[asa] creationists with advanced degrees are often engineers

From: Dave Wallace <wmdavid.wallace@gmail.com>
Date: Thu Dec 17 2009 - 17:01:55 EST
I ran across the following today:

Salem hypothesis
First proposed by Bruce Salem on the discussion site Usenet, the Salem hypothesis claims that "an education in the engineering disciplines forms a predisposition to [creationist] viewpoints". This was rephrased somewhat by P. Z. Myers as "creationists with advanced degrees are often engineers".
just google it and you will find lots of references on the net. 

Various justifications were offered but not the one that immediately occurred to me which is that engineers know how hard it is to build something that works reliably and is economical to build. Also maybe some engineers did not get enough math and physics or chemistry courses.

Dave W

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