Q&A: Evolution, Creationism and Intelligent Design

Updated 31 March 2019 (c) 2019

Return to main SMR page

This section lists numerous questions in the area of evolution, creationism and intelligent design and related topics, and then presents answers based on best available scholarship. This material was assembled by the editor, except where otherwise indicated. Each page linked to below includes detailed references.

  1. How old is the Earth? Ages
  2. Does irreducible complexity pose a significant challenge to evolution? Complexity
  3. How have courts ruled on creationism and intelligent design? Court cases
  4. Does creationism pose a challenge for geology and evolution? Creationism
  5. Have species been individually designed? Design
  6. What does DNA reveal about evolution? DNA
  7. Can an evolutionary program generate English text? English text
  8. Are there analogues of biological evolution in other fields? Evolution-analogues
  9. Does evolution exhibit progress or purpose? Evolution-progress
  10. Is evolution falsifiable? Falsifiable
  11. How fast can evolution operate? Fast evolution
  12. Do fossil gaps disprove evolution? Fossils
  13. Does information theory refute evolution? Information theory
  14. Does intelligent design pose a challenge for evolution? Intelligent design
  15. Can evolution generate truly novel biological features? Novelty
  16. What do scientists understand about the origin of life? Origin
  17. Are there missing links between ancient primates and modern humans? Prehuman fossils
  18. Does probability refute evolution? Probability
  19. Does the punctuated equilibrium theory refute evolution? Punctuated equilibrium
  20. How reliable is radiocarbon dating? Radiocarbon dating
  21. How does radiometric dating work? Radiometric dating
  22. How reliable is geologic dating? Reliability
  23. How many scientists question evolution? Scientists-evolution
  24. Has speciation ever been observed in nature? Speciation
  25. Is evolution just a "theory"? Theory
  26. Does evolution violate the second law of thermodynamics? Thermodynamics
  27. How can we study geology and evolution without a "time machine"? Time machine
  28. Are evolution and old-earth geology built on a "uniformitarian" assumption? Uniformitarian