From: Dan Oglesby
To: all 94-04-22 14:%:00
Subject: THE SCIENTIFIC THEORY OF CREATIONISM
#1. The physical universe of space, time, matter, and energy has not always
existed, but was supernaturally created by a transcendent personal Creator who
alone has existed from eternity.
#2. The phenomenon of biological life did not develop by natural processes
from inanimate systems but was specially and supernaturally created by the
#3. Each of the major kinds of plants and animals was created functionally
complete from the beginning and did not evolve from some other kind of
organism. Changes in basic kinds since the first creation are limited to
horizontal changes within the kinds, or downward changes such as mutations.
#4. The first human beings did not evolve from an animal ancestry, but were
specially created in fully human form from the start.
#5. Earth pre-history, as preserved especially in the crustal rocks and fossil
deposits, is primarily a record of catastrophic intensities of natural
processes, operating largely within uniform natural laws, rather thatn one of
uniformitarian process rates. There is therefore no 'a priori' reason for not
considering the many scientific evidences for a relatively recent creation of
the earth and the universe, in addition to the scientific evidences that most
of the earth's fossilferous sediments were formed in an even more recent
global hydraulic cataclysm.
#6. Process today operate primarily within fixed natural laws and relatively
uniform process rates. Since these were themselves origianlly created and are
daily mainted by their Creator, however, there is always the possibility of
miraculous intervention in these laws or processes by their Creator.
Evidences for such intervention must be scrutinized critically, however,
because there must be clear and adequate reason for any such action on the
part of the Creator.
#7. The universe and life have somehow been impaired since the completion of
creation, so that imperfections in structure, disease, aging, extinctions, and
other such phenomena are the result of negative changes in properties and
processes occuring in an originally perfect created order.
#8. Since the universe and its primary componets were created perfect for
their purposes in the beginning by a competent and volitional Creator, and
since the Creator does remain active in his now-decaying creation, there does
exist ultimate purpose and meaning in the universe.
--- GEcho 1.00
* Origin: The Big Bang: God said it and Bang the Universe was created