To promote these views, creationists often misrepresent the data themselves, in an effort to discredit science and abuse it to validate their own beliefs. Hence, they are extremely critical of any and all (overwhelming) evidence that does not support their views while using bogus or equivocal data to prove theirs.
This doesn't work.
Any close, unbiased examination of the evidence reveals that nearly all of the creationist's claims are found wanting. I will not list those reasons here but will instead include a few links below.
Creatonists aim to keep the American public ignorant of evolution and science (which they have done a pretty good job of doing, as recent polls suggest) and desire that creation be taught in public schools along with evolution.
This would be about as ridiculous as teaching two different versions of the Holocaust in history classes (as some people claim that it never happened, and can back up this claim with phony evidence) or teaching an alternate flat earth theory (which another society can find "evidence" for) in geography.
That is not to say that there isn't a place for Genesis in the sphere of public education, but that would most likely be in courses involving theology, religion, culture, anthropology, and philosophy.
The moral here, of course, is that one shouldn't look to science to back up theology and vice versa.
Here are some links to learn the truth and why "creation scientists" are wrong (the links themselves can't be included because this site can't have words with more than 50 characters--wtf??). Go to a search engine and type in:
And perhaps Karl Thornley's page on Theistic Evolution for a few more good links.
"No," she said, "That sounds wonderful."
"Yeah, I have a profound interest in all things prehistoric."
"I know," she said with a smile.
"You know, I really liked the section on human evolution," I began, almost immediately noticing her tense up a little.
"I don't believe in human evolution," she said.
"Fossils don't lie," I said.
A creationist will not accept the theory of evolution, despite it being fundemental to modern biology & genetics, and do not understand what theory means in scientific literature. They realy dont like this theory at all.
They normaly try to discrace 'evolutionists' and often attempt to imply that science can only be science if it is looked at from a religious perspective when quite the opposite is true. They accept a point and then ty and prove it, the opposite of the scientific method.
Finaly most know nothing about science and simply follow their faith. Many creationist leaders give themselves the title of Dr. Nearly all of these 'doctors' aquired their degrees from uncredited degree mills.
See www.talkorigins.com for a refutal of creationist claims.
Creationist: The bible says this happened, I'll try to prove it. Hmm no evidence. I better make some up....