Gahanna News, SNP
Im writing in response to Thomas Baillieuls Feb. 16 letter about evolution. Much of the letter consists of setting forth an idealized version of the "scientific method" to which both evolutionists and creationists can say "Amen!" But how is this relevant to the argument?
Wait! Dont tell melet me guess. I got it! Baillieul thinks that creationists are backward hicks who dont understand all this hi-falutin stuff, right? Great idea. Let me run off ten copies and send them to A. E. Wilder-Smith, D.Sc., Ph.D., Dr.es.Sc., world authority in pharmacology, and to Gary Parker and Charles Thaxton and Duane Gish and Bolton Davidheiser and Dean Kenyon and Lee Spetner and many othersall Ph.D. scientists and all creationists. Im sure they'll be delighted to improve their scientific methods.
Enough scientists have a materialist bias to produce a biased consensus, which is what, in fact, has happened. Also creationists vulnerable to evolutionist superiors who testified before courts have in many cases been fired. This has effectively kept their numbers down as "expert witnesses", and judges, who are not scientists and who are mostly materialists themselves, are influenced by nose-counts. This is essentially what happened in the trials leading to Edwards vs. Aguillard in 1987.
In the fossil record what we see are the same distinct Classes, Phyla, and Kingdoms that we see in the living world today. Also there is the enormous leap from monocellular organisms to the vast panaply of sophisticated multi-cellular creatures in the Cambrian Explosion. This is not what evolution would predict.
Baillieul defines macroevolution as "the transformation of one species into another." This is incorrect. Speciation can be done within a gene pool by sufficient separating of genes. Macroevolution is the bringing on stream of new tissues and structures such as a leg or eye or wing or feather. If evolution is true then each of these structures had to appear on the scene de novo for the first time. That has never been observed.
New Albany, OH
Note: Frank Vosler is a 77-year old retired aerospace engineer. He's been active in the young earth creationism movement since 1965. He is one of the founders of Creation Research, Science Education Foundation (CRSEF) - (in Columbus, OH).