by Denyse O'Leary
Winnick also goes after Carl Sagan's celebrity cosmology, the flim-flam around the origin of life, school board elections in Kansas, where some brave citizens tried to defy the materialist agenda (and learned how powerful it was), the use of the "rubber stamp" commission to justify the unjustifiable, the trumped up claims that science education in the United States is in serious decline*, gene therapies, and even the holiest of holies, the human embryonic stem cell research scam. (Currently, the leading company is at risk of going under.)
It's not surprising that the Darwin lobby, if not others, had to try to diminish Winnick, and I wouldn't doubt there are others.
Actually, all these issues are interlinked in a subtle way.
The fact that all these issues are interlinked can be inferred as follows: It is usually easy to predict where a person will stand on one of them if you know where they stand on the others. For example, the scientists I have met who think that design underlies the universe rarely support coercive population control or embryonic stem cell research. The underlying reason for this is a belief that there is an underlying order in nature that is not merely a mechanistic law.
(*Note: If science education is indeed in decline, the likely cause is the same as the likely cause of other education declines - feeling good has replaced doing well. Fix that and you can stop the decline.)
Next: Part Four: The simple, basic information needed to blow it all up the river
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