|email - March 2012|
What do you do if your professor believes in evolution?
Joshua wrote to us, asking for advice about how to deal with his professor.
Dear Do-While Jones,
I would just like to thank-you for the work you have done, it is tough to take a stand against a theory that apparently can "only be understood by great minds and scholars." I used to mindlessly follow the textbooks, but one day asked myself, "What conclusive evidence have they actually provided?" Upon tons of research in microevolution (seeing as that was the best argument they had), I finally realized that the species didn't change at all, it just adapted. The missing links were also disappointing in regards to proving the theory true, and I wish I would have found your articles 6 years ago to speed up the process of figuring out the truth behind science. I am glad to see you take a stand, and look forward to reading more from your website. Could you possibly write up an article that provides the top excuses evolutionists use, and ways to refute it? It would be awesome and very helpful for viewers like me to know what to expect from those biologists/scientists. I ask this because I am a Biochemistry major and have to deal with hard headed professors everyday pushing evolution down my throat. If you already have, please let me know, as I would love to read it. Thank-you very much for looking at science in such an unbiased way.
Joshua asks, “Could you possibly write up an article that provides the top excuses evolutionists use, and ways to refute it?” Yes, we could; but no, we won’t, for two reasons.
First, there are plenty of excellent books already on the market refuting the most common evolutionary errors. Jonathan Wells’ classic book, Icons of Evolution, is just one example. The market is already saturated. There is no reason for us to write the same things over and over. Instead of rehashing the same old arguments over and over, we feel it is a better use of our time to review the most recent scientific research.
Second, we don’t think memorizing a list of talking points for use in a debate is the best approach, especially for a student. There certainly is value in knowing the standard evolutionary arguments, and knowing the fallacies of those arguments. We don’t deny that. In fact, we encourage you to study the evolutionary arguments and the rebuttals to those arguments. But we don’t think there is much value in reciting the same arguments to an evolutionist who has already heard, and ignored, them.
Repeating the same old arguments has a bad risk/reward ratio. There is very little likelihood that when you tell an evolutionist the same thing for the 100th time that it will suddenly convince him, so there is little chance of reward. The risk is that the evolutionist will somehow throw you off-script and make a fool of you.
The better approach to dealing with “hard headed professors” is the “little child” approach. Little children can befuddle their parents with an endless barrage of questions. Whenever the professor makes an unsubstantiated assertion about evolution, question him about it. How does he know that fossil died 50 million years ago? (Professor answers, “Because it was found in a rock layer that was formed 50 million years ago.) “How do we know the rock was formed 50 million years ago? Every answer the professor gives will lead you to another question. Eventually you will come to a question he can’t answer. Then you will know why his evolutionary assertion is false.
You are paying thousands of dollars in tuition and fees for the professor to answer your questions. You have every right to ask them.
A professor might justifiably give you low grades for being confrontational and combative, constantly disagreeing, and refusing to accept what he says; but no honorable professor should ever give you a low grade for asking too many questions and exhibiting a desire to learn.
Bear in mind that even if your series of questions makes the professor eventually realize that there really isn’t any foundation for macroevolution, he won’t be able to admit it because of pressure from other faculty members and other university officials. So, don’t be surprised that he never admits that the theory is false. (Stop pressing when he finally answers, “We don’t know why yet, but soon we will know that answer.”)
Just take your classes, ask questions (in his office rather than in class) and put down whatever the professor wants to hear on the exams. You will graduate knowing what evolutionists believe, and know why it isn’t true.
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