I would like to ask you, what is it that you want from the evolution scientists? What would you like them to say or do?
These were so important that I decided to do another post on them. Here are a few things I’d like from Darwinian evolutionist scientists. Note that none of these are terribly time consuming and mainly center on being candid.
- Stop demonizing people as anti-science religious fundamentalists just for criticizing Darwinian evolution. It is petty, it is bad debating and it reveals your insecurities.
- Stop acting as if we have never read anything about Darwinian evolution and haven’t done our homework. We could be wrong, but these are cheap and unproductive debating tricks.
- Teach the debate and acknowledge the many flaws and gaps in your theory, such as going from single to double strand DNA, not having enough time to evolve and these.
- Admit that the movie “Inherit the Wind” was false and misleading propaganda and bears little resemblance to why and how the Scopes trial played out. Also, help ensure that it not be shown in public schools, unless as an example of how despicable propaganda can be.
- Admit that the pre-Cambrian explosion fossil finds in China crushed your “science of the gaps” theory which held that your transition forms just didn’t fossilize.
- Don’t pretend that you have lots of fossil evidence when even your leaders admit how big your problem is there.
- Remind people that even IF Darwinian evolution were true that it still doesn’t explain how the universe came into existence and where the first living cells came from. Therefore, even IF it were true one couldn’t use it as an atheistic manifesto as so many of your leaders do.
- Acknowledge that science is not some sin-free monolith where everyone has pure motives and no one disagrees. Just because an endeavor is scientific doesn’t mean that pride and greed won’t lead people to do bad things.
- Acknowledge that science has done 180 degree turns on numerous topics.
- Acknowledge all the frauds that have taken place with “missing links” (Piltdown Man, Haeckel’s Embryos, etc.) and agree that people have a right to be skeptical of your latest “find.”
- Please ask the ACLU to stop wasting our time and money with ridiculous lawsuits like the Cobb County, GA case where they “convinced judges to rule that that placing disclaimer stickers warning that evolution is “a theory, not a fact” in public school science textbooks is an unconstitutional government intrusion on religious liberty.” I’ve read the First Amendment a couple times and think it took a lot of creativity to find that the sticker either A) was due to a law passed by Congress or B) was an establishment of religion or even an endorsement. More here.
- Acknowledge the logical conclusions of a materialistic worldview completely driven by random chemical reactions and the survival of the fittest. It leads to all kinds of horrific behavior. That isn’t a reason Darwinian evolution is wrong, but it is just one of the reasons it is important to expose its flaws.