From My Adams Apple Blog at http://catdui.blogspot.com/
I read the following quote by the Swedish zoo-physiologist, Soren Lovtrup from his book, Darwinism: The Refutation of a Myth, New York: Croom Helm, 1987, p.422. - "I believe that one day the Darwinian myth will be ranked the greatest deceit in the history of science. ....When this happens, many people will pose the Question: "How did it ever happen?" and it got me thinking....
I became a Christian in Sept 1990 and I remember how angry I felt a few months later, when I realised I had just accepted everything I had been taught at school and college as true. What was even worse, especially in the sciences, we were only taught to question or challenge certain things in the science subjects but not others. Asking questions in history and science is why I loved these subjects so much, so why these road blocks on questions about darwinism and evolution?
According to my Daughters this is still the case in our schools today. As Prof Lovtrup said in 1987 "How did we let this happen?" What I find even more interesting is it cannot be for lack of evidence against these two ideologies just look at some of these quotes from prominent evolutionist below...
George Wald (Nobel prize for Medicine 1967) writing in Scientific American, 191:48. May 1954 - "The Origin of life"
"When it comes to the origin of life there are only two possibilities: creation or spontaneous generation. There is no third way. Spontaneous generation was disproved one hundred years ago, but that leads us to only one other conclusion, that of supernatural creation. We cannot accept that on philosophical grounds; therefore we choose to believe the impossible: that life arose spontaneously by chance."
Sir Fred Hoyle (Professor of Astronomy at Cambridge University) - Hoyle on Evolution, Nature, 294:105, 12th Nov 1981.
"The likelihood of the formation of life from inanimate matter is one to the 40 thousand naughts (zeros) after it. It is enough to bury Darwin and the whole theory of evolution. There was no primeval soup, neither on this planet nor on any other, and if the beginnings of life were not random they must therefore have been the product of purposeful intelligence."
I have found stacks of these types of quotations by prominent evolutionists in the scientific community over the last 200 years. The general public seem totally unaware of the massive issues faced by evolution and as each day goes past we discover more and more about life and our amazing universe which stands against this ideology.
So back to the question posed by our Swedish zoo-physiologist, Soren Lovtrup "How did it ever happen? maybe I could be so bold to say that with the information we now hold in modern Science, the better question might be "Why did we let it happen?" Ignorance? Money? Pride? Ideology most certainly, if this were not the case, we would freely debate this in our classrooms and in the media.
Ideology is so powerful and in some cases can look like religion to the person watching on or listening in. The wrong ideology can also be very dangerous and result in oppression and at worst torture and death. Its partitioners and followers holding fast to that ideology with passion and faith like some religious zealot.
So the "Why" in my question can only be answered by looking at the ideology behind the resistance to greater discussion in our classrooms. As a very good friend of mine once said "Stop! Think about it"