By Irene F. Starkehaus -
Kaitlin Schallhorn of the website Campus Reform is reporting on a biology professor by the name of Dr. Christofer Bang from Arizona State University who mocked the Christian belief in Creationism during a lecture to his students in this way:
"According to a photo obtained by Campus Reform, a lecture on "Evolution vs. Creationism" began with a photo that showed a monkey gradually transforming into a man that read "Genetics. Adaptation. Natural Selection." On the opposite side, the slide had an image of a cartoon smiling Jesus zapping lightning bolts to create a man. A speech bubble above the Jesus said, "MAGIC!"
Follow the link to see the actual PowerPoint slide that Professor Bang used to demean and belittle Christians as a means of imposing his opinion on his students. In the meantime, for all the Creationist parents who are paying the tuition bills so that your children can be made to understand how stupid you are, and for all the students who want to shout from the highest mountain, "HEY! TEACHER! LEAVE THEM KIDS ALONE!" I offer the following response:
Open letter to all anti-Creationist professors who abuse the privilege of educating young minds by pushing secular agendas with Evolutionist bullying techniques.
Dear Wizards of Smart:
Across this nation and throughout the world there are scientists who are spending billions upon billions of dollars and thousands of research hours to unlock the secrets of DNA. At the time of this writing, the discoveries are spawning debates about the bioethics of cloning or splicing the DNA of multiple animal species or combining animal DNA with human DNA for the purposes of scientific exploration. In fact, there's an entire sci-fi genre wrapped up in the permutations and what-ifs of opening the Pandora's Box of genetic co-mingling as we grapple with the consequences before we proceed too far down the path of no return.
Interestingly enough, across this nation and throughout the world there's a whole different set of scientists using billions upon billions of dollars and thousands of research hours trying to unlock the secrets of artificial intelligence. At the time of this writing, the discoveries are spawning debates about the dangers of constructing computers that compete with or even surpass the cognitive abilities of the human race for the purposes of scientific exploration. Again…whole big discussions devoted to the problems of creating an artificial life form that has the capacity to destroy us.
And slap me with a sheepskin and call me Dr. Starkehaus…across this nation and throughout the world there actually exists a third set of scientists spending billions and billions of dollars and thousands of research hours trying to unlock the secrets of the universe in order to determine if there are other intelligent life forms throughout the cosmos that might reach out to us and release humanity from its lonely isolation here on Earth. At the time of this writing, the discoveries of these scientists are spawning philosophical debates questioning the wisdom of searching for extraterrestrials that might mean us harm. Needless to say… books, films, TV shows – you name it – totally obsessed with E.T.
Being that you are the wunderkinds of your given fields of study and know so much more than the sniveling, knuckle-dragging Creationists who keep making your life difficult by producing offspring that will need reprogramming in the wisdom of secular humanism, perhaps you can help us all out by answering this:
Given that the human race is nearly proficient in engineering new organic and artificial life forms and that many people are willing to buy into the theory that we are not alone in the universe, what exactly is your problem with the principle that there is a being out there that is capable of doing at least the same damned thing that we can nearly do ourselves?
If a species can only be created through terrestrial evolution, then why are we spending fortunes to create new species in a petri dish?
If manufacturing intelligence isn't possible, then why are we using our dwindling wealth to recreate the spark that makes us human?
If there is no intelligent life outside of our solar system, then why do we keep wasting our valuable research dollars in pursuit of it?
You can't have it both ways. Either intelligent design is possible and you are small minded prigs who shouldn't be allowed within 100 miles – I'm sorry, kilometers – of a university, or it is not possible and we are wasting a boatload of money building a bridge to nowhere...in which case, your services will no longer be needed. Which is it?
In closing, I would like to assure all the professors of higher learning who condescend to educate our students about the mysteries of life by denying the existence of God that there's one point on which we can agree. I fully believe you evolved from a puddle of pond scum. I have no problem with that, and it actually answers a lot of questions that I've had over the years.
As for me, I was created by God. Viva la difference.