- The following is an article of a well known American
conservative named Phyllis Schlafly of Eagle Forum
about some current controversies centered around the
issue of education.
Time To End The Censorship
December 29, 2004 by Phyllis Schlafly
The most censored speech in America today is not
flag-burning, pornography, or the press. The worst
censors are those prohibiting criticism of the theory
of evolution in the classroom.
A Chinese scholar observed, "In China we can criticize
Darwin but not the government. In America you can
criticize the government but not Darwin."
All polls show that the vast majority of Americans
reject the theory of evolution, as have great
scientists such as Lord Kelvin and Louis Pasteur. But
that does not stop an intolerant minority from trying
to impose a belief in the ape-to-man theory on
School boards have finally had enough of this tyranny.
From Georgia to Pennsylvania to Ohio to Wisconsin to
Kansas, school boards are finally moving toward
allowing criticism of Darwin's theory.
The Darwinians have propped up their dominance in the
classroom by the persistent use of frauds and flacks.
The fraudulent pro-evolution embryo drawings of Ernst
Haeckel littered schoolbooks for a hundred years, and
it took specific action by the Texas Board of
Education to keep them out of current textbooks even
after the New York Times exposed Haeckel's deception.
Many textbooks feature pictures of giraffes stretching
their necks to feed high off of trees, but genetics
and observed feeding habits disprove that as a basis
for evolution of their long necks. Moreover, the
striking beauty of the colored pattern on the giraffes
illustrates that design, not merely usefulness, is
what animates our world.
Continued censorship of criticism invites additional
fraud, so evolution has suffered more embarrassments
than any other scientific theory. The Piltdown Man was
a lie taught to schoolchildren for decades, even
featured in the Scopes trial textbook, and only five
years ago a dinosaur-bird fossil hoax was presented as
true on the glossy pages of National Geographic.
If Darwinians want to teach that whales, which are
mammals, evolved from black bears swimming with their
mouths open, we should surely be entitled to criticize
that. Yet school libraries have refused to accept
books critical of evolution, even when written by
Responding to the majority of their constituents,
Georgia's Cobb County recently authorized a textbook
disclaimer saying "Evolution is a theory, not a fact,
regarding the origin of living things. This material
should be approached with an open mind, studied
carefully, and critically considered."
The ACLU claims this is unconstitutional and is
seeking out supremacist judges to order classroom
curricula to continue the censorship and forbid an
open mind about evolution. If the theory of evolution
were well-supported, there would be no reason to
oppose open debate about scientific claims.
In December, a world-famous champion of atheism,
Antony Flew, announced his conversion to acceptance of
intelligent design underlying our world. The Dallas
Morning News observed, "If the scientific data are
compelling enough to cause an atheist academic of
Antony Flew's reputation to recant most of his life's
work, why shouldn't Texas schoolchildren be taught the
At 81, Flew can speak out because he is now free from
the peer pressure that silences younger colleagues who
fear loss of jobs, funding, or even dreams of winning
a Nobel prize. Evolution critics Sir Fred Hoyle and
Dr. Raymond Damadian were unjustly denied Nobel prizes
and their work was instead recognized by awards to
Darwinians know they cannot persuade skeptical adults,
so they try to capture impressionable schoolchildren.
At our expense and against our wishes, children are
taught that the world exists only for what is useful,
not by design.
To typical schoolchildren full of wonder, we live in a
world best described as a marvelous work of art. The
snowflakes that grace us at Christmastime typify the
artistic beauty that bestows joy on all ages but, like
an acid, evolution corrodes this inborn appreciation
of beauty and falsely trains children to view
themselves as mere animals no more worthy than dogs or
There is a strong correlation between belief in
evolution and liberal views on government control,
pornography, prayer in schools, abortion, gun control,
economic freedom, and even animal rights. For the most
part, the schools in the blue Kerry states are
strongly pro-evolution, while the red Bush states
allow debate and dissent.
It should surprise no one that the United States, land
of the free and home of the brave, has the lowest
percentage of evolution believers in the world. The
highest percentage lived in Communist East Germany.
The Tom Daschle Senate quietly slipped a provision
into the No Child Left Behind Act that requires, by
the 2007-2008 school year, science testing by grade 5.
That gives the censors the authority to force
ten-year-olds to believe and defend evolution.
It is long overdue for parents to realize they have
the right and duty to protect our children against the
intolerant evolutionists. Hooray for the courageous
school boards that are finally rejecting censorship
and allowing debate
- --- In CreationEvolutionDesign@yahoogroups.com, Paul <pk4_paul@y...>
> Many textbooks feature pictures of giraffes stretchingExample of a textbook that suggests that Larmarckism is the source of
> their necks to feed high off of trees, but genetics
> and observed feeding habits disprove that as a basis
> for evolution of their long necks. Moreover, the
> striking beauty of the colored pattern on the giraffes
> illustrates that design, not merely usefulness, is
> what animates our world.
the giraffe's neck, please.