Q&A: Evolution, Creationism and Intelligent Design
Updated 14 December 2018 (c) 2018
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This section lists numerous questions in the area of evolution, creationism and intelligent design and related topics, and then presents answers based on best available scholarship. This material was assembled by the editor, except where otherwise indicated. Each page linked to below includes detailed references.
- How old is the Earth?
- Does irreducible complexity pose a significant challenge to evolution?
- How have courts ruled on creationism and intelligent design?
- Does creationism pose a challenge for geology and evolution?
- Have species been individually designed?
- What does DNA reveal about evolution?
- Can an evolutionary program generate English text?
- Are there analogues of biological evolution in other fields?
- Does evolution exhibit progress or purpose?
- Is evolution falsifiable?
- Do fossil gaps disprove evolution?
- Does information theory refute evolution?
- Does creationism pose a challenge for evolution?
- Can evolution generate truly novel biological features?
- Do scientists understand the origin of life?
- Are there missing links between ancient primates and modern humans?
- Does probability refute evolution?
- How reliable is radiocarbon dating?
- How does radiometric dating work?
- How reliable are geologic dates?
- Don't many scientists question evolution?
- Has speciation (the splitting of one species into two) ever been observed in nature?
- Isn't evolution just a "theory"?
- Creationists argue that evolution violates the second law of thermodynamics. How do scientists respond?
- How can we study geology and evolution without a "time machine"?
- Are evolution and old-earth geology built on a "uniformitarian" assumption?