THIS post is a bit of a quickie. The only news here is that the once-respected magazine, U.S.News & World Report, seems to have joined that marginal band of publications giving credibility to creationism. For another example of a fallen publication, see: Open Letter to Steve Forbes.
There’s not much to be said here, but if you want to see the situation for yourself, read Where Evolution Has Gaps, Creation Might Offer Answers — If We Will Listen.
The article is a classic example of full-blown creationism. That’s hardly surprising, as it’s written by Henry Morris III. The byline says: “Henry Morris III is CEO of the Institute for Creation Research in Dallas and the son of ICR’s founder.
We can’t resist giving you one excerpt:
So, what kind of science is being taught to our children today? A philosophy of science, actually, rooted in a worldview that deliberately disbelieves in anything supernatural. No God. No angels. No Intelligent Designer. Everything happened quite by accident.
The idea of origins by accident (evolution), which Charles Darwin popularized 150 years ago, is now characterized as a bona fide scientific theory. Embarrassingly, this “theory” cannot be scientifically observed in action today, nor can it be forensically observed in nature’s record of the past. But it is, nonetheless, believed.
If you want to read more about the type of “science” that does deal in the supernatural, then go to Henry Morris’ website, the Institute for Creation Research. And for future reference, be aware that ICR is now a credible source of talent for U.S.News & World Report.
Addendum: That magazine also published a very good article by Glenn Branch giving the other side: Intelligent Design is Not Science, and Should Not Join Evolution in the Classroom. But what kind of journalism is this? If the magazine ran an article on astronomy, would they balance it with an article of equal length by an astrologer, in order to be fair to the other “theory”?
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