GETS CREATIONIST STUDY PUBLISHED
as a paper
the prestigious American Physical Society (APS) meeting
in Dallas, Texas by Dr Robert Gentry concludes the big
bang never happened. Gentry presented his "new
cosmic model" that the world was created in six
days thus affirming the Genesis account of creation,
at an APS poster session. Now a geophysicist with the
Orion Foundation in Knoxville, Tennessee, Gentry once
worked for Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
spokesman James Riordan, says "No-one with the
APS thinks of this as serious research." Why,
then, has the APS agreed to display the poster? "The
APS policy is to accept any abstracts from members
that reference physics, even if they are 'crackpot',"
says Michael Lubell, APS director of public affairs.
This open policy stems from an incident in 1952, when
rejected scientist Bayard Peakes shot and killed a
secretary in the APS offices. "Since then, the
APS has accepted just about any abstract that comes
over the transom," says Lubell. (From issue 2549
of New Scientist magazine, 27 April 2006, page 6)
. Hard to follow an act like that - so we will refrain
from further comment.