The Talk.Origins Archive: Exploring the Creation/Evolution Controversy

Submission Guidelines

Before submitting a prospective article or FAQ to the Talk.Origins Archive, ask yourself the following questions:

  1. Does my submission discuss an issue that comes up frequently (or periodically) in the evolution-creationism debate?

  2. Does my submission cover a topic not already dealt with by another FAQ in the archive?

  3. Is my submission concisely written in language that an educated layperson can understand?

  4. Does my submission provide the background information necessary to understand its reason for being a FAQ?

  5. Does my submission adequately deal with all issues relevant to the topic it covers (including creationist arguments and responses, if any)?

  6. If my submission is technical in nature, does it provide references to other detailed works on the subject?

If the answer to these questions is yes, then post your submission to the newsgroup requesting comments and criticism. (If you are unfamiliar with Usenet, you can read and post to through Google, here; as a last resort, send your submission to, and the site maintainers will collect comments and send them to you.) readers make up the informal FAQ review committee, and many of them will be happy to provide you with constructive input. Next, revise your submission based on the readers' comments. Repeat this process until there is general agreement that a satisfactory final result has been achieved. Submit the final revision of your FAQ to

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