The theory of evolution isn’t even close to being fact, so why is it taught in schools?

The following is a post by Hugh Meyers in Quora that is amusing and intelligent:

So, this is a defibrillator. Know what? All over the world, health care professionals are being taught to use this when someone’s heart stops.

Are you shocked?

I didn’t think so. Almost no one is and I can’t understand why. There are frequent disputes among professionals as to what is or is not healthy. Lots of medical theory is on much shakier ground than the theory of evolution. Yet no one protests against doctors being taught about the use of defibrillators in medical school even though the “correct” technique is clearly spelled out in 1 Kings 17:17–22 and again in 2 Kings 4:32–35. It is clearly stated in two independent accounts that you are supposed to get a holy man to lie down on top of the victim and call on the Lord. Repeat until a full recovery takes place.

Where are all the outraged fundamentalists who surely ought to be demanding changes in the medical school curriculum? Why is there no Elisha/Elijah-ist theory of resuscitation?

If defibrillation is not a big deal, why is evolution? Could it be that the issue is not religion per se but rather the sin of pride? Is the insistence that the theory of evolution cannot be correct due to a desperate need to feel special? Is it really a case of people needing to feel apart from and above the rest of the animal kingdom? If adherence to the Biblical principles were important, then when creationists found mold in their houses, they would fight it with scarlet thread, hyssop and the blood of a bird as specified in Leviticus chapter 14.

Believe in miracles if you want. Really – I have absolutely no objection. But realize that miracles are not science. Believe that Joshua made the sun stand still, but don’t insist that it be taught in an astrophysics course. Believe that Jesus turned water into wine, but don’t make it part of a chemistry class. Believe that the world was created six thousand years ago or that humans were a special act of creation or that the development of our species was influenced by supernatural means. Just don’t pretend that this is science or insist that it be taught as such.

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One comment on “The theory of evolution isn’t even close to being fact, so why is it taught in schools?

  1. ushashi says:

    Lovely!

    May the 4thbe with you.

    And then, May I introduce to you Baba Brinkman, a past student of mine, who shared my early weird passion for Anglo Saxon and the Medieval Studies. (See his “Rap Canterbury Tales”) He is billed as the only peer-reviewed rapper. He is sort of commissioned by university professors and scientists to take his shows all over the place, long story I could tell but won’t right now.

    Re fundamental Xianity, see his “Rap Guide to Evolution” and “Rap Guide to Religion”. His latest, the Rap Guide to Climate Chaos I watched him perform in public here on Salt Spring just a week or so ago – behind his tour-de-force delivery on stage is a slide show of the most staggering (peer-reveied) facts and figures, graphs and headlines. What an insane species we have become, that we choose to ignore, as a policy.

    Love you! Thanks for this. Usha on Salt Spring

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