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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.

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The notion that one can "study" either creationism or "flood geology" is about as silly a notion as suggestion that one can study vampires. Before something can be studied it's got to exist. Arguably creationism can be studied however that's a matter for dysfunctional human psychiatry

Here we have the ICR cult offering something they called, "Studies in creationism and flood geology." It looks like it's going to give it the old college try to "study" something that doesn't exist, though.

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Over the last 15 years, I have engaged in intensive scholarship in scientific creationism...

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It's too bad those 15 years weren't spent learning something useful -- like _science_.

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Many questions and issues in flood geology have been given at least a tentative answer as a result of my little-known research, which has been written for scientists, especially geologists.

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I can't imagine that any scientist working within his or her venue would do more than smile when presented with the "studies" done by creationists. Smile and then offer a "why thank you, George! I'll read it right away" or some comforting comment right before the "studies" get dumped into the trash bin -- or get passed around among one's colleagues for a laugh.

The propaganda piece goes on to list what appears to be the author's amusing collection of bizarre writings.

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...I explain why the animals on different continents are so different from each other if they originated from one point (Noah's Ark in the mountains of Ararat).

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I prove that the world's coal, oil, fossil crinoids, Karoo vertebrates, limestone components, etc., could all have come from the remains of creatures having lived in the short time between creation and the Flood and then buried by the Flood.

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I examine, in great detail, how one flood accounts for the fact that different fossils are found in different layers of rock.

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...I discuss various topics... and against the usual claim of overthrusts (rock strata mechanically pushed over each other) to explain away instances of fossils overlying each other in wrong order, according to evolution.

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In "The Essential Nonexistence of the Evolutionary- Uniformitarian Geologic Column: A Quantitative Assessment" (Creation Research Society Quarterly...)

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In "An Anthology of Matters Significant to Creationism and Diluviology: Report 1" (Creation Research Society Quarterly...

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In my "Radiometric Geochronology Reappraised" (Creation Research Society Quarterly...

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In "A Diluvian Interpretation of Ancient Cyclic Sedimentation" (Creation Research Society Quarterly...

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Did you catch it? Read the start of this propaganda again and you'll see the claim that this ICR nut conducted research "which has been written for scientists, especially geologists." Did you notice that none of it was published in any peer-reviewed scientific journals, especially those that address geologic issues?

This propaganda piece is useful to exhibit the fact that creationists can't get their bizarre crap published in real science journals because it's, well, it's crap. Since it's cra that doesn't pass the muster of science and the rigors of peer review ot in academia, creationists cults are forced to publish their notions in their own magazines which are then read by other cultists so that everybody can pretend they're some how making progress out in the real world.

I've received e-mail from creationist cultists demanding that the fact they can't get scientific, peer-reviewed journals to public creationist "research" and "findings" is because it's a conspiracy.

As an aside, years ago a creationist came through the FidoNet HolySmoke echo, a forum which accumulated intellectuals which waited for unsuspecting theists to venture forth at which time the educated hammered the poor sot to mush, reducing his or her theistic notions to unrecognizable rubble at which point the HolySmokers would chat among themselves quietly until the next unsuspecting poor sot came along.

Eventually we ran out of poor sots but not before one cultist came along and demanded that fossils are actually carved by scientists and then dropped from airplanes so that they could pretend to find them again as part of the Satanic conspiracy.

What a bunch of unsalted nuts.


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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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