cultural, political, and theological dispute about the origins of the Earth, humanity, life, and the universe, a debate most prevalent in certain regions of the United States, where it is often portrayed as part of the culture wars. While the controversy has a long history, today it is mainly over what constitutes good science, with the politics of creationism primarily focusing on the teaching of creation and evolution in public education.

Debate on the details of scientific theories and their philosophical or religious implications are often the most intense parts of the controversy. Some participants on both sides believe that the conflict boils down to opposing definitions of all or parts of science, reality, and religion. Accusations of misleading formulations, incorrect or false statements, and inappropriate mixing of ideas are also fundamental points of disagreement. Some consider the term "creation vs. evolution" itself is misleading, believing it implies a false dichotomy and adds fuel to the debate.

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. Picture of William Albert Dembski taken at lecture given at University of California at Berkeley, 2006/03/17.
William Albert "Bill" Dembski (born July 18, 1960) is an American philosopher and mathematician. He is a proponent of intelligent design, well known for promoting the concept of specified complexity. He is currently a Research Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Center for Cultural Engagement at the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary at Fort Worth, Texas, and a senior fellow of the Discovery Institute's Center for Science and Culture. He is the author of a number of books about intelligent design, including The Design Inference (1998), Intelligent Design: The Bridge between Science and Theology (1999), The Design Revolution (2004), The End of Christianity (2009), and Intelligent Design Uncensored (2010).

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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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Christian Post

Christian Post
Tue, 13 Oct 2015 08:45:00 -0700

U.S. Republican candidate Dr. Ben Carson speaks at the National Press Club in Washington, October 9, 2015. Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson clarified that he believes that God created the world but does not believe the Earth is only 6,000 ...
Irish Times
Thu, 08 Oct 2015 17:00:00 -0700

Sir, – Patrick Swan (October 7th) states that the new religious education programme for Catholic schools, Grow in Love, teaches creationism to our infants. This is not the case. Such a position is not in keeping with the philosophy or theology of Grow ...


Fri, 09 Oct 2015 01:17:49 -0700

There is a myriad of issues and challenges that we all face every day. Coping with life can be exhausting and exhilarating. But needing to know when exactly the universe or the earth were created is surely not among them. Some people choose to believe ...

The Guardian

The Guardian
Tue, 15 Sep 2015 11:18:32 -0700

The letter remains relevant in contemporary culture as well, said Hatton, particularly while some public schools in the US are still teaching creationism. “I think it still is a very controversial topic,” she said. According to Hatton, the auction ...

Town Hall

Town Hall
Mon, 12 Oct 2015 20:56:15 -0700

... but are reacting to "ideas like the Garden of Eden is the literal place that existed long, long ago (and) that there is no such thing as evolution. ... To run for president of the United States and believe in creationism" -- as opposed to ...


Mon, 12 Oct 2015 17:45:00 -0700

Carson also affirmed to O'Reilly that he does believe in creationism, but he's never said that the world is 6,000 years old, suggesting that God could have made the world billions of years old if he wanted. O'Reilly ended the segment by defending ...
Mon, 12 Oct 2015 13:48:45 -0700

In the evolution debates that roil politics, education, and the media, language is weaponized. Defenders of orthodox Darwinian thinking denounce intelligent design (ID), a highly controversial scientific rival, as “creationism” and “science denial ...
Discovery Institute
Mon, 12 Oct 2015 13:56:07 -0700

Intelligent design, habitually demonized in the media as "science denial" or "creationism," may be the most misunderstood scientific idea ever. The phrase itself is certainly well known. Stephen King, ultra-bestselling novelist, has spoken out to ...

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