ICR Watch - April Fools Edition.

By Larry Sites

Well the April 94 edition of the ICR's Acts & Facts just arrived, and true to the date of its publication, its nature is more foolish that truth.

"ICR Scientist in Bolivia"

This lead article about Gish's doings takes a full 2 pages and is nothing but a list of dates and numbers of people. I count 7 radio, tv and newspaper appearances; 16 meetings, talks, presentations, lectures, and seminars to a total of 3500 businessmen, doctors, professionals, students, etc. Though he doesn't say so, I assume all those Bolivian "businessmen" were most interested in seeing if Gish's creationist genetic science could be used to create better dope and if his "evolution is religion" could be modified to make dope dealing a religion too and avoid government intervention.

"ICR Creation Museum: Making an Impact"

In this article, the ICR is happy to report that although several heathen organizations have exposed their exhibits as "misleading", the gullible who see such exposes are drawn to then like flies to you-know-what anyway. Their special exhibit "Creation, Evolution, Abortion" just ended. It "examined how evolutionary thinking has been used to dehumanize the unborn". The next exhibit is "Creation, Evolution, and Enviromentalism" from April 15 to June 30. It promises the inside scoop on "global warming, ozone depletion, and animal rights". (This ought to be good, one of their recent radio shows was using the biblical nature of man's special creation to deny the "human rights" of freedom from imprisonment and medical experimentation to apes.) This exhibit will "show how an evolutionary-based environmental 'craze' is being used to promote paganism and usher in the so-called 'New Age'." You can request their free museum fact pack "Environmentalism, Education, and the New Age".

Radio Log "Science, Scripture, & Salvation"

Apr 2 Henry Morris will claim that the resurrection of Jesus is the "best-proved event of ancient history".

Apr 9 and 16 Jim Stambaugh will claim there was no death before the sin of Adam and Eve.

Apr 23 Kent Hovind and others will speculate about dinosaurs.

Apr 30 Larry Vardiman and others will demonize Earth Day.

Back to Genesis # 64, "The Hyper-Environmentalists" by William A. Hoesch, MS in geology.

Blames environmental problems on man's turning away from god and tries to avoid the damage done by christian theology. He says that theology that "says man has a special dignity, or is in some way 'above' the animals, is viewed today by many environmentalists and 'New Age' educators as utterly repugnant, and as one of the chief causes for the decay in our environment." He says many of the newly elected fundamentalists "stealth" school board members are shocked to find that evolution is not just "an 'issue', but at the very core of the humanist agenda that has been accelerating for most of this century." He claims this "agenda" requires the environment be taken care of so men can get along with each other and nature. He then points to the French Revolution and Soviet Union collapse as proof that "man cannot be perfected by furnishing the 'proper' teaching environment, for man's fundamental flaw is an internal one." which he previously identified as Sin and that "Getting right with God is crucial to a healthy view of the environment..." After implying that global warming and ozone depletion are anything but scientifically valid "crisis" he implies that they are just tools to forge a new global spirituality and warns readers not be "taken in by this emerging new environmental religion." VP Gore is picked on because he "believes in a 'wisdom to be distilled from all faiths'"... and "his compassion and sincerity are not to be confused with a true Biblical faith." He then goes biblical claiming that because man's nature is "rebellion against his Creator (Romans 8:7), then we should not be surprised to see a faith that offers (1) a crusade-like cause to its adherents; (2) a missionary hope for 'salvation,' and (3) a suppression of the truth that God has created. It is inevitable that this new belief will not tolerate Christians who hold to a creationist worldview,..." He ends by claiming the only hope for Earth is for man to "be reconciled, through the work of Christ, to his Creator."

"Do Peppered Moths Prove Evolution?" by John D. Morris, PhD The last paragraph says it all: "But, at any rate, the peppered moth demonstrate what creationists have been saying all along. Variation within a specific created type occurs all the time. Natural selection can select the variant best suited for an environment, but natural selection doesn't create anything new. Why, then, do evolutionists use this as Exhibit No. 1? This, obviously, must be the best evidence they have got."

Impact #250 "When is a Whale a Whale?" by Dr. Duane T. Gish After using 1/4 of his space quoting 25 year old science about the lack of whale ancestors, Gish finally addresses the January 94 Science article discussing Ambulocetus natans. In typical Gish fashion he says. "When some of the ICR staff looked at the picture... they laughed...associating the word 'whale' with a creature with large and powerful front and hind legs does seem a bit ludicrous to skeptics." In other words, after requesting fossil evidence that whales evolved from land walking animals, upon seeing same, they laugh, how can that be a whales ancestor, it's got LEGS? Gish then does the standard geological column shuffle. How can this be ancestor to Pakicetus inachus since it was found 400 feet higher. He concludes that they are probably wrong since they were wrong about Ramapitecus, Pithdown Man, Nebraska Man, and Neanderthal (a full human, suffering from arthritis and rickets).

Lest we forget the ICR's purpose in life, here it is in their own words from the undated ICR pamphlet Introducing ICR, A worldwide outreach to families and nations.

Why ICR?

Because American society - especially our educational system - is dominated by evolutionary humanism.

Because the harmful consequences of evolutionary thinking on families and society (abortion, promiscuity, drug abuse, homosexuality, and many others) are evident all around us.

Because this rebellion against God and His laws stems from unbelieving scientists and educators undermining the foundational truth of creation.

We believe God has raised up ICR to spearhead Biblical Christianity's defense against the godless dogma of evolutionary humanism. Only by showing the scientific bankruptcy of evolution, while exalting Christ and the Bible, will Christians be successful in 'the pulling down of strongholds; casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ' (2 Corinthians 10:4,5).

The Institute for Creation Research address is PO box 2667, El Cajon, CA 92021, phone 619-448-0900.

Peace, Larry

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