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-- Fredric Rice

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Creationist Cults

The notoriously bizarre Institute for Creation Research (sic) cult routinely publishes equally bizarre religious notions which they wish to pretend are some how scientific. This text file takes some of the cult's own bizarre publications and takes a look at them in extract to show just how nutty (verging on the insane) these "Modern Day Flat Earth Society" nuts actually are.

Copyright by The Skeptic Tank, 2002, all rights reserved. Permission is granted to disseminate this criticism freely provided no fees or costs are associated with the document's free distribution among academia and the lay public.


The ICR cult attempts to try to pretend that the fact of evolution some how constitutes a religion. Presumably anyone who accepts scientific facts which contradicts the cult's bizarre beliefs can acquire tax exemption status. <smile>

Let's take a look at this propaganda piece and see exactly how the ICR cult manages to come up with such a stupid notion, shall we? Amusingly this piece is titled, "Evolution is religions, not science."

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Evolutionists often insist that evolution is a proved fact of science, providing the very framework of scientific interpretation, especially in the biological sciences.

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The ICR cult has not a clue as to what evolution is and what it is not. It comes as no surprise that the cult makes this bizarre statement. In actual fact evolution is a directly observed phenomena not subject to either belief or disbelief and more than gravitation is subject to belief or disbelief. Certainly both evolution and gravitation are subject to acceptance or denial. And equally ceryainly creationist cults deny the directly observed fact of evolution because they mistakenly believe that it some how damages their gods.

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This, of course, is nothing but wishful thinking.

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My irony meter has long since been burned out by previous ironic claims I've read penned by this cult.

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Evolution is not even a scientific hypothesis, since there is no conceivable way in which it can be tested.

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What a bizarre claim. Evolution is a directly observed phenomena and the theories which gave been created to attempt to explain what's observed make a number of predictions, all of which are not only testable but most of which have been confirmed.

Let's see if we can find out what the ICR cult's misconceptions are so that we can see why they're such dunderheads. The author searches for and finds comments by scientists who mistakenly suggest that evolution some how has religious attributes. That'll make evolution disappear, by Jesus!

Hang on while I scan this propaganda piece for anything new. We see the same old idiot notions that the fact of evolution some how supports comunism, fascism, et al. We get treated to "more of the same" and we find that the nutters still have no idea what evolution is and what it is not. We find:

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Enunciation of the "big bang" cosmology.

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is believed to have something to do with speciation. It doesn't. After a lengthy series of bizarre creationist crap we finally get to the end wherein its boldly asserted:

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Consequently, it is fair to conclude that no truly significant accomplishment of modern science either depends on evolution or supports evolution!

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My guess is that the ICR cult doesn't allow its followers to eat genetically tailord foods, wear genetically tailored natual fibers, use genetically manipulated medicines and such scientific progress technologies which are all predicated in the firm understanding of evolution. Since the cult wants to pretend biological sciences has made no "significant accomplishments," I presume the cult also does not allow its followers to use contemporary antibiotics.

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There would certainly be no detriment to real scientific learning if creation were incorporated as an alternative to evolution in school curricula.

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Yeah, "gods dun it" is a _much_ better scientific platform upon which Johanas Salk should have based his vaccine upon, yep. The notion that the Earth is "fixed" and doesn't move and that it's flat "like a compass all around" and has a dome over it also would assist greatly the planetology sciences, not to mention the aerospace and space exploration industries.

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It would on the other hand, prove a detriment to the pervasive religion of atheistic humanism which now controls our schools.

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Presumably since the public schools were incapable of teaching this guy anything they shouldn't be allowed to teac anybody anything.


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"You can lie about ICR all you want." -- Jason Daniel Henderson

"Thank you for your permission however there's never any need to.
Creationist propaganda is already self-debunking." -- Fredric L. Rice

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