Online in the evolution wars: an analysis of young earth creationist cyber-propaganda

Aechtner, Thomas H. (2010) Online in the evolution wars: an analysis of young earth creationist cyber-propaganda. Australian Religion Studies Review, 23 3: 277-300.

Author Aechtner, Thomas H.
Title Online in the evolution wars: an analysis of young earth creationist cyber-propaganda
Journal name Australian Religion Studies Review   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1031-2943
1744-9014
Publication date 2010
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 23
Issue 3
Start page 277
End page 300
Total pages 24
Place of publication Sheffield, England, U.K.
Publisher Equinox Publishing
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Formatted abstract
This paper examines the online enterprises of two Christian creationist organizations in the Evolution Wars, the collective debates of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries involving various religious beliefs and the theory of biological evolution. In affiliation with these disputes, the Institute for Creation Research and Answers in Genesis have employed every available mass media channel to circulate specific notions about faith and evolution worldwide. This paper classifies these mass media efforts as propaganda, and analyzes the online initiatives of both groups using a list of propaganda techniques developed in the work of Jowett and O’Donnell (2006). The resulting analysis exhibits how these organizations are utilizing the Internet, reveals key elements of these online anti-evolutionist enterprises, and briefly considers the significance of Evolution Wars cyber-propaganda.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry
 
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