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creationism

(krē-ā′shə-nĭz′əm)
n.
Belief in the supernatural origin of the universe or of humans and other living things, especially as based on the literal interpretation of the account of the creation related in the Bible.

cre·a′tion·ist adj. & n.

creationism

Evolutionary biology
A philosophy based on the Judeo-Christian concept that all forms of life, in particular human life, were created from nothing (by God). Creationism is the virtual opposite of Darwinism or evolution, in which all organisms are believed to have evolved from another.

creationism

The belief that the account of the creation of the world contained in the first chapter of the book of Genesis is literally true. The implication, often expressed, is that the scientific account, including the geological evidence, is false. Creationism denies Darwinian evolution, but a belief in, and knowledge of, evolution has become an essential component in the mental armamentarium of the medical scientist. (See EVOLUTIONARY MEDICINE.)

creationism

an old-fashioned and outdated doctrine that each species of organism arose in an independent fashion by special creation. Such views have now been largely replaced by evolutionary theory but are still held by some on religious grounds.
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They are antiwomen's rights, against LGBT rights and some of them are creationists.
adults who believe that God created humans in their present form at some time within the last 10,000 years or so -- the strict creationist view -- has reached a new low.
Young earth creationists start with a specific interpretation of Genesis 1-11 that includes a recent creation of the universe (6,000 to 10,000 years ago) and the laying down of the geological column during the flood.
The panels, which are assembled by SBOE members, have included several prominent creationists and evolution skeptics, as well as others without a background in education or science.
After the vote, creationists tried to save face by insisting they had scored a victory.
Officials at the Creationist Museum, one of several creationist organisations featuring the petroglyph, quickly criticised the report and Cole.
For at least two reasons, the excellent exercise presented by Phil Senter (ABT 72:70-76, February 2010) will not convince a creationist that "Lucy" is any indication that Homo sapiens evolved from an ape-like species.
The biologists also refute the creationist claim that biochemical changes in organisms are too complex to occur without a designer by explaining the way in which the malaria parasite's resistance to the drug chloroquine likely evolved.
It seems that the ID movement did not wish to alienate creationists, whom it appeared to regard as allies against the common enemy of "Darwinism.
For example, do you know of any creationists who have literally "sold everything they own, and given the money to the poor"?
The other side denounces this faith as fanaticism and claims creationists lack scientific evidence for their beliefs.
The biblical literalists on the Dover board went out and found a supplementary biology textbook published by creationists in Fort Worth.