It's hard to believe that some people actually make it to university when they're this stupid. Suddenly, I'm really embarrassed for my alma mater.
AFTERSNARK: I will, if you insist, explain in detail why that article is a piece of crap, but here's just one example (emphasis added):
The evidence against this young-Earth creationism comes from both astronomy and geology. Astronomer Edwin Hubble discovered early in the 20th century that the galaxies were flying apart, and by extrapolating backward, astronomers have calculated that our universe is at least 15 billion years old. On Earth, measurements of radioactive decay in rocks have set the age of the Earth to be over four billion years old.
Explaining this to students would illustrate the different ways in which theologians and scientists arrive at conclusions, and give students ammunition to use against creationists. However, the major stumbling block to including young-Earth creationism [YEC] in the curriculum is that presentation of the theory may be construed as promoting one particular religious viewpoint.
No, the major stumbling block to including young-earth creationism in any curriculum is because, scientifically, it's complete fucking garbage! I mean, what the hell? You don't need to reject YEC based on its religious implications. You can reject it simply because it's based on horrendously crappy, dishonest science.
I've followed creationism for years and I can say, with little fear of contradiction, that every piece of evidence that's ever been presented to support a young earth is rubbish. Go on, pick one -- allegedly unreliable radiometric dating techniques, helium in the earth's atmosphere, fossil forests ... you name it, I've heard it. And every single one of those arguments wretchedly dishonest. And yet we have Mr. Carter suggesting that a major stumbling block is its religious implications.
Advice to Mr. Carter: put down those creationist tracts you've been reading, and learn some science so you don't sound like such a moron. And, just for my sake, stop cheapening my degree.