Definition of creationism in English:



  • 1[mass noun] The belief that the universe and living organisms originate from specific acts of divine creation, as in the biblical account, rather than by natural processes such as evolution.

    • ‘He even puts much of the blame for the successes of creationism on such evolutionists.’
    • ‘Politically active creationists failed in their attempts to have creationism taught alongside evolution as a science.’
    • ‘Whether one believes in creationism or evolution has nothing to do with Christianity.’
    • ‘So, as you read this book, challenge yourself to rethink what you have been offered concerning evolution and creationism.’
    • ‘He spoke on the importance of believing in Biblical creationism and the Flood, and why it needs to be a part of our evangelism.’
    • ‘I'm not going to argue creationism, evolution, and all that stuff.’
    • ‘The majority of Americans believe in creationism rather than evolution.’
    • ‘Besieged teachers and others may increasingly find themselves on the spot to defend evolution and refute creationism.’
    • ‘Some readers questioned whether the research I discussed actually supported evolution and not creationism.’
    • ‘It's not limited to evolution and creationism, but also includes the anthropic principle and other relevant issues.’
    • ‘Many evolutionists are calling this creationism wrapped in a new package.’
    • ‘The original proposal was to stop teaching evolution theory until creationism could be taught alongside.’
    • ‘Which theory do you think should be taught in our schools - creationism, evolution, intelligent design or all of the above?’
    • ‘Debates over whether public schools should teach creationism or Darwinian evolution are also fundamentally moral.’
    • ‘They spend much time attacking biblical creationism and creationists.’
    • ‘Biblical creationism, which is a separate line of argumentation, appeals to the authority of the Genesis account.’
    • ‘It is the debate over our origins and how evolution or creationism or intelligent design should be taught in our nation's public schools.’
    • ‘The discussion about evolution and creationism is fine as long as it is confined to the salon and the pulpit.’
    • ‘As a movement, they are unwilling to align themselves with Biblical creationism.’
    • ‘Christians weren't the only ones in the poll to favor the teaching of creationism along with evolution in public schools.’
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      another term for creation science
      • ‘It is not surprising that theologians and mainstream Christians claim that creationism damages Christianity.’
      • ‘This succinctly expresses, I think, both the nature and the theological weakness in ID creationism.’
      • ‘Intelligent Design creationism is bad theology, bad politics, bad education, and bad science.’