Class Notes Nov. 16

Class Notes Nov. 16 - Nov. 16 Defining Creationism - the...

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Nov. 16 Defining Creationism - the doctrine that each species had an independent origin directly from God during the firs six days of Creation What’s Different about Modern Creationism - Science - Some (many) modern creationists claim a scientific basis for their argument that the world was divinely created - There were scientific creationists in earlier periods, but many saw no need to endorse science and thought faith sufficient How Does Modern Creationism See Science? - The claim that scientific facts do not refute the Biblical account of Creation, but confirm it - Scientific Creationists argue that two representatives of insects, bats, worms, salamander, and bird were present on the ark Three Belief Systems Popular in America - Natural Theology: Knowledge of God can be acquired directly from Nature - Fundamentalism: literal infallibility of the Bible as necessary to be a true Christian - Scientism: the idea that science will lead us to a better world and that what science says is unalterably true. Therefore if science is always true, and if the Bible is always true,
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