However, momentum is growing in Ulster for an alternative theory of the origin of the causeway; one which echoes a wider and deepening dispute between conventional evolutionary science and fundamental Christianity.
The Causeway Creation Committee was set up in Co Antrim as a body which advocates literal biblical creationism.
This means its members believe that the answers to the scientific origins of the world can be found in The Bible; specifically in the book of Genesis.
The words of The Bible are not just for Christian conduct but represent a complete and infallible account of the geological and historical development of earth, they argue.
Therefore the theory dictates that the Earth is only 5,000 years old, it was created by God in six days and the dinosaurs existed alongside humans. It is a complete rejection of Darwinian evolutionary science.
Their belief is that the causeway was created by a huge watery catastrophe - Noah's flood. As dictated in the Book of Genesis, Noah selected two of every species and loaded them onto his ark until the flood, which God sent to punish man's wickedness, subsided.
The committee has been set up to lobby for information on their theories to be included in any future visitors' centre at the causeway. They say more than 1,000 people have so far signed the petition.
Founding member Stephen Moore (30) is a Christian evangelist who runs outreach programmes for young people in Portrush.
He explained: "We don't believe God created it the way it is, it was definitely a result of volcanic activity. Where we differ from the official theory is that we believe the cause of that activity was the flood we read about in The Bible. It says the fountains of the great deep opened up and because of that there was volcanic activity.