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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Creationist Scientists and Journal Publication

Many anti-creatonists claim that creationists do not have peer review, do not publish in journals, and are not even scientists. Those lies are put down.Many anti-creatonists embarrass themselves by making statements that show not only their ignorance, but their extreme biases and lack of honesty. One claim is that "creationists are not scientists", which is easily eliminated [1, 2]. Another false claim is that creationists are not "peer reviewed" [3]. It makes absolutely no sense to submit evidence disproving evolution to a group of biased evolutionists! Would an evolutionist submit a paper attempting to disprove creation to creationist scientists? What an amusing concept. The fact is, however, that creationists do have peer review [4].

The main item that I wish to present to you today discusses the insulting, libelous  claim of some owlhoots that "creationists do not contribute to science, nor do they publish". Although it is not a recent publication, the following article still manages to put down the lie.
In his book The Monkey Business (1982) paleontologist Niles Eldredge wrote that no author who published in the Creation Research Society Quarterly ‘has contributed a single article to any reputable scientific journal’ (p.83). Apparently Eldredge couldn't be bothered to glance at the Science Citation Index or any other major science bibliographic source. 
Developmental biologist Willem J. Ouweneel, a Dutch creationist and CRSQ contributor, published a classic and widely cited paper on developmental anomalies in fruit flies (‘Developmental genetics of homoeosis’, Advances in Genetics, 16:179–248, 1976). Herpetologist Wayne Frair, a frequent CRSQ contributor, publishes his work on turtle systematics and serology in such journals as Journal of Herpetology, Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, Science, and Herpetologica
In their study of creationist publishing practices (‘The Elusive Scientific Basis of Creation “Science”’, Quarterly Review of Biology 60:21–30, 1985), Eugenie Scott and Henry Cole surveyed the editors of 68 journals for the period from 1980–1983, looking for creationist submissions. Out of an estimated 135,000 submitted papers, Scott and Cole found only 18 that could be described ‘as advocating scientific creationism’ (p.26).
You can continue to learn the truth by reading the rest of "Do Creationists Publish in Notable Refereed Journals?" here. Also, see Dr. D. Russell Humpreys' response to a question. You can search further yourselves, but these make the point quite well.

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