Answers in Genesis (AIG), a Kentucky-based biblical creation organization, is engaged in a billboard campaign promoting their creationist worldview and creation museum. The billboards feature comic-book style images of dinosaurs.
The goal of AIG is to challenge the near-monopoly that evolutionists have in promoting their view of origins. That’s why this statement by an evolutionist made me laugh . . . literally out loud!
“It’s a hook, it’s a bait to get people to say, ‘Hey let’s go to that museum’ – and then the other message is brought out,” said Steven Newton, a program director at the Oakland, California-based National Center for Science Education, AP reported.
“I think it’s a real shame that there aren’t science museums that are competing in the same way, with the same sort of advertising with the same sort of budgets.”
Evolution is taught in every government (public) school in America. Every museum promotes evolution. Television shows assume the validity of evolution. Secular colleges and universities will not hire professors who question evolution. If a professor does challenge the theory of evolution, he can be denied tenure and even dismissed.
In a word, evolution is taught everywhere, and yet the evolutionists are still not satisfied with their near monopoly. In addition, evolution is funded by billions of dollars of our tax dollars. What evolutionists are most upset about is that they have not captured the minds of every school child they’ve been indoctrinating for indoctrinating since 1925. Consider this:
On the eve of the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin’s birth [February 12, 2009], a new Gallup Poll shows that only 39% of Americans say they “believe in the theory of evolution,” while a quarter say they do not believe in the theory, and another 36% don’t have an opinion either way.
These numbers have not changed much over the years. “Today, 46 percent of Americans accept [the creationist] explanation for human existence, a negligible change from the 44 percent who said they agreed with it in 1982, according to Gallup polls.”
These numbers aggravate evolutionists to no end, and I’m glad to see it. Evolutionists hate competition. They are afraid that their tightly controlled theory will be questioned. C. S. Lewis (1898-1963) captured the spirit of their fear: “A young man who wishes to remain a sound atheist cannot be too careful of his reading. There are traps everywhere,”1 including billboards questioning the theory of evolution.
- Surprised by Joy: The Shape of My Early Life, 1955. [↩]