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CreationWiki is a website using the MediaWiki script, similar to this website or Wikipedia; however, it is written from a Young Earth Creationist point-of-view, unlike Wikipedia or this site. The site was created and is autocratically administrated by Chris Ashcraft a creationist school teacher from Seattle who works with the North Sound Christian School District.

Ashcraft has students from his science classes write articles for the CreationWiki<ref>http://www.creationwiki.org/NSCS</ref>, although he is also prone to copying content from Wikipedia. This wiki is full of obvious scientific errors and pejoratives such as "evolutionist" and "evolutionism." The composition of most articles is quite childish, likely due to the assistance of Ashcraft's students.


Since Ashcraft spends most of his time feuding with other creationists and banning them for "defying administrative directives", it is actually quite easy to insert non-creationist information into the wiki, although you must register and wait -- about a day -- to have your account approved by the Ashcraft before you can edit.

One of CreationWiki's Policies is:

  1. All contributing editors must believe the universe and life on earth were created by God. Non-creationists are prohibited from editing articles, except for spelling and grammar corrections.

Since many viewpoints (including the standard scientific viewpoint) are off-limits there, one shouldn't expect arguments in CreationWiki to be based on scientific rationale. Arguably, a more important issue is that open challenges of information there and removal of factual errors is not permitted unless the creationists say so, allowing for the censoring of criticism. Nonetheless, it is an interesting source of creationist opinions, which come from a broader group. They make several errors in many, but not all, of their articles. Additionally, many of their articles cite creationist websites instead of reputable, scientific journals. They are known to spread well-known, often infamous, untruths, such as that the Ica Stones are genuine and that evolution is based on atheism.


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