RE: The science educators' Vietnam

Pim van Meurs (
Mon, 16 Aug 1999 01:10:27 -0700


Attached is an article that appeared in the New York Times at:

in which Phil Johnson pointed out that "defending evolution was becoming
`the science educators' Vietnam.'"

"The Darwinists may have made a serious strategic error in choosing to
pursue a campaign of indoctrination in the public schools.

Yawn, empty rethoric.

SJ: Darwinists have used Darwinian evolution as a vehicle to disseminate their
materialist-naturalist philosophy in public schools for decades, cleverly
using the separation of church and State provisions of the USA
constitution to foist their own secular religion on the majority of Americans
who are creationist.

Yawn, more empty rethoric/

SJ: And I predict that the ID movement will be a leader in coordinating that
backlash in the 21st century. Note how the media turned to ID leaders like
Johnson and Behe (they were approached-they did not do the
approaching), rather than TEs or even YECs.

ID movement has little to contribut to science.

SJ: The line the ID movement leaders like Johnson and Behe (see attached the
latter's article at in
the New York Times) are taking is that evolution should not be banned
from schools, but that it should be taught *honestly* with its philosophical
assumptions laid bare and all its difficulties frankly admitted.

SJ : But if that were the case, then the *evolutionists* would want evolution to
be banned from schools!

More empty rethoric. Poor Stephen shows his christian foundations...