Saw a news item recently whilst search through my r4 card for some documents, about creationism being a religion. It got me thinking so I researched the idea that creationism is a religion and not a science.
Creationism is the belief that all life and things in the universe were created by a supernatural higher power such as God. The creation of life by God in creationism is a supernatural act described in the Book of Genesis. The fact that creationism references a religious text puts it firmly in the religious realm, thereby making it religion, and not science. Come on guys you can’t expect to simply swing your alpha male traits around and silence everyone that knows better!
There has been a move towards “creation science”which tries to offer scientific explanations for creationism, essentially using scientific terminology to describe events from religious text. In doing so, creation science comes in direct conflict with accepted scientific knowledge, especially that pertaining to evolution and cosmology. Creation science is firmly rooted in religion, as it uses scientific language, but not fact, to explain the creation of life on Earth, often ignoring proven scientific facts backed by scientific evidence.
Across the board, scientists have categorized creationism and creation science as religion, and not science, because of the lack of scientific empirical evidence. Creationism’s main view hinges on the supernatural, with a supernatural event creating all life and matter. Science is involved with the study and observation of natural events in the world, through repeatable, controllable experiments. Given this, science cannot explain the supernatural.
Creationism, with its supernatural roots, is therefore not science. The supernatural cannot be controlled or repeated, which means it cannot be proven scientifically.