An Ipsos MORI poll for the BBC Horizon programme in January 2006 showed that less than half of Britons accept the theory of evolution. More than 40% believe that creationism or intelligent design should be taught in school science lessons.
Over 2,000 participants took part in the survey, and were asked what best described their view of the origin and development of life:
- 22% chose creationism
- 17% opted for intelligent design
- 48% selected evolution theory
- and the rest did not know.
When given a choice of three descriptions for the development of life on Earth, people were asked which one or ones they would like to see taught in science lessons in British schools:
- 44% said creationism should be included
- 41% intelligent design
- 69% wanted evolution as part of the science curriculum.
This showed a support for creationism and Intelligent Design that greatly surprised many in the media and educational establishments that tend to be hostile to Biblical belief.
However it is unsurprising to Biblical Creationists who have read the first 3 verses of Psalm 19. The Darwin Party may control the TV, radio, press, universities and schools, but God broadcasts knowledge of his existence and attributes as Creator 24 hours a day.
“The heavens declare the glory of God; theskies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech, night after night they display knowledge. There is no speech or language, where their voice is not heard.”
Psalm 19 vv 1-3 (NIV)
See below for details of organisations and individuals promoting bible-based belief in the UK, in particular those who publicise the results of Creation Science.
UK Creationist Organisations
AdamAndEveIt – You are here. AdamAndEveIt seeks to supplement the existing work on the websites below, with an emphasis on live multimedia presentations, provision of content over the internet, and local sharing of a library of resources. If you would like a presentation at a church or other group please Contact Us.
The UK branch of the most prominent creationist organisation. They don’t have a separate website from the US version, but Dr. Monty White and Paul Taylor contribute to the effort by making plenty of resources available online and through a mailing list. You can invite them to speak at your church, university, or other group, buy their DVDs or read their extensive contribution to the main AiG website. AiG UK hosted a Creationist Conference in Derbyshire in 2006 which over 400 delegates attended. UK source for Answers Magazine.
Established in 1976 the BCS publishes “Origins” magazine, provides J H John Peet and Paul Garner as speakers for events, and can become involved in field-trips and workshops. Their website has an extensive list of articles, and a comprehensive list of links for those who want to delve deeper.
Geoff Chapman (no relation) originally founded the Somerset Creationist Group in 1981, which in 1989 became the CRT in response to demands beyond Somerset. The group published a quarterly creation paper for children called “Our World”, a creation paper for teenagers called “Original View”. The Group runs “Creation Discovery Days” for families, maintains a web-based store and some of its factsheets are available online.
Randall Hardy looks after the interests of Creation Research International in the UK. The group’s International Director, geologist John Mackay, visits the UK on a regular basis speaking and debating at churches, in schools and universities. The group makes available it’s own DVDs, downloadable evidence brochures, and has books, fossils and other items available. You can even purchase fossilised (well, technically they are “permineralised”) teddy bears here, showing that fossil formation need not take “millions of years”.
Founded in 1932 as the Evolution Protest Movement, CSM speakers lecture at various venues, publish and distribute the journal “Creation” and make available audio and video resources. The body works on a membership basis, and although founded by Christians, membership is open to all faiths. They maintain the Genesis Expo – a creation museum in Portsmouth, run an online shop, and plan to make available mp3’s online. Their four speakers are all authors of books on creation, and 2 are scientists with Ph.Ds, and university-level teaching on their CV’s (resum�s for you American readers).
Philip Bell, formerly of Answers in Genesis UK, now heads up the UK branch of CMI
Including videos of lectures from a variety of academic and technical disciplines from a Young Earth Creationist perspective.
Provides public lectures in London, East Anglia and the Midlands, publishes a series of Occasional Papers, and seeks to establish a virtual museum of bible heritage.
UK Author of a number of Creationist books, and co-author of a ‘True Biblical Counselling’ text called “Breakdowns are good for you”.
The Matrix of Life – nicely presented UK- based creationist information
Dr. Marc Surtees and his wife run this shop in Edinburgh full of science and creation.
Seeking to build a Noah’s Ark based tourist and leisure attraction in the UK. Anyone with a spare £144 million to fund the project might consider paying them a visit.
Answers in Genesis – Based in America, building the Creation Museum in Kentucky. Headed by Australian Ken Ham. Just started producing Answers magazine. Website full of resources.
CREV.info – The Creation/Evolution headlines – scouring the mainstream media and science journals to bring you the best coverage
Creation Ministries International – Based in Australia, produces Creation Magazine, and the Journal of Creation – high quality publications.
The Creation Research Society – membership based organisation with a preference for scientists and the Creation Research Society Quarterly Journal for the more academic stuff.
Creation Research – the international website of Aussie John Mackay’s organisation- with a developing online Creation Museum
Creation Resource Foundation – from the author of “Unlocking the Mysteries of Creation”
Creation Science Evangelism – Kent Hovind’s site – with online downloadable lectures, a large store, and an endearing tendency to waive copyright.
Creation Science – includes some Powerpoints
Institute for Creation Research – Based in America and founded by the late Henry Morris, co-author of “the Genesis Flood”, ICR has radio programmes available for download, numerous articles and publications, and its own graduate school.
Northwest Creation Network – North-West USA that is – Home of the Creation Wiki and stacks of downloadable video, audio and other material.
True.Origin Archive – rebuts the evolutionist Talk.Origins archive
Creation Super-Library at christiananswers.net
Creation Worldview Ministries – Dr. Grady S. McMurty
And – just for fun – the Rebuilding of Noah’s Ark