And can you believe it? As a result of their efforts AN EVER GROWING NUMBER OF STUDENTS ARE REJECTING DARWINIAN EVOLUTION!
And in spite of the fact some courts here in the States have ruled creationism unscientific. Yah… A court ruling is the final, infallible determiner of what is true. Uh Huh…
So alarmed by this threat to free thought and reason, academics have resorted to bringing out the big guns to repel this intellectual onslaught. The Royal Society, the leading British scientific academy, is arranging for some guy named Steve Jones to debate any and all challengers, both Islamic and Christian, to make their case for creationism against evolution.
When I learn of such panicked, crisis responses to stem the hemorrhaging of Darwinian apostates, I always wonder what it was exactly that casued these individuals to switch teams, as it were? England, like the United States, is saturated in evolutionary ideology from kindergarten to graduate level studies. Nearly every TV science documentary to be found on any station both public or commercial promotes Darwinian evolution. Evolution is soaked into every area of life, so its not like these students haven’t been “properly” educated. These are the Royal Society members. Certainly Darwinian educators in both school and in popular culture can’t be so bad at communicating their position over a life time that a young person would immediately abandon everything he or she was taught to become a Bible thumpin’ creationist over the weekend?
Interestingly, one of the groups cited in the article causing much of the turmoil for university educators is the Muslim students. Islamic students hand out literature opposing Darwinian evolution, as well as lecture against it at their meetings. However, one should take note that Muslims are more akin to what evolutionists believe than you might think. Citing a Muslim student, the author of the article writes,
He added that God had not created mankind literally in six days. “It’s not six earth days,” he said, it could refer to several thousands of years but it had been an act of creation and not evolution.
What appears at odds here is not the particulars between to kinds of “science,” one advocated by evolutionists and another by the Islamic creationists. Rather, it is the nature of origins. Did an act of creation start things or did random, undirected and purposeless chance start things? The Muslim student suggests he has no problems with the particulars, like for instance the age of the universe and earth, the interpretation of the fossil record, understanding geological forces, and so on. The disagreement is more along the lines of whether Allah created initially and directed the creation. In a nutshell, it is a disagreement between progressive creationism or maybe theistic evolutionary theories taught by the religious believers on these campuses, as opposed to pure, materialistic naturalism taught by the Darwinianists, who are for the most part non-religious (perhaps even anti-religious) atheists.