In the Beginning-- A Scientist Shows Why the Creationists Are Wrong

In the Beginning-- A Scientist Shows Why the Creationists Are Wrong

In the Beginning-- A Scientist Shows Why the Creationists Are Wrong

In the Beginning-- A Scientist Shows Why the Creationists Are Wrong

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Nobody living in the developed world can doubt that they are in the midst of a scientific and technological revolution. Space exploration and genetic engineering, home computers and satellite television, are just some of its manifestations, and none of these could have come into existence without scientists. But scientists have to be trained, and this training begins in the classroom.

When America found herself beaten into space by the 1957 launching of Sputnik 1, a commitment was made to radically upgrade the quality of this training.Today the United States has taken the lead. This is documented by the fact that during the past decade American scientists have won half again as many Nobel Prizes as all other scientists combined.If the United States is to retain this staggering lead, she must provide the next generation of scientists and technologists with the best possible education.But this ideal is being threatened by the current upsurge of Creation Science.So far the Creation Scientists— those who claim scientific support for their belief in the biblical account of creation—have concentrated their attack on evolutionary biology, but this is only the thiri end of the wedge.In order to accommodate their beliefs in a 10,000-year-old earth, the Noachian flood, and all the rest, they have to distort other . . .

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