FAQ-Incorrect Critiques of Creationism and Creationists
There are 2 forms of creationism:
YEC (Young Earth Creationism) – also called 6 day creationism. This says that God created the entire universe & Earth in 6 literal Earth days. This is what most people think of when they say creationism.
OEC (Old Earth Creationism) – this has several different theories to it but the one common belief to all of them is that they believe in the long ages of the universe (about 13.7 billion years old) and Earth (about 4.5 billion years old). The various other names for OEC are progressive creation, the day-age theory and the gap theory.
To answer these questions & statements that evolutionists make about creationism, we will refer you to linked articles that answer them in greater detail.
This FAQ will concern itself with YEC only.
There are many people that I have run into that have made many false statements concerning creationists and creationism. Some of these statements are:
1… that creationists are not “real” scientists.
2… that only a few uneducated people believe in creationism.
3… that because most scientists don’t believe in creationism that it must not be true.
4… why should we teach creationism, which is a Christian concept, while not teaching the Hindu or Buddhist or some other religions view of creation?
5… that creationism is religious and it should only be taught in religion classes and not science classes.
6… creation scientists don’t contribute anything to science at all.
7… that creationists don’t publish in peer-reviewed scientific journals.
8… that creationists don’t make predictions like other scientists do.
9… that creationism doesn’t have any facts to back it up and so is not real science.
10…that creationism doesn’t use the scientific method.
Let’s answer them in the above order:
1…creationists are not “real” scientists…sure they are…here is a sampling of creationists at https://creation.com/scientists-alive-today-who-accept-the-biblical-account-of-creation.
2…only a few uneducated people believe in creationism…incorrect, check out these poll numbers for the USA at http://news.gallup.com/poll/210956/belief-creationist-view-humans-new-low.aspx. Twice as many Americans believe in creationism than in Darwinian evolution. Worldwide figures are at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Creationism_by_country and https://ncse.com/news/2011/04/polling-creationism-evolution-around-world-006634 (but in this article, even some OEC are listed as evolutionists).
3…because most scientists don’t believe in creationism, then it must not be true…scientific truths have NEVER been determined by a majority vote. In fact, some “accepted scientific views” have later been proven wrong. Read http://BSSSB-LLC.com/blog24-when-scientists-are-wrong/. Many of these “accepted scientific views” have been within my lifetime.
4… why should we teach creationism, which is a Christian concept, while not teaching the Hindu or Buddhist or some other religions view of creation? Because none of these other religious creation views are anywhere near being scientific. No science has sprung forward from these views. But even Christianity’s critics have said that modern science originated from the Christian worldview… http://www.equip.org/article/christianity-led-rise-modern-science/.
5… that creationism is religious and it should only be taught in religion classes and not science classes… This mis-understands what creationism is all about. The real question should be “Is creationism science?”. Read some of the articles at https://www.trueorigin.org/camplist.php and try to tell me that they’re not scientific.
6… creation scientists don’t contribute anything to science at all…this is just plain false. Read
https://creation.com/creationist-scientist-contributions, especially point #5 where it gives specific examples of creationist scientists contributions to science.
7… creationists don’t publish in peer-reviewed scientific journals…
A…this just isn’t true, they do publish and here’s proof… https://creation.com/do-creationists-publish-in-notable-refereed-journals.
B…Peer review isn’t what you think it is… http://business.financialpost.com/opinion/junk-science-week-you-think-peer-review-proves-anything-about-the-reliability-of-science-think-again.
C…there is also prejudice against anything that smacks of creationism… https://creation.com/creationism-science-and-peer-review.
8… creationists don’t make predictions like other scientists do that can be tested…again, this is just false, read https://answersingenesis.org/creation-science/successful-predictions-creation-scientists/ & for intelligent designists, read http://www.ideacenter.org/content1156.html.
9… creationism doesn’t have any facts to back it up and so is not real science…again, this just isn’t true. Read the many articles at https://www.trueorigin.org/camplist.php. Plus look at the successful predictions on point 8 above.
10…creationism doesn’t use the scientific method. Ahh, but what is the scientific method?
To use the scientific method, you have to observe the event, make measurements of the event & repeat the observation and measurement of the event. You cannot do this for anything in history as you cannot observe, measure or repeat the event. So you cannot use the scientific method for evolution either. We must use the historical/judicial method of proof. This method is not 100% accurate. If it does lead to a conclusion, its only beyond a ‘reasonable’ doubt, not beyond any doubt. It goes to where a preponderance of the evidence leads.
Once you add up all the facts & observations about the creation of the universe and of life, then you can make a statement as to how it all came about. But it will be beyond a reasonable doubt but not beyond any doubt.
Now I’d like to show you some quotes made mostly by evolutionists about Darwinian evolution. These scientists are still evolutionists but they are now questioning the main evolution theory of Darwin. There will be some overlap.
4…some real scientists who reject evolution… http://www.scienceagainstevolution.org/v5i10f.htm
6…scientists speak out against evolution… http://www.aboundingjoy.com/scientists.htm
7…scientists dissent from Darwin… https://dissentfromdarwin.org/
8…quotes about God from scientists… https://godevidence.com/2010/08/quotes-about-god-atheism/
9…what scientists say about God, creation & evolution… http://www.tasc-creationscience.org/content/what-scientists-really-say-about-god-creation-and-evolution
And finally, some scientists are beginning to notice that there are more articles being published that call for a major revision of the Standard Theory of Evolution… https://christiannews.net/2017/09/18/biologist-acknowledges-rising-number-of-publications-calling-for-major-revision-of-standard-theory-of-evolution/
As you can see, much of what is said about creationism and creation scientists is wrong. Creationism is a legitimate science and creationists are real scientists.
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