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Philip Snow

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Philip Snow (born 1947) is a British young earth creationist and wildlife artist.

Snow has a B.A. in graphics, and his illustrations have appeared in several art exhibitions, over seventy books, and numerous magazines and other printed media.[1] Studying animals for thirty years led him to reject evolution and embrace young earth creationism. His artistic studies of birds in particular led him to author the creationist book Design and Origin of Birds (2006).

Snow on evolution[edit]

Snow has no science education, and his opposition to evolution is based on long-discredited creationist arguments and pretending certain facts don't exist.

He opposes evolution because supposedly Charles Darwin thought that everything evolved by "blind chance from slime"[2] (there is no evidence Darwin ever suggested such a thing), and denies any evidence for common descent.

He also believes the earth is about 6000 years old, that limestone rock is formed by God in a few hours rather than millions of years by natural processes, and that all organisms were created by God in the same form as they are today (though he seems fine with microevolution).[3]

Which is a shame, because he's a damn fine artist.

Trolling[edit]

Snow may be something of an attention hog, pestering scientists with his ideas about creationism and emailing the British Centre for Science Education (the leading anti-creationist organisation in Europe) so they would place him on their creationist watch list.[4]

References[edit]

  1. Home page. Snow Art and Books.
  2. "Creationist Artist Philip Snow Is Featured on the BBC Website." Creation Science Movement. 2010 June 10.
  3. "Anglesey wildlife artist and creationist Philip Snow." BBC. 2010 June 2.
  4. "Who's Who in the UK creationist movements." British Centre for Science Education. 2010 December 22.