A Program that Debunks Evolution

This is exciting news, dear reader. We found it in the Fallbrook-Bonsall Village News of Fallbrook, California, known as the “Avocado Capital of the World.” Their headline is Murrieta Temecula Republican Assembly presents lecture by Pat Roy. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis:

Nearly two-thirds of students will reject their faith by the time they’ve finished college, the result of a constant bombardment of secular lessons.

Gasp! Something must be done! And something is being done. We’re told:

A new nonprofit project, “Debunking Evolution,” aims to combat that by teaching students the scientific case against evolution. The project’s creators state they are “committed to providing Christian families with Biblically- and scientifically-based answers to the evolutionary theory that many children are taught during sixth, seventh and 10th grades in public schools in California.”

How wonderful! Who is doing this? The newspaper says:

The program was designed by experienced professionals and reviewed by scientists at the three leading creation ministries in the United States: Answers in Genesis, the Institute for Creation Research and Creation Ministries International.

Wowie — the program has been peer reviewed by the best minds in creationism! The news continues:

One of Debunking Evolution’s co-creators, Pat Roy, is slated to share what tenets of evolution are taught in textbooks and the arguments against them as the keynote speaker at the Murrieta Temecula Republican Assembly meeting, 6 p.m. to 8:15 p.m., Aug. 11, at the Temecula City Hall Conference Room, 41000 Main Street.

We never heard of Pat Roy. Who is he? We’re told:

Nearly a decade and a half ago, Roy and his wife, Sandy, as home-school parents, created the Jonathan Park Creation Adventure Series, an audio drama that has been heard on more than 700 radio stations worldwide and has reached millions with the message of the creator.

There’s a listing for it at Amazon: Jonathan Park: The Adventure Begins (Jonathan Park Radio Drama). Another excerpt:

Roy also worked at the Institute for Creation Research for over 12 years, where he and his team took some of the most complex scientific proofs for creation and translated them into everyday language and concepts.

He’s certainly qualified to debunk evolution! And now we come to the end:

The event is open to the public. The cost is $15 for members, $20 for nonmembers, $10 for students under 25 and Gold Eagle Members and free for active duty military. [Contact information omitted.]

You’ve got ten days to make arrangements to attend, dear reader. Tell ’em the Curmudgeon sent ya.

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18 responses to “A Program that Debunks Evolution

  1. “You won”t miss this important event will you?!” No, not one bit.

  2. Michael Fugate

    I just live up the road, but alas I am not a republican….

  3. Michael Fugate

    Wow! Pat Roy is in the Creation “Science” Hall of FShame!

  4. “And something is being done.”
    Oh sure. According to Flemish Newspaper De Morgen several helpmates of The Donald are turning the USA into a theocracy.
    Ralph Drollinger from Capitol Ministries presides Bible study sessions. Amongst other Betsy DeVos, Rick Perry, Tom Price en Mike Pompeo and Mike Pence are regular participants.
    So much for our dear SC defending the values of Enlightenment.

  5. Derek Freyberg

    @Michael Fugate:
    ‘Wow! Pat Roy is in the Creation “Science” Hall of FShame!’
    Along with Dr. Dr. Dr. (3 honorary doctorates from Bible schools, no earned doctorate) Ken Ham; and Dr. (from a now-defunct Bible school) Kent Hovind, convicted felon, and a lively collection of other eccentrics. Plus Dr. (real doctorate in chemistry) Jonathan Sarfati “(objected to his induction)”. Of course there’s also the dead inductees – from Leonardo da Vinci on to Duane Gish: most of the long-dead ones seem like real scientists, but the recently-dead include a few who fall into the same category of non-scientists.

    In some ways, Mike Pence is more worrisome than the orange buffoon – the orange buffoon’s only religion is self-worship, but Pence and some of the others are hard-core would-be Christian theocrats.

  6. @Fugate Thanks for the Hall of Shame link. In their Honorable Mention list, #85 they say ” he advocated the inclusion of phony “weaknesses” of evolution in Texas science standards: ” and said that “teaching the mainstream scientific consensus concerning evolution without also presenting its alleged “weaknesses” amounted to forcing religious dogma on students.” Phony weaknesses? It sound to me like they cut and pasted the info on their “inductee” from an anti-creation site, without bothering to “correct” it. Sloppy and lazy, or a Freudian slip?

  7. Ross Cameron

    Ted, ‘forcing religious dogma on students’. Is that anything like forcing religious dogma on children?

  8. @ Ted Lawry: great catch!

    Google (in quotes) the phrase “”he advocated the inclusion of phony “weaknesses” of evolution in Texas science standards”, and it does indeed originate on an anti-creationism blog!

  9. I’ve always wondered what Patrick Roy has been doing since he retired from Coaching Hockey – best goalie ever! 🙂

  10. So some meetings at these tiny southern California towns will debunk one of the best supported theories in science? I don’t think I’ll hold my breath.

  11. Michael Fugate

    The Jonathan Park series was first produced by Vision Forum – a ministry that advocated “Biblical patriarchy, creationism, homeschooling, Family Integrated Churches and Quiverfull beliefs” until its head seems to have had an affair with his children’s nanny.

    Men behaving very badly. This is even crazier than first thought.

  12. Still better the nanny than the kids themselves, aye.

    That hilarious Hall of Fame puts Henry Morris and Duane Gish in the same list as Newton and Faraday. Sorry guys, but no.

  13. Michael Fugate

    Do you think Newton’s anti-trinitarian views would affect his entry?

  14. You never know with these folks, is Michael Behe in there?

    Or the Turkish guy?

  15. greenpoisonfrog

    Are there any Creationist Democrats of any note?

  16. greenpoisonfrog asks: “Are there any Creationist Democrats of any note?”

    Until relatively recent times, probably most of them were Democrats — think about William Jennings Bryan and his millions of followers. That’s still how it is in many Southern states. For example, both houses of the Louisiana legislature were controlled by Democrats when they passed the Discoveroid “science education” law.

  17. But at least it’s been a while since an out-and-out creationist served as the Democratic presidential or vice-presidential nominee. The last, I believe, was William Jennings Bryan in 1908 (his third run)–and even he did not become a zealot on the subject until after World War I, which he blamed on rejection of the Bible by Germany.

    On the other hand, Republican nominees since Reagan in 1980 have felt obliged to pander to fundamentalists even to the point of expressing skepticism about evolution: the Gipper even trotted out that spavined old workhorse “It’s only a theory.”