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Creationism is a belief system which postulates that the universe, Earth, and life on Earth were deliberately created by an intelligent being. There are a spectrum of creationist views with two main schools of creation thought known as religious creationism and intelligent design. Religious Creationism is the belief that the universe and life on Earth were created by an almighty deity. The position has a deep rooted foundation in scripture, which is relied upon for insights regarding the history of the world. Within the creationism camp can be found young earth and old earth advocates. Intelligent design (ID) infers that natural laws and chance alone are not adequate to explain all natural phenomena. It is not governed by religious doctrine, nor does it makes claims about who the creator was. ID uses no religious texts when forming theories about the history of the world. ID simply postulates that the universe possesses evidence that it was intelligently designed.
The young earth creationism perspective is the result of a plain, or historical-grammatical reading of the description of the early earth in the Bible, or the Islamic Qur'an, which both contain nearly parallel accounts of a six-day creation, Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden, and Noah's flood. For purposes that are clear, the Christian interpretation will be built upon and described.
Integral aspects of the Young Earth Creationist position include creation in six days (encompassing everything from the beginning of the universe to the appearance of man), and the global flood of Noah's time (as the fossil-bearing sediments laid down by the flood account for most of the geological column). Young earth creationists scientists also believe that the first law of thermodynamics and second law of thermodynamics argue against an eternal universe and they also claim that these laws point to the universe being supernaturally created.
Dr. Robert V. Gentry is a nuclear physicist who worked 13 years for the Oakridge National Laboratory ('69-'82). He has spent the major part of his scientific career investigating traces of polonium radioactivity inscribed in granite and is arguably the world's leading authority on polonium halos. His research has resulted in authoring or co-authoring over twenty research papers in scientific publications, such as Science, Nature, Geophysical Research Letters, Annual Review of Nuclear Science, and Earth and Planetary Science Letters. When he began his research, he was an evolutionist. Today, Dr. Gentry is a fully convinced young earth creation scientist.
Evolution is not merely a biological theory of little significance. It is a world view—the world view diametrically opposing the Christian world view. Therefore Christians ignore it or compromise with it at great peril! — Dr. Henry Morris, The Long War Against God, Baker Book House, Grand Rapids, MI, 1989, p. 23
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- Bigger Than We Think The doctrine of Creation goes deeper than just explaining how the world began. Christianity Today, March 20, 2013.
- Young earth v. old earth An old earth creationist asks the Creation Science Hall of Fame whether it will honor those who interpret Genesis somewhat less than literally. The Secretary-Treasurer of CSHOF gives his answer. Creation News, Creation Science Hall of Fame, February 18, 2013.
- In U.S. Congress, a clash of Science and Scripture Canadian press criticizes Rep. Paul Broun, M.D (Chairman of the Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight of the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology of the House of Representatives) for being a young earth creationist. Post Media News, December 28, 2012.
- Pat Robertson Says Dinosaurs Prove Young Earth Creationists Are Wrong "The 700 Club" co-host has voiced his disagreement stating that the earth is not 6,000 years old, as some conservative Christians believe. The Christian Post, November 28, 2012.