Evolution is useless in the workplace

by: Robert Garbe, R.Ph. (Pharmacist)

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Letter to the Editor of the Cleveland Plain Dealer
Submitted January, 2002

To the Cleveland Plain Dealer:

I detect some contradictions and religious undercurrents in the comments from evolutionists recently. Krauss, (CPD,1/16/02) attempts to frighten us into believing that without evolution in science education, we will loose jobs due to a poorly educated work force. What a joke.

I challenge anyone except those in a tiny corner of academia to explain how evolution is remotely useful in their work. To those of us in electronics, physics, chemistry, medicine, manufacturing, insurance, law, carpentry, management (to name a few); do we actually rely on evolution? Think about it in your work. Every industry I know of deals in cause and effect reality not theoretical aspects of origins. Evolution or design are philosophies about origins, both with religious overtones.

Michael Shermer (Scientific American, Feb, 2002) probably represents the belief of the majority of proponents of teaching evolution as a fact of science because it fits their declared faith in atheism. Shermer's apostle Richard Dawkins concludes that "the universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil, and no good, nothing but blind, pitiless indifference." This consensus is now the dogma of 12% of the U.S. population.

Let us remember the achievement levels of students has been in a decline since the 1960's as a shift to the relative values of Dawkins’ and Shermer’s evolved. Shermer goes on to explain their proselytizing tactics through evolution education to our children. The issue of teaching evolution hasn't changed appreciably until recently. So there is no correlation between not teaching evolution and the decline in science achievement.

I think an employer would prefer an employee who did believe in: at bottom, design, purpose, evil, and good, not blind, pitiless indifference. That's the man or woman I would want to hire in my state, not one with Dawkins’ philosophy. Maybe this is why Ohio has such a great work force! Let's not loose it. Teach both evolution and design (no religion needed in the science class) and let the best theory win. This is the real scientific method.

Robert Garbe, R.Ph.
Canal Winchester, OH 

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