I became a bit of a zealot in high school under the tutelage of a charismatic Sunday School teacher, and I remember proudly receiving an "A" from my atheist biology teacher for writing a persuasive paper on the topic of "scientific creationism
Over time, the fundamentalist view evolved into the pseudoscience of "scientific creationism
" that is still popular among conservative Christians.
Looking in turn at cognition, beyond science, and meaning systems, they consider such topics as scientific versus religious knowledge in evolutionary perspective, magic and ritual in an age of science, public and private knowledge of scientific creationism
, the religions of science and the sciences of religion in Brazil, meaning and everyday life in contemporary Ireland, and religion and science after the Vietnam War.
When they were no longer able to do so, they tried to 'balance' it with the teaching of biblical creationism, or scientific creationism
, or intelligent design.
The creationists: From scientific creationism
to intelligent design.
Contributions are grouped into three parts: historical interactions with five essays covering the Patristic era to the present: the relations between religion and contemporary science with five essays on scientific creationism
and 'intelligent design', evolution, the Big Bang and bioethics and religion; and Philosophical Perspectives with four essays on atheism naturalism and science, divine action, emergence and scientific explanation; science.
Others opposed theistic evolution from the perspective of "creationism." Of late, the perspectives of "scientific creationism
" and "flood geology" are now taken up by proponents of "intelligent design" with its belief in the "irreducible complexity" of organisms' features.
Prior Supreme Court rulings had already banned public schools from teaching creationism as a violation of the Establishment Clause, and the Court had ruled as well that creationism's lineal descendant, scientific creationism
, was still a religion, despite the lip service it paid to science.
Like 'Scientific Creationism
', this has been presented as an alternative theory to Darwinism which should be taught alongside evolution in science classes in a 'balanced' way.
TAS thus concludes that non-naturalistic or supernatural explanations, often guised as "creation science," "scientific creationism
," or "intelligent design theory," are not scientific in nature, do not conform to the scientific usage of "theory," and should not be included in Tennessee's science curricula.
Ken Ham, who operates this museum, disagrees with people who call scientific creationism