I’ve really gotten under the skin of the frauds at Answers in Genesis — now Terry Mortenson is whining about my cruelty and lying frantically.
Last week I gave a lecture in the Creation Museum on “Millions of Years: Where Did the Idea Come From?” This is based on my PhD research. The next day the well-known (and self-proclaimed) atheist Dr. P.Z. Myers, a biology professor at the University of Minnesota-Morris, wrote a blog post about me with his usual caustic language. After labeling me a “crackpot,” he then proceeded to critique my lecture . . . without even hearing it (not very academic, is it?) . . . and to accuse me of being ignorant of historical truths that he explained to his readers. He also accused me and other creationists of believing things that neither I nor any other informed creationist believes.
No, I did not critique his lecture; I criticized his plainly stated premise, that our understanding of the age of the earth does not come from the evidence, but “comes from anti-Biblical worldviews (or philosophical assumptions) being imposed on the geological evidence”. Anyone could see that if they read the article, but once again AiG is afraid to link to me.
I’m not sure what specific things I’ve accused creationists of believing — most of my article was about the history of geology. However, he and his cronies at AiG do believe in something that is truly absurd: that the earth is only 6,000 years old. There’s not much I could add that is more damning than that.