Joined: Aug. 2007
I am ashamed to say that Northern Ireland is an absolute hotbed of young Earth creationism. It's probably worse here than in the US. Every evangelical denomination (and I do mean all of them......the Brethren movement, Baptist, Elim, Congregational, Congregational Reformed, Free Presbyterian, Reformed Presbyterian, Evangelical Presbyterian, Free Methodist, Independant Methodist etc. etc. etc.) is heavily promoting YECism. It's even found it's way into the largest Protestant denomination in the province, the Presbyterian church in Ireland. A number of it's congregations are the venues for Monty White's (CEO of AiG UK) tour in the province next month. One of these is Belfast Central Mission, the church's outreach arm.
When Ken Ham spoke in Belfast in March 2005 he attracted almost 2,000 people. It was the largest creation meeting in the whole of Europe, according to Ham.
Monty White will also speak at the Crescent church (in the heart of Belfast's University area). The meeting will be attended by nearly a thousand (mostly young i.e. 20/30's) people. One lay preacher at the Crescent is Professor Norman Nevin. Nevin is also a highly respected UK geneticist:
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Professor Norman Nevin:
Norman C. Nevin is Professor of Medical Genetics, Queen's University of Belfast and Head of the Northern Regional Genetics Service. He has held the positions of secretary, vice-president and president of the UK Clinical Genetics Society as well as serving on various national and international committees notably the Human Genetics Advisory Commission. He is a member of the European Concerted Action for congenital abnormalities. Professor Nevin was a founder member of the UK Gene Therapy Advisory Committee (GTAC) and is currently its' chairman. His research interests have resulted in over 300 peer reviewed publications on various aspects of genetics, especially single gene disorders and congenital abnormalities.
Nevin has apparently backed Truth in Science:
It seems that young Earth creationism (in the guise of Truth in Science), for some strange reason, is attracting some very highly qualified and talented scientists !