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'''CreationWiki''' is a free wiki-based Internet encyclopedia of [[creationism]] written from primarily a [[Young Earth Creationism]] perspective that was started during the summer of 2004 by the Northwest Creation Network, and is the work of an international team of creationists.<ref>http://creationwiki.org/CreationWiki:About</ref> In addition to having articles regarding the creation/evolution issue CreationWiki has articles on the [[Bible]] and [[Christianity]].<ref name=CWMain>http://creationwiki.org/Main_Page</ref> CreationWiki only allows edits from a creationary perspective and although it does permit [[Old Earth Creationist]] viewpoints, it favours [[Young Earth Creationism]].
 
'''CreationWiki''' is a free wiki-based Internet encyclopedia of [[creationism]] written from primarily a [[Young Earth Creationism]] perspective that was started during the summer of 2004 by the Northwest Creation Network, and is the work of an international team of creationists.<ref>http://creationwiki.org/CreationWiki:About</ref> In addition to having articles regarding the creation/evolution issue CreationWiki has articles on the [[Bible]] and [[Christianity]].<ref name=CWMain>http://creationwiki.org/Main_Page</ref> CreationWiki only allows edits from a creationary perspective and although it does permit [[Old Earth Creationist]] viewpoints, it favours [[Young Earth Creationism]].
  
CreationWiki was started in part due to the [[Evolution|evolutionary]] bias of [[Wikipedia]].<ref name=Wikipedia>http://creationwiki.org/Wikipedia</ref>
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CreationWiki was started in part due to the [[evolution]]ary bias of [[Wikipedia]].<ref name=Wikipedia>http://creationwiki.org/Wikipedia</ref>
 
CreationWiki reports on an article concerning [[creation]] that was deleted from Wikipedia, and links to the Wikipedia page with the vote for deletion of the article, with the comment that: "Despite Wikipedia's NPOV policy, many voters felt free to vote to delete the article on the grounds that they considered creationism as pseudoscience or worse, rather than on the merits of the article itself." and "no administrators felt the need to remind the voters that they should be voting on the merits of the article, not their personal opinion of creationism".<ref name=Wikipedia/>
 
CreationWiki reports on an article concerning [[creation]] that was deleted from Wikipedia, and links to the Wikipedia page with the vote for deletion of the article, with the comment that: "Despite Wikipedia's NPOV policy, many voters felt free to vote to delete the article on the grounds that they considered creationism as pseudoscience or worse, rather than on the merits of the article itself." and "no administrators felt the need to remind the voters that they should be voting on the merits of the article, not their personal opinion of creationism".<ref name=Wikipedia/>
  
As of 19th September 2012 there were 5,364 articles written in english from a creationist point of view. <ref name=CWMain/>  Considering the other languages​​, there are a total of 6,530 articles.<ref name=CWMain/> One of the more interesting articles at CreationWiki is their article on [[Bible scientific foreknowledge]].<ref>http://creationwiki.org/index.php/Bible_scientific_foreknowledge</ref> Bible scientific foreknowledge is the concept that holds the [http://creationwiki.org/index.php/Bible_scientific_foreknowledge Bible contains knowledge that shows an understanding of scientific knowledge beyond that believed to exist at the time the Bible was composed].<ref>[http://creationwiki.org/index.php/Bible_scientific_foreknowledge  Bible Scientific Foreknowledge]</ref><ref>http://www.answersingenesis.org/creation/v17/i1/medicine.asp</ref>
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As of 16 May 2016 there were 6,101 articles written in English from a creationist point of view.<ref name=CWMain/>  Considering the other languages​​, there are a total of 8,871 articles.<ref name=CWMain/> One of the more interesting articles at CreationWiki is their article on [[Bible scientific foreknowledge]].<ref>http://creationwiki.org/index.php/Bible_scientific_foreknowledge</ref> Bible scientific foreknowledge is the concept that holds the [http://creationwiki.org/index.php/Bible_scientific_foreknowledge Bible contains knowledge that shows an understanding of scientific knowledge beyond that believed to exist at the time the Bible was composed].<ref>[http://creationwiki.org/index.php/Bible_scientific_foreknowledge  Bible Scientific Foreknowledge]</ref><ref>http://www.answersingenesis.org/creation/v17/i1/medicine.asp</ref>
  
[[EvoWiki]] attempts many refutations of CreationWiki's claims. However, CreationWiki monitors EvoWiki quite closely and has many answers to EvoWiki's claims--and also to those of Talk.Origins and various other pro-evolution organizations such as the [[National Center for Science Education]].
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[[EvoWiki]] attempts many refutations of CreationWiki's claims. However, CreationWiki monitors EvoWiki quite closely and has many answers to EvoWiki's claims—and also to those of Talk.Origins and various other pro-evolution organizations such as the [[National Center for Science Education]].
  
 
CreationWiki is actively expanding into multiple languages. The core site is written in [[English]], but translated versions of the site already exist in [[Spanish]], [[German]], [[Korean]], [[Hebrew]], [[Chinese]], [[Polish]], [[Portuguese]] and [[French]].
 
CreationWiki is actively expanding into multiple languages. The core site is written in [[English]], but translated versions of the site already exist in [[Spanish]], [[German]], [[Korean]], [[Hebrew]], [[Chinese]], [[Polish]], [[Portuguese]] and [[French]].
== Contrasted with EvoWki ==
 
  
Unlike [[EvoWiki]], which is a wiki that is archived and not actively being edited, CreationWiki has active editors. In recent years, interest in atheism websites and evolutionism has declined.<ref>[http://questionevolution.blogspot.com/2012/05/jesus-vs-richard-dawkins-and-pz-myers_28.html Round 2: Jesus vs. Evolution and PZ Myers and Richard Dawkins - Jesus triumphs again! Onward Christian soldiers!]</ref><ref>[http://questionevolution.blogspot.com/2012/05/internet-atheism-and-skepticism-thrill.html Internet atheism: The Thrill is gone]</ref> The website traffic tracking company Compete reported that as of August 20, 2012, EvoWiki had only 771 unique visitors a month.<ref>[http://questionevolution.blogspot.com/2012/09/did-attempt-to-revive-evowiki-fail-is.html Did an attempt to revive EvoWiki fail? Is Google Panda mauling EvoWiki, Talk.Origins and atheist websites?]</ref><ref>[http://siteanalytics.compete.com/evolutionwiki.org/ Compete - EvoWiki]</ref>
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== Contrasted with EvoWiki ==
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In response to critics of CreationWiki who note its small size and editor base compared to the anti-creationist [[Wikipedia]], proponents of CreationWiki claim that all comparisons should be made to another specialized wiki, [[EvoWiki]]. Unlike EvoWiki, which is a wiki that is archived and not actively being edited, CreationWiki has active editors. In recent years, interest in atheism websites and evolutionism has declined.<ref>[http://questionevolution.blogspot.com/2012/05/jesus-vs-richard-dawkins-and-pz-myers_28.html Round 2: Jesus vs. Evolution and PZ Myers and Richard Dawkins - Jesus triumphs again! Onward Christian soldiers!]</ref><ref>[http://questionevolution.blogspot.com/2012/05/internet-atheism-and-skepticism-thrill.html Internet atheism: The Thrill is gone]</ref> The website traffic tracking company Compete reported that as of August 20, 2012, EvoWiki had only 771 unique visitors a month.<ref>[http://questionevolution.blogspot.com/2012/09/did-attempt-to-revive-evowiki-fail-is.html Did an attempt to revive EvoWiki fail? Is Google Panda mauling EvoWiki, Talk.Origins and atheist websites?]</ref><ref>[http://siteanalytics.compete.com/evolutionwiki.org/ Compete - EvoWiki]</ref>
  
 
Also, [[global atheism]] and agnosticism is shrinking in adherents while [[global Christianity]] and creationism is seeing rapid growth.<ref>[http://questionevolution.blogspot.com/2012/05/globally-worldviews-of-atheism-and-non.html Globally the worldviews of atheism and non-religious (agnostic) are declining while global Christianity is exploding in adherents]</ref>
 
Also, [[global atheism]] and agnosticism is shrinking in adherents while [[global Christianity]] and creationism is seeing rapid growth.<ref>[http://questionevolution.blogspot.com/2012/05/globally-worldviews-of-atheism-and-non.html Globally the worldviews of atheism and non-religious (agnostic) are declining while global Christianity is exploding in adherents]</ref>
 
=== Archived status of EvoWiki ===
 
 
A supporter of the [[Question evolution! campaign]] quipped concerning EvoWiki's archived status:
 
{{cquote|EvoWiki is an archived wiki.  They must know that nobody wants to edit EvoWiki. It is like an ugly and mangy puppy that nobody wants to play with. Can you blame them for choosing to archive it and keep it archived?  Evolutionists cannot satisfactorily answer the [http://creation/15-questions 15 questions for evolutionists] of the Question Evolution! Campaign. So getting editors to edit EvoWiki would be a tremendously hard sell.<ref>[http://questionevolution.blogspot.com/2012/09/did-attempt-to-revive-evowiki-fail-is.html Did an attempt to revive EvoWiki fail? Is Google Panda mauling EvoWiki, Talk.Origins and atheist websites?]</ref><ref>[http://siteanalytics.compete.com/evolutionwiki.org/ Compete - EvoWiki]</ref>}}
 
  
 
== CreationWiki and creationist video evangelism resource ==
 
== CreationWiki and creationist video evangelism resource ==
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''see also:'' [[Essay: Sharing your Christian/creationist videos on the internet]]
 
''see also:'' [[Essay: Sharing your Christian/creationist videos on the internet]]
  
Campus Crusade for Christ International (CCCI) is one of the world's largest evangelism organizations within Christendom and has over 25,000 full time missionaries. In 2006, Alan Beeber of CCCI predicted that [[internet evangelism]] will result in more conversion that all other forms of evangelism for CCCI combined.<ref>http://www.lausanneworldpulse.com/pdf/issues/LWP0206.pdf</ref>  
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Campus Crusade for Christ International (CCCI) is one of the world's largest evangelism organizations within Christendom and has over 25,000 full-time missionaries. In 2006, Alan Beeber of CCCI predicted that [[internet evangelism]] will result in more conversion that all other forms of evangelism for CCCI combined.<ref>http://www.lausanneworldpulse.com/pdf/issues/LWP0206.pdf</ref>
  
[[YouTube]] is a popular online video sharing site that provides a method distributing Christian/creationist videos across the world. The YouTube search engine is the second largest search engine in the world.<ref>http://www.tgdaily.com/trendwatch-features/39777-youtube-surpasses-yahoo-as-world%E2%80%99s-2-search-engine</ref>  There is a widespread problem with atheist cyberbullying on [[YouTube]] toward [[Christian]] and [[creationism|creationist]] YouTube channels. CreationWiki has developed a web page entitled [http://creationwiki.org/Creationist_YouTube_video Creationist YouTube video] designed to show creationists how to thwart atheist/evolutionist cyberbullies. Also, one popular Christian YouTube channel, [[shockofgod]], was shut down several times by atheist cyberbullying through false reports, but [http://creationwiki.org/YouTube_participant_advice creationists developed counter measures to overcome this problem]. <ref>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kax-zAJxi-U</ref> These false reports are not isolated incidents, many atheists will try this deceitful tactic to block out [[creation science]].
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==Prescient Quotes on Police State Wiki Surveillance==
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* "The progress of [[science]] in furnishing the [[big government|government]] with means of [[espionage]] is not likely to stop with [[wiretap]]ping. Ways may some day be developed by which the [[Police state|government]], without removing papers from [[hard disk|secret drawers]], can reproduce them in [[Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court|court]], and by which it will be enabled to expose to a [[jury]] the most intimate occurrences of the home. Advances in the [[computer science|psychic and related sciences]] may bring means of exploring unexpressed beliefs, thoughts and emotions. 'That places the [[liberty]] of every [[citizen|man]] in the hands of every [[tyrant|petty officer]]' was said by James Otis of much lesser [[tyranny|intrusions]] than these. 1 To Lord Camden a far slighter intrusion seemed '[[subversive]] of all the comforts of society.' Can it be that the [[Constitution]] affords no [[Right to Privacy|protection]] against such invasions of [[Fourth Amendment|individual security]]?"
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** [[Louis Brandeis]]''' (1856-1941), [[United States Supreme Court]] [[Associate Justice]] Dissenting, ''[[Olmstead v. United States]]'', 277 U.S. 438 (1928).
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==See also==
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* [[Conservapedia]]
  
 
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*[http://www.creationwiki.org/Main_Page CreationWiki.org]
 
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Latest revision as of 23:04, 23 March 2017

CreationWiki's Main page

CreationWiki is a free wiki-based Internet encyclopedia of creationism written from primarily a Young Earth Creationism perspective that was started during the summer of 2004 by the Northwest Creation Network, and is the work of an international team of creationists.[1] In addition to having articles regarding the creation/evolution issue CreationWiki has articles on the Bible and Christianity.[2] CreationWiki only allows edits from a creationary perspective and although it does permit Old Earth Creationist viewpoints, it favours Young Earth Creationism.

CreationWiki was started in part due to the evolutionary bias of Wikipedia.[3] CreationWiki reports on an article concerning creation that was deleted from Wikipedia, and links to the Wikipedia page with the vote for deletion of the article, with the comment that: "Despite Wikipedia's NPOV policy, many voters felt free to vote to delete the article on the grounds that they considered creationism as pseudoscience or worse, rather than on the merits of the article itself." and "no administrators felt the need to remind the voters that they should be voting on the merits of the article, not their personal opinion of creationism".[3]

As of 16 May 2016 there were 6,101 articles written in English from a creationist point of view.[2] Considering the other languages​​, there are a total of 8,871 articles.[2] One of the more interesting articles at CreationWiki is their article on Bible scientific foreknowledge.[4] Bible scientific foreknowledge is the concept that holds the Bible contains knowledge that shows an understanding of scientific knowledge beyond that believed to exist at the time the Bible was composed.[5][6]

EvoWiki attempts many refutations of CreationWiki's claims. However, CreationWiki monitors EvoWiki quite closely and has many answers to EvoWiki's claims—and also to those of Talk.Origins and various other pro-evolution organizations such as the National Center for Science Education.

CreationWiki is actively expanding into multiple languages. The core site is written in English, but translated versions of the site already exist in Spanish, German, Korean, Hebrew, Chinese, Polish, Portuguese and French.

Contrasted with EvoWiki

In response to critics of CreationWiki who note its small size and editor base compared to the anti-creationist Wikipedia, proponents of CreationWiki claim that all comparisons should be made to another specialized wiki, EvoWiki. Unlike EvoWiki, which is a wiki that is archived and not actively being edited, CreationWiki has active editors. In recent years, interest in atheism websites and evolutionism has declined.[7][8] The website traffic tracking company Compete reported that as of August 20, 2012, EvoWiki had only 771 unique visitors a month.[9][10]

Also, global atheism and agnosticism is shrinking in adherents while global Christianity and creationism is seeing rapid growth.[11]

CreationWiki and creationist video evangelism resource

see also: Essay: Sharing your Christian/creationist videos on the internet

Campus Crusade for Christ International (CCCI) is one of the world's largest evangelism organizations within Christendom and has over 25,000 full-time missionaries. In 2006, Alan Beeber of CCCI predicted that internet evangelism will result in more conversion that all other forms of evangelism for CCCI combined.[12]

Prescient Quotes on Police State Wiki Surveillance

See also

References


External links