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Most discussions of [[evolution]] vs. [[direct creation]] essentially amount to [[criticisms of evolution]], with [[direct creation]] (interventionist) theories offered as being much more sensible and reasonable by comparison.
 
Most discussions of [[evolution]] vs. [[direct creation]] essentially amount to [[criticisms of evolution]], with [[direct creation]] (interventionist) theories offered as being much more sensible and reasonable by comparison.
===Usages of "evolution"===
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===Disputes involving evolution===
 
* Evolution is a process which can be observed, over human-scale timeframes (decades or less) in nature. We are not currently aware of any significant controversy over this.
 
* Evolution is a process which can be observed, over human-scale timeframes (decades or less) in nature. We are not currently aware of any significant controversy over this.
 
* [[Disagreement over the origins of life]] is more of a controversy, as the [[evolution as a theory of the origins of life|evolutionary explanation]] contradicts the more [[Biblical literalist|literalistic]] (or [[legalistic (religion)|legalistic]]) interpretations of [[the Bible]]. Many branches of Christianity (such as the [[Mormons]]) find no contradiction on this point, however.
 
* [[Disagreement over the origins of life]] is more of a controversy, as the [[evolution as a theory of the origins of life|evolutionary explanation]] contradicts the more [[Biblical literalist|literalistic]] (or [[legalistic (religion)|legalistic]]) interpretations of [[the Bible]]. Many branches of Christianity (such as the [[Mormons]]) find no contradiction on this point, however.
 
* [[Disagreement over the origins of humankind]] is probably where the corresponding [[evolution as a theory of the ascent of humanity|evolutionary explanation]] is the most controversial, as it contradicts the Biblical creation story on both the above issue (the origins of life) and the creation of humankind.
 
* [[Disagreement over the origins of humankind]] is probably where the corresponding [[evolution as a theory of the ascent of humanity|evolutionary explanation]] is the most controversial, as it contradicts the Biblical creation story on both the above issue (the origins of life) and the creation of humankind.
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* There is also much [[criticism of evolution]] in general.

Revision as of 02:23, 14 December 2006

Overview

This page compares the scientific theory of evolution against the various informal theories which hold that the Earth and all life thereon was created as an explicit act ("direct creation"), typically by a supernatural entity who is most commonly stated to be the Christian God.

Most discussions of evolution vs. direct creation essentially amount to criticisms of evolution, with direct creation (interventionist) theories offered as being much more sensible and reasonable by comparison.

Disputes involving evolution