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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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Creationist car spotted in Georgia, America
Young Earth creationism (or YEC) is a form of creationism that asserts the Heavens, Earth, and all life on Earth was created by direct acts of the Abrahamic God during a relatively short period, sometime between 5,700 and 10,000 years ago. Its adherents are Christians and Jews who believe that God created the Earth in six 24-hour days, taking a literal interpretation of the Genesis creation narrative as a basis for their beliefs.

Between 40-50% of adults in the United States say they believe in young Earth creationism, depending on the poll. According to a Gallup poll in December 2010, around 40% of Americans believe in YEC, with 52% among Republicans and 34% among Democrats. The percentage falls quickly as the level of education increases — only 22% of respondents with postgraduate degrees believed compared with 47% of those with a high school education or less.

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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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New York Times

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

Galileo knew he would have the Church to contend with after he aimed his telescope at the skies over Padua and found mountains on the moon and more moons orbiting Jupiter — and saw that the Milky Way was made from “congeries of innumerable stars.

Christian Post

Christian Post
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:01:07 -0700

"In the United States there's been a movement to put creationism in schools — this sort of pseudoscience thing — instead of the fact of life," Nye said. "People fight this fight in court constantly, and it wouldn't matter except we need people to ...

The Guardian

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

Why does creationism matter so much? Scientifically, of course, it's nonsense. Evolution is actually true. But why should this particular bit of nonsense get so many people so very upset? All of the polling evidence and surveys I know of show that the ...

io9

io9
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 09:22:09 -0700

Evolution is an affront to young-Earth creationists because it conflicts with Biblical accounts of the origins of life and suggests that humans are animals, as opposed to beings made in God's divine image. But it's increasingly clear the case against ...

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Huffington Post
Mon, 06 Oct 2014 07:07:02 -0700

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has rejected the appeal of an Ohio public school science teacher who was fired for promoting the theory of creationism and refusing to remove religious materials from his classroom. The justices on Monday let ...

Huffington Post

Huffington Post
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:44:20 -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 Inquisitr

The Inquisitr
Mon, 06 Oct 2014 08:04:29 -0700

Creationism is defined as a literal interpretation of the Bible and the rejection of Darwin's Theory of Evolution. Creationists believe that the world is not billions of years old, but rather thousands. Christian Creationists believe that the world was ...

Crushable

Crushable
Mon, 06 Oct 2014 13:57:36 -0700

Man, I almost did it. I almost got through an entire day without complaining about a member of the Duggar Family, but I didn't quite make it. And you wanna know why? Because Jessa Duggar is all over Instagram claiming that Creationism is real and ...
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