Stephen Jay Gould, 1981
The true stripes of the creationists can be seen in the following quote from Henry Morris, head of the Institute for Creation Research, that reveals his preference for faith in authority over any possible contradictory empirical evidence (and thus demonstrating their lack of scientific methodology):
“The main reason for insisting on the universal Flood as a fact of history and as the primary vehicle for geological interpretation is that God’s Word plainly teaches it! No geological difficulties, real or imagined, can be allowed to take precedence over the clear statements and necessary inferences of Scripture.”
It would be ludicrous to imagine professors at CALTECH, for example, making a similar statement of belief in Darwin’s Origin or Newton’s Principia, such that no difficulties could take precedence over the authority of the book.