Creationism, teaching evolution
Creationism, teaching evolution"Often a non-Christian knows something about the earth, the heavens, and the other parts of the world, about the motions and orbits of the stars and even their sizes and distances,... and this knowledge he holds with certainty from reason and experience. It is thus offensive and disgraceful for an unbeliever to hear a Christian talk nonsense about such things, claiming that what he is saying is based in Scripture. We should do all that we can to avoid such an embarrassing situation, lest the unbeliever see only ignorance in the Christian and laugh to scorn."Creationist apologetics, Dissent from Darwinism
- St. Augustine, De Genesi ad litteram libri duodecim (The Literal Meaning of Genesis)
Are scientists dogmatic?, Creationist glossary
What is "critical thinking" in science?, The social divide
What is "objective science"?, Is evolution a "theory in crisis"?
Teaching evolution to fundamentalists, Is evolution in decline?
Creationism begins with a conclusion. It then collects arguments to support the conclusion or to detract from opposing conclusions. Conclusions are not tested experimentally. The method, known as apologetics, is a form of rationalizing which was employed extensively by the Catholic church to support doctrine, especially before Vatican II. Rejecting accepted dogma is heresy, which is punished by excommunication. Apologetics do not improve understanding of the natural world. Since they discourage experiment and are immune to change, they are antiscientific.
Introduction to creationism - Does science differ from reason?
Creationism links, Creationist misconceptions
Evolution - scientific timeline - Should we teach both sides?
Does dog breeding disprove evolution?, Unintelligent design
Henry Schaefer's misunderstanding - Creationist idealogues
Different forms of creationism, Important creationist discoveries
Intelligent design creationism - the Discovery Institute
Entertaining! Creationist crackpots (and parody)
Antievolution and science literature, Dover PA
A brief essay on "faith based ignorance"
Links to recent evolution articles