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From: James J. Lippard To: All Nov-16-93 06:18PM Subject: CRS voting membership Organization: University of Arizona From: lippard@skyblu.ccit.arizona.edu (James J. Lippard) Message-ID: <16NOV199319185654@skyblu.ccit.arizona.edu> Newsgroups: talk.origins Voting members of the Creation Research Society are members who possess a master's degree or Ph.D. in a scientific discipline. The following table gives the number of voting members of the CRS from its founding to 1992, as reported in Henry Morris, _History of Modern Creationism_, p. 221. Morris notes that "some of the figures for the early years are approximations." 1963 - 10 1973 - 412 1983 - 597 1964 - 100 1974 - 514 1984 - 608 1965 - 135 1975 - 506 1985 - 575 1966 - 170 1976 - 451 1986 - 550 1967 - 200 1977 - 532 1987 - 600 1968 - 256 1978 - 595 1988 - 641 1969 - 277 1979 - 657 1989 - 625 1970 - 318 1980 - 660 1990 - 635 1971 - 341 1981 - 693 1991 - 673 1972 - 391 1982 - 608 1992 - 672 I predict that CRS membership will drop below 600 before the year 2000 and that the peak of 693 in 1981 will never be matched. (Why? As a correlate of my separate prediction that ICR-style young-earth creationism will fade when it loses the guiding hand of Henry Morris. The CRS has irrevocably hitched itself to that kind of creationism--I have been told that their by-laws, which may not be amended, forbid the publication in the _Creation Research Society Quarterly_ of any article which advocates an old earth.) Jim Lippard Lippard@CCIT.ARIZONA.EDU Dept. of Philosophy Lippard@ARIZVMS.BITNET University of Arizona Tucson, AZ 85721 ----------------------------------------------------------------- Well, that's a good sign of scientific neutrality... What proportion of CRS voting members are Ph.D. geologists? I've read that such geologists might be the rarest "breed" of young-earthers. Does anyone have a breakdown of membership by profession or research interest? Regards, Tim Ikeda timi@mendel.berkeley.edu

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