Before the 1930's, creation was the accepted explanation of
origins and was taught as fact in American public schools.
In 1925, a young science teacher named John Scopes wished to
teach evolution to his class. He was forbidden to do so by
the Dayton, Tennessee school board, so he took his case to
court. In July of that year, an event which shook the
foundations of our country took place in the Dayton
courthouse, the Scopes "Monkey" Trial. This was the great
turning point in our country concerning the
creation/evolution in education debate. Even though John
Scopes lost his case and was forbidden by law to teach
anything other than creation in the classroom, by 1933,
evolution was taught alongside creation in American science
classes. Today, creation is out, and only evolution is
allowed to be taught in the classroom.
Evolution today is taught in
schools as a fact. Some institutions may refer to it
as theory, but not very many. What
is the truth? The truth is, evolution is only a
theory, if you approach it via the scientific
method. The scientific method allows for the
progression of observations into a scientific hypothesis,
from there into a theory, and potentially into scientific
fact or law. This method is used throughout the
scientific community to prove findings. Without this
method, anyone could propose any silly idea, and call it
fact. For instance, I could observe the fact that
slugs here in the Pacific Northwest are larger than slugs in
drier climates. From there, I could claim the reason
for this anomaly is due to the slugs drinking great
northwest coffee and thriving on it. Of course it's
nonsense, but that's why scientists use this "scientific
method" -- to find objective support for their
claims. However, in their rush to embrace evolution -
the humanist view on the origins of man, they seem to have
bypassed this method. The truth is, evolution has not
been subject to direct observation, and cannot be supported
or reproduced in experiments. Oh, some will tell you
they've observed evolution, but all they've truly observed
is small mutations within a species -- quite different from
evolution. For all their grand claims, an HONEST
scientist will have to agree that evolution is a theory only, and barely one at that.
So why is evolution taught in
school as a fact, or at best, a theory? Because the
majority of the scientific community will do anything they
can to deny the existence of a benevolent, supernatural
Creator. They want to believe that all power and
divinity in the universe can be found within each person,
not in a powerful Almighty God. They wish to deny Him,
to deny His power, to deny that we are all subject to
someone greater and more powerful than anything we can see,
feel, or touch. They miss the fact that evidence of
His existence is all around us. They miss the fact
that to accept evolution as a fact requires a leap of blind
faith. To accept creationism, for which there is an
abundance of scientific evidence, requires no blind faith.
In order to maintain their comfort and sense of power over
self and nature, they must indoctrinate our children at an
early age. They teach our children in a religious
doctrine though - a doctrine of religious humanism.
The first amendment protects us against the government
establishment of religion, but religious humanism is taught
in our public schools every day, while the American Civil
Liberties Union (ACLU), the American Education Association,
and humanists everywhere successfully block creationism from
being taught. In other words, your children's
first amendment rights are violated every day they attend
school, with full knowledge and support of your government.
Does it bother you that your
children's constitutional rights are violated by their
teachers at schools supported by your tax dollars? It
should. It doesn't have to be this way.
Unfortunately, the vast majority of people who should be
bothered by this, choose to remain a "silent" majority?
If you ARE bothered, then do SOMETHING about it! As
one person, you may not change the system. But by
adding your voice to millions of others, things CAN change.
Please take the time to write to those who represent you in
Washington D.C. Follow the link below to contact your
congressional representatives. If you wish to email
our president directly, please do that as well.
However, don't forget to contact your representatives with
the votes to legislate. We don't expect to expel the
teaching of evolution from public schools. But we must
get educators to teach evolution as a hypothesis as opposed
to fact, and allow the schools to teach creationism as well.
Get involved now, for the sake of your children!
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