Religion/science conflicts & "hot" topics
Beliefs about the origins & development
species, the Earth, & the rest of
Design, and Theistic Creationism,
(only one of which can reflect reality.)
Six quotations that illustrate the great gulf in beliefs concerning origins of the earth and its life forms:
This section discusses the origin of life (abiogenesis) and the development of species, including creation science, intelligent design, theistic evolution, and naturalistic evolution.
Introductory essays: (Please read these first)
Beliefs about the origin of the species:
Carbon-14 dating techniques:
The conflicts among evolution, ID, and creation science:
The Hebrew Scriptures (Old Testament):
- Genesis 1:2: The creation stories:
- Genesis 6 to 8: Noah's flood:
- Three essays donated by Dr. Zvi Shkedi: On the harmony of a
literal interpretation of the Torah and science:
How old is the earth and the rest of the universe?
Additional donated essays by visitors to this web site:
- By David Wilson:
- By Alton C. Thompson:
and news events:
Note: The term "billion" is used throughout this web site in its North American sense to
refer to one thousand million.
A book on harmonizing evolution & the Bible:
"Searching for Truth with a Broken Flashlight:
The Reality of Misconception and Wishful Thinking in the Evolution/Creation Controversy" by Michael L. Hawley.
The general wisdom in North America is that one must either:
- Accept the accuracy of the Bible text and thus embrace Creationism, or
- Accept the Theory of Evolution as truth and consider the book of Genesis as myth.
Hawley explodes these beliefs. Starting from the facts found in nature, one can harmonize evolution and Genesis. This book is a remarkable accomplishment. It is one of the most important recent books directed at a general audience on evolution and creationism.
You can safely order the following books from Amazon.com:
On Creation Science:
On Intelligent Design:
- Harriet McLeod, "South Carolina legislator seeks to give God credit for state fossil," Reuters, 2014-MAR-31, at: http://www.reuters.com/
- Evan Bleier, "S.C. lawmaker won't let mammoth become state fossil unless God is credited as creatorn" UPI News, 2014-APR-02, at:
- "Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA): Evolution, Big Bang 'Lies Straight From The Pit Of Hell'." TPM, 2012-OCT-05, at: http://2012.talkingpointsmemo.com/
- "Scientists to Texas Board of Education: Teach Evolution Right!," National Center for Science Education, 2009-MAY-19, at: http://ncse.com/
- "Darwin Day approaches," The National Center for Science Education, 2-15=JAN-12, at: http://ncse.com/
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Originally published: 1995-NOV-03
Most recent update: 2016-FEB-12 [Darwin Day]
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