Because I don’t have much time to write nowadays, here’s a 2009 redux from WND. Oh, yeah — and happy ‘Darwin Day.’ – Marylou
WHY ACADEMICS EMBRACE EVOLUTION
The fool has said in his heart, “There is no God,” Psalm 14 tells us. Why, then, do so many educators make atheism and its cousin naturalistic evolution their creed, to the point of depicting the rest of us as fools and simpletons? Why do the elite, who pride themselves on their power of critical thinking, buy so uncritically into what has been called “a fairy tale for grownups”?
Amazingly, some have been quite willing to answer this question, and their candor is both surprising and refreshing. So then, why do they embrace evolution?
“… Because they fear that we shall revert to believing in a divine plan,” wrote the late Gordon Rattray Taylor, British author, broadcaster and former chief science adviser to BBC Television.
“… Only because it supposedly excludes a creator,” said Dr. Michael Walker, former senior lecturer in anthropology, University of Sydney.
“… Not because it can be proved by logically coherent evidence to be true but because … (continued at http://www.wnd.com/2009/02/88606/)