I can say with integrity, my faith is richer for my belief in evolution, not worse. So I'm asking, Christians, can we quit fighting this battle? Can we reevaluate what truly deserves protest and lobbying dollars?
Teaching our students creationism is wrong. American citizens must stand up and demand that their state governments stop funding creationism with public money. We must teach evidence based science and not fund voucher schools which will fail our students.
The Bible is the ultimate standard for evaluating scientific claims? All by itself, this claim has accomplished what no scientist could possibly do as convincingly: it has removed all forms of creationism from the scientific enterprise.
If I'm wrong about the Discovery Institute's intent, we'll soon be seeing them urging school boards to completely rework their basic physics curricula over the "controversy" surrounding gravity. But I'm not holding my breath.
Al modestly described his actions at the 2008 General Conference of the United Methodist Church as having "quietly moved Methodism into the 21st century." But back at home, Al has paid a very high price for his actions.
While it is true that Americans consistently reject evolution to a greater extent than people in the rest of the developed world, creationism has increasingly become a matter of contention around the world.