[Blog] What If? World War I and the Creationism-Evolution Controversy: the creationism-evolution controversy in the Netherlands (Ab Flipse)
By Ab Flipse (illustration: Géricault, Scène du Déluge, 1818 – CC-BY Wikimedia Commons)
The Netherlands is often seen as a stronghold of creationism. And indeed, although the country is to a large extent secularized and the proportion of anti-evolutionists in the population is much smaller than in the US, there are regularly fierce debates about creationism. As in other countries, the Dutch creationist movement has been influenced since the seventies of the last century by the revival of the “flood geology” of Morris and Whitcomb.