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How creationism has gained ground in Europe in the last few decades

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For decades, the creationist movement was primarily situated in the United States. Then, in the 1970s, American creationists found their ideas welcomed abroad, first in Australia and New Zealand, then in Korea, India, South Africa, Brazil, and elsewhere—including Europe, where creationism plays an expanding role in public debates about science policy and school curricula. In this, the first comprehensive history of creationism in Europe, leading historians, philosophers, and scientists narrate the rise of—and response to—scientific creationism, creation science, intelligent design, and organized antievolutionism in countries and religions throughout Europe.

Providing a unique map of creationism in Europe, the authors chart the surprising history of creationist activities and strategies there. Over the past forty years, creationism has spread swiftly among European Catholics, Protestants, Jews, Hindus, and Muslims, even as anti-creationists sought to smother its flames. Antievolution messages gained such widespread approval, in fact, that in 2007 the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe passed a resolution advising member states to “defend and promote scientific knowledge” and “firmly oppose the teaching of creationism as a scientific discipline on an equal footing with the theory of evolution.”

Well, you know what they say about the strategy of banning a viewpoint that clearly demarcates people into:

Shut up, they explained


But, ‘crats, you don’t own us, and we are not shutting up.

Especially when the Eurocrats’ own viewpoint is so baldly at odds with the evidence, as it is in so many situations nowadays.

And the higher the ‘crats sit, the less likely they’ll even notice, even as others notice more and more.

See also: A hundred people walked out of Darwin/evo psych indoctrination lecture at Oxford? And, while we are here, what’s happening with evolutionary psychology?

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4 Replies to “How creationism has gained ground in Europe in the last few decades

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    Silver Asiatic says:

    This is great news.

    the authors chart the surprising history of creationist activities and strategies there

    I guess it would be surprising for people who think the Darwinian narrative has some explanatory value – and for people who declared that creationism was dead.

    creationism has spread swiftly among European Catholics

    That trend will continue – swiftly.

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    Robert Byers says:

    Theyt are NOT defending science but rather defending certain conclusions touching on origin matters. In short they saying what the Catholic church said to Luther. this is the truth and we will stop you in your protestations because we are defending the true Christian faith. Europe never learns.
    Attacking creationism is saying officially its not true and a dangerous belief. They always say this is historic hopeless Europe.
    In the English speaking world we established that the truth is not to be interfered with by powers. We are free to contend on truths.
    Attacking one side by these powers is immoral and illegal.
    In fact saying creationism is wrong really is saying doctrines in Christianity are wrong. The soviet union failed but its policies are still kicking about in the elites of Europe.
    Glad to hear creationism is going ahead in europe. it will prevail.

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    humbled says:

    Most people I talk to in the UK are just plain ignorant. The literacy levels are appauling and our youth seem to have given up hope. The majority accept evolution on faith and when pressed cannot answer the basics. They simply defer to the scientific consensus.

    The rise in creationism in no doubt due to the absolute and complete failure of the evolution industry to produce any evidence grounded in reality. In fact, as we’ve witnessed recently, as the evolution industry gets more desperate, and as more evidence and scientific discoveries contradict evolutionary claims, the more insane and ridiculous their theories become.

    People are finally starting to realise that this science cult is nothing more than a sham.

    The huge task now, going forward post-Darwinism, is to separate what we actually know scientifically speaking from the Darwinian corruption and distortion found throughout the scientific establishments today.

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    rvb8 says:

    What an unfortunate choice of moniker ‘humbled’. Your pronouncements proclaiming the post-Darwin world are perhaps just a tad premature? The confidence with which you follow this ‘immanent death of, or death of Darwinism’ trope, shows you to be anything but, ‘humble’. Your observations on youth culture in England are, to put it mildly, wrong, and bare no resemblance to the actual state of affairs. The world you have created is hermeneutic, and because of this will always be anti-science.

    Creationism gaining in Europe?? Yeah, and they are also fond of crystolography, shen balancing, homeopathy, astrology, and ID.

    For the past 150 years Darwinism was in its last throws. If I could live another 150 years (assuming a planet still exists), one thing I would love to check into would be all of the anti-science people predicting the soon to be, death of Darwinism.

    This is called delusion, self deception, wishful thinking, attention deficit, and many other descriptive phrases.

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