Opublikowane: 2020-12-31

Expert views on the evolution – creation controversy. A survey report

Grzegorz Bugajak , Jacek Tomczyk
Studia Philosophiae Christianae
Dział: Artykuły naukowe


This paper presents sample results from a poll conducted among experts (scientists, philosophers and theologians) regarding the roots of the controversy between the evolutionary account of human origin and religious convictions about creation. It appears that the position one takes in this controversy is influenced much more by one’s opinions than professional background. The controversy is usually only seemingly ‘solved’ at the level of a priori assumptions, erroneous definitions of ‘evolutionism’ and ‘creationism’, semantic viewpoints, epistemological positions and pragmatic choices. The core issues in the controversy (e.g., the role and meaning of chance in random evolutionary factors versus divine providence, or problems stemming from a body-soul dualistic anthropology) are widely neglected and do not play a significant role in deciding one’s views on the matter.


Zgłoszono: 28/08/2020. Zrecenzowano: 30/09/2020. Zaakceptowano do publikacji: 09/11/2020

Słowa kluczowe:

origin of man, beliefs, survey research, creationism, evolutionism

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Bugajak, G., & Tomczyk, J. (2020). Expert views on the evolution – creation controversy. A survey report. Studia Philosophiae Christianae, 56(4), 29–52. https://doi.org/10.21697/spch.2020.56.4.02

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