Comment on “Autonomy and Academic Freedom”: WASC’s 2010 Review of LSU by Linda Hoover.
If there is evidence for short geological time and world wide flood, then present the evidence, but so far there does not seem to be any. Since work in genetics the last few years has made genetic evolution an everyday event supporting billion dollar industries it seems unreasonable to deny its existence. Certainly the industries based on it are not going to go away.
Ron, if you are a student at LSU I can understand why you would not have discovered all the evidence for Creationism and objections to the theory of evolution, since that has apparently been very little understood or taught by LSU professors. Short-age creation and worldwide flood evidence is abundant and fascinating. Furthermore, no Creationist excludes adaptation evolution from their science. That kind of evolution fits very well in what we know now about genetics. It is long-age evolution that poses insumountable problems when approached from the scientific method.
Linda Hoover Also Commented
“Autonomy and Academic Freedom”: WASC’s 2010 Review of LSU
A good Adventist accreditation plan should detect a consistent imbalance in scientific presentation at LSU. Creation evidence and evolutionary theory objections are scientific, and must therefore be thoroughly presented in any course on the science of origins. LSU has presented the theory of evolution, but seems to have failed to present the fair weight of scientific evidence that supports Creation and refutes evolution. If a teacher’s faith (in long-age evolution) does not allow him to assimilate and teach this scientific evidence for Creation, then he cannot possibly meet the goals of the institution–to fairly present the balance of evidence in science. Even in the absence of theological considerations, these professors may be failing both as scientists and science educators. Of all things Adventists want, we certainly want true science (based on scientific method), not fanciful theories. Let us pray for this accreditation process to by guided by God.
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What a revelation of attitudes! I can’t see Jesus suing anyone for His rights! But then, does the liberal mind think it unrealistic to take Jesus’ example seriously?
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The reason for understanding the evolutionary theory is for the sake of the evolutionist whom we love and seek to help. The most convincing scientific arguments for Creation are from individuals who have taken the time to listen and know the arguments of for evolution. ‘Know your enemy.’ It prepares you to meet the errors intelligently and objectively. Obviously the ultimate decision between the two belief systems is based on faith, but that is what the evolutionist does not understand unless he can be shown his unscientific logic.
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A simple suggestion as an addition to other needed approaches: Why not ask for a letter-writing campaign from all the members in the churches of North America to send to LSU and other institutions, expressing our decision to send no young people to LSU until the professors unanimously agree and teach Biblical creationism, both scientifically and theologically. (Professors are absolutely free to teach anything they want to teach, but not in our institutions. This is a theological decision. Science is God’s second book and must be understood in light of revealed Truth.)
Was this not Ellen White’s approach to the alpha of apostasy? “Do not send your children to Battle Creek.” We are a large body and would have a big influence if everyone were encouraged to participate. If LSU had too few students to function, that would say the most.
Doctrinal knowledge does NOT save a person. This is very very clear from a straight reading of the Bible and of the writings of Mrs. White. It is the love of truth that saves a person â€“ not just the knowledge of the truth itself.
Doctrinal knowledge ALONE does not save a person. But the person who understands and rejects true doctrine for their own wisdom rejects the Spirit of God. They do NOT love the truth. To be a ‘professor’ in our denomination, one may be neither ignorant, nor standing in rejection of the Word.
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I think the poll question was flawed. No professor should either openly teach, or in their hearts be having difficulty with, even one of our fundamental beliefs. What a teacher believes in is heart will invariably affect what he teaches, regardless of his agreement to not teach it openly. Sorry, but when we are judging who is to have the job teaching our children, our consideration must never include the harm to the teacher’s pocketbook, standing, or reputation–but everything to do with the good of the students. We will all answer for great loss if we do not stand against the politically correct but foolish evolution errors creeping in. Error breeds death.