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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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Detail of the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel showing the creation of stars and planets.
The Genesis creation narrative is the biblical account of the creation of the world contained in the first two chapters of the Book of Genesis in the Hebrew Bible. As a sacred narrative of the primeval history of the world (chapters 1–11), it is part of the biblical canons of Judaism and Christianity. It is a creation myth with similarities to several ancient Mesopotamian creation myths, while differing in its monotheistic outlook.

Chapter one describes the creation of the world by God (Hebrew אֱלֹהִ֔ים Elohim), by means of divine fiat in six days and the designation of the seventh day as Sabbath, a holy (set apart) day of rest. Man and woman are created to be God's regents over his creation. Chapter two tells of God creating the first man whom he forms from clay (or dust) and into whom he "breathes" the "breath of life". The first woman is formed from the side of the first man. God plants a garden "east of Eden" into which he places the first couple. Chapter two ends with a statement concerning why men and women are given into marriage.

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Adnan Oktar
Adnan Oktar (born 1956), also known as Harun Yahya, is an author and Islamic creationist. In 2007, he sent thousands of unsolicited copies of his book, Atlas of Creation, which advocates Islamic creationism, to American scientists, members of Congress, and science museums. Oktar runs two organizations of which he is also the Honorary President: Bilim Araştırma Vakfı ("Science Research Foundation", BAV, established 1990), which promotes creationism and Milli Değerleri Koruma Vakfı ("Foundation to Protect National Values", established 1995) which claimed to promote Turkish nationalism.

In the last two decades, Oktar has been involved in a number of legal cases, both as defendant and plaintiff.

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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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GMA News
Wed, 04 Mar 2015 22:26:21 -0800

A teaching module for Araling Panlipunan for high school students advocating creationism has caused an uproar among science-savvy netizens. The controversy stemmed from a post by user Ren Alcantara on Facebook showing a screen capture of the ...

The Independent

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Mon, 02 Mar 2015 09:51:59 -0800

Any school, academy or free school that is found to teach Creationism as a scientific fact would be in breach of the law and its funding agreement. Inspectors from education standards watchdog Ofsted also said that they had found evidence of bullying ...
Pittsburgh Post Gazette
Sun, 01 Mar 2015 20:52:30 -0800

I appreciated Jack Kelly's Feb. 22 column (“Evolution? Gotcha!”) about a BBC reporter trying to trap Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker on his view of evolution. In this secular world today, people of faith are continually ridiculed if they believe in a ...

Raw Story

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Fri, 06 Feb 2015 07:00:41 -0800

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Christian Post

Christian Post
Tue, 24 Feb 2015 06:36:41 -0800

The Department of Education said in June 2014 that creationism, tied to a literal interpretation of Genesis, "does not accord with the scientific consensus or the very large body of established scientific evidence; nor does it accurately and ...

Montana Standard

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Sat, 07 Feb 2015 09:21:41 -0800

BILLINGS -- A Billings legislator has reintroduced a bill that would encourage high school teachers to present evolutionary biology as disputed theory rather than sound science and protect those who teach viewpoints like creationism in the classroom.
Herald Scotland
Sat, 14 Feb 2015 16:22:30 -0800

As both a Church of Scotland minister and a zoologist, I take issue with John Mason MSP in his assertion that the belief that God created the world in six days cannot be proved or disproved by science (MSP in crackdown on the teaching of creationism ...
The Daily Courier
Wed, 11 Feb 2015 05:06:23 -0800

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