The Institute for Creation Research is one of the oldest creationist organisations. It believes in a young Earth and a Global Flood, and a few years ago moved from California to Dallas, Texas. While in scepticism it’s not the greatest idea to assume your outcome, the ICR can usually be relied upon to be wrong. They don’t actually do all that much research.


  • Henry Morris, one of the founders of the modern creationist movement, was the founder and president of the ICR. He died in 2006.
  • John Morris, his son, is the current president of the ICR.
  • Duane Gish, now retired, was a prominent member of the ICR and at one time the Vice President.
  • Jason Lisle is the ICR’s “Director of Research.”
  • Jeffrey Tomkins and Nathaniel Jeanson are both ‘research associates’ at the ICR.
  • Andrew Snelling was a researcher at the ICR, but is now associated with Answers in Genesis, another of the Big Three creationist organisations along with Creation Ministries International.
  • Lawrence Ford was the editor of Acts & Facts, but seems to have left the ICR some time in 2012.
  • Brian Thomas is the main Science Writer at the ICR, and the author of the majority of the articles I cover.
  • Frank Sherwin also commonly writes articles, as did Christine Dao (who hasn’t been seen in some time, and may no-longer work there).
  • Rhonda Forlow was the ICR’s education person, but left in late 2012.
  • Henry Morris III and IV are apparently real people associated with the ICR, but don’t usually come up on this blog. ‘Morris II’ is apparently ‘the’ Morris mentioned above.
  • A number of other less commonly encountered creationists also hang out at the ICR.

(Updated 29/11/2012)


8 thoughts on “The ICR

  1. Is “whois” a typo or is that newly invented word? How would you pronounce that? “Hoyz”? 😉

    • WHOIS (pronounced as the phrase who is) is a query and response protocol that is widely used for querying databases that store the registered users or assignees of an Internet resource, such as a domain name, an IP address block, or an autonomous system, but is also used for a wider range of other information. The protocol stores and delivers database content in a human-readable format.[1] The WHOIS protocol is documented in RFC 3912


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