Re: [asa] AIG announcement

From: Steven M Smith <>
Date: Fri Jun 22 2007 - 18:49:41 EDT

Don wrote:
> Thank you, Steve, for that detailed information. I have now checked
> Plimer's book. Plimer mentions that the work on uranium deposits in
> Australia was the topic of Snelling's PhD thesis. It appears that
> Snelling's legitimate scientific articles were all based on his doctoral

> work, while his YEC papers are indeed on disjunct topics that are
> amenable to a YEC interpretation.


Although not in GEOREF, I found a citation to Snelling's PhD thesis in one
of his papers. I may be misreading your comment but I suspect that
Snelling continued to work on the Koongarra and related uranium deposits
for while after his doctoral thesis. Not many people can get 10 good
publications by just rewriting parts of their dissertation for the next
decade. The range of topics and number of co-authors also suggest
continued work and expansion of ideas. However, you are correct in that
it appears Snelling's research never moved on from the general locality
and immediate topic of his doctoral research. Not much career growth. His
last few papers identify him as a Consulting Geologist (i.e. self-employed
and looking for work) working from the address (PO Box 302, Sunnybank,
Qld, 4109); which happens to be identical with the address for the
Australian Creation Science Foundation.

Although I disagree with Snelling's YEC writings and fail to understand
the mental disconnect between his simultaneous work in conventional
geology and YEC geology, I must give credit where it is due -- those 10
publications appear to be solid science and should be recognized as such.
I wish I could say the same for his RATE research ... but we have already
discussed that.

[Disclaimer: Blame me and not my employer for anything said in this post.]
 Steven M. Smith, Geologist, U.S. Geological Survey
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