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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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Bill Reid's sculpture Raven and The First Men, showing part of a Haida creation myth.
The Raven in Creation is the trickster and creator in the traditional creation myths of the Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian peoples of the Pacific Northwest Coast.

One version of the Raven creation myth begins when Raven was taught by his father, Kit-ka'ositiyi-qa to be a creator, but Raven was unsatisfied with the product. He created the world but was unable to give it light or water. On hearing that light could be found hidden in a far off land, Raven decided he would travel there and steal it. When he discovered that dwelling in the house of light was a young woman who lived there with her father, he played the first of many tricks. He turned himself into a speck of dirt and slipped into her drinking water and was swallowed. This made the daughter pregnant, and she gave birth to an unusual and fussy child who cried demanding to touch one of the bundles which had been stored hanging from the walls. The child was given one of the bags to quiet him, but when tired of playing with it he let it go, and it floated away from him and disappeared through the smoke hole. Once it reached the sky the bundle came undone and scattered stars across the sky. The child was given the second bundle to play with, and he let it too float away through the hole in the ceiling, and it released the moon. This would happen again with the third and last bundle, which flew away and became sunlight.

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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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Herald Scotland
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 19:00:00 -0800

"At no time does it pass judgement on the merits or otherwise of creationism, but raises only the view that professional school staff are best-placed to deal with all such issues." The SSS petition was lodged after it emerged members of a US pro ...
Business Insider
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 11:52:30 -0800

When it comes to ideas about how life on Earth originated, Americans and Brits see things very differently. While 40% of British adults think living things arose because "conditions here on Earth happened to be suitable," (a basic tenet of evolution ...
Science AAAS
Mon, 27 Oct 2014 00:14:23 -0700

A creationist conference set for a major research campus—Michigan State University (MSU) in East Lansing—is creating unease among some of the school's students and faculty, which includes several prominent evolutionary biologists. The 1 November ...

Iowa State Daily

Iowa State Daily
Mon, 17 Nov 2014 22:00:00 -0800

Dawkins, evolutionary biologist and secularist, shared his views on creationism, evolutionism and moral decisions with a nearly full Stephens Auditorium on Nov. 17. Almost every seat in the lower level was full of students and community members to hear ...

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Washington Post
Tue, 11 Nov 2014 09:03:45 -0800

Bill Nye the Science Guy is a scientist, engineer, comedian, inventor and something of a cultural icon. In “Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation,” he takes on the notion that creationism is as valid a theory of how we came to be as ...

Raw Story

Raw Story
Mon, 03 Nov 2014 06:29:05 -0800

“And if his opinions include Young Earth Creationism,” he continued, “my personal opinion is that he is no more qualified to teach history than a 'flat earther' is to teach geography or a proponent of the 'stork theory' is to teach reproductive ...


Tue, 28 Oct 2014 04:55:03 -0700

God is "not a magician with a magic wand", Pope Francis said in a trenchant speech backing science against creationism and intelligent design theories. In an address to the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, the Pople said that the theories of evolution ...

The Daily News Journal

The Daily News Journal
Thu, 06 Nov 2014 15:37:30 -0800

Two world-renowned authors and speakers will give presentations this month regarding the existence of God. 'Thank God for Evolution'. MURFREESBORO – Members of the Middle Tennessee State University community aim to dispel the notion that religion ...

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