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Evolution and Creation Science

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What faith groups believe about origins

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Overview:

As for many other topics, like debates over sexual orientation, gender identity, abortion access, disciplining children, human sexuality education, etc. there exists a wide diversity of beliefs among religious groups concerning origins of the species, the history of the earth, and the origin of the universe. This section deals with this diversity of belief among various religions, and among different wings of the same religion.

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Topics covered in this section:

bullet Diversity of beliefs. Debates and friction over beliefs
 
bullet Beliefs of Christian groups
 
bullet Beliefs of other world religions
 
bullet Beliefs of Pagans and Aboriginal groups

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bullet Overview of evolution and creation science
bullet Conflicting world views, and many individual belief systems
bullet Beliefs of the U.S. public

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Books on worldwide creation stories & myths:

  • D. Leeming & M. Leeming, "A Dictionary of Creation Myths", Oxford University Press, New York, NY, (1994)  Read reviews or order this book

  • B.C. Sproul, "Primal Myths: Creation Myths Around the World," Harper Collins, San Francisco, CA, (1979), Page 192 to 194. Read reviews or order this book

  • Johnathan Moore, "What do Americans believe about the origin of species," Public Religion Project, 1998-OCT-12

  • George Bishop, "The Religious Worldview and American Beliefs about Human Origins" The Public Perspective, 1998-AUG.

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