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ANTH-200 January 16, 2008 Creationism vs. Evolutionism Intelligent Design is modern Creationism Fact vs. Theory Creationism says that there are ‘gaps’ in between fossil evidence, like you have chimp fossils, and then early human fossils, no “in between”. Evolutionism believes there are little Creation science is a science that came into being in the 1970’s Argue that the dating system they use is bogus, creationists believe that the earth is 6000 years old "Creation Science" - creationist disbelief in scientific evidence for evolution Intelligent Design - recent reworking of creationist disbelief in evolution, stressing complexity of living things, believing this is evidence for supernatural role.
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Unformatted text preview: What is Science?- Falsifiable: Hypothesis-experiment/evidence-new hypothesis = self-correcting- does not seek to prove- progressive Early Thinkers - The Greeks- Aristotle and Plato - "Natural Philosophers"- "Experimental science is a base mechanical endeavor." Plato favored pure math and logic departing from their teacher Democritus.- This Greek tradition influenced the Renaissance, flowering of arts but not of science - Leonardo da Vinci (b. 1519) or Roger Bacon (1300's) as the first real scientist?- Bishop James Ussher (1581-1656): Pinpoints moment of creation as Oct. 10, 4004 B.C.- Carol von Linnaeus - 1700's - Taxonomy...
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