The Department of Archaeology at the University of Lund is organising a panel debate about creationism on 30 August under the heading “Archaeology, the Bible and Charles Darwin — a debate about evolution, creationism and archaeological evidence”. On the panel are Neolithic scholar Kristina Jennbert, liberal ex-arch-bishop Karl. G.H. Hammar, author and polyglot philologist Ola Wikander and young-Earth creationist Mats Molén. I am not happy at all with this. The university shouldn’t lend credibility to pseudoscientists like Molén by inviting them to public debates. He is in no way commensurable as a scholar to Jennbert, Hammar or Wikander. And regardless of the venue, you certainly do not need to throw a senior archaeologist, a senior liberal theologian and a hot-shot Bible philologist at him to win the debate.
Who are they going to invite next? Bob Lind?