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Monday, February 12, 2007

Young Earth Creationist Doctor of Palaeontology???

On the front page of the Times today (below the fold) there was an article about a man who recently received his doctorate from the University of Rhode Island in palaeontology. The thing is, he is a young earth creationist. If you don't know what this means, I'll tell you. This means that he believes that the earth cannot be more than about 10,000 years old because of the chronology of events in the bible. What a fucking stupid idea that is!!! I wish I was joking.

Anyway, he does all this science in palaeontology under the "paradigm", as he calls it, that the earth is billions of years old...which it IS!!!! But he doesn't actually believe that! He lives his personal life under the "paradigm" that the earth is only a few thousand years old...which is utter nonsense.

The research that he performed and the dissertation he presented apparently were solidly scientific and supported by evidence, but since he doesn't believe any of the science that he spent years proving, what is he going to do with his Ph.D.? He is going to go around advocating the young earth theory, giving it the appearance of legitimacy because a Doctor of Palaeontology supports it.

There was debate in the article about whether a university should be allowed to discriminate against people who are intending to use their degrees for something which the university or the department would not want to be associated with. It is a tough debate. I want to say they should be able to deny people for this reason, but then I realize that this is discrimination based on religion, which we aren't supposed to allow.

Either way, I say fuck this guy for using his degree in science against science. Fuck him.


Blogger Mikayla Starstuff said...

This is what happens when fundyism and science get either insanity like this, or atheism. (Or possibly liberal religion in some cases...)

7:24 PM


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