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Story last updated at 6:03 PM on Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Dogma or science?

Kevin Gain writes: "The speakers will clearly explain the science behind the Big Bang, the age of the earth and evolution and why creationism is not science." (Seldovia science lectures planned, July 6).

In 1999 Phillip Johnson ["Darwin on Trial"] said on CNN: "I think we should teach a lot about evolution. In fact, I think we should teach more than the evolutionary science teachers want the students to know. The problem is what we're getting is a philosophy that's claimed to be scientific fact, a lot of distortion in the textbooks, and all the difficult problems left out, because they don't want people to ask tough questions."

For a list of questions that could be used to critically examine and evaluate evolution in the science classroom, see my web article "Evolution: The Creation Myth of Our Culture" (www.trueorigin.org/evomyth01.asp).

Never discussing scientific information that questions evolution is to teach it as dogma.

David Buckna

Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada


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