Saturday, May 17, 2008

Home-Schoolers Learn to Argue For Evolution


I wonder if the evolved homeschoolers got together and held a seminar promoting evolution it would get as much press as these Fundamentalist Christian Homeschoolers (Home-Schoolers Learn to Argue Against Evolution) did?

Evolutionary scientists say there are no credible scientific critiques of evolution -- no more than there are credible alternatives to the theory of gravity. While its details are debated, evolution is unassailable in scientific circles.


The American public thinks differently. Gallup polls have shown nearly half of U.S. adults don't believe evolution, and a third are unhappy schools teach it.

Many of those adults who don't believe in evolution were educated in public schools.

Science is among 14-year-old Hannah Bernhart's favorite classes. Before Snavely's seminar, she had already studied evolution to better understand what "our opponents" believe, said the ninth-grader from Elizabethtown.


She knows some Christians view the Bible differently and accept evolution. That's confusing to her because the Bible clearly says God created man in his present form, she said.


"I believe the reason most people believe in evolution is they don't want to believe the Bible," she said.

Maybe she should try reading some books on theistic evolution. Click here to read additional post on evolution.

HT: HERP&ES (the former HE&OS)

2 comments:

C. David Parsons said...

Maybe she should try reading some books on theistic evolution. Not!

Theistic evolution is compromising God's word, pure and simple.

There is a better way.

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Alasandra said...

Do you believe?

Genesis 6 1-4 (King James)
And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them. That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose. And the Lord said My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years. There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.

It's in the BIBLE therefore it must be true that GOD had many sons and that they took human women for wives.

Which sounds a bit like the Greek myths. Zeus was forever sleeping with some poor human girl that his wife Hera then 'punished' for catching her husbands eye.

In fact there are numerous flood myths.
http://www.talkorigins.org/faqs/flood-myths.html
Why don't we teach all the flood myths as SCIENCE. After all who needs real SCIENCE when a myth will do.