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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.


If you're reading this text you may be aware of the ICR cult's rather amusing history in the State of California and its endless attempts to try to pretend they're some how conducting science and that they some how have the academic right to issue academic degrees.

The cult actually was handing out degrees to its followers as if they were candy until the State of California had to step in and put an immediate stop to the stupidity. California told the cult bastards to stop it, the cult responded by trying once again to acquire accredidation, the State came back and examined the cult, found the cult _lied_ too many times, then left making sure that the cult continued to refrain from claiming their "degrees" they were handing out had any meaning.

All of this history is available on The Skeptic Tank yet I can recall that one State officer talked with one of the "students," asking what he expected to do once he "graduated." The bewildered reply was "with this degree?" Even the students knew that the degrees being handed out were worthless.

This propaganda piece has the cult talking about its "degrees." It is amusing to note that various cult leaders purchased their various degrees from diploma mills else acquired their degrees in venues like hydrolic engineering which hardly gives these nuts an education which would grant them the right to proclaim their bizarre notions as if it were learned, researched opinions. The ability to repair a blocked toilet does not a scientist make.

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One of the four Master's degree programs at the Institute for Creation Research leads to a degree in science education.

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<heh> Can you imagine?

"Greetings, Mr. Danford, you're here for the science teacher position, correct?"

"Yes, sir, here's my resume."

"Ah, good. Let me see. yes, this looks very impressive. I see you have a degree in science education! That's a big plus. Can you tell me what the date of the last glacation across North America was?"

"Oh, yes, sir, but the thing of it is, there's never been any Ice Ages. That's a godless atheist lie designed to lead children away from Jesus which, you must agree, is actually Satanism and the cause of homosexuality."

<pause> "Thank you for coming in, Mr. Danford. You can find your way out, can't you?" <pause> "Betty, would you call campus police to help Mr. Danford find his way back to his car, please?"

Can you imagine? The ICR cult's agenda isn't a secret. The cult is out to try to hammer, beat, twist, mutilate, and spindle science so that it fits their religious beliefs and the cult makes that admission a little further on in this propaganda piece:

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In dealing with science education and faith issues, integration can be defined as putting them together into a synthetic whole under a Biblical umbrella.

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Thus the "degrees" this cult issues come after the poor sot who bought the degree has been subjected to classes which attempt to so muddle science to the point where it becomes one with fantasy, fiction, mythology, and outright fibs.

There's a lengthy, nutty, rather illiterate rant which followes until we get to the next point in extract:

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The specific knowledge that a person acquires should be available to be used in everyday life. In educational circles, this is known as "general transfer" which involves the process of being able to apply acquired knowledge to a specific problem or situation. From the creationist perspective this requires filtering the knowledge base through a Biblical framework and applying it....

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See, if truth doesn't conform to the classical Christanic mythologies, one must "filter" the truth out until it conforms to the mythologies.

I wonder if this cult wouldn't mind if we did the same with Wonder Woman comic books. If they complained, they would have to explain why their comic book is any different and why they should be the only ones to play the game. Why not take an issue of science -- say the charge on the electron -- and "filter the knowledge through a Wonder Woman framework before applying it."

No difference.

And this is the level of "science;" the level of "academic degrees" the ICR cult stands for, folks.


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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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