Whenever a bill comes up before our Legislature that gives teachers in our public schools the freedom to teach the positives and negatives of evolution, they immediately cry “foul” because anything that might bring doubt on their beloved theory must be religious.
The reason why they are so touchy is because they know how weak evolution theory is, and when those weaknesses are pointed out to students, it might cause them to question its validity.
I thought it interesting that they brought up the discovery of germ theory as an example of the great strides science has made in the last 200 years. Do they not know that germ theory was supported and finally proved by Louis Pasteur in 1861 because he rejected the evolutionistic concept of spontaneous generation, also known as abiogenesis, that taught life sprung from inorganic matter? This was a tremendous blow to Darwin’s theory at the time, which Pasteur spoke out against during his scientific career.
By the way, Pasteur was considered one of the greatest scientists of his time, especially in France. I believe he and many scientists today would be offended by being referred to as “anti-science wolves.” Science is all about questioning everything. Theories come and go.
History is replete with examples of great scientists who became great because they questioned the status quo.
The bills that Mock, Thai and Boyd refer to are not about religion; they are about letting science be science. I think the real threat of religion in our public schools is the religious cult of evolution theory so guarded by its adherents.
Truth does not fear investigation.
I wonder what evolution scientists are afraid of.
—Steve Kern, Oklahoma City
Kern is pastor of Olivet Baptist Church in Oklahoma City.