Sunday, November 29, 2009

An Atheist Biology Professor responds to the "Origin Into Schools" project.....

We previously blogged about our encounter with the enraged atheists during the Origin Into Schools project. One thing we didn’t mention was that shortly after the Gospel was preached and the atheists had left, an unidentified woman who had witnessed the confrontation approached our team and asked for as many books as we would allow her to have. We gave her the last remaining handful we had and at the time were just thankful to have them all distributed. Today, after church, Bill (a member of our team that day) happened to spot that woman in a restaurant. It turns out that the woman is a faculty member in the biology department at Marshall University and informed Bill that she read Ray Comfort’s intro to the book and then distributed all the copies we gave her to her students. While she is a professing atheist, she said that she is very concerned with the way the scientific community has blindly accepted evolution as fact when there are so many problems with the theory. She said she doesn’t like the way her colleagues are suppressing information that is counter to the theory, and that the scientific community is practicing “denialism” by ignoring the facts. She said that they(evolution-endorsing scientists) know that “intelligent designers” (her words) have “picked up on the fact that the fossil record just doesn’t fit” with Darwin’s theory and that they are attempting to indoctrinate college students, rather than educate them. She expressed a desire to present her students with all of the evidence so that they can make up their own minds. It was really encouraging to know that at least one professor at the university hasn’t given in to pressure and isn’t suppressing the truth. More than that, it’s humbling to know that God can even use atheists to proclaim his gospel. Keep Fishin!!

3 comments:

Jennifer said...

Wow! Praise God! I will never cease to be amazed at how God uses those in rebellion to Him for His purposes. That's also great that she admits that there are problems with the theory of evolution instead of just going along with the scientific community as I'm sure most of her colleagues do. Her attitude of questioning this theory is probably a no no.

Nohm said...

Not only is this all hearsay, but I find this story difficult to believe.

Anyone can question the theory and the evidence all they like, as long as they are knowledgable as to what the theory and the evidence actually ARE.

That's the key.

Vernon Costolo said...

It's a true story.