From: Larry Sites
To: Jon Strayer 93-12-05 11:46:00
Subject: Chuck Colson
JS>Remember the offer of information "disprooving" evolution from Chuck C
JS>few weeks ago? Did anyone receive the book yet? I got a solition of
JS>but no information.
I got it. I almost threw it out because it was almost lost in the
solititions, a 20+ page 3x6 pamplet of mostly fluff. Here's some examples:
"Evolution assumes that change in the living world is unlimited...The
trouble is, all the changes we have actually observed are limited." "If
scientists stick to actual observations, all they have ever seen is the
modification of existing categories of living things, not the rise of new
categories." I guess the fossil record doesn't count as an "actual"
It does have some humor. For example he refers to creationists "back then"
teaching several things that have been disproven and then says, "The older
form of creationism was informed by ancient Greek philosophy...But modern
creationists are guided by Scripture." One prediction about creationism
that will never fail, each new generation will claim to have the final
He repets the same tired old deceptions about dating, "The most common
method of dating rocks uses radioactive decay. But the method doesn't
always work." He then brings out the Hawaiian lava without bothering to
note that scientists clearly understand the reasons for this anomality. He
claims his source is _The Facts of Life: Shattering the Myth of Darwinism_
by an unnamed "science reporter". Then he launches into polystriate (sp?)
fossils and concludes: "That dramatically collapses the standard time
He paints evolution as anti-christian, "It's about an entire philosophy of
life that is hostile to our Christian faith." It's "...not just a theory
that tries to explain how fish grew legs...It serves as scientific
justification for a philosophy that treats human beings as merely evolving
organisms." It's "a total world view."
He ends up trying to suggest that evolutionists see todays violent society
as the pintacle of evolution and contrasts this with his interpertation
that it is the result of Adams fall into sin and that the world was
perfect before that. He concludes, "Christianity teaches that we are
governed by a law higher than natural law. For we are not animals in a
state of nature. We are sinners in the hands of a holy God."
On the back page it describes his prision ministry as working "to promote
biblical standards of justice in the criminal justice system". I wonder if
that means stoning to death for what I am sure he would consider
blastphmey on the part of evolutionists?
At least he got the title right "Arguing with Evolution" that's all it is,
an argument from religion, there is no scientific evidence in it. If you
give me your mailing address and promise to mail it back, I will sent it
to you and you can read it for yourself.