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From the World-Wide Flood to the World Wide Web: Creationism in the Digital Age

Title: 
From the World-Wide Flood to the World Wide Web: Creationism in the Digital Age
Author(s): 
Stephen C Burnett
Issue: 
4

INTRODUCTION

Recent research has shown strong support for science among the public in the US (National Science Board 2006). At the same time, this research shows that this same public is generally not well-informed about scientific issues (National Science Board 2006). In fact, the NSB report concludes that “the public’s lack of knowledge about basic scientific facts and the scientific process can have far reaching implications” (National Science Board 2006). This problem is not limited to adults, as tests of scientific literacy rate US students below the level of their counterparts in many other countries (National Science Board 2006). In particular, understanding of evolutionary biology is especially poor among Americans (Miller and others 2006), and it seems to be an issue from grade school (Michigan House Civics Commission 2006) to college (Holden 2006a). While this issue exists in other countries, the United States is the arguably the developed nation where the problem is most severe (Lazcano 2005; Miller and others 2006). Clearly, public perception of evolutionary biology is out of line with the actual state of science, and efforts to correct this should be a high priority.

Year: 
2008
Date: 
July–August
Page(s): 
17–18, 23–27
About the Author(s): 
Stephen C Burnett
Department of Natural Sciences
Clayton State University
2000 Clayton State Blvd.
Morrow GA 30260
sburnett@clayton.edu

Stephen Burnett is an associate professor of biology at Clayton State University in Morrow, Georgia. He teaches courses in evolution, vertebrate anatomy, animal behavior, and general biology. His research interests include public education and various aspects of animal behavior.
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Review: Creation's Tiny Mystery

Year: 
1988
Number: 
2
Quarter: 
Spring
Page(s): 
30–33
Reviewer: 
Philip Osmon
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Title: 
Creation's Tiny Mystery
Author(s): 
Robert V. Gentry

For many years, creationist Robert Gentry has claimed that he's uncovered scientific evidence of a miraculous event. Gentry says that this evidence, halos of a very short-lived isotope (Polonium 218) which lack the inner halo of a longer-lived radioactive parent, undermines the uniformitarian principle. He believes that these halos, "God's fingerprint," demonstrate that natural laws were suspended in the past. He also claims that other miracles occurred in four "singularities," or sets of miraculous events, which are described in the Bible.

Knoxville, TN: Earth Science Associates, 1986. 316 pages.
About the Author(s): 
Philip Osmon is an associate editor of Creation/Evolution and has worked as a science writer.

Tracking Those Incredible Creationists

Title: 
Tracking Those Incredible Creationists
Author(s): 
R.J. Hastings
Number: 
1
Year: 
1985

The following correction was subsequently made to this article in issue 17 (volume 6.1):

ERRATA

Dr. Ronnie Hastings would like to correct two errors that appeared in Creation/Evolution XV.

Quarter: 
Winter
Page(s): 
5–15
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Review: Ride to Glory

Year: 
2000
Title: 
Ride to Glory: The People v. Charles Robert Darwin
Issue: 
3
Author(s): 
Warren LeRoi Jones
Date: 
May–June
As a matter of principle, I finish any book I start reading. Some books are easy to finish - anything by John Irving, and John Kennedy Toole's masterpiece A Confederacy of Dunces, for example. Others are more difficult. No book in recent memory, or distant memory for that matter, challenged this principle more than Ride to Glory by Warren LeRoi Johns, a lawyer and novelist wannabe.
Brookeville (MD): General Title Inc., 1999. 416 pages.
Page(s): 
36–37
Reviewer: 
Skip Evans
About the Author(s): 
Skip Evans has been active in theater for over 10 years, as actor, director, and playwright. He performed improvisational comedy in Atlanta, Georgia, from 1995 to 1998, and has written 5 full-length plays as well as numerous short stories and essays. His first play, The Psychopathic Librarian, was the Best New Play at Eola Theater Company in Orlando, Florida, 1994. He currently lives in New York City.
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Common Creationist Attacks on Geology

Title: 
Common Creationist Attacks on Geology
Author(s): 
Christopher Gregory Weber
Number: 
2

In the last issue of this journal, my article "The Fatal Flaws of Flood Geology" attacked the flood geology model of the Institute for Creation Research (ICR) by citing a number of geological formations the creationists can't explain without inventing hundreds of convenient ad hoc miracles. However, creationists have attacked orthodox geology by citing geological formations they feel geologists are equally hard pressed to account for with the evolutionary model. This article answers several of their most common arguments, those relating to

Year: 
1980
Quarter: 
Fall

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About the Author(s): 

Chris Weber, one of the editors of this journal, is a computer programmer and an amateur geologist. He's followed the creation/evolution controversy for many years.

Copyright 1980 by Christopher Gregory Weber

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10–25
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The Impossible Voyage of Noah's Ark

Title: 
The Impossible Voyage of Noah's Ark
Author(s): 
Robert A. Moore
Number: 
1
Year: 
1983
Quarter: 
Winter

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About the Author(s): 
Robert Moore, a writer on religious subjects, has tested at hearings on church-state issues and is an experienced mountain climber (with no intention of joining any ark expedition).
Copyright © 1983 by Robert A. Moore
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1–43
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Radiometric Dating Does Work!

Title: 
Radiometric Dating Does Work!
Author(s): 
G. Brent Dalrymple
Issue: 
3

Radiometric dating of rocks and minerals using naturally occurring, long-lived radioactive isotopes is troublesome for young-earth creationists because the techniques have provided overwhelming evidence of the antiquity of the earth and life. Some so-called creation scientists have attempted to show that radiometric dating does not work on theoretical grounds (for example, Arndts and Overn 1981; Gill 1996) but such attempts invariably have fatal flaws (see Dalrymple 1984; York and Dalrymple 2000).

Year: 
2000
Date: 
May–June
Page(s): 
14–19
About the Author(s): 

G Brent Dalrymple
College of Oceanic & Atmospheric Sciences
Oregon State University
Corvallis OR 97331-5503
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The Anti-Museum: An overview and review of the Answers in Genesis Creation "Museum"

by Daniel Phelps

President, Kentucky Paleontological Society
edrioasteroid@msn.com

Creation Museum

2800 Bullittsburg Church Road
Petersburg, KY 41080
(888) 582-4253

Hours & Pricing
Hours of operation (ET)
  • Monday – Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Sunday* 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
*Memorial Day to Labor Day Only
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve/Day, New Year's Eve/Day
General admission

Then A Miracle Occurs...

Title: 
Then A Miracle Occurs...: An Obstreperous Evening with the Insouciant Kent Hovind, Young-Earth Creationist and Defender of the Faith
Author(s): 
Michael Shermer
Issue: 
6
Those who cavalierly reject the Theory of Evolution, as not adequately supported by facts, seem quite to forget that their own theory is supported by no facts at all.
—Herbert Spencer,
19th-century social scientist and Darwinist


Year: 
2004
Date: 
November–December
Page(s): 
32–36
About the Author(s): 
Michael Shermer
Skeptics Society
2761 N Marengo Ave
Altadena CA 91001
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Review: Faith, Form, and Time

Year: 
2004
Title: 
Faith, Form, and Time
Issue: 
3–4
Kurt Wise's Faith, Form, and Time is a significant contribution to the modern origins debate. This book is a defense of young-earth creationism that provides proof of the power of evolutionary theory. In brief, young-earth creation is the process of evolving under the selective pressures of the scientific evidence for evolution.

Author(s): 
Kurt P Wise
Date: 
May-August
Nashville (TN): Broadman and Holman, 2002. 287 pages.
Page(s): 
34–35

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Reviewer: 
Denis O Lamoureux, University of Alberta
About the Author(s): 
Denis O Lamoureux
St Joseph's College
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2J5 Canada
dlamoure@ualberta.ca
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