The last time we posted about Herman Cummings was here: Herman Cummings Challenges the Universe. Herman is the only person on our growing list of Self-Published Geniuses about whom we’ve written more than once. At that link you can find them all.
Herman describes himself as “the leading expert on the book of Genesis.” He’s the author (using the pen-name “Ephriam”) of Moses Didn’t Write About Creation! We have diligently reported on his long struggle for recognition, including the numerous intellectual challenges he’s issued — all of which have been unanswered. Yet he perseveres.
Herman’s latest article is about the defeat of the creationists on the Texas State Board of Education (SBOE), now under the leadership of Barbara Cargill. Our last post about that was Texas Creationist Freak Show: Epilogue. The SBOE’s problem, according to Herman, is that they didn’t listen to him.
You can read all about it in The Truth of Genesis: An Open Letter to Texas State Board of Education. For a while, Herman was posting at a site named ThyBlackMan, but apparently that didn’t work out too well, so he’s back at iNewp — the People’s Press. Herman says, with bold font added by us:
In various news articles, it has been said (in so many words) that “creationism loses, evolution wins in Texas”, concerning the vote that was recently taken. My response to that is, “How can you vote on something which you don’t understand, and don’t have the facts about?”
Forget about teaching creationism. I know that it was not an option that you were considering, but first, no school system anywhere has anyone that is qualified to teach creationism. Second, contrary to what most non-legal professionals think, it is perfectly legal to teach creationism in public schools. … Thirdly, current creationism is both false, and foolish. It misrepresents the book of Genesis, which I am the leading expert on. There is no “close second”.
Yeah, okay. Let’s read on:
What you are doing is indoctrinating students into the belief system of Atheism. Yes, you are teaching “religion” in schools, using public funds, which is evil, wrong, and unconstitutional. I’d like to participate in a court case on this, if any entity files a lawsuit (in another state).
Herman wants to be a player — but no one will play with him. We continue:
The correct opposing view to evolution is the “Observations of Moses”. It correctly conveys what Moses saw and wrote in Genesis chapter one. The worlds of Creationism and Theology have no clue to what Genesis chapter one is about. They teach that it’s a description of Creation Week. That is false.
Only Herman knows what Genesis means. We’ve written about that before, so we’ll skip it this time. Here’s more:
That is why I sent a presentation sample to Barbara Cargill, but she didn’t have the decency to respond.
Wow! Even Barbara Cargill — the latest successor to Don McLeroy — won’t respond to Herman. What’s wrong with that woman?
At this point, Herman appears to be directly addressing Cargill and her creationist colleagues on the Texas SBOE:
It is known that evolution is a fictitious, unsupportable scenario, embraced by atheists, that is both unsound, and illogical. Creationism is a fairytale. Evolution is a lie. That is why you all must see the “Observations of Moses” presentation, which proves both evolution, and Creationism, to be in error.
He concludes with this:
So before making further decisions, invite me there so that I can show you the truth. The presentation is 62 minutes long. It takes that length of time because you are shown over 4 billion years of Earth history, as defined by God, conveyed to Moses.
Why won’t Cargill listen to Herman? We suspect it’s because she can’t handle The Truth™.
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