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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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James Ussher (4 January 1581 – 21 March 1656) was Church of Ireland Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland between 1625–56. He was a prolific scholar, who most famously published a chronology that purported to establish the time and date of the creation as the night preceding Sunday, 23 October 4004 BC, according to the proleptic Julian calendar. Ussher's work is sometimes associated with Young Earth Creationism, which holds that the universe was created several millennia ago.

Ussher's chronology represented a considerable feat of scholarship – his work in sorting out the genuine from the spurious letters of Ignatius was a milestone in the study of that important early-church father; and his pioneering gathering of sources relating to early Irish church history laid the foundation for much subsequent research. Even his efforts to identify the date of creation, often derided these days, gathered together the most up to date scientific, chronological, historical and biblical scholarship in an impressive synthesis.

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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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Patheos (blog)

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

Poor Kirk Cameron is a willing, but not an able, spokesman for “scientific creationism.” What he's shooting for here is the young-Earth creationists' claim that the fossil record is full of missing links — that transitional fossils have never been found.
 
Cincinnati.com
Fri, 22 Aug 2014 20:28:14 -0700

"Nowhere in the bill does it mention creationism," he said. "It was designed more at those who would push a political interpretation of science. Both the (Columbus) Dispatch and (Cleveland) Plain Dealer try to insist I have an agenda there," he said ...

USA TODAY

USA TODAY
Sat, 23 Aug 2014 16:02:14 -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 ...
 
The Plain Dealer - cleveland.com
Tue, 26 Aug 2014 05:11:26 -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 ...
 
Patheos (blog)
Wed, 03 Sep 2014 04:23:28 -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 ...

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 ...
 
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 ...

Herald Scotland

Herald Scotland
Sat, 30 Aug 2014 19:03:45 -0700

In England and Wales the teaching of creationism, intelligent design and similar ideas as scientific theories is prohibited in schools. Just over 600 people have signed the online petition. They include Kroto, a chemist who shared the 1996 Nobel Prize ...
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