Scientific Creationism, submitted by God and Baby Jesus. If you're actually interested in reading about the line of shit the Scientific Creationists vomit forth upon the bible belt PTAs then this is the site for you!
Scientists who call themselves "creation scientists" are professionals, typically with advanced degrees from major universities, who are generally involved in the same types of work as the average scientist. The difference is that creation scientists have a "world-view", or "model" for their science which is based on the belief that an intelligent designer ("God") exists who created our universe and the natural things in it. The creation events were one-time events and are not taking place today. A large subset of creation scientists could be called "Biblical creationists", who take the first eleven chapters of the Bible to be real history, including the creation of all things in six 24-hour days, the existence of Adam and Eve as the first man and woman, the unnatural introduction of "death" into the perfect creation because of the disobedience of Adam and Eve, and the occurence of a world-wide flood (Noah's flood) which destroyed most life and greatly affected the processes operating on the earth. Most creation scientists believe that the earth is "young" (on the order of ten thousand years), but this is a secondary issue. Biblical creationists believe that the Bible and true science are in full harmony with each other - there is no need to "check your brain at the door" when entering a church.
My problem isn't with the Bible or Christianity, I don't think there's anything inherently wrong with either and as far as religious ethos go Christianity is pretty good at heart. Where I run into a few snags with these morons is when they take the Bible 100% literally even though it is OBVIOUSLY written metaphorically. Then when they try and make other people believe that the Bible is literal truth I want to shove nails into their fingertips. To paraphrase my hateorade article "I'm glad they can be happy being stupid", but the second they start forcing kids to hop on their short bus my stance changes to one advocating imprisonment and possibly genocide.
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