In July 1925, the town hosted the Scopes Monkey Trial, a landmark case in the history of creationism.
Last time I checked, not even Santorum was waving the creationism (or intelligent design) banner in this race.
The geologist David R. Montgomery set out to write a “straightforward refutation of creationism.”
European scholars find American creationism incomprehensible.
Simply put, thanks to the existence of antagonists like Nye, creationism is both profitable and, by all appearances, kind of fun.
Intelligent design (ID) and creationism lack this broad-based evidentiary support.
There are currently two bills being debated in the Missouri legislature on creationism.
Not coincidentally, creationism has also been making a comeback.
When it comes to creationism or, as Sarah Palin calls it, “the C-word,” the ex-governor says her position is “nuanced.”
Radioactive dating does show that the Earth is billions and not thousands of years old, refuting young-Earth creationism.
1847, originally a Christian theological position that God immediately created a soul for each person born; from creation + -ism. As a name for the religious reaction to Darwin, opposed to evolution, it is attested from 1880.
James Ussher (1581-1656), Archbishop of Armagh, Primate of All Ireland, and Vice-Chancellor of Trinity College in Dublin was highly regarded in his day as a churchman and as a scholar. Of his many works, his treatise on chronology has proved the most durable. Based on an intricate correlation of Middle Eastern and Mediterranean histories and Holy writ, it was incorporated into an authorized version of the Bible printed in 1701, and thus came to be regarded with almost as much unquestioning reverence as the Bible itself. Having established the first day of creation as Sunday 23 October 4004 B.C. ... Ussher calculated the dates of other biblical events, concluding, for example, that Adam and Eve were driven from Paradise on Monday 10 November 4004 BC, and that the ark touched down on Mt Ararat on 5 May 1491 BC "on a Wednesday". [Craig, G.Y., and E.J. Jones, "A Geological Miscellany," Princeton University Press, 1982.]
The (false) belief that large, innovative software designs can be completely specified in advance and then painlessly magicked out of the void by the normal efforts of a team of normally talented programmers. In fact, experience has shown repeatedly that good designs arise only from evolutionary, exploratory interaction between one (or at most a small handful of) exceptionally able designer(s) and an active user population - and that the first try at a big new idea is always wrong. Unfortunately, because these truths don't fit the planning models beloved of management, they are generally ignored.