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Genius, Harvard and Darwin Doubters

Chris Langan says his IQ is “somewhere between 190 and 210,” so he’s a genius. He made a perfect score on the SAT exam. Chris competed on the game show “One Versus One Hundred” hosted by Bob Saget and won $250,000.[1] Langan had this to say about evolution, “The fact that a principle of indifference [mutations and natural selection] is essentially devoid of information implies that neo-Darwinism yields not a causal explanation of biological complexity, but merely an open-ended simulation …”[2]

According to Langan, “Harvard is basically a glorified corporation, operating with a profit incentive. That’s what makes it tick. It has an endowment in the billions of dollars. The people running it are not necessarily searching for truth and knowledge. … When you’re there, they got a thumb right on you. They are out to make sure you don’t step out of line.”[3] Malcolm Gladwell, author of Outliers and David and Goliath, claims that “… university life gives them [professors] the freedom to do what they want to do and what they feel is right.”[4] One wonders if Gladwell has seen Ben Stein’s film Expelled.

Jerry Bergman has written Slaughter of the Dissidents, documenting the academic persecution of Darwin Doubters. For example, Norbert Smith has a Ph.D. in zoology from Texas Tech University. After Francis Rose, a biology professor at Tech, learned of Smith’s rejection of Darwinism, he formed a committee to annul Smith’s doctorate, but thankfully this was not successful.[5] One creationist with a Ph.D. in biology from Harvard has been fired several times from teaching positions because of his views on origins.[6]

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Dr. Philip Bishop, a physiology professor at the University of Alabama, was persecuted for offering an optional lecture on the evidence for God seen in human physiology.[7] Nancy Bryson (Ph.D. chemistry) was the Science Department Head at Mississippi University for Women. After she gave a talk critical of Darwinism, she was demoted and was eventually forced to leave her school.[8] Dr. Caroline Crocker taught biology at George Mason University for several years. After a student complained, she was told not to present the evidence for intelligent design and ultimately lost her job. She was also let go from a community college because of her doubts about Darwinism.[9]

Intolerance towards questioning amoeba-to-Adam evolution is pervasive. Just consider the case of Raymond Damadian, inventor of the MRI (pictured above). The probable reason why he did not receive the 2003 Nobel Prize in Medicine was because he is a creationist.[10]

In 2004, Guillermo Gonzalez, astronomer at Iowa State University, wrote The Privileged Planet: How Our Place in the Cosmos is Designed for Discovery. Gonzalez also appeared in the film by the same name. As a result, he was denied tenure and was fired despite the fact that he had published almost 70 peer-reviewed scientific papers.[11] Maybe the genius was right after all.

“Will the one who contends with the Almighty correct him? Let him who accuses God answer him!” (Job 40:2).

1) Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell, (Little, Brown & Co., 2008, New York, NY), pp. 69-73.
2) “Cheating the Millennium” by Chris Langan in Uncommon Dissent ed. by William Dembski (ISI Books, Wilmington, DE, 2004), p. 242.
3) Gladwell, p. 96.
4) Ibid., p. 97.
5) Slaughter of the Dissidents by Jerry Bergman, (Leafcutter Press, 2008, Southworth, WA), pp. 120-122.
6) Ibid., p. 372.
7) Ibid., pp. 201-209.
8) Ibid., pp. 232-241.
9) Ibid., pp. 242-249.
10) Ibid., pp. 274-295.
11) Ibid., pp. 296-329.


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YES – Young Earth Science and the Dawn of a New World View

What is Young Earth Science (YES)? How old is the world? Are radiometric dating methods reliable? Is Darwinism substantiated by scientific evidence and valid arguments? How does the Renaissance of Catastrophism relate to the age of the Earth? Has plate tectonics occurred more rapidly in the past? These and other queries are answered in this exciting new fully documented work. This widely illustrated book features support from history, philosophy, geology, biology and physics. Discover this creative and multidisciplinary approach which provides affirmation that this planet is thousands of years old and not billions . . . (continue reading)

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Jay Hall has been an origins activist since the 1970’s. Hall is fmr. Assistant Mathematics Professor at Howard College in Big Spring, Texas. He has an M.S. in Mathematics and has 53 credit hours of Science courses in various disciplines. He has written Calculus is Easy and his new book YES – Young Earth Science defends a young earth from History, Geology, Biology and Philosophy. Search yes jay hall on Google or Amazon to find the book.

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  1. The Book pro-offered by Jay Hall strikes me as an interesting one. I have taken courses from Reasons to Believer with Hugh Ross, president,, micro biologist, Razale Rana (distinguished micro-biologist), Ken Samples Theologian and Philosopher, Bob Stuart, apologist. My father did not embrace Christianity because he could not believe the earth as only being 6,000 yrs. old. He also could not believe that God was going to send all these non Christians to hell. From my simple education of Biology in Jr. High Science and High School, (we were shown most of the Icons of Evolution), and four semesters of Anthropology in College, I accepted the three forms of dating offered in these classes. I was recording David Rives program every week at 5:30, but I changed my service provider from Uverse to Spectrum. I don’t have the programs anymore. I am hoping they are archived and can be seen on computer. They could possible be archived on my new TV service carrier. I have taken two internet courses from RTB and enjoyed doing the work. The courses were Critical Thinking Skills and, Creation vs Evolution. I wrote 180p. of papers from these classes and there was quite a bit of analysis of the Cambrian Explosion and New fossil finds in Canada and China.(Burgess Shale), I have listened to David’s TBN program about 4 times but I’m missing, as mentioned, many of the recorded episodes. I hope to access those archives by computer if need be and if they are available as mentioned. I am still holding to OEC but I want to watch and study all of David Rives Programs to date. From now, I will set my new Spectrum carrier to record David Rives Program from this day.. I want to be sure of my position. It is hard for me to believe that all the scientific dating processes are inaccurate. I will keep an open mind and listen to David and his guests. If I feel this is the true position I can change and will change my mind.

    Thank You,
    Bob West

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