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CMI's Logo — designed created to show the Earth in periods of light and darkness, to symbolize a literal, six-day creation,[1] and totally not to show their black-and-white thinking.
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Creation Ministries International (CMI), formerly known as Answers in Genesis - Australia and Creation Science Foundation, is the estranged (but equally scientifically fraudulent) cousin of Ken Ham's infamous Answers in Genesis (AiG) organization.


Creation Ministries International began life as the Creation Science Foundation (CSF) in 1979, when Ham quit his job as a public-school science-teacher to begin speaking on creationism. In 1986, Ham left Australia to teach at the Institute for Creation Research on the other side of the Pacific Ocean; by 1987, his absence had started to cause leadership problems, and in February, he handed control over to Andrew Snelling. In 1993, after seven years in the US, Ham decided to start, with the assistance of CSF, the Creation Science Ministry, which later became AiG-US. By 1995, the CSF had become the Australian arm of AiG. The groups initially shared board members, but AiG-Australia suffered a hilariously acrimonious schism from its now much-larger partner in 2005,[2] culminating in accusations of witchcraft and hurt feelings all round.[3] The Australian organization changed its name to Creation Ministries International as a result.

Much like AiG, CMI ardently promotes young-earth creationist bullshit. However, CMI attempts to take a rather more "scholarly" tone than does AiG, if one can possibly apply that term to any creationist organization. CMI uses the presuppositionalist style of argument, which, along with the scholarly veneer, may help to explain why CMI doesn't have its own ignorance museum, complete with saddled triceratops.

On the other hand, CMI publishes Alien Intrusion, UFOs and the Evolution Connection,[4] the author of which is featured on Coast to Coast AM. The description of the interviews says that "aliens are actually fallen angels who are not extraterrestrial in nature, but rather interdimensional. ... He noted that some people had been able to stop alien abductions from taking place ... by invoking the name of Christ. He suggested that this lends credence to the idea that the aliens are demonic in nature, and thus susceptible to invocations that run counter to them."[5]


CMI puts out two major publications, the Creation Magazine[6] and the Journal of Creation.[7] Promotional materials for the magazine try to portray it as "accurate and current", and label it an "evangelistic tool". While it is most definitely the latter, one wonders how it could support Biblical Creationism and the literal interpretation of the Bible that comes with it, and still manage to have "accurate and current" scientific information.

The Journal of Creation, on the other hand, claims to be a peer-reviewed journal covering "the latest research findings that relate to origins and the biblical account of Creation, the Flood and the Fall". — i.e., Genesis. The journal is not just (or at all) scientific in nature, but also treads into any discipline with biblical implications, including philosophy, history, and theology. It was first created published in 1984, but its name has been changed several times since then.[8]

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  1. Whatever. See "Our Logo"
  2. The same year as Kitzmiller v. Dover Area School District.
  3. "Lord of the ring" - The Australian, June 05, 2007 - "According to the report, Mackay was excommunicated in the 1980s after making allegations of witchcraft and necrophilia against a fellow member in the early days of the ministry in Queensland."
  4. Alien Intrusion. Archived from, 5 December 2012.
  5. Aliens, UFOs & Biblical Interpretation. Archived from the original at, 17 February 2005.
  6. Magazines.
  7. Journal of Creation,
  8. "The State of Creation Science as Measured by Scholarly Publishing", The Natural Historian, November 3, 2012