Review by Greg Neyman
In an article on the Creation, Dinosaurs
and the Flood website, young earth creation science advocate Charlie Liebert
gives a list of what he calls credible creation scientists.1
While I agree that it is possible to get a doctorate and be a young earth creationist, there are several points to be made about this claim. First, he says about 20 percent of US scientists believe in creation. Charlie is no doubt trying to support his young earth position, but I'm certain that the vast majority of those 20 percent believe in old earth creation, and not young earth creation.
Second, how does a young earth believer get a degree in a secular university? When they are in a basic astronomy class, and have to answer a question that says how old the universe is, they would have to lie in order to pass the test. A geology test, and biology test would give equal problems. A young earth creationist cannot graduate without supplying answers that they believe to be false. This speaks volumes about their integrity. They are willing to deceive the instructors in order to get a passing grade. This makes me wonder how many of them are truly "credible."
I have no doubt that many young earth "scientists" have made important contributions to their fields of work. However, they should not be trusted in matters related to the Creation account.
1 Credible Creation Scientists, published on the web at www.sixdaycreation.com/facts/creation/science/june2000.html
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