One aspect of Creationism has actually enhanced our scientific understanding…

…of geology.

Question:

You have this great phrase, you say that creationists are “one of the most recently evolved species” of Christian. What do you mean by this?

Answer:

Well the creationists have chosen to go back to a literal interpretation of the flood story, using arguments that were recognized and rejected in the 1780s. Throughout that time, there was a whole other tradition of faith in the world around us, a belief that God didn’t create an incomprehensible universe. And they’ve just walked away from that. It’s bad theology dressed as science.