Friday Church News Notes
- ACADEMIC FASCISM AGAINST “DARWIN DOUBTERS” (Friday Church News Notes, March 2, 2012, www.wayoflife.org, fbns@..., 866-295-4143) - The 477-page book Slaughter of the Dissidents by Dr. Jerry Bergman (2008, Leafcutter Press) documents the widespread persecution against “Darwin Doubters” within American academia. In the chapter “A Context for Discrimination,” Kevin Wirth writes: “The battle for the philosophical heart and soul of science, in the view of many, revolves around the theory of evolution. And ground zero for that battle has been, and continues to be, our academic institutions. Academia is the gateway in our culture where we determine who qualifies and who is allowed entry to practice in a scientific venue or educate our young people about the principles of science. And, academia is where we are currently witness to a grave injustice, often a purging, of students and educators who are skeptical about one or more aspects of
Darwinian evolution. A contentious result of this intellectual carnage is the abrogation of a host of freedoms: freedom of speech, freedom of thought, academic freedom, and freedom of religious expression, to name a few. ... This book tells the story about what has been going on behind the scenes in recent decades as students, professors, and science professionals have been systematically harassed and eliminated from their professions for harboring skepticism about Darwinism. These activities are all the result of what Denyse O’Leary refers to as ‘academic fascism,’ that poses a serious threat, not only to freedom of speech and academic freedom, but also sends a chilling message about a pernicious agenda in academia and science as a whole.”
EVOLUTIONIST SAYS DARWINISM A RELIGION (Friday Church News Notes, March 2, 2012, www.wayoflife.org, fbns@..., 866-295-4143) - Philosopher of science Michael Ruse writes: “Evolution is promoted by its practitioners as more than mere science. Evolution is promulgated as an ideology, a secular religion--a full-fledged alternative to Christianity, with meaning and morality. I am an ardent evolutionist and an ex-Christian, but I must admit that in this one complaint ... the literalists are absolutely right. Evolution is a religion. This was true of evolution in the beginning, and it is true of evolution still today” (“How Evolution Became a Religion,” National Post, May 13, 2000).
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- On 02/03/2012 1:38 AM, Mark Penn wrote:
> ACADEMIC FASCISM AGAINST “DARWIN DOUBTERS” (Friday Church News Notes,You people are true sons of your father, the devil. He hates you, you know!
> March 2, 2012, www.wayoflife.org, fbns@..., 866-295-4143) -
> The 477-page book Slaughter of the Dissidents by Dr. Jerry Bergman
But he loves what you do for him....
St. Perpetua was persecuted. YOU people simply experience the just
reward of your own sins.