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I declare my belief in the triune God as creator and sustainer of the universe, and my faith in Jesus as Saviour, Lord of all and God.
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As a steward of God’s world, I accept my responsibility to encourage the use of science and technology for the good of humanity and the environment.
I agree with the aims of Christians in Science.
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CiS is an international network of those concerned with the relationship between science and Christian faith, open to scientists, teachers, students and all those with an interest in this dialogue.
Although CiS is primarily a professional group, aimed at those working in science, a significant proportion of our members are not scientists, and we are happy to welcome into membership anyone with an interest in science and faith.
To learn more, you can look at our aims which are reflected in our activities and guided by our statement of faith. Our ongoing work for the next few years is outlined in the overview of the new grant.
The common misperception that there is always conflict between science and faith can be abused by those with anti-Christian or anti-science agendas. In reality science has always been the domain of many committed Christians such as the astronomer Johannes Kepler who dedicated one of his papers with a prayer, saying
I have here completed the work of my calling, with as much intellectual strength as you have granted me. This same attitude is shared by many Christians who work in science today. CiS exists to support such Christians and their aims.
Among our 1000+ members are scientists engaged in research & development, science lecturers, teachers, administrators in university, school or industry, science writers, philosophers, theologians and others who have an interest in the relationship between science and Christian faith. Members include highly distinguished senior scientists, bench scientists, students and school pupils.
Christians believe that God created the world. In that sense, they are all “creationists”. However, the word “creationist” has taken on a different meaning in the last few decades and now generally refers to people who argue against the scientific consensus that the world is several billion years old and that biological complexity emerged through evolutionary mechanisms. Advocates of this stance often refer to their views as “Young Earth Creation Science” (YECS).
YECS is very controversial, both amongst Christians as well as amongst the general public. On this page we list a selection of the ever expanding number of sites, both pro and contra, devoted in one way or another to YECS. Most groups are US based, but there is also an important Australian influence. It would be a near impossible task to include them all, but we have tried to be as complete as possible in our listing of British YECS groups. We also include a few links on intelligent design (ID), which is rapidly growing in popularity amongst the same constituency that supports YECS.
If you have any suggestions of further links, or find broken ones below, please email Ard Louis
UK based YECS sites
Large YECS groups/websites :
YEC Sites From Other Countries
Non-Christian Anti-YECS sites
Christian anti-YECS sites
I haven’t come across any Christian sites that counter YECS claims point by point like Talk.Origins does on its index to creationist claims page. However, there are a few sites that do explicitly discuss some YECS claims:
The strong reaction from YECS shows that this issue is crucial
Pro Intelligent Design
which ends withIk denk dat darwinistische evolutie op de lange termijn sterker onderbouwd zou kunnen worden door de uitdagingen van ID, hoewel waarschijnlijk met wat bescheidener claims en een nauwkeuriger scheiding van wetenschap en metafysica
I think that, in the longer term, Darwinian evolution could become more strongly founded through the challenge of ID, although probably with more modest claims and a more accurate separation of science from metaphysics.
(editors note: Although the ID literature teems with claims that it is a “scientific research programme”, I have yet to find an article by any major ID proponent in the USA that actually proposes a detailed research programme in the same direct manner that Dekker does. Surely this is a critical issue?)
Anti Intelligent Design
Did God create the world? And if so, how did He do it? What evidence does nature provide? Where did human beings come from? What does the Bible teach about creation? Without doubt such questions generate the most heat in discussions about science and faith.
There are many reasons why these issues are so contentious — they impinge on hermeneutics (how we interpret the Bible), epistemology (how we come by “knowledge”), the history and philosophy of science, as well as aspects of archaeology, palaeontology, biology, astronomy, geology, chemistry, physics, and even mathematics.
But perhaps the main source of controversy and confusion stems from the instinctive sense that where we come from determines who we are and how we should then live. And this underlying feeling, right or wrong, often makes it hard for participants in the debate to remain even handed and objective. We hope you find this collection of resources helpful.
The authors of the articles and books recommended above all espouse a robust orthodox Christianity, and most would go further and classify themselves as solidly evangelical in their hermeneutics and opinion on the authority of scripture.
On the issue of “How did God create the world?”, many of the links above reflect the dominant view amongst Christians professionally active in academia, which might loosely be characterised as “theistic evolution”. However, amongst the general Christian evangelical public other views on evolution or the age of the earth are also quite common, particularly in the USA and in Australia. Our US sister organisation, the ASA, has written a helpful ASA General Statement on Creation, summarising those views.
We have also compiled a large list of Young Earth Creationism, Old Earth Creationism and Intelligent Design Links.