Originally Posted: Monday, September 26, 2005, 7:32:00 PM
On Friday, September 23, 2005 I had the honor of attending a lecture given by Dr. Russell Hittinger, Ph.D., a professor of philosophy at the University of Tulsa. Dr. Hittinger's lecture was on his book First Grace: Rediscovering the Natural Law in a Post-Christian World.
During his lecture, Hittinger pointed out that if a law cannot bind, then there exists no law. We are sometimes, compeled to follow laws with which we disagree, or "non-binding laws." These, according to Hittinger, are not laws but "forces." We do not obey forces, we merely comply to them, often times because we are coerced to.
This is the way I view the current state of science education in our nation when the issue of evolution and intelligent design is raised. Students today are forced to accept and explain the "validity" of evolutionary theory while they are often "disciplined" for even mentioning intelligent design.
This is not because evolution is overwhemlingly accepted by the scientific community, rather this is because of the great dissent concerning evolution in the scientific community. Because so many scientists now doubt the theory of evolution, those who subscribe to it fear their theory will no longer be accepted and so they resort tactics typically deemed formidable in the academic arena.
This shows two things about the evolution lobby. First, it shows the immenent demise of the evolution as a sophisticated scientific theory and second, it demonstrates that evolutionists have no care for the education of today's students. They have no worries about the future of the United States and other nations. They are focused on one thing and one thing alone, their success and the success of the tyranny of evolutionary thought.
Evolution has no binding force as is required by a law. However, evolution has succeeded in scaring students into compliance. It is, in my estimation, time to stand up against this compliance and to challenge the domination of evolutionary thought in today's science classrooms.