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Friday, February 19, 2010

Hill Billies in England

Against all great odds, some fundamentalist "Babbests" from down in the hollers of Dogpatch, Arkansas, managed to get a hold of shoes, buy an airplane ticket to England, and found their way to the local universities where they proceeded to poison the minds of the British youth with their creationism nonsense.

And can you believe it? As a result of their efforts AN EVER GROWING NUMBER OF STUDENTS ARE REJECTING DARWINIAN EVOLUTION!

And in spite of the fact some courts here in the States have ruled creationism unscientific. Yah... A court ruling is the final, infallible determiner of what is true. Uh Huh...

Academics Fight Rise of Creationism at Universities

So alarmed by this threat to free thought and reason, academics have resorted to bringing out the big guns to repel this intellectual onslaught. The Royal Society, the leading British scientific academy, is arranging for some guy named Steve Jones to debate any and all challengers, both Islamic and Christian, to make their case for creationism against evolution.

When I learn of such panicked, crisis responses to stem the hemorrhaging of Darwinian apostates, I always wonder what it was exactly that casued these individuals to switch teams, as it were? England, like the United States, is saturated in evolutionary ideology from kindergarten to graduate level studies. Nearly every TV science documentary to be found on any station both public or commercial promotes Darwinian evolution. Evolution is soaked into every area of life, so its not like these students haven't been "properly" educated. These are the Royal Society members. Certainly Darwinian educators in both school and in popular culture can't be so bad at communicating their position over a life time that a young person would immediately abandon everything he or she was taught to become a Bible thumpin' creationist over the weekend?

Interestingly, one of the groups cited in the article causing much of the turmoil for university educators is the Muslim students. Islamic students hand out literature opposing Darwinian evolution, as well as lecture against it at their meetings. However, one should take note that Muslims are more akin to what evolutionists believe than you might think. Citing a Muslim student, the author of the article writes,

He added that God had not created mankind literally in six days. "It's not six earth days," he said, it could refer to several thousands of years but it had been an act of creation and not evolution.

What appears at odds here is not the particulars between to kinds of "science," one advocated by evolutionists and another by the Islamic creationists. Rather, it is the nature of origins. Did an act of creation start things or did random, undirected and purposeless chance start things? The Muslim student suggests he has no problems with the particulars, like for instance the age of the universe and earth, the interpretation of the fossil record, understanding geological forces, and so on. The disagreement is more along the lines of whether Allah created initially and directed the creation. In a nutshell, it is a disagreement between progressive creationism or maybe theistic evolutionary theories taught by the religious believers on these campuses, as opposed to pure, materialistic naturalism taught by the Darwinianists, who are for the most part non-religious (perhaps even anti-religious) atheists.

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Blogger Truth Unites... and Divides said...


In contrast to this post, see this article on the Evangel blog titled:

Why I'm Not a Creationist (Anymore).

1:47 PM, February 19, 2010  
Blogger Fred Butler said...

Not only have I already seen it, but I have a response in the works.

2:14 PM, February 19, 2010  
Blogger steve said...

Clearly the Brits need to tighten their screening process. It's one thing for them to allow jihadis into the country, but to allow creationists into the country is truly frightening.

3:56 PM, February 19, 2010  
Blogger Highland Host said...

Ten years ago, when I was a student at a small British university, I visited another university and attended a debate on creation held by the university debating society, a secular body. What was astonishing was that no-one from the science department wanted to participate in the debate, despite the fact that the creation side was being taken by the local Baptist minister, not a scientist from AiG or a similar ministry! There weren't even enough evolutionists willing to take part, and a man I know to be a creationist had to 'personate' an evolutionist to balance up the statements!

This refusal to respond may have something to do with the fact that people are a little sceptical about evolution.

Oh, and I hold a scientific degree which required me to study evolution! I am not some pastor taking it on trust from Ken Ham!

2:33 AM, February 27, 2010  

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