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- Overall, we rate the Institute for Creation Research (ICR) a quackery level Pseudoscience source based on the promotion of young-earth creationism and rejection of evolution which is supported by the consensus of science.
Bias Rating: RIGHT-PSEUDOSCIENCE
Factual Reporting: VERY LOW
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Organization/Foundation
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: LOW CREDIBILITY
Founded in 1970 by Dr. Henry Morris, The Institute for Creation Research (ICR) is a ministry that promotes young-earth creationism. According to their about page, “ICR remains a leader in scientific research within the context of biblical creation.” They further state, “ICR exists to conduct scientific research within the realms of origins and Earth history, and then to educate the public both formally and informally through professional training programs, through conferences and seminars around the country, and through books, magazines, and media presentations.” The current President is John D. Morris.
Funded by / Ownership
The Insitute for Creation Research is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit ministry. Revenue is derived through donations and a store that sells books and media related to young-earth creationism.
Analysis / Bias
In review, ICR promotes different media on pseudoscientific creation science and interpretation of the Genesis creation narrative as a historical event. It rejects evolutionary biology, which it views as a corrupting moral and social influence and threat to religious belief.
Nearly all scientists reject young-earth creationism, which attempts to interpret the bible and correlate it to science literally. Even when reporting on an actual cosmic event such as this Perseid Meteor Shower Peaks Next Week, they manage to tie it back to pseudoscience with this quote: “Creation scientists would argue that this is because comets, as well as the rest of our solar system, are young, having been created by God about 6,000 years ago.” In general, this is a quackery-level pseudoscience source based on promoting Young-Earth Creationism, universally debunked by science.
Failed Fact Checks
- The Earth is 6,000 years old – False
Overall, we rate the Institute for Creation Research (ICR) a quackery level Pseudoscience source based on the promotion of young-earth creationism and rejection of evolution which is supported by the consensus of science. (D. Van Zandt 8/22/2016) Update (01/20/2023)
Last Updated on January 20, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check