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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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Book of Mormon
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) takes no official position on whether or not biological evolution has occurred, or on the validity of the modern evolutionary synthesis as a scientific theory. However, in the 20th century, the LDS Church published doctrinal statements on the origin of man and creation. In addition, individual leaders of the LDS Church have expressed a variety of opinions on evolution, many of which have affected the beliefs and perceptions of Latter-day Saints.

The first official statement on the issue of evolution was in 1909, which marked the centennial of Charles Darwin's birth and the 50th anniversary of his On the Origin of Species. In that year, the First Presidency, led by Joseph F. Smith as President, issued a statement declaring that "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, basing its belief on divine revelation, ancient and modern, proclaims man to be the direct and lineal offspring of Deity." This teaching regarding the origin of man differs from traditional Christianity's doctrine of creation which comprises belief in a fiat creation.

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Kent Hovind
Kent E. Hovind (born January 15, 1953) is an American Young Earth creationist. He is most famous for creation science seminars, many of which have been taped and widely distributed. His seminars, which often make use of humor, aim to convince listeners to believe in biblical creation and to reject evolution. Hovind's views are criticized by the scientific community, and even some fellow Young Earth creationist (YEC) organizations like Answers In Genesis (AIG) criticize Hovind for "persistently us[ing] discredited or false arguments"

Hovind established the Creation Science Evangelism ministry in 1989. Before his incarceration in 2007 for tax offenses, he frequently argued for Young Earth creationism in his talks at private schools and churches, at university debates, and on radio and television broadcasts.

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Major topics

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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Flathead Publishing Group

Flathead Publishing Group
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 09:15:00 -0800

Montana legislators listened to proposed bills that would allow voters to register online, protect teachers who teach creationism in public schools, bar Montana law enforcement officials from enforcing certain federal gun laws, and raise the fine for ...

National Geographic

National Geographic
Sun, 25 Jan 2015 05:01:11 -0800

How and when did you first encounter creationism? About 20 years ago. I was a member of the Northwest Skeptics, which is the Seattle-based skeptics organization. We met people who insisted that the Earth was 6,000 years old. The inanity took my breath ...

National Secular Society

National Secular Society
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 08:19:46 -0800

Two MSPs have offered formal support for a motion which calls for Scottish children to be made "aware of" creationist teaching. Richard Lyle MSP and Dave Thompson MSP are supporting the motion, which was put forward by John Mason MSP. The full ...

cleveland.com

cleveland.com
Sun, 25 Jan 2015 09:01:40 -0800

Several courts—including the U.S. Supreme Court—have likewise looked upon the "science" of creationism and found it wanting. Nearly 30 years ago, the Supreme Court ruled in Edwards v. Aguillard that "creation science" is a religious belief and thus ...

Forbes

Forbes
Tue, 27 Jan 2015 11:15:00 -0800

Dr. Amy Unsworth is a research fellow at the Faraday Institute for Science and Religion, St. Edmund's College, Cambridge University. Over several months last year, she conducted a survey with Yougov to dig deeper into the question of people's attitudes ...

cleveland.com

cleveland.com
Sun, 25 Jan 2015 09:01:38 -0800

Indeed, proponents of both intelligent design and creationism argue that their understanding of science and the relevant data is coherent and corresponds to reality. If a theory has the most explanatory power and best accounts for the evidence on offer ...

MarketWatch

MarketWatch
Fri, 09 Jan 2015 11:53:07 -0800

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Genetic Literacy Project
Wed, 28 Jan 2015 07:10:19 -0800

Over several months last year, she conducted a survey with Yougov to dig deeper into the question of people's attitudes to evolution in the U.K.. It was thought, based on surveys conducted in 2006, that more citizens of the U.K. were embracing creationism.
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