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Among the CreationistsDispatches from the Anti-Evolutionist Frontline$
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Jason Rosenhouse

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199744633

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199744633.001.0001

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Among the Creationists

Jason Rosenhouse

Oxford University Press

In this chapter, the author considers some of the scientific claims advanced by creationists. He reflects on his experience as a participant in the Creation Mega-Conference, held on the campus of Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, for one week in July 2005. He recalls attending a session called “In the Beginning Was Information,” presented by Werner Gitt, who arrived at six conclusions: God exists, which is a refutation of atheism; there is only one God, who is all-knowing and eternal; God is immensely powerful; God is spirit; there is no human being without a soul, which is a refutation of materialism; there is no evolution. The author discusses the role of “information” in the discourse of both creationism and intelligent design by citing a branch of mathematics known as “information theory”.

Keywords:   creationists, Creation Mega-Conference, Werner Gitt, God, evolution, information, creationism, intelligent design, mathematics, information theory

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