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Creationism is the religious belief that the universe and life were created by a supernatural deity or deities (typically God), whose existence is presupposed. Creationism covers a spectrum of views including evolutionary creationism, a theological variant of theistic evolution which asserts that both evolutionary science and a belief in creation are true, but the term is commonly used for literal creationists who the reject standard interpretation of the fossil record.
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Hinduism includes a range of viewpoints about evolution and the origins of life. The accounts of the emergence of life within the universe vary in description, but classically the god Brahma, from a Trimurti of three Gods also including Vishnu and Shiva, is described as performing the act of 'creation', or more specifically of 'propagating life within the universe' with the other two deities being responsible for 'preservation' and 'destruction' (of the universe) respectively. Some Hindu schools do not regard the scriptural creation myth as a literal truth, and often the creation stories themselves do not go into specific detail, thus leaving open the possibility of incorporating at least some theories in support of evolution. Some Hindus find support for, or foreshadowing of evolutionary ideas in scriptures, namely the Vedas.

According to Hindu creationism all species on earth including humans have "devolved" or come down from a highly state of pure consciousness. Hindu creationists claim that species of plants and animals are material forms adopted by pure consciousness which live an endless cycle of births and rebirths.

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William Albert "Bill" Dembski (born July 18, 1960) is an American philosopher and mathematician. He is a proponent of intelligent design, well known for promoting the concept of specified complexity. He is currently a Research Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Center for Cultural Engagement at the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary at Fort Worth, Texas, and a senior fellow of the Discovery Institute's Center for Science and Culture. He is the author of a number of books about intelligent design, including The Design Inference (1998), Intelligent Design: The Bridge between Science and Theology (1999), The Design Revolution (2004), The End of Christianity (2009), and Intelligent Design Uncensored (2010).

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General Creationism | Creation myth | History of creationism | Creation according to Genesis | Allegorical interpretations of Genesis
Creation Ussher chronology | Adam and Eve | Omphalos hypothesis | Mosaic authorship of the Genesis | Documentary hypothesis | Creation myth | Great Flood | Confusion of tongues | Tower of Babel | Noah  | Anthropic principle  | Baraminology  | Flood geology
Types of creationism Creation science | Intelligent design | Islamic creationism | Modern geocentrism | Neo-creationism | Omphalos creationism | Old Earth creationism | Progressive creationism | Young Earth creationism 
Controversy Creation–evolution controversy | Creation and evolution in public education | Outline | Teach the Controversy | Kansas evolution hearings  | Edwards v. Aguillard  | Kitzmiller v. Dover Area School District
Bible Christianity | Exegesis | Genealogy | Great Flood | Jesus Christ | Judaism | Nephilim | Noah's Ark | Biblical inerrancy | Original sin | Theology | Tower of Babel 

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