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From: Ross Olson
Sent: Monday, May 28, 2007
To: Editor Star Tribune (opinion@startribune.com)
Subject: The other side of the news

Science reporters and editorial writers are in a very difficult position. ("Creation Museum is an unfunny Flintstones" 5/28/07) They are totally dependent on their sources and without the credentials to know when to be skeptical. It would be like having tried to get the story on smoking from the tobacco companies alone, with one additional caveat, that political correctness decrees all other opinions to be rubbish.

If there were not fear of offending the powers that be, even the way evolution is defended -- personal attacks, ridicule and threats -- would have sent a hundred investigative reporters searching for the source of "evolutiongate." Actually talking to mature scientists working in the fields bearing on the question, who are secure enough to be candid, a very different story comes out. They will admit that in their own field, the case for evolution is in deep trouble -- even while they continue to pledge their allegiance. And there is also powerful scientific evidence for a young earth. Look up Institute for Creation Research, Creation Research Society and Answers in Genesis, unless, that is, you are afraid that the "someone" may be monitoring your web searches.

Ross S. Olson MD