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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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(p.215) Epilogue
Among the Creationists

Jason Rosenhouse

Oxford University Press

In this epilogue, the author presents his conclusions about evolution and creationism. In particular, he rejects the idea that evolution and Christianity can easily coexist, that anti-evolutionism is primarily about an idiosyncratic interpretation of the Bible clung to by a handful of extremists, and that some nineteenth-century Protestants “enthusiastically embraced” evolution. To him, of far greater concern are the implications of evolution for human significance, the cruelty of the evolutionary process, and the demise of the traditional design argument. He also considers two of the contentious topics discussed during the Sixth International Conference on Creationism, held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in August 2008: theistic evolution and methodological naturalism. He concludes by claiming that creationists are wrong about important things, and their ideology must be vigorously opposed whenever it attempts to influence public policy or education.

Keywords:   evolution, creationism, Christianity, Bible, Protestants, Sixth International Conference on Creationism, Pennsylvania, theistic evolution, methodological naturalism

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