The Church of Darwin

Wall Street Journal--A Chinese paleontologist lectures around the world saying that recent fossil finds in his country are inconsistent with the Darwinian theory of evolution. His reason: The major animal groups appear abruptly in the rocks over a relatively short time, rather than evolving gradually from a common ancestor as Darwin's theory predicts. When this conclusion upsets American scientists, he wryly comments: "In China we can criticize Darwin but not the government. In America you can criticize the government but not Darwin."

That point was illustrated last week by the media firestorm that followed the Kansas Board of Education's vote to omit macro-evolution from the list of science topics which all students are expected to master. Frantic scientists and educators warned that Kansas students would no longer be able to succeed in college or graduate school, and that the future of science itself was in danger. The New York Times called for a vigorous counteroffensive, and the lawyers prepared their lawsuits. Obviously, the cognitive elites are worried about something a lot more important to themselves than the career prospects of Kansas high school graduates. Read this article in its entirety...

—Leadership University Editor/Webmaster, Byron Barlowe

Evolution's Big Bang
Dr. Ray Bohlin
The Cambrian explosion of life has long befuddled evolutionists. New data have only deepened the mystery and caused a critical rethinking of cherished evolutionary concepts.

Is God Unconstitutional?
Phillip Johnson
Dr. Phillip E. Johnson brings his acute legal mind to the many issues surrounding Darwinism. He exposes the deeply philosophical bias for faith in evolution held by the theory's advocates.

Challenging Darwin's Myths
Mark Hartwig
In this May 95 article published by Moody Magazine, Mark Hartwig criticizes Darwinists for the unscientific way they promote Darwinian theory while discrediting the growing recognition of Intelligent Design.

The Church of Darwin
Phillip Johnson
(Article featured in part above) In response to a Kansas state board of education decision, Berkeley Law professor Phillip E. Johnson lashes out in this Wall Street Journal article: "Evolution is having serious trouble with the evidence--but its proponents don't want an honest debate...."

Is the Sky Falling?: The Kansas Evolution Vote
Charles Colson
Author and culture-watcher Chuck Colson clarifies the issue of the Kansas Board of Education's 1999 decision to delete macroevolution as a requirement for the state's testing guidelines. The issue, he says, is to teach evolution honestly.

Alabama Insert: A Call for Impartial Science
Norris Anderson
Follow-up to the Alabama Textbook Report, Norris Anderson elaborates on some of the key issues contained in the state-provided Insert, and offers some commentary on the backlash since the release of the report.

Curriculum Controversies in Biology
Access Research Network
U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Hearing, August 21, 1998, Seattle, Washington, on Curriculum Controversies in Biology. Includes testimony from Dr. Stephen Meyer.

The Gorbachev of Darwinism
Phillip Johnson
Much is made of the "creation vs. evolution" debate. One should note, however, that both sides have serious internal disagreements among its own adherents. This article explores some of the disagreements within the evolutionist camp.

Teaching intelligent design as religion and science?
William A. Dembski
It is a mistake to teach intelligent design as religion. Intelligent design is properly a scientific research program. To teach it as religion is not only to confuse what it is, but also to give up an incredible advantage in the culture wars. Intelligent design is the key to dislodging the materialism in our culture. It needs to be taught correctly and in the correct context, namely, in a science classroom.

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