CreationismThe notion of creationism, in the field of theology, refers to the doctrine holding that God created the universe out of nothing, in addition to having directly intervened in the creation of the human soul to differentiate ourselves from other living beings.

According to creationism, all part of God. As God is eternal, the position of creationism implies certain philosophical dilemmas: What was there before the world? How do you create something from nothing?

There is a metaphysical principle that indicates that “Nothing comes out of nowhere”. If he universe, which encompasses everything that exists, had an origin, it would have arisen precisely out of nowhere, contradicting the aforementioned principle. To overcome this contradiction, it would be necessary to accept that the universe always existed. For creationism, that existence is given by God, who is eternal and has always existed.

It is often argued that creationism is opposed to theory of evolution proposed by Charles Darwin. This scientist explained that species, including the human being, they derive from others. This would therefore assume that God did not create man out of nothing. For creationists, on the other hand, each species is the fruit of an act of divine creation.

The idea of ​​creationism, in short, is used to refer to any act of creation carried out by a deity. Creationists often take the Genesis (first book of the Bible) literally and do not accept the existence of an evolution of the species. Creationism also contradicts the dating of the Earth by science.

A part of the Christian creationists assure that our planet is young, so young that it does not reach 10,000 years of age. antiquity; more specifically, they usually point out that the god Yahweh created it 6000 years ago, as described in the Ussher-Lightfoot Schedule. In other words, this ideology does not take into account scientifically based theories of the emergence of the universe and the Earth.

Many Protestant churches in North America support the vision of the Young earthIn statistical figures, it is estimated that this is the theory that approximately 47% of North Americans respect, and about 10% of Christian universities teach it in their classrooms. Some Christian organizations, such as the Creation Research Institute and the Creation Research Society they also believe in this ideology.

CreationismTo find the age of our planet mentioned above, which does not exceed six thousand years, the followers of this branch of creationism rely on deductions and calculations based on the ages of the characters in the Bible, as mentioned in the Genesis and other books.

Young Earth creationism is divided into three views:

* the one that rejects the theory of the evolution of the species categorically, as well as any indication of evolution of the planet Earth, according to the studies of the geology. This is the most common form of ideology;

* the one that is subtitled “ambiguous”, which contemplates the possibility that all living beings except human beings have evolved;

* the so-called “of a rapid evolution”, according to which the god Yahweh carried out the creation in a few days, so evolution did take place, but it happened in just one week.

In the field of literatureFinally, creationism is the name of a poetic movement that arose at the beginning of twentieth century, postulating the absolute autonomy of the poem. According to this movement, the poem does not reflect the appearance of nature, but rather follows its internal logic and impulses.