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Does the U.S. Have Equality of Beliefs?

The question often raised is: Should Evolution and Creation get equal airtime in the schools? And in many people’s mind, the choice seems to be “No! Because one science and the other fairy tales?” they defend their answer with. That is a fair question and one the Lost World Museum would like to weigh in on.

We feel strongly that each person should have the right to make up their own mind on the question of origins without ridicule. 

Recently I watched a creationist and evolutionist in a debate and one thing seems to be happening so consistently that no one even realizes it. It happens with every issue argued about between creationists and evolutionists….Interpretation of the evidence.  Here’s one example:

The evolutionist said that we have back problems because we used to walk on all fours. And although I can’t remember the creationist’s response, this is enough to show what is happening.

Now imagine a 3 column work sheet. First you have the fact column, on the left side as a column you have a creationist interpretation, and of the right and evolutionist interpretation.

The fact is that many people have back problems. Now an evolutionist should have the right to postulate that people have back problems because we used to walk on all fours, but it should be acknowledged that they have left the fact column.  And a creationist should have just the same right to say that many people have back problems because we are overweight, lazy and have a lifestyle that is not conducive to healthy backs OR they could answer it with: as a result of thousands of years of an earth suffering the results of sin. And the creationist should be able to say this without ridicule.  

In this example BOTH evolutionists and Creationist have left the middle fact column in order to spin (Interpret) the fact column their way. Neither should be on stronger footing.  There are no facts or evidence that could ever prove either philosophy 100%. There is only interpretation of those evidences,  and both sides should be welcome to their opinion.

John Adolfi

1 Comment

  1. TwoD on January 2, 2008 at 12:01 am

    I find it really strange how someone can connect a common health problem like back injuries with “thousands of years of an earth suffering the results of sin” and not “we used to walk on all fours”.

    The other arguments (overweight, lazy, lifestyle) are given by the evolutionists as well, but that’s conveniently not stated in the article…

    The sin-cause is something we read from a book, written by people a long time ago, which does resemble a fairytale remarkably well.

    The walked-on-all-fours-cause can be deduced by studying skeletal remains and comparing that to our current anatomy and that of other animals. Anyone can see the similarities, combine that with obese, laziness, and overall bad lifestyles compared to how we used to live, it makes for a pretty solid argument which has yet to be seriously competed.

    I do read a lot of books, but I don’t believe in everything in them just because they say this or that, so I tend to stick with what I myself can find a reasonable conclusion when presented with the facts.