“Geology will survive creationist undermining,” according to a recent commentary by Steven Newton in New Scientist. Newton is Programs and Policy Director for the National Center for Science Education (NCSE), a nonprofit advocacy group based in Oakland, California, that is dedicated to censoring academic freedom and promoting evolution-only teaching in public schools.
He described how presentations at Geological Society of America (GSA) meetings by scientists who question the flaws in evolutionary theories have some members of the group “outraged” and calling for a ban on such presentations.
However, Newton argued that a ban “would be a mistake as it would hand [creation scientists] a PR coup.”1 He then cited a lawsuit in which the California Science Center settled with the American Freedom Alliance for infringing on free speech rights when it censored a showing of the film Darwin’s Dilemma.
“Scientific organisations will continue to experience creationist infiltration….But it is important for scientists not to overreact and to remember the science is far stronger than any creationist attempts to undermine it,” he wrote.1
Actually, all that creation scientists really want is the freedom to do their work without the fear of retribution, such as losing their jobs or funding. If the science—rather than popular opinion—won’t support their hypotheses, then the research will show that…..
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