We Can't Shut Up!

The Staff at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History wanted our tour guide to shut up!

But he knew his First Amendment rights.  

So they quickly posted signs throughout the museum warning that our tour was "unauthorized" and didn't represent the views of their scientists. It was 1990, and I was on a tour led by scientists from the Institute for Creation Research.

It's a Theory, Not a Fact!
The theory of evolution, so vigorously protected by the Smithsonian scientists that day, continues to be the foundation for science throughout the world.  Reducing man to nothing more than an evolved animal without moral accountability, evolution has promoted (among other negative things) racism, communism, Nazism and eugenics.

Racism
Racism was a tenant of Darwin’s theory. He considered blacks and aborigines ‘sub-species,’ whom the more civilized races would one day “exterminate, and replace.”(1) 

Deciding Which Races Are Worthy of Life
Margaret Sanger, the admired founder of Planned Parenthood,(2) took Darwinism one step further and promoted eugenics (selecting which races should reproduce). She encouraged sterilization and birth control in a 1939 program called “The Negro Project.” And she felt “The most serious charge that can be brought against modern ‘benevolence’ is that it encourages the perpetuation of defectives, delinquents and dependents.”(3) Sanger didn't single out blacks, she also thought Italians were inferior.

Evolution has also under-girded oppressive government systems.

Communism

Karl Marx felt Darwin’s theory supported communism.  In a letter to Engels he wrote, "Darwin's book is very important and serves me as a basis in natural science for the class struggle."(4) 

Nazism
Ernst Haeckel promoted 'the destiny of the master race' by developing a form of evolutionary Nazism which Hitler included in Mein Kampf (1925).(5)  Edward Simon, a Jewish scholar wrote, "I don’t claim that Darwin and his theory of evolution brought on the holocaust; but I cannot deny that the theory of evolution, and the atheism it engendered, led to the moral climate that made a holocaust possible.”(6)

No Eyewitnesses to the Beginning
Artwork by John Bell, copyright 1998-2007 (www.jrbell.com) used with permission
Because there are no human eyewitnesses to the origin of the world, neither evolution nor creationism can be proved scientifically. When the Smithsonian staff tried to silence our Creation Research tour in a public museum, they were not protecting the facts. They were protecting a faith-based theory that has spawned racism, communism, Nazism, and eugenics, all byproducts of evolution's atheism.

The Good News
On the other hand, when we promote Biblical creation, we promote a Creator who made men and women in His image for noble purposes, who loves and values all races equally, who fights oppression and brings life. WOW!  We can't shut up about that!

For 1-Minute devotions on Evolution/Creation see:
Coke Evolved From a Rock
Flat Earth Christians

Footnotes--each fact in my article is linked to the reference online or gives the book and page number. Check them out to confirm what I've written and learn more:
1-- This is explained in Darwin's book, Decent of Man, published in 1871,Chapters 6 & 7 
2--Planned Parenthood's "highest honor" according to their website is the Planned Parenthood Federation of America Margaret Sanger Award "presented annually to recognize leadership, excellence, and outstanding contributions to the reproductive health and rights movement."  It's ironic that one of its past recipients was Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a member of a race that Sanger wished to eliminate!
3-- The Pivot of Civilization by Margaret Sanger (New York: Brentano’s, 1922), pp123.  For more Margaret Sanger quotes see Sanger, Founder of PP
4-- Social Darwinism in American Thought, 1860-1915, by Richard Hofstadter, (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1944), pp.31.
5- R. Milner, Encyclopedia of Evolution (1990), p. 207 [also 312-313].
6-- Edward Simon, Another Side to the Evolution Problem, (Jewish Press, 1/7/83), pp.248

2 comments:

  1. It's heartbreaking to me to think your tour group would be treated in such a way! Opposing views simply are not tolerated by so many in the scientific community. Obviously they were things I never learned in public school, but as I've learned more on my own I've been AMAZED at the evidence for creation! Ignoring it baffles me, but I also realize that accepting it is accepting the existence of a God, and accepting the existence of a God necessitates some moral accountability. Sadly, so many people are willing to overlook truth rather than have to answer to a God, though He exists whether they choose to acknowledge Him or not.

    Great post!

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    1. I agree, Tanya. It is heartbreaking as you know from your experiences. I enjoyed your post: http://www.kentuckysketches.blogspot.com/2013/08/a-visit-to-creation-museum.html

      Thanks for stopping by.
      Gail

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