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Creation/Evolution Organizations

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[Last Update: October 9, 2006]

National Center for Science Education

In the United States there is only one national organization whose sole purpose is to support evolution and oppose creationism. It is the National Center for Science Education (NCSE). If you need help against creationist activity in your local area then this is the organization to contact.

National Center for Science Education
420 40th Street Suite 2
Oakland, CA 94609-2509
Phone: (510) 601-7203
Fax: (510) 601-7204

The AIBS/NCSE Evolution List Server Network

The AIBS/NCSE Evolution List Server Network is a joint effort of The American Institute of Biological Sciences and The National Center for Science Education. It provides low-volume email list serves for most of the fifty U.S. states plus Canada. It is useful way to keep track of creationist activity in your own backyard.

Local Pro-Evolution/Anti-Creationism Organizations

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

United States of America

Also see: Citizens for Science, a network of local groups, and Vote for Science.











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The American Scientific Affiliation

The American Scientific Affiliation (ASA) is a Christian organization which does not take any official position on the creation/evolution debate. ASA's goal is to provide an open forum for discussion of such issues from the perspective of Christianity. Membership in the ASA requires signing of a statement of faith, and possession of at least a bachelor's degree in science. (There are other categories of membership for those without relevant degrees.)

The American Scientific Affiliation
P.O. Box 668
Ipswich, MA 01938
Phone: (978) 356-5656
Fax: (978) 356-4375>

Creationist and Anti-Evolutionist Organizations

Answers in Genesis

Answers in Genesis (AiG) is probably the most important young-earth creationist organization. Originally formed as the Creation Science Foundation in Australia it is now headquartered near Cincinnati, Ohio with branches in six other countries. It is building a large museum to promote its views. It has a statement of faith, an extremely large collection of articles with a different lead article daily, and holds many events around the United States. The Kentucky Post has a very good article on the activities, plans, and finances of AiG.

Answers in Genesis
P.O. Box 6330
Florence, Kentucky 41022
Phone: (859) 727-2222
Fax: (859) 727-2299
Addresses for branches

Update (March 4, 2006): There has been a schism at AiG. The American branch broke away from AiG international claiming it did not want to be "subject to an international representative system of checks/balances/peer review involving all the other offices bearing the same 'brand name'." The branches from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and South Africa have renamed themselves Creation Ministries International (CMI). After the schism, AiG removed an article attacking Kent Hovind of Creation Science Evangelism while CMI posted the article. CMI owns Creation and TJ which has been renamed Journal of Creation. Answers in Genesis is introducing a new magazine called Creation Answers.

Discovery Institute

The Discovery Institute (DI) is a conservative think tank based in Seattle, Washington. It is the organization behind many of the recent attempts to include "intelligent design" or the "evidence" against evolution in science instruction. The Center for Science and Culture is the part of the DI that attacks evolutionary biology and the use of naturalism in science. The exact positions of its fellows vary from young-earthers to those who accept common descent with God taking a very active role in guiding evolution. Most fellows appear to deny common descent.

Discovery Institute
1402 Third Ave Suite 400
Seattle, WA 98101
Phone: (206) 292-0401
Fax: (206) 682-5320

The rest of the creationist organizations will be listed in alphabetical order.

Access Research Network

Access Research Network (ARN), originally Students for Origins Research, is an organization advocating intelligent design. Their web site has articles, has pages for many intelligent design advocates, and has an elementary school Curriculum for science.

Access Research Network
P.O. Box 38069
Colorado Springs, CO 80937-8069
Phone: (719) 633-1772

Creation Research Society

The Creation Research Society (CRS) was formed in 1963 by individuals who were unhappy with the evolutionism of many of ASA's members. Voting members of the CRS must have at least a master's degree in science and subscribe to a statement of belief. Though most well-known for its "journal" it also has a large bookstore. The CRS operates the Van Andel Creation Research Center in Arizona.

Creation Research Society
P.O. Box 8263
St. Joseph, MO 64508-8263

Creation Science Evangelism

Creation Science Evangelism is the organization of Kent Hovind who calls himself "Dr. Dino." Hovind is often considered to be a quack even in young-earth creationist circles though he has a large following. He is famous for an "offer" to pay $250,000 to anyone who can prove evolution. Hovind and his son perform numerous seminars around the United States and there is an online version.

Creation Science Evangelism
29 Cummings Road
Pensacola, FL USA 32503
Phone: (850) 479-3466 (9-5 Mon-Fri EST)
Phone: (877) 479-3466
Fax: (850) 479-8562
Contact page

Geoscience Research Institute

The Geoscience Research Institute (GRI) is a Seventh-Day Adventist organization, affiliated with Loma Linda University with branch offices in Argentina and France. It holds Adventist beliefs. (Also see Ellen G. White's statements on Geology.) It has resources for "science" teachers and many reports on creationist subjects.

Geoscience Research Institute
11060 Campus Street
Loma Linda, CA 92350
Phone: (909) 558-4548
Fax: (909) 558-4314

Institute for Creation Research

The Institute for Creation Research (ICR) is a leading young-earther organization based near San Diego, California. It is very similar to AiG. It has a museum and a graduate school that offers master's degrees in various fields. It has a statement of faith and was originally part of Christian Heritage College.

Institute for Creation Research
10946 Woodside Ave. North
Santee, CA 92071
Phone: (619) 448-0900
Fax: (619) 448-3469

Reasons to Believe

Reasons to Believe (RTB) is an old-earth creationist organization founded by astronomer Hugh Ross. It has a statement of faith, has several chapters in the United States as well as several other countries, and an online store.

Reasons To Believe
P.O. Box 5978
Pasadena, CA 91117
Phone: (626) 335-1480

Science Research Foundation

The Science Research Foundation is a translation of Bilim Arastirma Vakfi (BAV). (Note that s in "Arastirma" should have a cedilla accent.) It is an Islamic creationist group from Turkey that has much influence in Turkey. Many of the books and articles it promotes are translations of the author that goes by the pen name of Harun Yahya who has a web site in English, Turkish, and many other languages. Possibly the most well-known book of his is Evolution Deceit. Other BAV web sites on creation/evolution include the Creation of the Universe and The Collapse of Darwinism. Harun Yahya has also had at least one article posted on a U.S. creationist site and is the author of a Holocaust-denying book. A past BAV page listed a book called The Holocaust Hoax as being written by Harun Yahya. The last two sentences have been disputed so they are now documented in Harun Yahya and Holocaust Revisionism.

Acknowledgments and Disclaimers

The original version of this FAQ was written by Chris Stassen. Several of the wordings in the article were taken from his original file. All logos are copyrighted and/or trademarked by the organizations they represent. Adam Marczyk pointed out a number of errors in my grammar. "Atheologian" and Wesley Elsberry both provided links on Harun Yahya's holocaust denial. Any factual errors, grammatical errors, typos, or omissions are solely the fault of the author.

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