Letter to the editor- Teach them how to think
To the editor:
I would like to continue the discussion about creation science. For those of you who have been following this, we last left off with David Azevedo’s response (Aug. 17) to a column written by Mr. Pennington on Aug. 10. If I lose you, track down the back issues at http://www.Tahoe.com.
First, let’s define science. Science is what we can observe with our five senses, or can be experimentally repeated. So to be honest with the definition, since no one was there to witness the beginning of the world and we can’t experimentally repeat it. Neither theory evolution nor creation are science; they’re both beliefs, which means they’re both religion.
I for one have been following this thought-provoking debate closely for the past few years. In my opinion the evolutionists are abandoning their theories in light of all the new information being discovered via the Hubbell telescope, microscopes and DNA. All of these new discoveries point to a creator, because of the complexity found in everything. “Intelligent Design theory” is the politically correct term being used on campus. Why not Creation Science? Well, remember that Bible-believing scientists aren’t allowed to share their theories. So for many years all that has been taught is evolution. Instead of telling students what to think, why not teach them how to think?
The second law of thermodynamics basically states that things break down, they go from new to old, good to bad. Look at the pyramids, for example. They’re deteriorating, the lake is losing clarity, we’re dying, and so on. It’s all around us. Evolution says just the opposite. Things get better with time. The Judeo-Christian view of this concept is understood by the effect of sin on the world. Sin brought death. Rom 5:12: “Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, and in this way death came to all men, because all sinned …”
Evolutionists have had the luxury of being able to teach their theories in public school with public funds. I would encourage anyone with an open mind to revisit this exciting subject. Take a look at both sides and draw your own conclusions. Thanks to the Internet, creationists have been able to get their findings published. So dial up and search for yourself. I think you’ll be surprised at how impressive the creation story is.
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