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* [[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.
 
* There is also much [[criticism of evolution]] in general.
 
* There is also much [[criticism of evolution]] in general.
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==Links==
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===Reference===
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* Wikipedia: [[wikipedia:Creation-evolution controversy|Creation-evolution controversy]]
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* [http://www.talkorigins.org/ The TalkOrigins Archive]: "exploring the creation/evolution controversy"
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===Debate & Editorials===
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* [http://dotclue.org/archives/002366.html "Intelligent Design" vs. science]: a brief but very illuminating metaphor by J Greely, with [http://dotclue.org/murfle/gleep?entry_id=2366 comments]
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* [http://www.livescience.com/humanbiology/050922_ID_main.html Intelligent Design: An Ambiguous Assault on Evolution] at LiveScience
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* [http://greensboro.rhinotimes.com/story.html?id=1142 Creation and Evolution in the Schools] by [[Orson Scott Card]] (2006-01-12)
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* [http://www.don-lindsay-archive.org/creation/ The Creation/Evolution Controversy] by Don Lindsay
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* [[User:Woozle/Evolution vs. Intelligent Design|a biased analysis]] by Woozle
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* [http://www.teach-nology.com/forum/archive/index.php/t-372.html some debate] (''mostly'' calm) at Teachnology Teacher Forum
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===News===
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* '''2006-02-28''' [http://www.nytimes.com/2006/02/28/national/28utah.html Anti-Darwin Bill Fails in Utah] ([http://science.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=06/02/28/1829225 slashdot])
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* '''2006-02-19''' [http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2006-02/asfb-ada021706.php AAAS denounces anti-evolution laws as hundreds of K-12 teachers convene for 'Front Line' event]
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* '''2006-02-12''' [http://news.monstersandcritics.com/northamerica/article_1096932.php/Churches_celebrate_Darwin%60s_birthday Churches celebrate Darwin's birthday] Nearly 450 Christian churches "say Darwin`s theory of biological evolution is compatible with faith and that Christians have no need to choose between religion and science"
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==Quotes==
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* From [http://www.startribune.com/614/story/442850.html StarTribune.com interview] with [[wikipedia:Lee Strobel|Lee Strobel]]: "Evolution is defined as a random, undirected process. But even scientists say the universe had to begin somewhere. Then you look at genetics, cosmology, physics and other fields. From there we can extrapolate that there had to be an immaterial, powerful, intelligent cause to the universe coming into being. The evidence defies a coincidental explanation. And random, undirected evolution precludes a creator calling the shots, so there's an intellectual disconnect for me. Also, Darwinism offers no explanation for human consciousness. [[wikipedia:God of the gaps|The gaps in science point to a creator]]."
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** Some [http://scienceblogs.com/pharyngula/2006/05/strobel_gag.php commentary] by PZ Myers at Pharyngula

Revision as of 16:11, 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

Links

Reference

Debate & Editorials

News

Quotes

  • From StarTribune.com interview with Lee Strobel: "Evolution is defined as a random, undirected process. But even scientists say the universe had to begin somewhere. Then you look at genetics, cosmology, physics and other fields. From there we can extrapolate that there had to be an immaterial, powerful, intelligent cause to the universe coming into being. The evidence defies a coincidental explanation. And random, undirected evolution precludes a creator calling the shots, so there's an intellectual disconnect for me. Also, Darwinism offers no explanation for human consciousness. The gaps in science point to a creator."