Press and Pop Culture

Young Creation Scientists & Virginia Heffernan

When I read the Institute for Creation Research’s call for Young Creation Scientists, I first thought: This sounds a lot like Francis Egerton, 8th Earl of Bridgewater’s justification for the Bridgewater Treatises. ICR’s call, however, lacks both the polish of Egerton’s style and the charm of his eccentricity.

My second thought was: Perhaps Virginia Heffernan can get a job as a science writer for ICR. Heffernan recently explained why she is a creationist. Critics of Heffernan’s post abound, e.g., Virginia Heffernan’s creationism: Why evolution matters and Yes Virginia, There Is a Darwin and Finding the narrative, as do her defenders. I suspect that Francis Egerton, if he had a blog, would be a critic.

Thanks to Daring Fireball for the link to ICR’s post.