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Co-Existence of Evolutionary and Creationist Ideas in a Post-Darwinian Society

Title: The Co-Existence of Evolutionary and Creationist Ideas in a Post-Darwinian Society.
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Name(s): Brack, Corinne, author
Department of Biological Science
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: serial
Date Issued: 2013
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Ever since Darwin published The Origin of Species, creationists have offered a competing explanation for the diversity of life on earth and its features. This paper addresses several commonly encountered topics of controversy between creationists and evolutionists. It proceeds to point out the scientific reasoning that allows the evolutionary theorists to draw their conclusions, and how the creationists respond accordingly to these facts as presented. It will use the example of the age of the earth as determined by radiometric dating, as well as the relationship of extinct to extant species, to examine creationist arguments in light of scientific discovery. Specifically, it will address creationist interpretations of the fossil record supporting these relationships and creationist discussion of the morphological continuity between related, extinct taxa. Finally, this paper addresses the place of creationism in today's society, both in the classroom and in the chapel, and its likelihood of persistence into the future.
Identifier: FSU_migr_uhm-0257 (IID)
Keywords: Evolution, Creation, Darwin
Submitted Note: A Thesis submitted to the Department of Biological Sciences in partial fulfillment of the requirements for graduation with Honors in the Major.
Degree Awarded: Fall Semester, 2013.
Date of Defense: November 15, 2013.
Subject(s): Biodiversity
Christianity
Life sciences
Educational sociology
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_uhm-0257
Restrictions on Access: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part of Series: Honors Theses.

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Brack, C. (2013). The Co-Existence of Evolutionary and Creationist Ideas in a Post-Darwinian Society. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_uhm-0257