Monday, January 24, 2011

Doing Science...Or Not

"Creation science" is most certainly not science. Those who refuse to reconsider their positions, let alone change their minds, in the face of strong new evidence can't claim to be doing science. Anyone who states that "______ cannot be challenged and anything that contradicts ______ is wrong" isn't doing science. For a real-world example of non-scientific thought, see the Statement of Faith from Answers in Genesis ("AiG"):
By definition, no apparent, perceived or claimed evidence in any field, including history and chronology, can be valid if it contradicts the scriptural record.
So why does Google Scholar, which "helps you find relevant work across the world of scholarly research," include articles from AiG and their kindred spirits (Creation Ministries International), and (Institute for Creation Research)? Darned if I know. I also don't know who Matthew is, but he's created an online petition asking Google to remove these decidedly non-scholarly sources from Google Scholar. Good for you, Matthew, whoever you are. I've signed the petition.

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