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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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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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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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Cincinnati.com
Fri, 22 Aug 2014 20:22:30 -0700

A bill to repeal the Common Core education standards in Ohio has ignited a new debate about an old issue: whether schools should be allowed to teach creationism. The debate stems from a few sentences about science standards contained in House Bill ...

USA TODAY

USA TODAY
Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:52:30 -0700

CINCINNATI — A bill to repeal the Common Core education standards in Ohio has ignited a new debate about an old issue: whether schools should be allowed to teach creationism. The debate stems from a few sentences about science standards contained ...
 
National Center for Science Education
Mon, 25 Aug 2014 11:45:00 -0700

Andy Thompson (R-District 95) told the Cincinnati Enquirer (August 22, 2014), "Nowhere in the bill does it mention creationism," but then explained, "There is the perspective of faith and the perspective of science," contending that the bill would give ...
 
The Plain Dealer - cleveland.com
Tue, 26 Aug 2014 05:00:00 -0700

Kids look at the "Introduction to Man" exhibit at The Cleveland Museum of Natural History back in 2002, when "Intelligent Design" and creationism were a major debate in Ohio. Readers this weekend had strong opinions about religion's place in classrooms ...
 
American Civil Liberties Union News and Information (blog)
Mon, 11 Aug 2014 13:49:46 -0700

This may not sound like a big deal – scientific theories, unlike creationism, are constantly being revised as we acquire new information – but singling out evolution for this disclaimer is actually part of a long creationist tradition of portraying ...

Raw Story

Raw Story
Thu, 14 Aug 2014 11:45:00 -0700

“I think creationism and evolution should be taught side-by-side. I don't care what classroom,” Peluso said at the forum. “If evolutionism is being taught, then creationism should be taught in contrast. Every student should know all of the facts and ...
 
Huffington Post Canada
Tue, 19 Aug 2014 12:51:12 -0700

Now, the candidate for trustee in Winnipeg's Louis Riel School Division is generating controversy again after she said she supports teaching creationism alongside evolution in science classrooms. Maxymowich, who is also a Manitoba Progressive ...

Winnipeg Free Press

Winnipeg Free Press
Sun, 17 Aug 2014 15:41:15 -0700

Controversial Louis Riel School Division trustee candidate Candace Maxymowich called Sunday for creationism to be taught in public school science class alongside evolution. The 20-year-old candidate in Ward 4 also said in a series of postings on ...
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