The man regarded as the founder of the creationist movement, Henry M. Morris, has died in California at age 87.
The Baptist Press reports Morris died Saturday following a series of small strokes at a San Diego-area convalescent hospital.
Morris, who founded the Institute for Creation Research in 1970 and while a professor of civil engineering at Virginia Tech, wrote "The Genesis Flood" in 1961. He also wrote "Scientific Creationism" (1974); "The Genesis Record" (1976), "That You Might Believe" (1978); "What Is Creation Science?" (with Gary Parker, 1982); "Men of Science; Men of God" (1982); "History of Modern Creationism" (1984); "The Long War Against God" (1989); and "Biblical Creationism" (1993).
Morris espoused the theory the Earth is only a few thousand years old, not the millions believed by most scientists.
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