Creationism and Intelligent Design: Scientific and Theological Difficulties

Bailey, David H.
September 2010
Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought;Fall2010, Vol. 43 Issue 3, p62
Academic Journal
The article discusses creationism and intelligent design (ID) as theories of life on earth, from both a scientific and theological perspective, framed for members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS). The basis of creationism in biblical literalism is discussed, as is the more scientific but still God-centered orientation of ID. Also discussed are legal controversies in the United States regarding the teaching of creation versus evolution in public schools, and the LDS positions on the matter.


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