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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Creationism  \Cre*a"tion*ism\  (-?z'm),  n. 
  The  doctrine  that  a  soul  is  specially  created  for  each  human 
  being  as  soon  as  it  is  formed  in  the  womb;  --  opposed  to 
  traducianism. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  creationism 
  n  :  the  literal  belief  in  the  account  of  creation  given  in  the 
  Book  of  Genesis;  "creationism  denies  the  theory  of 
  evolution  of  species" 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  creationism  n.  The  (false)  belief  that  large  innovative 
  software  designs  can  be  completely  specified  in  advance  and  then 
  painlessly  magicked  out  of  the  void  by  the  normal  efforts  of  a  team  of 
  normally  talented  programmers.  In  fact  experience  has  shown  repeatedly 
  that  good  designs  arise  only  from  evolutionary,  exploratory  interaction 
  between  one  (or  at  most  a  small  handful  of)  exceptionally  able  designer(s) 
  and  an  active  user  population  --  and  that  the  first  try  at  a  big  new 
  idea  is  always  wrong  Unfortunately,  because  these  truths  don't  fit 
  the  planning  models  beloved  of  {management},  they  are  generally  ignored. 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  creationism 
 
  The  (false)  belief  that  large  innovative  software  designs  can 
  be  completely  specified  in  advance  and  then  painlessly 
  magicked  out  of  the  void  by  the  normal  efforts  of  a  team  of 
  normally  talented  programmers.  In  fact  experience  has  shown 
  repeatedly  that  good  designs  arise  only  from  evolutionary, 
  exploratory  interaction  between  one  (or  at  most  a  small 
  handful  of)  exceptionally  able  designer(s)  and  an  active  user 
  population  -  and  that  the  first  try  at  a  big  new  idea  is 
  always  wrong  Unfortunately,  because  these  truths  don't  fit 
  the  planning  models  beloved  of  {management},  they  are 
  generally  ignored. 
 
  [{Jargon  File}] 
 
 




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