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Evolution and Religious Creation MythsHow Scientists Respond$
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Paul F. Lurquin and Linda Stone

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780195315387

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195315387.001.0001

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 Creationism and Intelligent Design

 Creationism and Intelligent Design

The Evolution of an Idea

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(p.3) 1 Creationism and Intelligent Design
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Evolution and Religious Creation Myths
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Paul F. Lurquin

Linda Stone (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195315387.003.0001

This chapter demonstrates that Intelligent Design can be called a form of neocreatonism that, just like old-style creationism, confuses the word “theory” with the words “postulate” and “fact”. It shows that Intelligent Design implies purpose in the universe, a concept that science can neither support nor refute. It further describes creation myths as found in Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, and Judaism, discussing how these myths influence scientific thinking in various societies.

Keywords:   Buddhism, creation myths, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, neocreationism

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