To the editor:
"All men are created equal." So states the Declaration of Independence which was signed on July 4, 1776. Americans believed we were here because of God, our creator. Americans believed it then. Do Americans believe that now? Many do not. It is illegal to even mention this fact in the science classes of Pennsylvania today.
Today's version of our origin is taught in public schools and universities is that human beings are an evolved animal, here by the processes of survival of the fittest and natural selection. Does that lead to any sort of equality, or does it lead to a constant struggle of the weak versus the strong? Where is the worth of every human life if we are merely the result of random natural processes of time and chance? They cannot rationally be defended apart from an infinitely loving, intelligent creator, who made us in His image.
Is it still reasonable to believe in a super intelligent creator in light of the facts of modern science? Many still believe it is. Most founders of modern science believed in God our creator. Many notable modern day scientists do also. They include Dr. Raymond Damadian, the inventor of the MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging), Dr. John Sanford, Cornell professor and inventor of the biolistic 'gene gun' technology to modify plant genetics and improve world food production, Dr. John Baumgartner, developer of the premier computer model for plate tectonics, and others.
Can we still believe the creator did it the way it states he did in the Bible? Many still do. They note that soft tissue has been found in T-Rex and other dinosaur fossils since the year 2000. They note, along with Penn State Ph.D, Dr. Stephen Austin, that a canyon system 1/40 the size of the Grand Canyon was formed when Mount Saint Helens erupted in 1980 in a matter of days. They cite the complexity of each living cell described by 2014 Nobel Prize winning evolutionary scientist Randy Sheckman as "much, much more like New York City than like a bag of blood." They cite solar system astronomers who note the exceptions to planetary evolution which do not fit the theory such as Uranus that rotates on its axis perpendicular to the rest of the planets, and the existence of comets which would have gone out of existence if the earth were billions of years old, and many other evidences for a young earth.
If all people are not created equal by God then where do such noble ideas come from? The evidence of evolution may be compelling to some, but its philosophical implications are tragic. It's time America has a spiritual revival of the Christian religion that made America great and for a Constitutional amendment to be passed in Pennsylvania allowing the teaching of God as our creator in the classrooms of our state.
Rev. Glen Bayly