Creationism (C/N)

Creationism is the religious belief that the universe and everything in it was created by a supernatural being, usually the Abrahamic God. This was the primary belief throughout much of the world where Judaism, Christianity, and Islam were the predominant religions. In the 18th century, the development of science brought on the drive to reconcile these older religious beliefs with new facts, ultimately spawning the infamous creation-evolution controversy. There is also a specific type of Creationism known as the Young Earth theory, which suggests that the Earth is between 5,700 and 10,000 years old (as opposed to 4.54 billion years, as posited by mainstream science); different religions and sects within those religions give different dates for the Creation. Young Earth Creationism is usually associated with Christian fundamentalism, specifically in the United States.