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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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Progressive creationism is the religious belief that God allows certain natural process (such as gene mutation and natural selection) to affect the development of life, but has also directly intervened at key moments in life’s history to guide those processes or, in some views, create new species altogether (often to replenish the earth).

This view of creationism allows for and accepts fluctuation within defined species but rejects transitional evolution as a viable mechanism to create a gradual ascent from unicellular organisms to advanced life. Progressive creationists point to multiple destructive events in the Earth's history (such as meteoric impacts and large-scale global volcanic activity) and geological evidence for rapid subsequent speciation as evidence for distinct, typically limited intervention by a Creator. This view can be applied (as it often is) to virtually any of the other old Earth creationist views.

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Michael Behe
Michael J. Behe (born 1952) is an American biochemist, author, and intelligent design advocate. He currently serves as professor of biochemistry at Lehigh University in Pennsylvania and as a senior fellow of the Discovery Institute's Center for Science and Culture. Behe is best known for his argument for irreducible complexity, which asserts that some biochemical structures are too complex to be adequately explained by known evolutionary mechanisms and are therefore more probably the result of intelligent design. Behe has testified in several court cases related to intelligent design, including the court case Kitzmiller v. Dover Area School District that resulted in a ruling that intelligent design was religious in nature.

Behe's claims about the irreducible complexity of key cellular structures are strongly contested by the scientific community, including the Department of Biological Sciences at his own Lehigh University. Likewise, his claims about intelligent design have been characterized as pseudoscience.

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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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Huffington Post

Huffington Post
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:37:30 -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 ...

The Guardian

The Guardian
Thu, 25 Sep 2014 01:56:34 -0700

Very few English people who identify as creationists believe in a young earth: this is partly because most are Muslims, and Muslim creationism has no strong attachment to a literal reading of the Genesis story. For most people, creationism is not a ...

Patheos (blog)

Patheos (blog)
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 07:03:45 -0700

And with that, a smirking Cameron holds up a picture of a duck with the head of a crocodile poorly Photoshopped onto it, thereby proving the existence of God. Poor Kirk Cameron is a willing, but not an able, spokesman for “scientific creationism.” What ...

Salon

Salon
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 03:35:01 -0700

The state is often at the center of conservative-fomented education controversies, as right-wingers there keep trying to sneak creationism into the science classroom. Texas also continues to maintain its abysmally high teen pregnancy rate by pushing ...

Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald
Mon, 08 Sep 2014 06:41:15 -0700

Christian parents who home school their children in NSW have admitted they teach creationism as part of science, despite it not being part of the state's curriculum. Parents, teachers and students from across the state have told a parliamentary inquiry ...
 
Anderson Independent Mail
Sat, 27 Sep 2014 18:18:45 -0700

A letter in response to my June 30 letter stated that I insist evolution is religion while creation is science. A review of my letters over the last 20 years will show this untrue. I usually repeat the fact that science is based on observation ...
 
Patheos (blog)
Wed, 03 Sep 2014 04:15:00 -0700

Young-earth creationism claims to take Genesis literally. It insists that the firmament mentioned there is not a solid dome, and that the “water above” the firmament were water vapors, a vapor canopy that provided the waters for the global flood. day ...
 
Daily Inter Lake
Thu, 25 Sep 2014 20:00:00 -0700

I'd like to express my appreciation to Matthews O. Bradley for making Steve Daines the clear choice to vote for, since Mr. Daines believes in creationism. Discoveries in the field of microbiology over the past 15 years make it obvious that belief in ...
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