Thursday, April 1, 2010

Genius, Harvard and Darwin Doubters


Chris Langan has an IQ of 195, so he’s a genius. He made a perfect score on the SAT exam. Chris competed on the game show “One Versus One Hundred” hosted by Bob Saget and won $250,000. [1]
Chris gets ideas from his dreams, “I found if I go to bed with a question on my mind, all I have to do is concentrate on the question before I go to sleep and I virtually always have the answer in the morning. Sometimes I realize what the answer is because I dreamt the answer and I can remember it.” [2] Imagine what wonderfully creative ideas Adam, the initial human, gained from his dreams!
Chris Langan claims that, “Harvard is basically a glorified corporation, operating with a profit incentive. That’s what makes it tick. It has an endowment in the billions of dollars. The people running it are not necessarily searching for truth and knowledge. … When you’re there, they got a thumb right on you. They are out to make sure you don’t step out of line.” [3] Malcolm Gladwell, author of Outliers and Blink, disagrees: “… university life gives them [professors] the freedom to do what they want to do and what they feel is right.” unless, of course, you are showing the weaknesses of evolution. [4] Apparently, Gladwell has not seen Ben Stein’s film “EXPELLED.” Jerry Bergman has written a 477 page book, Slaughter of the Dissidents, documenting the academic persecution of Darwin Doubters. For example, Norbert Smith has a Ph.D. in zoology from Texas Tech University. After Francis Rose, a biology prof at Tech, learned of Smith’s rejection of Darwinism, he formed a committee to annul Smith’s doctorate! This was not successful. [5] One creationist with a Ph.D. in biology from Harvard has been fired several times from teaching positions because of his views on origins. [6]

Dr. Philip Bishop, a physiology professor at the University of Alabama, was persecuted for offering an optional lecture on the evidence for God seen in human physiology. [7] Nancy Bryson (Ph.D. chemistry) was the Science Department Head at Mississippi University for Women (MUW). After she gave a talk critical of Darwinism, she was demoted and was eventually forced to leave MUW. [8] Dr. Caroline Crocker taught biology at George Mason University for several years. After a student complained, she was told not to present the evidence for Intelligent Design (ID) and ultimately lost her job. She was also let go from a community college because of her doubts about Darwinism. [9]
Intolerance towards questioning amoeba-to-Adam evolution is pervasive. Just consider the case of Raymond Damadian, inventor of the MRI. The probable reason why he did not receive the 2003 Nobel Prize in Medicine was because he is a creationist. [10]
In 2004, Guillermo Gonzalez, astronomer at Iowa State University (ISU), wrote The Privileged Planet: How Our Place in the Cosmos is Designed for Discovery. Gonzalez also appeared in the film by the same name. For taking such a strong stand for design, he was denied tenure and was fired from ISU in 2007 despite the fact that he had published almost 70 peer-reviewed scientific papers! [11]  If ID is true, who is the Intelligent Designer?

Maybe the genius was right after all.

“For dreams result from much work and a fool's voice from many words” (Eccl. 5:3, Holman)
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Notes:
1) Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell, (Little, Brown & Co., 2008, New York, NY), pp. 69-73.
2) Ibid., p. 113.
3) Ibid., p. 96.
4) Ibid., p. 97.
5) Slaughter of the Dissidents by Jerry Bergman, (Leafcutter Press, 2008, Southworth, WA), pp. 120-122.
6) Ibid., p. 372.
7) Ibid., pp. 201-209.
8) Ibid., pp. 232-241.
9) Ibid., pp. 242-249.
10) Ibid., pp. 274-295.
11) Ibid., pp. 296-329.

1 comment:

penman@truegosp.org said...

It is a shame that there is so much hypocrisy involved in the academic and scientific communities. They claim to be in favor of academic freedom, yet they do not allow freedom to disagree with their faith in evolution. As I point out in my article on the creation of species, evolution is a faith. It is not a religious faith, but an anti-religious faith. It is a faith that there is no God who has intervened to design the species of life. It is a faith that evolutionists defend vehemently, as savagely as any religious fanatic.

Science can never prove that evolution happened because the scientific method does not allow consideration of supernatural causes, and you can't prove something by only looking at one side of the issue. Evolution is not a fact, and its teaching in the public schools is unconstitutional.