This is the basic battle cry of creationists and none are as creationy as the Discovery Institute!
We live in a world where the Creationists have had to lick their wounds. The world’s changed, gone are the court room battles, but the creationists still tap away at education. Science progresses in leaps and bounds while Creationists struggle to even produce junk science.
So they turn to attack pop science. The conversion of science into an easy to consume format. Many bemoan pop-science as harming science. I disagree.
We are a generation of pop scientists. From Bill Nye to even simple stuff like Blue Peter we grew up with pop science and that easy to consume science made us delve into science as a whole. The best Pop-Science attempts from the creationists include “Kinds”, a concept so convoluted that most creationists themselves can’t explain it properly. In which dog breeds are treated the same as whale species which are the same as all fungi. Hell we all remember the ID argument of the Croco-duck and the perfect banana.
So they are forced to look at pop science and go “pfft. That’s clearly wrong! The Bible says x, y and z and reality cannot work that way!” [Read more…]