Sunday, August 28, 2005

De-certifying Creationism

Creationists are suing the University of California system because

    UC admissions authorities have refused to certify high school science courses that use textbooks challenging Darwin's theory of evolution...Other courses rejected by UC officials include "Christianity's Influence in American History," "Christianity and Morality in American Literature" and "Special Providence: American Government."...UC's board of admissions also advised the school that it would not approve biology and science courses that relied primarily on textbooks published by Bob Jones University Press and A Beka Books, two Christian publishers.

The Questionable Authority takes a look at one of these books to see what is so objectionable. Wow. Here are a couple of choice quotes:

    The people who prepared this book have tried consistently to put the Word of God first and science any point God's Word is not put first, the authors apologize.

    The same encyclopedia article may state that the grasshopper evolved 300 million years ago. You may find a description of some insect that the grasshopper supposedly evolved from and a description of the insects that scientists say evolved from the grasshopper. You may even find a "scientific" explanation of the biblical locust (grasshopper) plague in Egypt. These statements are conclusions based on "supposed science." If the conclusions contradict the Word of God, the conclusions are wrong, no matter how many scientific facts may appear to back them.

And these quotes are from a biology textbook!


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