Are Creationists Against Science?

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Groups that support Evolutionism will often make a claim similar to ‘Creationists deny science’. What usually follows such a statement is a number of logical fallacies which misrepresent both Creation and Evolution. This misrepresentation hinders the scientific process and the ability to truly learn about the universe, our world, and life itself.

The most common fallacy is to compare the Theory of Evolution (a scientific model) with Creationism (a belief). This is an unfair tactic. The scientific Theory of Evolution should be compared to the scientific Theory of Creation and the beliefs of Evolutionism should be compared with the beliefs of Creationism. This maintains a fair comparison and separation of both science and belief.

A second fallacy often made is to equate the Theory of Evolution with Science itself. Under this false assumption, challenging Evolution becomes a challenge against Science. However, you do not need Evolution (an idea) to do Science (a process of testing ideas and following evidence). Both the Theories of Creation and Evolution are ideas that can be tested within the structure of Science.

A third fallacy is made when Evolution advocates state the the Theory of Creation has no evidence. To the contrary, both Evolution and Creation have exactly the same research and evidence available to examine. Creationists do not deny science or challenge scientific data. What they do challenge is Evolutionism’s interpretation of the scientific data.

Creationists are not against Science. In reality, Creationists like Science, find the Scientific Method useful, and have contributed to the scientific knowledge of our world.

LIIC. Last Updated: 24/12/2015
Todd Elder

Todd Elder

Todd Elder has a deep desire to understand and experience Creation. As a Baraminologist, his current research includes developing the Katagenos Species Concept, the Natanzera Classification System, and the Floral Formula Method of determining Plant Kinds. As an author and speaker, his books and seminar materials are designed to encourage a growing relationship with the Creator.
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