Critics try to stop "Academic Freedom" bill
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04/14/08 Mitch E. Perry
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A group formed to stop creationism from being taught in public school science classes spoke out in Tallahassee today.

The Florida Citizens for Science criticized the Evolution Academic Freedom Act bills pending in both houses in the state legislature.

The bill is being sponsored in the Senate by Eastern Hillsborough Republican Ronda Storms, and in the House by Lake County Republican D. Alan Hays.

In a bid to reduce criticism that the bill paves the way for creationism to be taught in public schools, on Friday Hays altered the language of his bill – which now simply calls for teachers to have room to critically analyze the theory of evolution without fear of reprisal.

Clay County High School biology teacher Dave Campbell was on the committee selected by the state Department of Education that came up with the new Science teaching standards earlier this year.
WMNF spoke with him this morning.

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For the Love of Ignorance

Below is a letter written to reporter Jeffery Weiss, of the Dallas Morning News. He was the moderator of a "evolution/creation" panel discussion, which was held on March 11, 2008, at the University of Dallas. Coverage is found at: http://www.udallas.edu/ministry/evolutionpanel.cfm Much of what is said applies to all churches and institutions of learning all over the world. They open their doors to false doctrines, yet refuse to hear the truth of Genesis, burying their heads in the sands of ignorance. * * * Hello Mr. Weiss. I viewed the video of the one hour and 41 minute panel discussion, and may I say that you performed the duties of a moderator "very well". As I wrote and told you earlier, there was no one present on the panel that could accurately represent the correct view of Genesis. Dr. James McGill misrepresents the Bible by saying that the scriptures convey "..a mess,... disassociated matter, turned into a life giving, life supporting world". That is a position of ignorance. Where Dr. McGill leaves the realm of ignorance, and enters into the realm of false doctrine is when he says " the Bible denies creation out of nothing". He also makes mention of there being two "creation accounts" in Genesis. That is not true. There are no creation accounts in Genesis. Moses wrote what God had let him see while he was on Mt. Sinai in 1598 BC. Nothing in Genesis was written during the Babylonian captivity. That was another misrepresentation. What Moses wrote about was the geologic history of Earth, because that is what God revealed to him. Nowhere in Genesis is there any description of the creation of Earth. The only description of the creation of anything, were the celestial bodies of our universe. Also, we CAN use science to prove the existence of God. Because it is God that reveals to mankind what occurred on Earth before modern mankind existed. Creationism is not the opposing view of evolution, but rather it is the "Observations of Moses". God created all science, and co-authored the book of Genesis. It is the public that is perpetually kept in the dark, because they only get to hear the "skeptics", and those that are unqualified to expound upon the Word of God. Finally, Genesis does not support any "young Earth" doctrine. Genesis states that there was mankind in existence on Earth before the advent of Adam and Eve. Bible scholars, creationists, and theologians, who do not understand the Genesis text, fail to convey the truth to others. That is why I tried to get Dr. Matthew Ogilvie to allow a Genesis expert to come and present the correct view of Genesis, but he refused. He, like most others of religious persuasion, don't want the truth to be known, for it would expose their own false teachings. Sincerely, Herman Cummings PO Box 1745 Fortson GA, 31808-1745 ephraim7@aol.com

Ronda Storms is worthless

It's obvious Ronda Storms is trying to stick her medieval religious ideas into Florida's science education. Her claim that evolution has problems proves how hopelessly ignorant she is. She knows absolutely nothing about science and she has a lot of nerve to attack science education. I hope the voters throw her out. She should get a job cleaning toilets. She's obviously not qualified to do anything else.

Ronda Storms is worthless

It's obvious Ronda Storms is trying to stick her medieval religious ideas into Florida's science education. Her claim that evolution has problems proves how hopelessly ignorant she is. She knows absolutely nothing about science and she has a lot of nerve to attack science education. I hope the voters throw her out. She should get a job cleaning toilets. She's obviously not qualified to do anything else.

Ronda Storms is worthless

It's obvious Ronda Storms is trying to stick her medieval religious ideas into Florida's science education. Her claim that evolution has problems proves how hopelessly ignorant she is. She knows absolutely nothing about science and she has a lot of nerve to attack science education. I hope the voters throw her out. She should get a job cleaning toilets. She's obviously not qualified to do anything else.

Ronda Storms is worthless

It's obvious Ronda Storms is trying to stick her medieval religious ideas into Florida's science education. Her claim that evolution has problems proves how hopelessly ignorant she is. She knows absolutely nothing about science and she has a lot of nerve to attack science education. I hope the voters throw her out. She should get a job cleaning toilets. She's obviously not qualified to do anything else.