Here’s another sample of strange creationist email. This one spares the freaky fonts and excessive style changes, and instead we get an abrupt opening with no explanation, and a healthy dose of paranoia.
First, a little background: David P. Wozney is basically a dinosaur denialist (and also a conspiracy theorist—he has doubts about the Apollo moonlanding, for instance). Archy has a good overview of Wozney weirdness. The person who sent this to me, Cyndy Kenickell, is also a dinosaur denialist. The fun begins when she tries to explain why dinosaurs don’t exist: dinosaurs were faked to justify birth control.
Just roll with it. Don’t try to understand it.
I came across D. P. Wozney’s website in 2000 while I was working at the University of Texas at Dallas. As I read it, I became very apprehensive that he had pre-empted me in publishing the discoveries that I had made since I began working on the subject of creation science in the fall of 1986. However, as I corresponded with him by e-mail, I realized that he did not have my evidence. I first began trying to present my discoveries to Drs. Duane Gish and John Morris at the Institute for Creation Research in El Cajon, CA, in the late 1980’s. They rejected my evidence, although they differ from D. P. Wozney in that they believe that God created dinosaurs, whereas Wozney does not. Then I worked as a research assistant for Dr. Ray Bohlin of Probe Ministries while he was re-writing his book on the molecular genetic aspect of refuting evolution in 1996-1997. I also presented my discoveries to him (by then I had accumulated many more discoveries), but again they were rejected. I continued to do independent research with great difficulty, because he denied my request for the use of an office and equipment at his headquarters in Richardson, Texas, close to UTD.
I certainly would not consider myself to be in the mainstream with any of the creation scientists that I know of. My parents are atheist/agnostic and my very conception was according to strict adherence to the dictates of Thomas Robert Malthus (having only two children to replace yourselves, although it really doesn’t work because they already have 5 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren). My Dad’s comments upon the birth of my third child was that he would have x.x less area of living space (I assume he had already calculated it, as he gave me a specific number, and he did not give her a certificate of deposit like my first two children.) Which brings me to the real reason behind the need to create the concept of dinosaurs in order to provide scientific evidence of evolution, which theory preceded rather than followed the fossil evidence. The evolution scientists of the 1800’s felt that the only way to get the general population to reduce the number of children they brought into the world was to find a way to erode their strong belief in God and the inerrancy of the Bible and the strict adherence to the doctrines of the church. The Catholic and I think the Anglican church forbade any kind of birth control. And I would say that the last two centuries have shown the effectiveness of their plan. The strong belief in God and the inerrancy of the scriptures (such as the creation and flood accounts in Genesis) and strict adherence to the doctrines of the church have definitely been eroded, and all the various methods of birth control, including abortion, have pervaded society and successfully reduced the birth rate in Western Europe, the United States, China and Japan, while at the same time, the population of the world has risen to 6 billion and we are all obese ( in other words, there was not the shortage of food to accompany the increase in population predicted by Malthus in his Essay on Population).
So they are/were all wrong and now we are left with this dilemma of the dinosaur debate. I do not think, as Wozney, that all the bones were planted. But I do genuinely suspect that the bones of the sauropod Alamosaur discovered by a paleontology class from UTD in Big Bend National Park were planted because I personally watched the video. The students were led to a particular area of the national park where I believe bones had previously been planted for the class members to “discover.” It showed them removing shallow, loose dirt from the 5 large vertebrae, and I was not the only one who noticed that. Not only that, but some dinosaur tracks at Lake Grapevine that we observed on a field trip were very suspicious, because I noticed one (only one) footprint going in the opposite direction of all of the other tracks. I mentioned this to the TA, Derek Main, now with the Dallas Museum of Natural History, but he did not have an answer. I think I know the answer, because some paleontology students from SMU had been secretly working on the site for some time before revealing their discovery. The geological formations in that area consist of unusually friable (using only your fingers) sedimentary rock that would make it easy to make your own dinosaur tracks, which of course have been shown in paleontology textbooks for decades (the classic three-toed kind).
So my discoveries still sit in boxes in a rented warehouse and I still don’t have an office and the proper equipment to publish my discoveries. However, I can possibly e-mail a few more easily accessible subjects, such as the recent discovery of a living trilobite at the bottom of the Antarctic ocean (I got the photo and article from the msn news), and how the glyptodon fossil skeleton is a composite of bones from different animals from different locations discovered subsequently to the suggestions and predictions of the early evolution scientists that such a fossil animal would be found that would be a “common ancestor” to the extant fauna of South America.
Thank you for your consideration.