I agree with Austin L. Hughes’ column rebuffing USC lecturer Jerry Coyne’s “diatribe revealing his distaste for religious freedom and apparently for America in general.”
Coyne’s attitude implies freedom of speech for atheistic evolutionists but not for dissenters. Arrogance hinders objective teaching. The Scientific Method calls for more than one possibility to be objectively examined. I suspect that few high school teachers or university professors have read books by the scholarly creationists. Student academic freedom calls for balanced presentations of the creation-evolution debate.
An article on the Institute for Creation’s Web site notes that Duane Gish (author of Evolution: The Fossils Say No!) has concluded that “there is a consistent lack of transitional forms between the lower primates and man and that there is no evidence whatsoever in the fossil record for evolution.”
A visitor observes a painting in a museum. From the painting he concludes that the artist exists. The painting itself is hard evidence for its artist-creator. Hard evidence for Creator God abounds around us.
Science and faith are two wings of a plane. Revered scientists including Galileo, Isaac Newton and Boyle believed in God or design. That’s good company.