Tuesday, January 19, 2016

#1575: Lee Eimers

Cedarville University is one of the most zealous anti-science institutions in the US. It offers a parody of education to some 3500 students based on a commitment to a literal, “grammatical/historical” interpretation of the Bible. Their “science” faculty tends to be committed to young-earth creationism, and Lee Eimers, Professor of Physics & Mathematics, is a case in point. Eimers does, admittedly, possess a real science education, but he does not appear to have any academic publications or to have been involved in anything remotely resembling scientific research. He has, however, debated “people who believe in the theory of evolution” and is a signatory both to the Discovery Institute’s amazingly dishonest petition A Scientific Dissent From Darwinism and the CMI list of scientists alive today who accept the Biblical account of creation.

Diagnosis: Another undercover anti-science zealot. Eimers appears to have little clue about how science or evidence actually works, and dismisses its results apparently out of hand, but has nevertheless worked hard to gain the credentials that might make it look otherwise to those who don’t know better.

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