Creationism, definition and study. A-Z index of Cognitio.

Creationism, in a scientific perspective, is the belief that the Universe, the Earth and all living organisms originate from specific acts of divine creation, as reported in the Bible, and not from natural processes such as evolution.

Alien Earth

Alien Earth

In this sense, creationist positions are generally characterized by a critique (or proposal for revision) of cosmogonic and anthropogenic scientific theories in the light of the tales of creation contained for example in Genesis or in other sacred texts, interpreted in a more or less literal way .

Genesis

Genesis

The debate between creationists and non-creationists (particularly in relation to the theory of evolution) is traditionally very lively in the United States.

United States

United States

In the field of creationism, very different positions must be distinguished:

Creationism of the young Earth

The most radical position is what is today called young Earth creationism. The creationism of the young Earth constitutes the chronologically oldest creationist thought whose origin dates back to the Fathers of the Church and to the first debates against the writings of scientists who addressed the problem of the origin of the Earth and of living forms in the light of the discoveries that were made during the development of naturalistic sciences from the 18th century. His supporters, giving an almost literal interpretation of the Bible, claim that the Earth is between 6,000 and 10,000 years of age and reject the conclusions of modern physics, astronomy, chemistry, geology and any obvious scientific and logical evidence . According to James Ussher, 17th century Anglican bishop, the date of creation was precisely October 23, 4004 BC. at midday.

Creation of the old Earth

Advocates of Old Earth creationism accept geology’s findings but reject evolution, stating that all living species, including man, were originally created by God. This theory takes on different facets depending on how it seeks to reconcile biblical description of the genesis with science.

God

God

Non-religious creationism

Some attribute the creation of life on Earth not to a divine entity, but to the intervention of an extraterrestrial civilization (hypothesis inherent in exobiology): supporters of direct panspermia, advocated by Francis Crick (Nobel Prize for the discovery of DNA) stand out but there are also supporters of much more risky theories, introduced by Zecharia Sitchin, Erich von Däniken and Claude Vorilhon, founder of the Raelian movement.

Alien DNA

Alien DNA

Quote by Alessandro Brizzi.

But I actually think that we researchers of knowledge are much more religious than the professors themselves … I say this because we study, we get informed, so we are much more in contact with God … This is not a boast but a fact of done! I am increasingly convinced that we have a lot to study on the origin of “everything” and I think that today’s scientists should dwell more on Biblical and ancient tales, is knowledge synonymous with experience, and where is more experience found? From antiquity by our ancestors, history has been handed down and I can say with all certainty that the first hominid has certainly seen forms and races that none of us can understand … What do you think?

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