Nathaniel Jeanson

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[Harvard] sounded like it would be useful for credentials and evangelism... I asked myself, 'How can I use and abuse my training to influence eternity, rather than for temporary gain?'
—New ICR Research Associate: Nathaniel T. Jeanson, Ph.D.[1]

Nathaniel Jeanson is an abnormal young Earth creationist in that he has a PhD from Harvard Medical School in cell and developmental biology.[2] During his time at Harvard he "worked in the stem cell laboratory ... [b]ut strictly with adult stem cells."[1] He was quickly snatched up by the Institute for Creation Research in 2009 after getting his PhD,[1] and is on their speakers list.[3]

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[edit] Scientific qualifications

BS, Molecular Biology and Bioinformatics, University of Wisconsin-Parkside. Ph.D., Cell and Developmental Biology, Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Employee of Answers in Genesis.[4]

[edit] Talks

A number of talks by Dr Jeanson in Boston have attracted the attention of skeptics. In August 2009 Boston Skeptics noticed and publicised an imminent lecture by Jeanson,[5] which was picked up by PZ Myers.[6] One report described this lecture as "an hour-long spectacle of misinformation, half-truths and what appeared to be deliberate obfuscation."[7] He also struggled in the Q&A against scientists in the audience.[8] In 2011 he apparently performed a similar talk, but had a new strategy in the Q&A—questioners were brushed off and told to “look at the data.”[9]

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Institute for Creation Research—the original creationist organisation:
  Alpha-Omega Institute  -  Andrew Snelling  -  Brian Thomas  -  Danny Faulkner  -  David A. DeWitt  -  Duane Gish  -  Henry M. Morris  -  Institute for Creation Research  -  Jason Lisle  -  Jeffrey Tomkins  -  Jerry Bergman  -  John D. Morris  -  Lawrence Ford  -  Lists of creationist scientists  -  RATE  -  Russell Humphreys  -  San Diego Christian College  -  TRACS  -  Timothy LaHaye  -  Your Origins Matter  
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