May 13, 2017 | Dennis Englin

Eugenie Scott Calls Students to March for Evolution

Dr. Scott went beyond discussing scientific matters to advocating scientific materialism, calling creationism an ‘ideology’.

At a recent conference, Dr. Eugenie Scott, as the plenary speaker at the West Coast Undergraduate Research Conference in Santa Clara April 22, stated that the vast majority of the scientific community accepted the evolutionary model without any acceptance of a supernatural being. She said that the general public, however, was not unanimously accepting the evolutionary model.

The consensus of the scientific community was presented as the most solid measure of truth. Her appeal was for any in the audience to leave their ideology of creation in light of the overwhelming evidence to the contrary.

Dr. Scott herself stated that the majority of the people in this country do not accept evolution to the exclusion of a Creator.

There was no awareness that creation was more than an ideology. By labeling creation as an ideology, creation was robbed of its supernatural source and lowered to the level of an opinion losing its strength and purpose of honoring Christ as Creator and Savior. The word ideology was presented as a catchword to undermine creation, bringing it down to the same level of evolution.

Dr. Scott proceeded to identify creation as just part of the conservative political platform. If creation is lowered to the level of a political ideology, it can be easily compromised and lost. The culmination of the talk was to state that the Science March was to push this agenda.

There is a much broader purpose to the Science Marches than to support federal funding for science. Dr. Scott herself stated that the majority of the people in this country do not accept evolution to the exclusion of a Creator. She appealed to those in attendance to be spokespersons for the evolutionary paradigm.

The conference was an undergraduate research conference. Some of the students who were supposed to be presenting their research posters abandoned their posters and went to San Francisco for the Science March.

Dr. Dennis Englin is professor of biology at The Master’s University

It is imperative that we train students to do good research in the sciences so that Dr. Scott’s position does not represent the majority of quality scientists.

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