Some Creationist “Arguments” Against Biological (Theory Of) Evolution: Critical Analysis Cover Image

Neki kreacionistički „argumenti” protiv biološke (teorije) evolucije: kritička analiza
Some Creationist “Arguments” Against Biological (Theory Of) Evolution: Critical Analysis

Author(s): Jovana Škoric, Marko Škorić, Aleksej Kišjuhas
Subject(s): Social Sciences
Published by: Универзитет у Нишу
Keywords: evolution; science; pseudoscience; creationism; religion

Summary/Abstract: This paper presents some of the most common arguments from creationists about the falsity of (the theory of) evolution. It is shown that they are invalid and misguided, because they are the consequence of ignorance and/or ideology and not the consequence of scientific criticism or methodology. That is why the relationship between the theory of evolution and creationism is important – not because of its scientific merit, but because of the widespread ignorance (especially amongst lay people and social scientists) about the basic postulates of Darwin's theory, which has been expanded and perfected during the last two hundred years. Accordingly, the battle between the two opposed worldviews cannot be fought in the scientific domain (since the theory of evolution is one of the best scientific theories that we have and creationism is a paradigmatic pseudoscience), but in ideological and social domains, because the ideas about creation are widespread. In other words, the importance of critical analysis of creationist arguments lies in its contribution to a more adequate social policy concerning education, building of a secular society, and the understanding of science by the public.

  • Issue Year: 2014
  • Issue No: 03
  • Page Range: 977-997
  • Page Count: 21
  • Language: Serbian