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  4. Summary of   

 Evolutionist-Creationist Debate   

The following article contains a brief summary of 
the recent evolutionist-creationist debate along 
with the rationale for our new institute:


"Origins of Life and of The Universe: 
Evolution vs. Creationism"

by Kenneth J. Pollinger, Ph.D.
Executive Director of the Institute for Evolutionary Creationism

First there was Religion and the Bible--and the Creationists! Then came Science and Evolution--and the Evolutionists! Then the Scopes trial erupted approximately 75 years ago when The Creationists tried to ban the teaching of evolution, and lost. In 1987 the U.S. Supreme Court struck down laws giving equal time to the teaching of Creationism alongside Evolution.

As you may know, Creationism holds that a divine being (God) created humans and other species about 10,000 years ago, while Evolutionists say that the scientific evidence shows that life began almost 4 billion years ago with simple organisms, from which humans and all other forms of life evolved.

In the August 29, 1999 New York Times article, "In Schools Across the Land, a Group Mounts Counterattacks on 'Creation Science,'" we find information about two competing organizations: 
1) for the Evolutionists: The National Center for Science Education, with four full-time employees, 4,000 members and an annual budget of $250,000.
2) for the Creationists: The Institute of Creation Research, with an annual budget of $3,000,000. The article also summarizes how the battle between these two groups has been joined.

First, the Kansas Board of Education voted to delete almost any mention of evolution from the state's science curriculum. Then, the New Mexico Board of Education took a firm stand against the teaching of creationism (i.e., the Bible being the ultimate authority on how the world was formed). See the New York Times October 9, 1999 article: "New Mexico Bans Creationism From State Curriculum."

The very next day, October 10, 1999, in the New York Times article, "Science vs. Bible: Debate Moves to the Cosmos," 
we further learn that the Kansas Board of Education also deleted from its standards a description of the Big Bang Theory based on decades of astronomical observations and physics research which suggests that the universe originated in a colossal explosion of matter and radiation some 15 billion years ago.

The Creationists want to emphasize that the Big Bang is just a theory and want Creation Science to be taught as a scientific alternative to evolution theory, even though they are divided into two camps: the young-universe vs. the 
old-universe Creationists (more about this in the future).

The Evolutionists, on the other hand, want evolution to be taught as science, of course, but Creationism taught as a belief--rather than as a competing scientific theory.

In another New York Times article (March 11, 2000), "Survey Finds Support is Strong for Teaching Two Origin Theories," 
we find that:
--83% favor the teaching of evolution in public schools
--79% favor the teaching of creationism in public schools--but as a belief system
--50% feel that the evolutionary theory is far from being proven scientifically
--68% state it is possible to believe in evolution while also believing that God created humans and guided their development
--30% believe that creationism should be taught as a scientific theory, with or without evolution in the curriculum
--20% believed that evolution should be taught in science class without any mention of creationism....

So, as you can see, there are a lot of mixed opinions on this issue!

The above summary of recent New York Times articles provides a good rationale for development of a new component within The New Age University: the formation of The Institute for Evolutionary Creationism. However, this institute will not just be a middle ground between the two major competing schools of thought. Rather, an entirely new perspective will be proposed.

Evolutionary: some time ago--billions of years--a seed was planted in Earth from another planet or star system (not by the Judeo-Christian-Islamic "God") and evolution began on Earth.

Creationism: (This new definition of Creationism is based on the literature cited in this article.) Approximately 300,000 years ago, beings from another planet took the evolving seed above (by now, ape-like creatures) and through genetic engineering-- that is, fusing their own genetic structure with that of the ape-like creatures--creating the first homo-sapiens or humans. So it was the extra-terrestrial beings who became "god-like" to us, and who were humanity's creators, not the Judeo-Christian-Islamic "God." 

NOTE:

To understand some of the problems with Evolutionary Theory, see:
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Humanity's Extraterrestrial Origins, by Arthur Horn, especially chapters 1,2 & 7

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Everything You Know Is Wrong, by Lloyd Pye

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The Literal Creation of Mankind at the Hands of You-Know-What, by Lloyd Pye

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The Scars of Evolution, by Elaine Morgan

And, to understand some of the problems with Creationism Theory, see:

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Humanity's Extraterrestrial Origins, by Arthur Horn, especially chapters 16, 17, 18, 19 & 20

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New York Times, March 9, 2002, pg. B7, New Torah for Modern Minds, by Michael Massing

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New York Times, March 2, 2002, pg. A1, Scholars Are Quietly Offering New Theories of the Koran, by Alexander Stille

And to bring you up to date on this hotly contested debate, see:

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New York Times, March 7, 2002, pg. A28 A Different Take on Human Originsby John Noble Wilford

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New York Times, March 12, 2002, pg. A16, Ohio Board Hears Debate on an Alternative to Darwinism, by Francis X. Clines

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New York Times, April 12th, 2002, pg. A18, Insight Into Human-Chimp Differences

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New York Times, April 14th, 2002, Book Review Magazine, pg. 12, Intelligent Design Creationism and Its Critics

As you can see, the extra-terrestrial factor looms large in both aspects of our new perspective making it quite different from The Evolutionists and The Creationists perspective.

For many in the West, history begins with the Greeks and Romans. But from our perspective history begins where it really began, with the Sumerians, Babylonians, Assyrians, Egyptians, and other pre-Greek Civilizations. Not mythology, but history!

The major theoretical foundation for our new perspective comes from the eminent archaeological scholar & Semitic linguist Zecharia Sitchin, in his Earth Chronicles series, especially his main work, The 12th Planet. This paperback ($6.99) is a must-read! It is laborious and detailed but it is very IMPORTANT and supported by scholarly research! Below is a list of his titles:

1.The 12th Planet
2. The Stairway to Heaven
3. The Wars of Gods & Men
4. The Lost Realms
5. When Time Began
6. Genesis Revisited
7. Divine Encounters
8. The Cosmic Code

And if you read all of his inexpensive paperbacks, we suggest that you cannot but have your present belief system challenged.  Click here to view quote/dialogue between Zecharia Sitchin & a Vatican official
(quote used with permission from Sitchin)

Another essay from The Maya Mystery School--
"The Vatican Disclosure"--
discusses the research of  Sitchin and the
genocide of indigenous cultures in the Americas:  
"...During the Spanish Inquisition, the Vatican-supported Spanish army swept through the region, killed many indigenous tribes, burned sacred books, and destroyed structures and temples that held information pertinent to the origins and sacred teachings of these tribes..."

Click here to view the complete article: The Vatican Disclosure--Writing on the Wall: Part 2

If you haven't the time or persistence to read at least The 12th Planet we suggest that Dr. Arthur David Horn presents a brief introduction to Sitchin's work in Humanity's Extra-terrestrial Origins (1996), especially chapter 3, "The Ancient Mesopotamian Account of Human Creation"; chapter 4, "The Creation of Heaven and Earth and all of Life"; chapter 6, "The Annunaki, Humankind and The Great Deluge."

For you voracious readers and seekers after 'truth,' we also suggest the following books:
1987: Breaking the Godspell--Neil Freer
1989: The Gods of Eden--William Bramley
1997: Flying Serpents & Dragons--R.A. Boulay
(excellent bibliography!!!)
1998: Past Shock: The Origin of Religion & Its Impact 
    on the Human Soul
--Jack Barranger
1998: God Games--Neil Freer
2000: Space Travellers and the Genesis of the Human Form--Joan d'Arc
2000: Genesis of the Grail Kings: The Explosive Story of Genetic Cloning
& The Ancient Bloodline of Jesus
--Sir Laurence Gardener 
(see quote below)

pg. 60: "What actually transpired was that the original Mesopotamian writings were recorded as history. This history was later rewritten to form a base for foreign religious cults--first Judaism and then Christianity. The corrupted dogma of the religions then became established as 'history' and because the contrived dogma (the new approved history) was so different from the original writings, the early first-hand records were labeled 'mythology.'

As you can see Sitchin is inspiring many other authors/researchers to probe his creative and original worldview. Much more will be posted on this site concerning Sitchin and the research/speculation coming out of The Earth Chronicle series. For example, Of Heaven and Earth (essays presented at the first Sitchin Studies Day), edited by Zecharia Sitchin (1996).

After reading these books, you can ascertain why a new Institute, The Institute for Evolutionary Creationism, needs to be established. Would you like to join us in proposing to various State Boards of Education that OUR perspective be given equal time with that of the Evolutionists and Creationists?

But that would mean challenging the very traditional Judeo-Christian-Muslim concept of "God"!!!  No easy task, given the power, properties, money and 'god-spell attitude' presently existing on Planet Earth. Maybe the Buddhists, Hindus, American Indians, Tibetans, Mayan, Inca, Aztec and other theories of creation could also be added. An Intercultural Institute of Evolutionary Creationism! What a glorious idea!

Finally, we welcome comments---only after you do your homework and read and reflect.
See THE NEW AGE BOOK CLUB monthly meeting at The New Age Center's website--"program updates".

POSTSCRIPT#1:
Since it appears as though there is confusion, debate and problems with both the Evolutionary and Creationists theories, The New Age University therefore offers some suggested readings concerning the "scientific hypothesis."

Scientific Objections to Evolutionary Neo-Darwinism:
1. Humanity's Extraterrestrial Origins
by Arthur Horn contains one of the best summary critiques of Evolutionary Darwinism and the advent of food production. See chapters 1,2, & 7.  Some of his references are listed below:
2. Origins: A Skeptic's Guide to the Creation of Life--Robert Shapiro
3. The New Biology: Discovering Wisdom in Nature--Robert Augros & George Stanciu (why have no new basic body plans or phyla evolved in almost 600 million years, they ask?)
4. Macroevolution--Steven Stanley
5. Vertebrate History: Problems in Evolution--Barbara Stahl
6.Evolution: A Theory in Crisis--Michael Denton (devastating exposure of the holes in neo-Darwinism)
7. Why Big Fierce Animals are Rare: An Ecologist's Perspective--Paul Colinvaux
8. Darwin on Trial--Philip Johnson (current neo-Darwinian theory is actually based on a philosophical doctrine called materialism rather than scientific data)
9. Evolution Above the Species Level--Bernhard Rensch
10. "Rewriting--and Updating--Prehistory--Science #263, pp. 1087-1088

POSTSCRIPT#2:
Just as Evolutionary Theory has its own critics, so also there are critics of the traditional Christian "God" as known through Jesus Christ (Son of God and One of the Triune Godhead) as the following book summary reveals:

The World's Sixteen Crucified Saviors--by Kersey Graves
(CLICK ON TITLE TO VIEW EXCERPTS)

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