Difference between revisions of "Creationism vs. science"

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** [[wikipedia:Creation and evolution in public education|Creation and evolution in public education]]
 
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** ''[[Science, Evolution, and Creationism]]'' -- link for now: [http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=11876]; the book is available in print form, as a free PDF (registration required), and viewable on the web site in low resolution (text is barely legible)
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*** '''2008-01-04''' [http://blog.au.org/2008/01/04/good-book-science-academy-says-dont-confuse-religion-with-biology/ Good Book: Science Academy Says Don’t Confuse Religion With Biology]
 
===Debate & Editorials===
 
===Debate & Editorials===
 
* '''2006-12-27''' [http://commentisfree.guardian.co.uk/richard_dawkins/2006/12/post_845.html Big mistake] by [[Richard Dawkins]]: "It is important to understand the sheer magnitude of the error that creationists are attributing to their scientific colleagues."
 
* '''2006-12-27''' [http://commentisfree.guardian.co.uk/richard_dawkins/2006/12/post_845.html Big mistake] by [[Richard Dawkins]]: "It is important to understand the sheer magnitude of the error that creationists are attributing to their scientific colleagues."

Revision as of 01:32, 24 January 2008

Overview

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

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

Disputes involving evolution

Notes

Apparently "disagreement over the common ancestry of all life" is an issue as well; to be researched.

Related Pages

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."