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Found this one today while browsing. From YEC Oscar Thorsland, writing in the Greenville news:
|The Greenville News Editorial|
Creationists forced to hide in the closet
By Oscar Thorsland • March 23, 2009
Recently a guest column appeared in The Greenville News extolling the virtues of Charles Darwin and his theory of evolution. The column even implied the United States' position in the global economy is directly related to the acceptance of Darwin's theory. But let's take a look at some facts that will dispute these claims.
First, many of the foundational laws and principles of science were discovered generations before Darwin by scientists who were committed believers in the master designer. A classic example is Sir Isaac Newton, who discovered the laws of motion and gravity. These laws are still foundational in the physical sciences today. Newton was a devout believer in God and his scientific research was centered on studying God's awesome creation.
It is a monumental tragedy that in today's educational climate Sir Isaac Newton would not find employment in our public universities and schools because of his views on creation. Just a hint that a candidate believes in a creator or intelligent designer would sound the death knell for employment. Ben Stein's movie "Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed" accurately provides a chilling account of this open hostility.
A molecular biologist working with the complex DNA code commented that to be a molecular biologist you had to hold on to two insanities at all times. First, it would be insane to believe in evolution when you can see the truth while doing your research.
Second, it would be insane to say you don't believe in evolution. The reason: employment, all government work, research grants, etc. would come to a grinding halt. So today we have thousands of closet creationists in our universities and schools, unable to make their views public because doing so would result in ridicule, hostility, reprimand and finally unemployment.
Science has no factual or valid answers for the origins of matter and life. So, why is it taboo to inform our students that there is overwhelming evidence for a master designer? It would certainly be refreshing and most importantly pro science if in the very near future the climate will be such that our teachers and professors will be able to come out of the closet and teach that God created all and gave man the mind to study and discover.
Some more info on the author:
|Oscar Thorsland of Liberty is a member of the Pickens County School Board. He earned a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in zoology from Clemson University. He has been a biology teacher at Easley High School and a principal at Liberty High school. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org|
He's also president of the Creation Study Group:
|About Us |
The Creation Study Group is a grassroots creation science organization. We want to assist you and others in learning the truth about Biblical creation. What God has to say about origins is foundational to the gospel and a Biblical world and life view. High school and college campuses are a fertile arena of ideas in America today. We want to take advantage of this great opportunity to reach the next generation with the Truth. These materials are absolutely FREE OF CHARGE. We will ship them to you at no cost.
The Creation Study Group is a Bible-believing organization committed to developing and distributing information that upholds the Bible.
Mr. Oscar Thorsland
Dr. James H. Sightler
Mr. Jonathan Mann
Dr. Horace D. "Skip" Skipper