Over the past few years, more and more courts in the US and elsewhere have begun telling creationists that the idea that God formed the world is not a scientific theory, and, as such, it cannot be thought in publicly-funded schools. And while the move sparked intense waves of criticism from some, evolutionists saluted it, saying that the minds of children shouldn't be polluted with inaccurate data, which might make the little ones unwilling to investigate anything in their lives and take everything for granted, as part of a “higher plan.”
For this reason, creationists have turned to science in order to push their agenda even further, and have started publishing all kinds of books, in which they cloth their believes in various scientific terms, so as to confuse the general population and to instill a feeling that science doesn't even have the smallest clue of what it's talking about. Here are but a few of the words you should look at with skepticism, if you come across them in a “scientific” paper.
“Scientific materialism” is one, and it's meant to suggest that something else exists, other than the material world. This is a classic one for creationists, which have always claimed that there is something more to the human race than just flesh and bones. Still, in none of the books written by creationist authors is there a definition of what a non-material entity may look like. Such a concept is only defined as something that it's not, which is all the more confusing for readers.
References to evolution and biologists as Darwinism and Darwinists are the most clear indication of a religious agenda to the book. Real scientists seldom use these words, and more often opt for the evolution theory. In addition, if you come across phrases such as “blind, random, undirected process” in relation to evolution, be sure the book is religious. While mutations in the cells are indeed random, evolution isn't, and its course has been very well established over the past centuries.
Creationists feel the need to have everyone else believe in their theory, and therefore will try to push it in all of their writings, not only in books, but also in blogs and via other means too. For instance, many of them will appeal to reason, saying phrases such as “Your granny was an ape.” It goes without saying that such constructions come without any type of foundation, and that, in insulting you, the reader, they also insult themselves. So, instead of feeling bad about it, just laugh at the person spilling out the non-sense.