Response to the Columbus Dispatch Article Titled:
"Language in standards might change teaching of evolution"

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William Hummon, professor emeritus of biology at Ohio University and president- elect of the academy, said state science standards are too vague, avoiding the word evolution in favor of phrases such as change over time... On the basis of that model, the state Department of Education has avoided using the word evolution in its list of guidelines -- called competencies -- on what students are supposed to be able to demonstrate for the state proficiency tests in science. Ottolenghi said the controversy in Kansas convinced him that Ohio's standards need to spell out what should be taught about evolution.

Changing this terminology will not solve anything. Evolution needs to be completely removed from all science classes. If it is to be taught in the public schools, it should be in a class on mythology. What Mr. Hummon and others who believe in atheistic evolution aren't telling us about is the myriad of problems with evolution. Some examples that you won't find in most textbooks include the mathematical improbabilities of evolution occurring, microevolution does not prove macroevolution, the problems with the missing links, the problems with radioactive dating methods, why Stanley Miller's experiments did not prove life can evolve from dead chemicals, the biases many leading evolutionists have today in the way the interpret the observable evidence, and the intentionally misleading textbook illustrations that appear in so many evolutionary textbooks today. This is nowhere near an exhaustive list.

Ottolenghi said the advisory panel's proposal also would require knowledge of "the development of species over time from simple to complex organisms.''

To "require" students to learn this would be to require them to believe in atheism and humanism, for these two religions are the foundation that the false religion of atheistic evolution are built upon. Evolutionists complain that they don't want creationism in the public schools because it's "religion". Yet they actively promote the false religion of evolution. What they're really saying is that they don't want God in the classrooms. Instead, they want complete freedom to brainwash our children with their spiritually poisonous world view. Parents and students need to understand that it's primarily atheists, agnostics and humanists who are behind promoting the teaching of atheistic evolution in the public schools.

Two Columbus creation-science groups said they were unaware that such guidelines were up for review in Ohio. But members of both groups, the Creation Research Science Education Foundation and the Young Earth Creation Club, said their focus is on research and education rather than lobbying.

We are one of those groups the Dispatch was referring to (The Young Earth Creation Club). This is a true statement. We weren't aware that this was going on until the Dispatch reporter called us about it. However, I recently met with the other organization this article refers to (Creation Research, Science Education Foundation (CRSEF), in Columbus, OH), and spoke with them about this. We are trying to track down more specific information about the actual wording will be. Once we get it and have a chance to discuss it, we'll be coming out with a position statement on this issue that will at a minimum, be posted on our web site.

Answers in Genesis will bring its message to central Ohio during a seminar Jan. 24-26 at the Fairfield Christian Church in Lancaster.

Members of the Young Earth Creation Club will be assisting members of CRSEF to videotape several of the speakers at this seminar. If you're unable to attend, but still want to see some of what occurred, the videos we tape will be aired on CRSEF's Community 21 cable access program called AlphaNova.

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