“That’s the biggest problem for evolution: how life got started!”
—- Jeff Tomkins, PhD in Genetics, Institute for Creation Research
Really, Jeff? Let’s think about that:
“That’s the biggest problem for photosynthesis: how light got started.”
“That’s the biggest problem for Atomic Theory: how atoms got started.”
“That’s the biggest problem for Prime Number Theory: how prime numbers got started.”
“That’s the biggest problem for relativity: how all my relatives got started.”
“That’s the biggest problem for creation science: lots of creation, no science.”
— Professor Tertius
If you cross ICR and ISIS, what do you get?
I don’t know. Both are too defiant to listen to reason. But with ICR you’ve got a group of people who hate science enough to ignore all of the overwhelming evidence for evolution diversifying life on earth.
I don’t care how often ICR and AIG claim, “We love Science!”. Their tradition-based propaganda harms science education–and the damage is world. As I’ve explained in countless venues over the years, Young Earth Creationism has much more to do with TRADITION than the Biblical TEXT. (Before Morris & Whitcomb published The Genesis Flood in 1962, only a small percentage of evangelical and fundamentalist Christians were passionate about a young earth viewpoint. Yet, after a half century of steady “creation science” propaganda, it’s the only view the younger generations have ever known. Many assume YECism is intrinsic to Biblical Christianity all the way back to the first century apostles. So regardless of the actual age of a cherished belief, once a dogma has achieved that august status, it’s a TRADITION which must be defended at all cost. Welcome to the YECist world, where the TRADITION always beats the EVIDENCE, no matter the quality and quantity of compelling evidence.)
With the various Young Earth Creationist origins ministries spending many millions of dollars annually, you’ve got a powerful destructive force harming science education throughout the world.
“Young Earth Creationism: Just say no!” — Professor Tertius
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