The Creationevolution Continuum

Figure 3.1 presents a continuum of religious views with creationism at one end and evolution at the other. The most extreme views are, of course, at the ends of the continuum. The creation/evolution continuum reflects the degree to which the Bible is interpreted as literally true, with the greatest degree of literalism at the top.

Figure 3.1

The relationship between evolution and creationism in Christianity is a continuum, not a dichotomy between two choices. Courtesy of Alan Gishlick.

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Figure 3.1

The relationship between evolution and creationism in Christianity is a continuum, not a dichotomy between two choices. Courtesy of Alan Gishlick.

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Although it is a continuum of religious and philosophical beliefs, the creation/evolution continuum inversely reflects how much of modern science holders of these different views accept. I will begin with the strictest biblical literalists, the flat earthers. (For readers not familiar with the Bible, references take the form of book, chapter: verse; thus, Genesis 1:4 refers to the book of Genesis, chapter 1, verse 4.)

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