[Originally posted at: About.com]
Creationism does not have to be incompatible with evolution; there are many who believe in a creator god(s) and who also accept evolution. They may have deistic beliefs and believe a god started everything then let it run without interference. Theistic Evolution encompasses theism, some system of traditional religious beliefs, and the idea that a god or gods used evolution to develop life on earth.
Theistic evolutionists vary in how they believe their god intervened in the evolutionary process because those beliefs are connected to subtle details of other theological positions. They accept modern science on the fact that evolution occurs and how it occurs, but they rely on their god to explain things currently unexplained by science (like the origin of life) or outside the purview of science (like the origin of the soul).
There is little difference between Evolutionary Creationism and Theistic Evolution — the only reason the term seems to exist is the theological importance of emphasizing the term “Creationism” rather than “Evolution.”
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For the record, I do not buy into the arguments presented in this, because there is no attempt at evidence… I posted it as an example of the unscientific folly of creationists, even those who attempt to be conciliatory towards evolution…