'Young Earth creationists' are often a target of jokes, ridicule and even vitriol. Consider this little gem: “To put it bluntly but fairly, anyone today who doubts that the variety of life on this planet was produced by a process of evolution is simply ignorant—inexcusably ignorant, in a world where three out of four people have learned to read and write” (Daniel C. Dennett, Darwin's Dangerous Idea: Evolution and the Meanings of Life).
Apparently, Young Earth creationists are ‘inexcusably ignorant’ if not downright unintelligent.
Even in the Christian community, Young Earth creationists are sometimes treated like ‘flat-earthers’ and are even seen to be ‘unhelpful’: “The debate that has been conducted in terms of "creation versus evolution" has gotten caught up with all kinds of other debates, and this has provided a singularly unhelpful backdrop to the would-be serious discussion of other parts of the Bible” (N.T. Wright, Simply Christian: Why Christianity Makes Sense).
Surely Young Earth creationists can’t be serious scientists!
Well, that perception (among others!) is quickly dispelled by a recent documentary called, ‘Evolution’s Achilles’ Heels’ featuring no less than 15 Ph.D scientists. These 15 intelligent, articulate, passionate scientists have some major issues with the theory of evolution and they give their reasons, as scientists, why they hold the views they do.
Compelling viewing … please read on.