Answers in Genesis
(Now AiG-USA)
John Stear
Revised 16 May 2006

"No apparent, perceived or claimed evidence in any field, including history and chronology, can be valid if it contradicts the Scriptural record."
--Answers in Genesis' Statement of Faith

"Studies of plant life, animal life, and human life available in centuries past were primitive, to say the least.  Concepts commonplace today in the world of physics, subatomic physics, astrophysics, and cosmology would have drawn from Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, to say nothing of the author of the Book of Genesis, nothing except blank stares of incredulity."
--Bishop John Shelby Spong, Rescuing the Bible from Fundamentalism

There are many, many creationist web sites on the Internet.   They range from the sublime to the ridiculous (see the Creation Evidences Museum or even the web site of that arch idiot Kent Hovind).  But the worst by far is Creation Tips (an Australian site, see Wacky Web Sites).   Creation Tips is extremely well designed but filled with the most extraordinary rubbish one could imagine.  All of the sites listed above are excellent examples of the ridiculous. 

But it's difficult to decide just where, between sublime and ridiculous, Answers in Genesis (AiG-USA) falls.  Sublime is an apt description only if one realises that to the average creationist, lies, subterfuge and a particular aversion to proper science is acceptable.  It's also somehow indicative of their strange version of Christianity.  In the final count, I must place AiG-USA in the ridiculous category.

Having said that, AiG-USA's web site isn't your run of the mill site.  It's easy to navigate and pleasing to the eye and must cost squillions of dollars to maintain.  

At first glance it appears to be chock full of interesting articles dealing with the creation/science debate.  However, further investigation reveals its many flaws, including a lack of proper scientific argument, a propensity to quote prominent scientists out of context, a willingness to use the words of long dead scientists and to offer up lists of scientists who prefer creation over evolution and who operate in such diverse fields as psychologists, plant physiologists (tropical fruit experts) medical doctors, theoretical chemists, chemical engineers, professors of statistics, aeronautical engineers, mechanical engineers, dentists, plastic surgeons, veterinary surgeons, philosophers, etc., etc., in an attempt to lend the creationist argument some credibility.

And believe it or not, there is not ONE link on the AiG-USA's site to a reputable scientific site - no museums, no universities or other sites devoted to scientific learning.

AiG-USA fails the scientific test with flying colours. 

So, dear seekers of the truth, find a comfortable chair, take a deep breath and read on, but remember - AiG-USA is considered the premium creationist site.  Doesn't say much for the rest of them, does it?

Note:    AiG and its Australian arm have parted company.  The Australian arm is now called Creation Ministries International and the American arm Answers in Genesis-USA.

Visit AiG-USA

Creation Ministries International

Answers in Genesis' Statement of Faith (off site)
See also
Creation "Research" Society's Statement of Belief (off site)
"To my knowledge, no major science journal or professional society requires its members to sign a statement of belief.  Such a practice is anathema to science ... " - Bret Vickers (see The Creation Research Society's Creed)

More from behind the scenes of the Australian/U.S. creationism schism
at Answers in Genesis
[off site]
The Lippard Blog

The Great Debate: Dr Paul Willis and Dr Carl Wieland
John Stear

Answers in Genesis and Terrorism
Nathan Zamprogno

Answers in Genesis and Home Schooling
John Stear

Dr Jonathan Sarfati
B.Sc. (Hons.), Ph.D., F.M.
Answers in Genesis' number one propagandist.

AiG off to the
Sydney 2000 Olympics

by John Stear and Sir Jim R. Wallaby

Did Australia's Aborigines REALLY See Dinosaurs???
Roger Scott

Sometimes you just have to treat creationists' claims
with the humour they deserve

"Message in a Bottle": More Distortions of Geology
from Creation ex nihilo Magazine
Kevin R. Henke, Ph.D.

"Answers" in Genesis' Inconsistencies in Endorsing Myths
Kevin R. Henke, Ph.D.

How Many Mammoth Remains Exist?  Radically Conflicting
"Answers" from "Answers" In Genesis

Kevin R. Henke, Ph.D.

AiG's Web Feedback
Are they being entirely truthful
John Stear

Another Unpublished Letter to AiG

AiG Cheats on Poll Findings
Answers in Genesis claims a recent nation wide poll shows that 79% of Americans support creationism.  Read what this important poll really says

AiG Gets it Wrong on Star Formation
Tim Thompson

Solar Neutrinos and AiG
Nathan Zamprogno

Experiment confirms Sun theories (off site)
Neutrinos - some of nature's most elusive sub-atomic particles -
do change their properties as they travel through space.

AiG and Saturn's Rings
Tim Thompson

A Response to a Dubious Diluvium: A Tas Walker
Creationist Fantasy

Gary Hurd, Ph. D

Andrew Snelling and the Iron Concretion (off site)

Creationist Responses to PBS's Evolution Series
John Stear

Arguments Creationists Shouldn't Use
(but what about the ones they continue to use?)

John Stear

It's Official! Racism is an Integral Part of Creationist Dogma
John Stear

Answers in Genesis slips deeper into the mire
John Stear

AiG and Whale Evolution
Michael Suttkus

Beware of Gift Horses!
Drs. Ronald Gravendeel

Is There Dissension in Paradise?
John Stear

Dr Carl Wieland is on the Wrong Train
Paul A. Poland

Apolipoprotein AI Mutations and Information
A reply to Answers in Genesis regarding the Apo AI Milano mutation
(off Site)
Ian Musgrave, Steven Pirie-Shepherd, and Douglas Theobald

Creation: "Where's the proof?"
Michael Suttkus

Are Creation Scientists Real Scientists and Do They Do Real Research?
Make up your own mind, according to the evidence.

John Stear

Don Batten's Ripping Yarn
Roland Watts

Ken Ham's Misconceptions about Opals
Kevin R. Henke, Ph.D.

 Young Earth Creationists' Hypocrisy on Discrimination
Kevin R. Henke, Ph.D.

Answers in Genesis Uses False Evidence on Blue-green Algae
John Stear (assisted by Kevin R. Henke, PH.D. and Dr Ken Smith)

Answers in Genesis repeats the blue-green algae lie
John Stear

Dino-blood and the Young Earth
Gary S. Hurd, Ph.D.

Dino Blood Redux
Gary S. Hurd, Ph.D.

Oard's Moonbeam
Gary S. Hurd, Ph.D.

AiG Scientist Monkeys With the Facts
John Stear

Another Futile Attempt by AiG to Link Evolution and Morals?
John Stear

How Did Cooperative Behavior Evolve?  (off site)
Elizabeth Pennisi

Answers in Genesis - The Great Pretender 
John Stear

How Can Answers in Genesis Deny They Indoctrinate Children?
John Stear

AiG and the Grand Canyon
John Stear

The Noachian Flood is Just Not Cricket
Sir Jim R Wallaby

Review: Skeletons in Your Closet  (off site)
"This book is not only contains no reliable scientific information, but is dishonest to the core. Any kid who relies on Skeletons in your Closet won't have a hope of being able to participate in a discussion of human evolution - and wouldn't even be able to understand the discussion. Even creationists should
be embarrassed by this book."

Jim Foley

Over the Hump- Taking the AIG Camel Challenge!  (off site)
Andrew J Petto

Controversies Related to the Cretaceous-Tertiary Extinction Provide
No Comfort to Young-Earth Creationists

Kevin R. Henke, Ph.D.

What Jesus Said About the Creation Story and the Flood  (off site)
John D. Callahan, Faith & Reason Ministries

"There are only sparse, minuscule words supporting the idea that Jesus took the Creation Story and the Flood literally.
Obviously, the words are either figurative, not exactly what Jesus said, or simply writer embellishments."

Answers in Genesis and Darwin's House
John Stear

Answers in Genesis and "Real" Scientists
John Stear

Answers in Genesis takes the easy (and unscientific) way out 
John Stear

"Blinding New Evidence!"
Carl Zimmer responds to Carl Wieland

Answers in Genesis all at sea in a bathtub
Ross Halloran

Answers in Genesis needs to "chew the cud" again 
John Stear

Do Rabbits Chew A Cud?  (off site)
Edward T. Babinski and Sharon Mooney

My Experience with Answers in Genesis  (off site)
Robert Marlow

AiG and original sin
Andrew Stear

Is intellectual dishonesty a sin?
John Stear

Young creationists force fed rubbish!
John Stear

Answers in Genesis' creation ''museum'': a repository of the absurd
John Stear

Answers in Genesis and OmniMyth of Kentucky Theme Park Proposal
Edwin Kagin

Answers in Genesis' integrity seems to be missing
John Stear, February 2006

What's in a name?
John Stear, March 2006

AiG tries to respond to Tiktaalik  (off site)
Martin Brazeau, the Lancelet

Creationist Responses to Tiktaalik roseae (off site)
Ed Brayton

Bad Answers in Genesis?  (off site)
Joe Meert

Inherit the windbags
John Mackay and Answers in Genesis
Roger Stanyard

A creationist riddle
John Stear

AiG strawman resurrected
John Stear, February  2007

Ken Ham, his "museum" and Satan
John Stear, February 2008

Happy Jihad's Happy Fatwah on Answers in Genesis Contest!! (off site)
Happy Jihad's House of Pancakes

Over the Hump - Taking the AIG Camel Challenge!  (off Site)
National Center for Science Education

Please be advised that creationists call this science!

Kangaroos Originated in the Middle East?

Ice Age Idiocy

Fossil Foolishness