Our primary task is to expose one evolution-promoting local emperor. But some of the other emperors actually try to provide evidence for evolution and their arguments deserve a response.
In this section we will direct you to Christian websites where qualified scientists respond to the proselytizing efforts of "Scientific American" and "National Geographic" magazines. We also offer an article which comments on the biology text which is used in Alberta high schools.
John Rennie, Editor-in-Chief of "Scientific American", joined the battle for truth with an article in the July 2002 issue of the magazine1. He decided to attack real creationists with an article titled, "Fifteen Answers to Creationist Nonsense"2. His noble aim is to "expose ignorance and combat antiscientific thought". But Mr. Rennie goes into battle without ammunition and exposes himself as just another emperor without clothes!
In a classic tactical error, Mr. Rennie underestimates his opponents; they have refuted his arguments but he remains silent. Two creationist scientists give a very thorough point by point response to his article at www.apologeticspress.org3. Their intellectual horsepower and convincing arguments absolutely demolish Mr. Rennie's evolutionist diatribe. We strongly urge every honest truth-seeker to read this long, thorough and beautifully written article.
With his tail tucked tightly between his legs, Mr. Rennie has abandoned the field of intellectual combat.4
A feature article in the November 2004 issue of this magazine presents what it claims is "overwhelming evidence" for evolution. The graphic artists employed by the magazine do a beautiful job, but their professionalism is not matched by the content of the article.
Faced with the rather difficult task of proving that which is false, David Quammen, resorts to Lamoureux-type sophistry. Like our bluffing emperor, he claims to have "overwhelming evidence" for evolution. But he trots out old, underwhelming arguments which have been discredited by innumerable creationist articles, books and websites1. He pompously rides these lame ponies while ignoring the tough questions which are currently at the heart of the public discussion of the origins question.
It seems that some emperors are inclined to ignore uncomfortable facts, so glaring omissions are the most obvious feature of the thirty page article. For more on the unanswered questions, we suggest that you read two concise essays which challenge Mr. Quammen and "National Geographic" to at least attempt an honest response to the creationist challenge:
A third, longer essay titled "National Geographic was Wrong and So was Darwin" by Dr. Terry Mortenson is available at www.answersingenesis.org. This essay also highlights the fact that the magazine dodged the tough questions, then it goes on to overwhelm each of the four types of "evidence" presented by the magazine.
In 1996 in a brief letter to the Editor of "The Edmonton Journal", I stated that the authors of our high school biology text use deceit and misinformation to promote evolution. The comment was calculated to provoke debate. A week later, the paper published a letter challenging me to substantiate the comment. The bait had been taken, and since the paper had a policy of publishing one longer editorial letter each week, I wrote commenting in more detail on our text.
Saying that they did not allow debate between individuals on the editorial page, the paper refused to print my letter! Frustrated, I wrote to "The Alberta Report". They published the letter and even asked me to write a series of similar articles! The letter follows, with a title which the magazine's editor chose...