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Creationists are not merely fools who take Genesis literally

By Jim Holt   May 2002

In the last decade or so, creationists have grown sophisticated. The old-fashioned ones are still around. They’re the ones who believe that the earth is a few thousand years old, that God created it in six days and that fossils are a product of Noah’s flood. In the early 1990s, however, a new breed of creationists appeared. These “neo-creos” have PhDs and occupy positions at some of the better American universities. The case they make against Darwinism does not rest on the authority of scripture; rather, it proceeds from premises that are scientific and philosophical, invoking molecular biology, information theory…

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