Re: Johnson's concluding remarks (fwd)

Glenn Morton (
Sun, 26 Jan 1997 18:26:09

Allen Roy quoted Phillip Johnson:
>> I believe that at some time well before the bicentennial year
>> 2059, perhaps as early as 2009 or 2019, there will be another
>> celebration that will mark the demise of the Darwinist ideology
>> that was so triumphant in 1959. The theme of this anti-centennial
>> will be "What Went Wrong?" or perhaps, "How could we ever have
>> let it happen?"
>> What went wrong is that scientists committed original sin, which
>> in science means believing what you want to believe instead of
>> what your experiments and observations actually show you. In
>> small matters, as a scientist you cannot afford to indulge in
>> original sin because your colleagues will show you up and make a
>> fool out of you.

George Murphy replied.
>There is some truth in what Johnson says about the interaction
>of science, religion, & society. But his analysis of "what went wrong"
>is superficial. First there is far more reason to accept evolution than
>he is willing to admit. But there is another thing that "went wrong"
>which he misses entirely.

The concept that suddenly science is going to wake up and say they were wrong
about evolution is self-delusional in my opinion. Such statements have long
been about in the creationist/anti-evolutionist literature. From the vantage
point of our history, does anyone believe the following statements? In 2019,
I think Johnson's statement can be added to this list.

"In spite of the tremendous pressure that exists in the scientific world on
the side of evolutionary propaganda, there are increasing signs of discontent
and skeptisism"~Henry Morris, The Twilight of Evolution, (Grand Rapids: Baker
Book House, 1963), p. 84

"Here and there, surprisingly enough, enve in the standard scientific
publications media, there are beginning to appear evidences of doubts
concerning evolution. Nothing much which is overtly skeptical of evolution as
a whole can be published, of course, but at least signs are appearing which
indicate there may exist a very substantial substratum of doubt concerning
evolution today." ~Henry Morris, The Twilight of Evolution, (Grand Rapids:
Baker Book House, 1963), p. 84

"Furthermore, even if it wasn't clear in Darwin's day, the modern
scientific creationist movement has made it abundantly clear in our
day that all the real facts of science support this Biblical
position. Despite all the bombastic books and articles, both by
secular evolutionists and compromising evangelicals, which have
opposed the modern literature on scientific Biblical
creationism/catastrophism, the evidence is sound, and more and more
scientists are becoming creationists all the time."~Henry M.
Morris, A History of Modern Creationism, (San Diego: Master Book
Publishers, 1984), p. 329-330

"The cosmologists (with a number of notable exceptions) are
all committed to the 'Big Bang' theory of cosmic origin, the date
of which is the age for which they are searching. But the 'Big
Bang' itself is highly speculative, and there are a growing number
of astronomers who are questioning it."~Henry M. Morris,
"Cosmology's Holy Grail," Back To Genesis February, 1995,No. 74, p.


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