In its April 29, 1991, issue [page 12], The Scientist has published eight letters of comment on the debate between Forrest Mims and Arthur Caplan, which was featured in the Opinion section of the Feb. 18, 1991, issue of The Scientist [page 11]. Missing from these letters and from the debate is a description of creation "science," which, contradicting evolution, is the view that represents the standpoint of creationists.

Creationists allege that creation ex nihilo took place 8,000 to 10,000 years ago and that the Book of Genesis supplies a scientific description of what followed. Mims tells us that he collects fossils. According to creationists, fossils are bones of animals that drowned in the Great Flood, with the best swimmers on top. Does Mims agree?

How could he write about dinosaurs if he has the creationist belief that they coexist with humans, and that Noah took dinosaurs on the Ark?...

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