Your Curmudgeon presents you with another creative challenge. This one may be the most difficult yet.
You must name at least one thing — one positive contribution to civilization — resulting from belief in young Earth creationism. Don’t bother with the fact that it provides a good living for the proprietors of creation museums and similar things. That’s nice for them, but we’re speaking about benefits to humanity in general.
Also, it’s not sufficient to provide us with a list of creationists who have accomplished worthwhile things. We’ve seen those lists, but they don’t mean anything. Many scientists, engineers, and inventors, especially in the past, have been religious. But in all the cases we’re familiar with — see Did Science Originate with Creationists? — their achievements were in no way dependent upon the age of the Earth, six day creation, Adam & Eve, or Noah’s Flood. We are speaking specifically about those doctrines.
The form of today’s challenge is that you must tell us, with reasonable brevity:
You know the rules: You may enter the contest as many times as you wish, but you must avoid profanity, vulgarity, childish anatomical analogies, etc. Also, avoid slanderous statements about individuals. Feel free to comment on the entries submitted by others — with praise, criticism, or whatever — but you must do so tastefully.
There may not be a winner of this contest, but if there is, your Curmudgeon will decide, and whenever we get around to it we’ll announce who the winner is. There is no tangible prize — as always in life’s great challenges, the accomplishment is its own reward. We now throw open the comments section, dear reader. Go for it!
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