What does creationism mean?

Here's a list of possible definitions for the term creationism:

Princeton's WordNet

  1. creationism(noun)

    the literal belief in the account of Creation given in the Book of Genesis

    "creationism denies the theory of evolution of species"


  1. creationism(Noun)

    The doctrine that each individual human soul is created by God, as opposed to traducianism.

  2. creationism(Noun)

    Any creationary belief, especially a belief that the origin of things is due to an event or process of creation brought about by the deliberate act of any divine agency, such as a Creator God (creator god).

  3. creationism(Noun)

    The belief that a deity created the world, especially as described in a particular religious text, such as the Book of Genesis.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Creationism(noun)

    the doctrine that a soul is specially created for each human being as soon as it is formed in the womb; -- opposed to traducianism


  1. Creationism

    Creationism is the religious belief that life, the Earth, and the universe are the creation of a supernatural being. As science developed during the 18th century and forward, various views aimed at reconciling science with the Abrahamic creation narrative developed in Western societies. Those holding that species had been created separately were generally called "advocates of creation" but were also called "creationists", as in private correspondence between Charles Darwin and his friends. As the creation–evolution controversy developed over time, the term "anti-evolutionists" became common. In 1929 in the United States, the term "creationism" first became associated with Christian fundamentalists, specifically with their rejection of human evolution and belief in a young Earth—although this usage was contested by other groups, such as old Earth creationists and evolutionary creationists, who hold different concepts of creation. Today, the American Scientific Affiliation recognizes that there are different opinions among creationists on the method of creation, while acknowledging unity on the Abrahamic belief that God "created the universe." Since the 1920s, literalist creationism in America has contested scientific theories, such as that of evolution, which derive from natural observations of the universe and life. Literalist creationists believe that evolution cannot adequately account for the history, diversity, and complexity of life on Earth. Fundamentalist creationists of the Christian faith usually base their belief on a literal reading of the Genesis creation narrative. Other religions have different deity-led creation myths, while different members of individual faiths vary in their acceptance of scientific findings.

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. creationism

    The (false) belief that large, innovative software designs can be completely specified in advance and then painlessly magicked out of the void by the normal efforts of a team of normally talented programmers. In fact, experience has shown repeatedly that good designs arise only from evolutionary, exploratory interaction between one (or at most a small handful of) exceptionally able designer(s) and an active user population — and that the first try at a big new idea is always wrong. Unfortunately, because these truths don't fit the planning models beloved of management, they are generally ignored.

Anagrams for creationism »

  1. anisometric, marcionites, miscreation, romanticise


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of creationism in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of creationism in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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