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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an old-fashioned and outdated doctrine that each species of organism arose in an independent fashion by special creation.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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Do you believe in creationism, and do you think it should be taught in Maine public schools?
The society have launched a petition calling on Education Secretary Mike Russell to issue guidance to publicly-funded schools and colleges to "prevent the teaching of creationism and related doctrines as viable alternatives to established science".
David Dewhurst said he happens "to believe in creationism.
Some 57% of Republicans were in favour of teaching creationism and intelligent design, compared to 30% of Democrats.
First, we asked the students to tei1 us whether their high school biology course included evolution but not creationism, creationism but not evolution, both evolution and creationism, or neither evolution nor creationism (Table 1).
None of these allegations was correct, said the lawyer, who added that the schools founded by the Foundation were not faith schools, let alone ones which advocated creationism.
In other words, about one in four high school biology teachers in the upper Midwest are giving students the impression that creationism is a viable explanation for the origins of life on Earth," Cotner said.
But of those, 54 per cent said it should be taught together with ideas about intelligent design and creationism.
Teaching creationism (the literal truth of the Book of Genesis) in biology lessons is deceitful.
He is careful to note that some varieties of creationism may be compatible with science--that is, the fact that creationism (at least some varieties) is incompatible with evolution doesn't necessarily preclude it from being science.
12, 1809, in Shrewsbury, England - the battle between those who believe in creationism and those who believe in evolution continues to rage.
Two in three science specialists do not think that creationism should be taught in science lessons.