Creationist research is having a global effect that is worrying the atheists and secularists of this world. They have had it all their own way for over a century but things are slowly changing. For almost twenty five years now, Journal of Creation has been publishing cutting-edge creationist research that has been fueling the war against evolution, creating little fires all around the world, including Great Britain.
Atheist evangelist, Prof Richard Dawkins, speaking at the 20th anniversary of the Edinburgh International Science Festival in April 2008, said the rise of creationism in British schools raised a serious problem for science teachers.1
‘It is a very worrying trend,’ he said, ‘and I think a lot of it has come over from America and Australia.’
Indeed! Although Journal of Creation is produced in Australia it is an international science journal. As well as many subscribers in the UK, the Journal is read in the US, Canada, South Africa, New Zealand, Singapore and many other countries globally.
Dawkins said, ‘I have spoken to a lot of science teachers in schools here in Britain who are finding an increasing number of students coming to them and saying they are Young Earth creationists. Now this is a belief that the Earth is only 6000 years old, and it is such a staggering mistake that it is very concerning to hear this. It is no small error—it is equivalent to someone believing, despite the evidence, that the width of North America from one coast to the other is only 7.8 yards.’
Staggering mistake? The difference is that anyone can drive across North America and check the distance for themselves. But how can you travel back in time to independently verify a date—a date that secularists calculate based on unprovable assumptions that a priori discount the Bible as history? Prof. Dawkins does not seem to appreciate the difference between experimental science and historical science.
But I’m getting off the track.
The point is that creationist research is giving Christian young people the backbone to challenge the atheistic evolutionary philosophy dished up to them in school under the guise of science. According to Dawkins, science teachers don’t enjoy having to defend erroneous evolutionary speculations, especially since these students are often well informed having read scientific creationist publications.
Contrary to what Prof. Dawkins suggests, this development is a positive for science and science teaching—it’s something not to be lamented but applauded.
The latest issue of Journal of Creation, issue 22(2), has been published and is now being mailed. In fact, we’ll even send a copy to Prof. Dawkins if he subscribes—but hurry. In fact, Journal of Creation 22(2) covers some very important developments about evolution that he should be aware of. For example:
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