The granddaddy of all creationist outfits is the Institute for Creation Research (ICR) — the fountainhead of young-earth creationist wisdom. They have this new post at their website: 50th Anniversary Edition of ‘The Genesis Flood’ Just Released. It’s by Lawrence Ford, described at the end of the article as: “Executive Editor at the Institute for Creation Research.” Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us:
Fifty years ago, two godly men were thrust into a public ministry that still reverberates with the lasting legacy of their faithfulness to God and to His Word. John Whitcomb and Henry Morris publicly placed their love for the Creator and His Word above all else, and their book, The Genesis Flood, published in 1961, continues to impact the Church and the world.
The Genesis Flood is credited with starting the creation science movement. ICR must be so proud. The article continues:
This year we celebrate this classic work with the release of the 50th Anniversary Edition of The Genesis Flood, now available with a new look and new material from Dr. John Whitcomb, as well as a memorial foreword by Drs. Henry Morris III and John Morris, the sons of ICR founder Dr. Henry Morris.
The new edition has new material! That’s exciting. The article gives a link where you can order one. Hey, buy a dozen and give them out as gifts — they’re sure to be appreciated.
That’s essentially all there is to the ICR article, but this is a good time for us to reflect on what creation science has done for the world. Let’s see … actually, it has had no impact — none at all — in the world of science. There are no peer-reviewed papers in the professional journals describing creationist research, and except for bible colleges, their “science” isn’t taught at any respected university, anywhere in the world.
Further, creation science has produced nothing in medicine, pharmacology, mining, agriculture, or any other productive field. Well, it’s generated some action in the dark corners of book publishing, but that’s also true of crop circles. As far as we can tell, the track record of creation science during the past half-century is indistinguishable from that of astrology.
So let’s all congratulate ICR on their anniversary. Fifty years of foolishness is quite an accomplishment.
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