I recently had an opportunity to share the Gospel with a co-worker. When I asked if he was a Christian, his response was, “No.” As we continued talking he shared that he did not believe in God, Heaven or Hell. The cliff-notes version of what he said was evolution explained our presence here, though no one knows how evolution started (meaning no one can answer how the first organism came into existence.) When we die, he simply believes nothing happens…we die and that is it. I did not attack his beliefs, but rather sat and listened trying to understand his point of view. That only seemed fair since I was hoping he would do the same when I voiced my beliefs.
Kentucky (and 25 other states) are pushing new standardized tests (this includes college entrance exams). Under the new standards, tests are required to devote about 1/3 of the test to biological evolution (between 25-40%). The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) are the product of a state-led initiative (KY) to develop educational standards that comply with … Continue reading The Indoctrination of Evolution