(REALL Letterhead) David Bloomberg P.O. Box 20302 Springfield, IL 62708 (XXX) XXX-XXXX Aug
P.O. Box 20302
Springfield, IL 62708
August 26, 1993
Voice of the People
435 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611
To the Editor:
I'd like to congratulate George de Lama on the good research he did for his
August 25 story, "Creationism gets toehold in class." I think he did an
especially good job in pointing out the creationist backgrounds of several
Vista school board members and proponents of the proposition. There are a few
points that I think need a little more detail.
Many proponents of teaching creationism as an "alternative theory to
evolution" claim that they just want their ideas to be heard, so the students
can examine both sides. However, their ideas are not new; they have been
heard, and rejected, by scientists. There is good reason for the rejection of
creationism as "science" -- the evidence simply does not validate it.
Another of the major problems with creationism is that, while it claims to
be science, creationists don't use the scientific method. In science, evidence
is gathered, and theory is formed based upon that evidence. In creationism,
the Bible provides the "theory" and proponents search for evidence to support
their predetermined conclusion, often ignoring anything contradictory.
The Supreme Court was quite correct in 1987 when they ruled that
creationism is religion, not science.
/s/ David Bloomberg
David Bloomberg, Chairman
Association of Lincoln Land
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