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creationism

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noun

  • 1The belief that the universe and living organisms originate from specific acts of divine creation, as in the biblical account, rather than by natural processes such as evolution.

    ‘The majority of Americans believe in creationism rather than evolution.’
    • ‘They spend much time attacking biblical creationism and creationists.’
    • ‘The original proposal was to stop teaching evolution theory until creationism could be taught alongside.’
    • ‘It is the debate over our origins and how evolution or creationism or intelligent design should be taught in our nation's public schools.’
    • ‘Besieged teachers and others may increasingly find themselves on the spot to defend evolution and refute creationism.’
    • ‘Christians weren't the only ones in the poll to favor the teaching of creationism along with evolution in public schools.’
    • ‘The discussion about evolution and creationism is fine as long as it is confined to the salon and the pulpit.’
    • ‘Which theory do you think should be taught in our schools - creationism, evolution, intelligent design or all of the above?’
    • ‘Debates over whether public schools should teach creationism or Darwinian evolution are also fundamentally moral.’
    • ‘Politically active creationists failed in their attempts to have creationism taught alongside evolution as a science.’
    • ‘Biblical creationism, which is a separate line of argumentation, appeals to the authority of the Genesis account.’
    • ‘He spoke on the importance of believing in Biblical creationism and the Flood, and why it needs to be a part of our evangelism.’
    • ‘As a movement, they are unwilling to align themselves with Biblical creationism.’
    • ‘Many evolutionists are calling this creationism wrapped in a new package.’
    • ‘He even puts much of the blame for the successes of creationism on such evolutionists.’
    • ‘Whether one believes in creationism or evolution has nothing to do with Christianity.’
    • ‘I'm not going to argue creationism, evolution, and all that stuff.’
    • ‘So, as you read this book, challenge yourself to rethink what you have been offered concerning evolution and creationism.’
    • ‘Some readers questioned whether the research I discussed actually supported evolution and not creationism.’
    • ‘It's not limited to evolution and creationism, but also includes the anthropic principle and other relevant issues.’
    1. 1.1
      another term for creation science
      ‘Intelligent Design creationism is bad theology, bad politics, bad education, and bad science.’
      • ‘This succinctly expresses, I think, both the nature and the theological weakness in ID creationism.’
      • ‘In recent years, these two schools of thought—creationism and evolution—have been at conflict in school, universities, and scientific circles.’
      • ‘He made headlines in February with his public debate on the subject of evolution and creationism.’
      • ‘He doesn't believe in creationism , and sees no reason why he ever should.’

Pronunciation

creationism

/krēˈāSHəˌnizəm/ /kriˈeɪʃəˌnɪzəm/