Your Creation Science Career Starts Today!
May 1, 2007
Attention all wingnuts, burnouts and aspiring Daily Show writers! The Institute for Creation Research has put out a (PDF) call for scholarly papers:
Papers should be up to 10,000 words long, and color diagrams, figures and photographs are encouraged. Papers can be in any scientific, or social scientific, field, but must be from a young-earth perspective and aim to assist the development of the Creation Model of Origins. Papers should be submitted in a plain text, single line-spaced Word or RTF file. Formatting should be kept to an absolute minimum. Do NOT embed graphics, tables, figures or photographs in the text, but supply them in separate files, along with captions.
Yes, I’m sure lots of pictures (and extremely wide margins) are a feature of many if not most creation science papers. This call is the pseudoscience equivalent of those old Famous Artist School advertisements that were a feature of magazines, matchbooks and paperbacks in the 1960s.
If I weren’t already up to my eyebrows in work, I’d get cracking on that paper about how chaos theory shows that those little fractals are, upon closer examinations, collections of “666,” or how the new technique of Brimstone 14 dating proves the world is actually only a few thousand years old.
And don’t worry — if your paper doesn’t pass muster with the no-doubt demanding scholars at the Institute for Creation Research, it can always find a home with this outfit. It’s every bit as scholarly but, I’m afraid to say, not nearly as goofy.