What is Creationism?
Creationism covers a spectrum of views including evolutionary creationism, but the term is commonly used for literal creationists who reject various aspects of science, and instead promote pseudoscientific beliefs. Literal creationists base their beliefs on a fundamentalist reading of religious texts, including the creation myths found in Genesis and the Quran. For young Earth creationists, these beliefs are based on a literalist interpretation of the Genesis creation narrative and rejection of the scientific theory of evolution. Literalist creationists believe that evolution cannot adequately account for the history, diversity, and complexity of life on Earth.
The first use of the term “creationist” to describe a proponent of creationism is found in an 1856 letter of Charles Darwin describing those who objected on religious grounds to the then emerging science of evolution.
- Creator Deity
- Creation myth
- Origin Myth
- Genesis creation narrative
- Genesis flood narrative
- Allegorical Interpretations of Genesis
- Framework Interpretation in Genesis
- Biblical Literalist Chronology
- Young Earth creationism
- Old Earth creationism
- Dating Creation
- Creation science
- Intelligent design
- Geocentric model
- Theistic Evolution
- Objections to evolution
- What Is “Ex Nihilo”?
- Chaos in Cosmogony
- Acceptance of Evolution by Religious Groups
- Theology of Creationism and Evolution
- Islamic views on evolution
- Jewish views on evolution
- Creation and Evolution in Public Education
- Teach The Controversy
- Creation–evolution controversy
- Scopes Trial
- Kitzmiller v. Dover Area School District
- “Tell Us About Our Creator, Our Teachers Do Not Speak Of Him”