EVOLUTION=SCIENCE? JUST A WILY RUSE AFTER ALL!
by Michael Fishwick
“In particular, I argue that in both evolution and creation we have rival religious responses to a crisis of faith – rival stories of origins, rival judgements about the meaning of human life, rival sets of moral dictates, and above all what theologians call rival eschatologies – pictures of the future and what lies ahead for humankind.”
Upon reading these words you might naturally assume that they were penned by someone defending the truth of Creation as defined in Holy Scripture. Most of the time you would probably be right. But in a shockingly honest and accurate analysis taken from his recently published book – The Creation-Evolution Struggle – well known Evolutionist Michael Ruse has spilt the beans. See www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog/RUSEVO.html.We have always been well aware that there is little testable science behind the wildly claimed ‘proofs’ of the Evolutionary Elite. Evolution is large on philosophy, small on essential scientific data.
Evolutionists have always tried to hide their philosophical systems in the dark whilst fiercely and incessantly claiming that only Evolution equals science. But now we have it from the horse’s mouth, so to speak. It was all a crafty ruse, a wily subterfuge, a cheap trick.
Employing the scientific method upon the fundamental beliefs of Evolution quickly shows Evolution to be built upon philosophical beliefs, not scientific data. But is Michael Ruse correct in his assessment that Evolution equals religion?
In 1961, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Secular Humanism is a religion. This ruling has been confirmed more recently by Justice Harlan (1970) and Justice Scalia (1987). Footnote 11 of the Supreme Court decision talked about non-Theistic religions as follows:
“Among religions in this country which do not teach what would generally be considered a belief in the existence of God are Buddhism, Taoism, Ethical Culture, Secular Humanism and others.”
The Footnote could easily have added Hinduism and the pantheism of Neo-Paganism. Integral to all of these religious beliefs is Evolution. Evolution is the central creed of what Footnote 11 described as “religions founded on different beliefs”. Secular Humanists had already, in 1950, obtained tax-exempt status as religious organizations. Twenty years before this in his book – Humanism: A New Religion – Dr. C. F. Potter, honorary president of the National Education Association admitted:
“Education is thus a most powerful ally of Humanism, and every American public school is a school of Humanism.”
In 1973, Dr. Chester Pierce, Professor of Education and Psychiatry at Harvard University gave a lecture at Denver, Colorado which left his audience in no doubt at all to the objectives of the Evolutionary creed of Humanism:
“Every child in America entering school at the age of five is mentally ill, because he comes to school with certain allegiances towards our founding fathers, toward our elected officials, toward his parents, toward a belief in a Supernatural Being, toward the sovereignty of this nation as a separate entity. It’s up to you teachers to make all of these sick children well by creating the international children of the future.” www.apologeticspress.org/articles/1962
The teaching of Evolution and Humanism in public schools was challenged in the 1980’s and 1990’s by Christians under the ‘Establishment of Religion’ clause of the First Amendment. Unjust and hypocritical judges ruled that Secular Humanism is a religion for ‘Free Exercise’ clause purposes but not in regard to the ‘Establishment’ clause! This flies in the face of the Supreme Court ruling of 1961, not to mention the open acknowledgement by leading Humanists that it does indeed constitute a religion. For instance, Paul Kurtz, publisher of Prometheus Books, a leading Humanist conduit, states in the preface of the ‘Humanist Manifestos I & II, published by his own company in 1973, that Humanism is a “philosophical, religious and moral point of view.”
Under the guidance of the notorious and nefarious American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Secular Humanism – and hence Evolution – now claims that it is not religious but ‘scientific’ in order to worm its way out of problems under the ‘Establishment of Religion’ clause.
In the French language a ‘ruse de guerre’ means a war stratagem. Michael Ruse has found the honesty and the courage to break out of the box and indirectly hint that this is indeed the strategy that Evolutionists have been following in order to denigrate cutting edge science that relies on empirical data to prove the scientific truth of Genesis. He is to be commended for his sincerity in this matter, all the more so because it serves to highlight the vicious attacks directed against scientific endeavour by some of his (r)evolutionary colleagues.
Michael Ruse continues later in his book:
“My area of expertise is the clash between evolutionists and creationists, and my analysis is that we have no simple clash between science and religion but rather between two religions.”
If this is indeed the case then logically neither Evolution nor Creation have any place in the science curriculum. Science classrooms should be limited to the study of empirical data and the use of the scientific method. If Evolution continues to be taught in the science classroom then Creationism must be taught in those very same classrooms.
What’s good for the goose is good for the gander!