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the literal belief in the account of Creation given in the Book of Genesis

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Scientific creationists (Gish) declare that there are no transitional fossils.
Where Darwin Meets the Bible: Creationists and Evolutionists in America.
Wiccan-pagans, for example, were far more receptive than creationists to genetic engineering and fetal transplants.
Chapters 5 ("Creationists Attack I: Scientific Style and Notions of Time") and 6 ("Creationists Attack II: The Origin and History of Life") explain why creationists are wrong in both of these attacks.
With few exceptions, scientists today are not ontological naturalists (as creationists would have them) but methodological naturalists, dealing in approximate and tentative truths, compelled by their integrity to adopt provisionally any potentially revisable theory that covers the known facts.
Supreme Court rejections and overwhelming support from the scientific community for the theory of evolution has hurt the cause of creationists like Willis.
In fact, she and her allies invited a few dozen people to review the textbook options this summer, including a handful of known creationists.
London, Mar 28 (ANI): An ancient cave drawing high on a rock formation in Utah has ignited a firestorm between creationists and scientists.
4 (2007): 318-9; "Old Earth Creationists," English Churchman 7779 (6 and 13 Nov.
Their topics include differences in epistemic practices among scientists, young earth creationists, intelligent design creationists, and the scientist-creationists of Darwin's era; ontological assumptions about species and their influence on students' understanding of evolutionary biology; accepting evolution or creation in people, animals, plants, and classrooms: the maelstrom of American cognition about biological change; and teaching evolution in a historical context: from the wisdom of the ancient Greeks to genetic algorithms.
While various religions and cultures have their own creation myths, mostly written back in the Bronze Age, there are now Creationists who are inventing pseudo-science based on their interpretation of the Bible or other ancient books, and attempting to wedge this into the teaching of evidence-based science.
SIR - Meirion R Thomas (Letters, March 5) asks for a measure of respect for the creationist viewpoint on evolution and says that there are many creationists in Wales with academic qualifications in sciences that they have worked hard to attain.
It seems obvious that if we spent more time in our textbooks talking about how tetrapods came up on land, how birds evolved from dinosaurs, how whales went back into the oceans, the average American would not be so vulnerable to the claims of creationists.
Creationists claim the universe is less than 10,000 years old.
Creationists, however, consider that only God would have the power to create something as powerful as The Big Bang.