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scientific theories of evolution need not contradict. Proponents of this view are sometimes
described as Christian Darwinists.
Progressive Creationism
Progressive creationism holds that God created new forms of life gradually, over a period of
hundreds of millions of years. , It accepts mainstream geological and cosmological estimates for
the Earth's age, like Evolutionism, but posits that the new "kinds" of life forms, which have
appeared successively over the planet„s history, represent instances of God directly intervening
to create those new types, supernaturally. Progressive creationists generally reject
macroevolution. They believe it to be biologically untenable as it is not supported by the fossil
record; they also generally reject the concept of universal descent from a common ancestor.
Intelligent Design
Intelligent design best explains the proposition of specific aspects of the Universe and of living
things. This opposes undirected processes such as natural selection, which is held by
Evolutionists. It is a form of Creationism and a contemporary adaptation of the traditional
theological argument for the existence of God, but one, which deliberately avoids specifying the
nature or identity of the designer. Its leading proponents - all of whom are associated with the
Discovery Institute, a politically conservative think tank - believe the Designer to be the God of
Intelligent design was developed by a group of American Creationists who revised their
argument in the creation-evolution controversy to circumvent court rulings that prohibit the
teaching of Creationism as science. Proponents argue that intelligent design is a scientific
theory. In so doing, they seek to fundamentally redefine science to include supernatural
explanations. The overwhelming consensus in the scientific community is that intelligent design
is not science, but must be classified as pseudo-science.
Gap Creationism
Gap creationism (also known as "The Gap Theory"), is a form of Old Earth creationism, that
posits that the six-day creation, as described in the Book of Genesis, involved literal 24-hour
days. They state that there was a gap of time between two distinct creations in the first and the
second verses of Genesis, explaining many scientific observations, including the supposed age
of the Earth, as held by Science today. It differs from Day-Age creationism, which posits that
the “days” of creation were much longer periods (of thousands or millions of years), and from