I find it both interesting and heartening that several people’s first reaction to this was, in a word, “Sokal.”
High quality papers for the International Journal for Creation Research (IJCR), sponsored by the Institute for Creation Research, are now invited for submission. IJCR is a professional peer-reviewed online technical journal hosted by the ICR website for the publication of interdisciplinary scientific research from the perspective of a recent Creation and a global Flood within a biblical framework.
If this were the Discovery Institute, I’d say you should go for some blather about reverse engineering and Shannon information. Unfortunately, ICR wants Young-Earth papers:
Papers should be up to 10,000 words long, and color diagrams, figures and photographs are encouraged. Papers can be in any scientific, or social scientific, field, but must be from a young-earth perspective and aim to assist the development of the Creation Model of Origins. Papers should be submitted in a plain text, single line-spaced Word or RTF file. Formatting should be kept to an absolute minimum. Do NOT embed graphics, tables, figures or photographs in the text, but supply them in separate files, along with captions.
Naturally, the minions of darkness use Word. It was there in the beginning, don’cha know? I reproduce the following paragraph merely to include their e-mail address and increase their likelihood of being spammed:
Papers should be emailed as attached files to the IJCR Editor-in-Chief at email@example.com, and other requirements followed as per the Author Checklist in the Instructions to Authors Manual. We aim to publish submitted papers within six (6) months of receipt.
Question: given the known distaste young-Earthers have for Intelligent Design advocates, would theobabble about “complexity” meet their standards? I’m genuinely curious. Are they more likely to accept anything which supports their cause, or to reject it because it sounds too much like those Old Earth science-appeasers?