Members of the Institute for Creation Research staff recently gave a series of presentations and workshops at the Concho Valley Homeschool Conference in San Angelo, Texas, presenting the young-earth creation position. Publicity of the event by the San Angelo Standard-Times caught the attention of a local university biologist, who recently wrote a letter to the paper expressing his regret that ICR was allowed to make its case at the conference.
Dr. Terry C. Maxwell, professor of biology at Angelo State University, objected to the fact that ICR trains parents to teach their children the creation view and to teach them the failure of evolution—specifically, the failure of evolution to supply eyewitness testimony to support its assertions. Maxwell claimed that “actual science disagrees” with this view.1
However, rather than supply eyewitness testimony supporting his own evolutionary views, Maxwell cited circumstantial evidence from a variety of scientific disciplines. Had Maxwell actually attended some of ICR’s talks (I personally gave four of them), he would have known that ambiguous circumstantial evidence is no substitute for eyewitness testimony in a forensic question like the origin of the universe and of life….
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