Don Edwards Literary Memorial

May 5, 2006

this and that

Hey, Leroy…I wrote this short note to the Atlanta Journal Constitution a couple of years agol Though a guy steeped in science, I don’t have any problem with the idea of “Creationism” for example the “big bang” being the design of a creator….as long as we try to find a way to understand the mechanics, the innards so to speak of what the creator did..

“Many creationist arguments are based on scripture or are modifications of the 13th century theologian, Thomas Aquinas’ “proofs of the existence of God.” These arguments are compelling, if not proofs: everything we know has a cause and effect; it is hard to believe that the wonderful symmetry inherent in the universe is accidental; all things, including such long lived things like stars, have a beginning and an end. Even the “Big Bang” begs the question, “How did it happen?”

But extending strong belief in a creator to making up science is just wrong. It is equivalent to inventing data to fit the curve, so to speak. Evolution, in the tradition of scientific method, is our best effort to unravel “the riddles of how the living world took shape,” and John Rennie, Editor in Chief of Scientific American, does an excellent job explaining and challenging, in layman’s terms, many of the creationist arguments.

Cobb County’s Board of Education capitulation to voodoo science pressures is shameful. Georgia’s test scores are among the lowest in the country. Our educational leaders should focus on fixing problems, not manufacturing new ones. “

Onward and upward. I’m still trying to figure out how to upload a picture, but I’ll figure it out.

I have wondered if I ever have gallstones if I need to quote Cesear: “All Gall is divided into three parts”….Omnis Gaullium in tres partes divisa est.

Sorry… it is the best pun I can manufacture this time of day.

Filed under: DON POSTS — Don @ 7:59 pm

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