Creationism requires a global conspiracy of lying scientists ---
--- and/or a lying God
Fred Clark has written a critique of the ideas implicit in the thread title. His take:
"""I think my favorite response to Kevin's post, though, comes from Katha Pollitt at The Nation. "What's the Matter With Creationism?" she asks. Well, for one thing, it promotes a delusional, paranoid view of the world that requires tinfoil-hat belief in a global conspiracy of malicious scientists:
"Rejecting evolution expresses more than an inability to think critically; it relies on a fundamentally paranoid worldview. Think what the world would have to be like for evolution to be false. Almost every scientist on earth would have to be engaged in a fraud so complex and extensive it involved every field from archaeology, paleontology, geology and genetics to biology, chemistry and physics. And yet this massive concatenation of lies and delusion is so full of obvious holes that a pastor with a Bible-college degree or a homeschooling parent with no degree at all can see right through it."
This is important. This "fundamentally paranoid" belief in a vast scientific conspiracy is not optional for belief in creationism. It�s a mandatory, necessary component of creationist ideology. To be a creationist, as 46 percent of Americans claim to be, means that you believe that universities, libraries and laboratories are evil places filled with evil people."""
Here is a link that might be useful: Creationism as conspiracy