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.