Karen Bartelt was spending an afternoon in the library at College, where she is a chemistry professor, catching up on the Journal of Chemical Education (JCE).Ã‚Â
One paper, in last JulyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s issue, caught her attention: It was a critical-thinking exercise for undergraduates that cast doubt on a long-standing radiometric method for dating minerals, and thus, the age of Earth (J. Chem. Educ. 2005, 82, 1094).
That made Bartelt, who is a creationism and intelligent design watchdog, sit up.Ã‚Â