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Jumping the Shark: Science or Religion?

Noah Gray from the Action Potential (Nature Neuroscience blog) has found the following:

CALL FOR CREATIONIST PAPERS: at the Answers Research Journal

Answers in Genesis, a self-described Christianity-defending ministry dedicated to enabling Christians to defend their faith and to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ effectively, recently launched a new publication, Answers Research Journal. Their mission:

Addressing the need to disseminate the vast fields of research conducted by creationist experts in theology, history, archaeology, anthropology, biology, geology, astronomy, and other disciplines of science, Answers Research Journal will provide scientists and students the results of cutting-edge research that demonstrates the validity of the young-earth model, the global Flood, the non-evolutionary origin of “created kinds,” and other evidences that are consistent with the biblical account of origins.


I can never tell which side is jumping the shark when it comes to this kind of stuff. Science normally never tries to be religious, yet religion tries hard to be scientific. Now we have a bunch of “scientists” spreading “religion” by way of peer reviewed journals. The Bible is no longer good enough, now religion has to expand itself through science. Whatever happened to faith? Isn’t that what being a follower of a religion is about?

“Ah well, so much for faith?”

Well, on the other hand, as long as the research is carried out through the scientific method, remains objective and leave whatever the reproducible data gained for what they are without jumping to conclusions, it should be interesting. I just hope that when they say “provide the results that demonstrates the validity”, they are also open for the “lack of results” and “invalidity”. Because the statement taken as it is, is not much of a hypothesis. It is in fact an announcement of the type of results which have never been proven before. And there is nothing reasonable, much less scientific, about those kind of statements…

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