Creationist Worldview Program
The Institute for Creation “Research” is moving in on Sally Struthers’ turf. They now offer a correspondence course!
They’re calling it the Creationist Worldview Program. What they don’t tell you is that a creationist’s worldview is of a flat Earth. No creationist will admit that, of course, but creationism was invented right around the time of the flat Earth “theory”. If you’re going to accept creationism, you might as well buy the whole hog and accept its contemporary.
I was looking at their web site, and a couple of things jumped out at me. First, here’s a partial screen capture of the site. It depicts a list of the five “platforms” of this training.
You can see that I flagged the fourth item. Fundie irony. Gotta love it.
The next paragraph says:
Distinctive to ICR’s Worldview studies are the more than thirty engaging courses […] all from top scientists, academicians, and theologians.
I sincerely doubt that any “top scientists” are involved in their pathetic little correspondence course. No top scientists who work in any field touching on biology reject evolution. Of course, these retards don’t give us any names. I guess we’re just supposed to take it on faith that they have some “top scientists”. Taking things on faith is an easy thing for their target audience to do.
Next comes a list of all of the courses. Unfortunately, there’s no description here. Classes such as “Science and Geology” sound benign, but I’m sure they’re full of denials of geology.
They also offer classes whose very names scream their bogus nature. “Science and Intelligent Design” is the most glaring example.
Another page lists the Student Agreement. If you’re stupid enough to sign up for this course, this is what you’re agreeing to. Here are a few excerpts:
If you successfully complete the Program you will receive Certification in Creationist Worldview Studies from ICR.
Hot damn! A certificate! I hope it’s suitable for framing! They didn’t say that it was. What they really need to do is print the certificate on toilet paper, so it’s actually good for something.
It is your responsibility to verify if any portion of the Program qualifies for Continuing Educational Units (CEU) by your professional organization.
That’s because as far as they know, no organization would be stupid enough. I certainly wouldn’t want to be a member of an organization that would accept this course for CEUs.
The Program does not grant accredited transferable college credits.
Well there’s a freakin’ surprise!
The Program does not grant associate, bachelor, master, or doctoral degrees.
I was ready to make a joke about this being a stupidly obvious statement, but they have a link to their other site that offers “advanced degrees in science”!! Holy crap! (literally, in this case) Isn’t it great to know that there are creationists out there granting advanced degrees in biology? I hope your child’s school doesn’t employ any of their graduates!