John West, an author of "Darwin Day in America" made some puzzling statements on C-Span Feb. 8.
1. evolutionists are pushing incorporating theological topics into public school science courses. Examples: Eugenie Scott encouraging science students to discuss theological statements in class ; NSF funded website linking to religious sites endorsing evolution ; the usually outspoken ACLU is suddenly AWOL on this one.
2. evolution classes are essentially devolving into "Darwinian Sunday Schools"
3. evolutionists are avoiding some troubling questions (a) do random mutations provide raw material for evolution (b) can natural selection be extrapolated to macroevolution (c) what were the origins of animal biology plans during the Cambrian.
Where is this guy coming from? Is this some type of double psychology to get us to think he is an evolutionist and is critiquing what he sees as shortcomings in the curriculum? Is he really an evolutionist or a creationist? The troubling questions he claims science should be focusing on seem like loaded questions : for instance, the idea that there WERE "animal biology plans" seems like a grand leap of logic. Why did there have to be plans at all?