Carl Wieland

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So, when Wieland became a Christian, he could see the great importance of the early chapters of Genesis—and that there was no need for those campus Christians to lose the intellectual battle.
—And he gave up his medical practice to support young-earth creationism[1]

Carl Wieland (1950–) served as the Managing Director of Creation Ministries International (CMI). In keeping with the stance of that organization, he is an evangelical Christian and a young-Earth creationist.[1]

Wieland, who trained as a medical doctor at Adelaide University in South Australia, ceased practising medicine in 1986 prior to forming CMI after he crashed head-on into a fuel tanker and spent nearly six months laid up in hospital.[2]

He wrote extensively for two of CMI's magazines, the prole-feed vehicle Creation and the pseudo-scientific Journal of Creation; he also became a popular figure on the creationist lecture-circuit.

Wieland was a key player in the schism that saw CMI separate from its former parent-organization, Answers in Genesis in 2005. For a while there, Wieland and Ken Ham went on like two first-graders in a schoolyard, with Ham stealing CMI's magazine subscription-list and substituting an Answers in Genesis publication, and then Wieland accusing Ham of theft and moral failure.[3] You just can't make this stuff up. The dispute, widely reported, unmasked the unsavoury and inbred microcosm of the fringes that represent young-earth creationist belief.[4][5]

Wieland retired in 2015.[6]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Carl Wieland retires after four decades. 2 March 2015. Retrieved on 10 November 2015.
  4. Trouble in Paradise: Answers in Genesis Splinters. Archived from the original at Reports of the National Center for Science Education, Volume 6, Issue 6, November-December 2006.
  5. Lord of the ring. Archived from the original at, 5 June 2007.