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. 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 …”
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.” 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.” 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. One creationist with a Ph.D. in biology from Harvard has been fired several times from teaching positions because of his views on origins.
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. 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. 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.
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.
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. 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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