Australian-born creationist and chess chimp Jonathan Sarfati helps to run Creation Ministries International, an organization that while openly founded on biblical literalism, pushes the "creation science" angle and attempts to refute real science such as evolution and the big bang theory using scientific-sounding ideas.
One of the ways this organization tries to make its theories sound more credible is to constantly remind people that many of its contributors have PhDs obtained from "secular" (i.e. genuine) scientific institutions. This is a very common creationist tactic which I've written about before, and Jonathan Sarfati is one of the worst offenders I know of. Sarfati has a PhD in physical chemistry, and recently I've been trawling through creation.com's feedback section and counting the number of times he's drawn attention to this fact. I've found so many instances of this, I've had to cut my search short, so the following list is far from comprehensive:
I speak as one with a Ph.D. in physical chemistry
Dr Sarfati is a Ph.D. physical chemist
(Dr) Jonathan Sarfati
I have a Ph.D. in physical chemistry as well as being trained in formal logic,
As a Ph.D. physical chemist, needing no instruction in thermodynamics,
I’m a Ph.D. scientist
I’m one of many creationist Ph.D. scientists
I’m a Ph.D. physical chemist
Dr Jonathan Sarfati, whose Ph.D. is in physical chemistry, of which thermodynamics is an important part.
Ph.D. physical chemist Dr Jonathan Sarfati
Since my speciality for my Ph.D. thesis and the incorporated published papers was vibrational spectroscopy, I'm extremely familiar with harmonic oscillator wavefunctions.
one does cover such things in a chemistry Ph.D as one of us (JS) has earned
Which particular parts of human knowledge are we supposedly ignorant of? Perhaps chemistry, although I have a doctorate in it?
Ph.D. chemist Dr Jonathan Sarfati
Nice to meet a fellow Ph.D. chemist :)
I actually wonder whether Miller or this critic actually understand quantum physics (an important part of my own Ph.D. research).
I myself have an earned doctorate in science, and co-authored a paper in Nature on high-Tc superconductors when only 22.
Jonathan Sarfati, Ph.D. (which included papers involving NMR spectroscopy published in secular journals, incidentally)
He does indeed have his name on a 1987 Nature paper, although his exact contribution to the paper is not clear. As well as this he has five other papers published in scientific journals, but he hasn't published outside of creationist literature since 1995 and his h-index currently stands at a lowly 3, with several of his papers having never received a single citation.
As well as responding to criticism from christians and non-christians alike with a sneering and condescending tone, Sarfati is also keen on quoting scripture, so I'll finish by doing the same:
When pride comes, then comes disgrace; but with the humble is wisdom.