Understanding Creationism: The Top 12 Creationist Blogs
Creationism, also known as the theory of intelligent design, holds that certain features of the universe and of living things are best explained by an intelligent cause, not an undirected process such as natural selection or evolution. Because many schools only teach the latter, the whole concept of creationism can be confusing. With loads of theories to explain the origins of our existence, from alien landings to old-fashioned Darwinism, reading all sides can’t be a bad thing.
To help in your quest to better understand creationism, we have gathered the below top 12 creationist blogs. They are written by scientists, professional historians, and others who have made it their life study. Visit them to learn something new, or even join in on a discussion on the topic.
- Creation Museum This was one of the very first institutions to bring creationism to the United States. Located in Kentucky, this museum collects fossils, artifacts, and other items to support the idea. The blog features the latest in what is available at the museum, as well as more on creationism. You can also check out their main site for online glimpses at what’s contained in the museum.
- Evolution News and Views Part of the Discovery Institute, they are located in Seattle. Several contributors stop here to write about evolution, intelligent design, science, academic freedom, and much more. There is a section specifically for intelligent design and current top articles include Thomism vs. Darwinism. They also have YouTube videos and podcasts with more.
- ID the Future Stop here for the Discovery Institute’s mission of exploring the issues central to evolution, intelligent design, and creationism. Key scientists and scholars are featured on the theory of ID, along with commentary from institute senior fellows and staff. The legal, educational, and scientific aspects of the argument are explored in detail.
- Uncommon Descent The authors of this blog believe that the study of biological and cosmological sciences has become corrupted. They present intelligent design as a topic that needs to be developed as a scientific, cultural project. Categories of the blog include junk DNA, creationism, Darwinism, ethics, evolutionary biology, and many others. A recent entry was on a NASA employee fired, possibly because of his beliefs.
- Explaining the Science of Intelligent Design Explore the science of intelligent design through this blog from the Center for Science and Culture. Along with regularly updated headlines, you can also find an FAQ, science section, education, and other resources. A subscription to their free newsletter gets you a digital book entitled “Signature of Controversy.” Be sure no to miss the podcasts with more.
- The Panda’s Thumb This blog is named after a Stephen Jay Gould essay of the same name about a “jury rigged evolutionary adaptation.” The authors are people associated with the virtual University of Ediacara and various web sites critical of the antievolution movement. In addition to regular posts, there are also forums where visitors come to discuss and debate topics. A recent entry was on scientific explanations and stories.
- Telic Thoughts If the mention of flagella makes you spin, then Telic Thoughts is the blog for you. It is named after the adjective that is directed or tended toward a goal or purpose. They explore intelligent design and related issues including philosophy, religion, science, and critical thinking. The bloggers come from diverse backgrounds but share common ground around teleological concepts.
- Intelligently Sequenced Six bloggers gather here to write about creationism and other related areas. With quotes from both a scientist and the Bible greeting visitors, it is an interesting read. They also have posts dating all the way back to 2006 with much more. One of the latest posts was entitled “The Origin of Gene Expression.”
- The Design Matrix Mike Gene is the author of a book of the same name. Tags on the blog include biology, cells, evolution front-loading, and many others. The most recent entry was on identifying the internal 24 hour clock that all human cells contain.
- Theology in the 3rd Millennium Steve Petermann’s goal is to develop a theistic religious framework that is existentially compelling and systematically sound and scientific. With a frame of non-traditional theism, he writes about perfection, love, prayer, and much more. The blog also has more on new approaches to both science and religion.
- Creation Evolution Design Stephen Jones is from Australia where he gives commentary on creation, evolution, intelligent design, and the evidence for Christianity being objectively true. He is a creationist biologist who accepts universal common ancestry. Be sure not to miss his introductory post to CED with more.
- Darwin’s God Cornelius G. Hunter is a graduate of the University of Illinois where he earned a Ph.D. in Biophysics and Computational Biology. He is also a professor at Biola University and author of “Darwin’s God: Evolution and the Problem of Evil.” Visit his blog for a look at how religion can drive science and why it matters.
No matter what your beliefs are, there are loads to think about on the above top twelve creationist blogs. For a group blog created by members on the topic, click here. Although there are many blogs on evolution, Pharyngula remains one of the most popular and is authored by a professor at the University of Minnesota.