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From: Ross Olson [ross{at}rossolson.org]
Sent: October 05, 2006
To: Editor Star Tribune (opinion{at}startribune.com)
Subject: Evolutionists in Wonderland

Paul Hanle's article on evolution (10/5/06) could have been straight from Alice in Wonderland. It is not lack of evolutionary teaching that is hindering scientific innovation in America but precisely the opposite. The decline has occurred while evolution reigns and even the teaching of its weaknesses is forbidden by the courts. Students learn that they cannot follow the evidence but must come up with a politically correct answer, which sounds like old Soviet science, not the answer to the problems of the 21st Century.

As a Biotechnologist, Dr. Hanle ought to notice that the molecular machines of life could not possibly come together by natural processes. And to say that there is no serious debate about the truth of evolution means that he is either incredibly uninformed or deliberately deceptive, not a good role model for innovators in technology.

The problem for evolutionists is that the alternative to natural processes is a supernatural process, which they try to forbid by declaring it out of bounds for science. What they have done in the process is disqualify science as a search for truth.

Ross Olson MD