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I don’t have time at the moment to address all of the claims in your response, so I will take up only a few of them. You assume that I am an advocate of school vouchers. I am not. I am for the abolishment of government mandated and compulsory taxpayer funded education. Having said that, given how I am forced to pay taxes to fund the education of other children while my wife and I have had to pay for every cent of the education of our children for 12 years, I don’t see how a voucher would be unfair.
The fact that public schools teach an atheistic worldview, I resent the claim that vouchers would be an economic and philosophical affront to taxpayers. Non-government schools save taxpayers money. In the county where I live, 10,000 students do not attend public schools. That’s more children than attend all the schools in Marietta, Georgia, the largest city in Cobb County. The number of non-government schools continues to increase.
I just got back from speaking to two such schools in Delaware and Pennsylvania. These kids can run rings around public school kids in the areas of history, logic, Greek, Latin, and rhetoric. The curriculum is about learning. Self-esteem is the result of children realizing that they are created in God’s image and that God has given them special gifts. An evolutionary curriculum is turning children into the animals they are told they are. Barbara Reynolds, writing in USA Today (Aug. 27, 1993) said it well: “If evolution is forced on our kids, we shouldn’t be perplexed when they beat on their chests or, worse yet, beat on each other and their teachers.” Are we surprised when evolutionary scientists argue that rape is a natural part of evolution?
Christian schools are not afraid of evolution. An entire semester is spent on the creation/evolution debate at Dominion Christian School. The school, grades 9-12, has a waiting list. The students read important literature on the subject from both sides of the argument. I suspect that more evolution is taught in Christian schools than public schools.
I have followed the creation/evolution debate for decades. I have a library of more than 20,000 volumes. I have a large section on general science, creation, and evolution. I keep up with every facet of the debate. I have watched this debate unfold. The evolutionists are losing in the court of public opinion. Some of their own scholars have abandoned orthodox Darwinism. While not all of them have become creationists, they have admitted that evolution is impossible.
Francis Crick, of DNA fame, postulated the “panspermia theory,” that the universe was seeded with alien sperm. Of course, he does not explain where the aliens came from. When gradual evolutionary theory did not fit the fossil record, Stephen J. Gould and Niles Eldredge concocted “punctuated equilibrium”. When the facts don’t fit the theory, change the theory. This answers your claim that “The problem with creation ‘science’ is that instead of being a system designed to discover truth, it is a system designed to confirm an already existent belief.” Evolutionists do this all the time. I can show it again and again. The latest excitement over “Hobbit Man” is a good example.
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It’s no wonder that National Geographic and Wired Magazine are still dealing with the debate. Even they admit that with all the pro-evolution, unchallenged propaganda that’s printed in newspapers and magazines, and the near-monopoly of teaching evolution in government schools—from kindergarten to post-graduate—the evolutionists have not been able to pick up ground. Most Americans are still creationists at some level (see CBS Poll).
The only way the Darwinists can win is through compulsion, intimidation, and name calling: Dominate the schools and force everybody to pay for a failing educational system, send the attack dogs of the ACLU on any school system that gets out of line, deny publication of all anti-evolution articles in scholarly journals and then claim that no scholarly articles on creation have been published in scholarly journals, and describe adherents to the creation model as “simple-minded.”
Darwinism is bad theology masquerading as science.