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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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Watchmaker analogy
Intelligent design (ID) is a form of creationism promulgated by the Discovery Institute. The Institute defines it as the proposition that "certain features of the universe and of living things are best explained by an intelligent cause, not an undirected process such as natural selection. It is a contemporary adaptation of the traditional teleological argument for the existence of God, presented by its advocates as "an evidence-based scientific theory about life's origins" rather than "a religious-based idea". The leading proponents of intelligent design are associated with the Discovery Institute, a politically conservative think tank, and believe the designer to be the Christian deity.

The scientific community states unequivocally that intelligent design is not science; many scientists and at least one major organization of science teachers have also termed it pseudoscience and some have termed it junk science. The U.S. National Academy of Sciences has stated that intelligent design "and other claims of supernatural intervention in the origin of life" are not science because they cannot be tested by experiment, do not generate any predictions, and propose no new hypotheses of their own. Intelligent design advocate Michael Behe has also testified, under oath, that there is no scientific evidence in support of the intelligent design hypothesis that has been published in peer-reviewed scientific journals.

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Kent Hovind
Kent E. Hovind (born January 15, 1953) is an American Young Earth creationist. He is most famous for creation science seminars, many of which have been taped and widely distributed. His seminars, which often make use of humor, aim to convince listeners to believe in biblical creation and to reject evolution. Hovind's views are criticized by the scientific community, and even some fellow Young Earth creationist (YEC) organizations like Answers In Genesis (AIG) criticize Hovind for "persistently us[ing] discredited or false arguments"

Hovind established the Creation Science Evangelism ministry in 1989. Before his incarceration in 2007 for tax offenses, he frequently argued for Young Earth creationism in his talks at private schools and churches, at university debates, and on radio and television broadcasts.

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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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MLive.com
Tue, 28 Oct 2014 08:22:30 -0700

A controversial event on creationism — which includes workshops with titles such as “Hitler's Worldview” and “The Big Bang is FAKE” — is scheduled for Saturday at Michigan State University. The Origin Summit is a one-day event scheduled to being at ...

Wonkette

Science AAAS
Mon, 27 Oct 2014 09:41:32 -0700

A creationist conference set for a major research campus—Michigan State University (MSU) in East Lansing—is creating unease among some of the school's students and faculty, which includes several prominent evolutionary biologists. The 1 November ...

New York Times

New York Times
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:56:26 -0700

But how is letting Indian creationism interfere with scientific research any different from Christian creationism interfering with public education — something that he would surely resist? Logically they are the same, Dr. Lekson agreed. But we owed ...

ChristianToday

ChristianToday
Tue, 28 Oct 2014 04:48:45 -0700

God is "not a magician with a magic wand", Pope Francis said in a trenchant speech backing science against creationism and intelligent design theories. In an address to the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, the Pople said that the theories of evolution ...

Lansing State Journal

Michigan Radio
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 05:33:45 -0700

The Oklahoma-based Christian group behind the conference says university students should not be taught solely the Theory of Evolution. Mike Smith is the founder of the Creation Summit. He insists the goal is not to ban the teaching of evolution, only ...

Raw Story

Raw Story
Mon, 06 Oct 2014 11:22:16 -0700

On Monday, the Supreme Court refused to hear the appeal of an Ohio science teacher who was fired for teaching creationism instead of evolution, Americans United for Separation of Church and State announced. John Freshwater taught eighth-grade ...

Slate Magazine (blog)

Slate Magazine (blog)
Wed, 29 Oct 2014 04:19:06 -0700

At the very least, they're not trying to legislate young-Earth creationism and other provably wrong concepts be taught in the classroom. And if they accept the science there, perhaps they can continue in that direction in other areas as well. I'd far ...

Huffington Post

Huffington Post
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:40:46 -0700

I think about creationism a lot, and when it enters the scope of my mind's eye I see science. I see the tsunami of unambiguous evidence that forces us to believe in a 14-billion-year-old cosmos; in a 4.5-billion-year-old Earth; and in the long slow ...
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