Connections Between New Agers and Creationists

There is a a great article in Salon about the surprising (at least to me) connections between those aliens-and-Atlantis “archaeologists” and today’s creationists. It draws parallels between their methodologies and their common interests in tearing down the current scientific establishment:

… over the last several decades, a loose and sometimes uncomfortable common front has been forged between fundamentalist Christian creationists and New Age-flavored practitioners of alternative archaeology. Although the two sides’ philosophies are sharply different in some areas, they’ve both launched forceful attacks against the authority and guiding ideology of modern science. (In general, these movements rely on reinterpreting existing data, although some prominent alternative-archaeology researchers fund their own expeditions and research, and there are creationists involved in biblical archaeology.)

Good read.