Yes, we know our title is crazy, but that’s also the title of a press release we found that was issued by something called the Christian News Wire. Their website informs us here that: “$75 is what we charge to transmit your 400-words-or-less press release to our exclusive national media list.” Sounds like a good deal.
This is the press release we’re talking about: Lawsuit Filed Against Evolution. Judging by its length, we’d guess that it’s one of the $75 jobs. Here are some excerpts, with bold added by us:
Tom Ritter, who taught physics and chemistry for over a decade, has filed a federal lawsuit against The Blue Mountain School District in the Middle District of Pennsylvania (13:11 – CV – 116), where he resides. This same district that rendered the infamous Kitzmiller decision in 2005.
This is major news indeed! Who is Tom Ritter? We can’t find much information about him, but we did find a post about this news release at the very creationist internet forum, Free Republic. If you want to see comments from some of the most scientifically illiterate people in the universe, here’s a link to that thread.
Okay, let’s read on from Ritter’s press release:
The argument presented in full: Evolution is Unscientific
Evolutionists cannot demonstrate that three critical points are even possible, let alone that they actually happened:
(1) No one has demonstrated that life can be created from non-life. (Reports of artificial DNA do not alter this fact. Life is still required.)
(2) No one has demonstrated that a new “sexual species” can be created. (Since the definition of species is contested, for these purposes it is defined as an organism that can breed with its own kind and produce fertile offspring, but cannot breed with its ancestors.)
(3) Evolutionists theorize the human brain evolved from lower forms. Over 50 years into the age of computers, machines can crunch numbers far better and faster than humans, recognize and use language and tools, and beat us in chess. Yet science has yet to build even a rudimentary computer that can contemplate its own existence, the hallmark of the human brain. (Contemplating your existence is best understood as imagining what will remain after your death.) And no animal, no matter how “intelligent,” can do this either.
Powerful arguments indeed! We continue:
Ask anyone who espouses evolution if these three points are not true.
If evolution is unscientific, why teach it? Because no Creator means no God. In other words, evolution taught without a possible alternative is Atheism.
Jeepers — so that’s what it’s all about! Here’s more:
Now Atheism rests on an article of faith (A strong belief that cannot be proven but is nonetheless believed). Therefore Atheism is a religion. And it is illegal to teach religion in the public schools.
Wow — this guy’s case is irrefutable! Evolution is in big trouble. Here’s the rest of the press release:
(I am not defending creationism or intelligent design. But evolution has not proven its case, and until it does, saying it is the only explanation for present life is Atheism.)
That’s it. We imagine that Ritter has fantasies of capturing national headlines with this lawsuit. But we predict that his case will be ignominiously dismissed. One never knows, however, so stay tuned.
Addendum: Here’s a link to a copy of Ritter’s Complaint.
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