I respond to James Patterson's January 17 letter, "Creationists should stop saying they are scientific". Mr. Patterson said that evolutionists don't act on faith, and that evolution is pure science. Atheistic evolution, the kind being taught in public schools today, teaches that matter created itself from nothing and that life arose on its own, from purely natural causes from dead chemicals. In reality, neither of these "beliefs" have been substantiated through scientific testing using the scientific method. Like many of the tenants evolution is built upon, they are based upon presuppositions that evolutionists have that originate from their personal biases and their world views.
Perhaps Stephen Jay Gould, a leading evolutionist and anti-creationist said it best in the February 1994 issue of "Natural History" when he said, "But our ways of learning about the world are strongly influenced by the social preconceptions and biased modes of thinking that each scientist must apply to any problem. The stereotype of a fully rational and objective scientific method, with individual scientists as logical (and interchangeable) robots, is self-serving mythology."
I also found the choice of books that Mr. Patterson suggested that we read most telling. How interesting that he omitted the fact that the author of those books, Richard Dawkins is an atheist who does not hide the fact that he seeks to convert people to atheism with his writings. Consider this 1997 quote from Mr. Dawkins in "The Humanist" as an example, "I think a case can be made that faith is one of the worlds great evils, comparable to the smallpox virus but harder to eradicate. Faith, being belief that isn't based on evidence, is the principle vice of any religion.
Mr. Pattersons' letter was so filled with errors and misleading information that we have prepared a much more in-depth response to it our web site at http://Creationists.org/resp0027.html.
The Young Earth Creation Club
Quote from Stephen Jay Gould came from:
Gould, Stephen Jay, "In the Mind of the Beholder," Natural History, vol. 103 (February 1994), page 14
Quote from Richard Dawkins came from:
Dawkins, Richard, "Is Science a Religion?" The Humanist, vol. 57 (January/February 1997), page 26