Friday, June 17, 2011

Creationism in Earth

While I'm off to Evolution 2011 today, I wanted to point out that Paul Garner's blog directs us to an article about creationist involvement with GSA in the latest Earth magazine:
The article is written by Steven Newton of the anti-creationist organisation, the National Center for Science Education (NCSE), so it’s a bit "sniffy" about it all. Still, Newton begrudgingly admits that the posters and talks "appeared to follow standard geologic practices in preparing samples and collecting data" and that the field trip leaders offered "real observations on real outcrops".
Paul's right about the tone; it's a really weird, conspiratorial way of writing. But I'm glad to see the attention. Check it out:

Creationism creeps into mainstream geology

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