Saturday, July 28, 2012

Creation and Evolution On Sale

Fantastic buy Clear 10 for $
10Reasons to Doubt Darwinian Evolution
Creation and Evolution pamphlet shows how scientific findings about paleontology, genetics, biochemistry, astrophysics and mathematics cannot be explained by Darwinian Evolution. For example, evolutionary theory says we ought to be able to expect human life to form from amino acids if given enough time, say 5 billion years. Modern mathematicians say that this is highly unlikely, even given 100 billion years, far longer than evolutionists believe the Earth has been in existence. Pamphlet has 12 panels and fits inside a Bible cover 8.5" x 5.5" and unfolds to 33" long. 

A review of EXPELLED: No Intelligence Allowed:
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Comedian, commentator, actor Ben Stein's documentary "Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed" seems to have been written as a wake-up call to America's intelligentsia. 

He says:
EXPELLED: No Intelligence Allowed is a controversial documentary that chronicles my confrontation with the widespread suppression and entrenched discrimination that is spreading in our institutions, laboratories and most importantly, in our classrooms, and that is doing irreparable harm to some of the world's top scientists, educators, and thinkers.

In the 1.5-hour documentary, his main themes are:
1. Censorship in science and academia
Interviews with several professors, academics, editor of Smithsonian who lost their jobs due to mentioning "intelligent design" (the journal article passed Smithsonian peer review). See list of scientists at: A European scientist is interviewed and says that these topics are freely discussed in all other other Western countries, but not the U.S. due to fear about religion. The interviews with Richard Dawkins and others are emotional rants about religion, not about facts or observations or any kind of objective analysis.

2. Censorship in mainstream media
Interviews with an agnostic and a Jewish reporter who have been vilified and black-balled for mentioning, even neutrally, the phrase "intelligent design." 

3. Freedom of ideas; Freedom of scientific inquiry; Freedom of speech.
Following any questions, having the freedom to follow the facts wherever they lead. The problems with macroevolution need to be brought into the academic and scholarly circles, and scholars should have the freedom to argue them.

4. Moral outcome of Darwinism
The philosophy of the "survival of the fittest" leads to eugenics (government-accelerated "natural selection"): the termination/elimination of the weak, sick, elderly, and mentally incompetent. A lot of 1940's footage showing Hitler, Stalin, concentration camps, etc.

5. Some Scientists are Maintaining a Public Front
Many who publicly support Darwinism admit its serious flaws in private -- but fear opening the door to religion at all cost. Mathematicians have statistically shown that even millions of years would be insufficient to produce even the simplest single celled life form. Richard Dawkins is interviewed (shown in the last 10 minutes of the film) about the origin of the first life on the planet. Ben Stein pushed him hard several times. Finally Dawkins speculated that Nobel Prize winning Francis Crick was right: that it came from superior beings who evolved on another planet and "seeded" the life form on this planet. He was serious; you could hear a pin drop in the theater. Stein's point was the even Dawkins believes in Intelligent Design.

1. "Intelligent design" isn't described in much detail, only a few minutes. The goal of the film seems to be to talk about censorship rather than what is being censored. 

2. Film is clearly directed to secular intellectuals. If a church wanted to address the topic of Intelligent Design and logical and factual problems in Darwinism, there are simpler resources. Answers to Evolution (Rose Publishing) discusses the limitations of old-style Darwinism, and Creation and Evolution (Rose Publishing) discusses neo-evolution (neo-Darwinism).

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