Continued reliance on the promise of reforms made by government education professionals simply give tenured radicals more time to dumb down our most precious resource and engineer the “transformation of society.”
Milton and Rose Friedman pointed out in their book Free to Choose, published in 1980, that “The education, or rather the uneducation, of [all children in public schools but most harmfully] black children from low income families … [is a] disaster area in education and its most devastating failure.” The Friedmans continue: “More than four decades ago Walter Lippmann diagnosed it as ‘the sickness of an over-governed society,’ … the exercise of un-limited power by men with limited minds and self-regarding prejudices is soon oppressive, reactionary, and corrupt, … that there are no limits to a man’s capacity to govern others and that, therefore, no limits ought to be imposed upon government … For schools, this has taken the form of denying many parents control over the kind of schooling their children receive.*
The radical minority boastfully proclaims their authoritarian credentials and warns opponents that “Sixty-seven countries’ national academy of sciences (including the US National Academy of Science) signed the Inter-academy Panel’s Statement on the Teaching of Evolution.” The truth is that it was a radical minority in those countries that have “signed” the document.**
Albert Einsten (1879-1955) was not stamped by the Darwinian craze. He is thought to be among the most highly revered scientists of the twentieth century. Although not a Christian, he recognized the impossibility of a non-created universe. The Encyclopedia Britannica says of Einstein: “Firmly denying atheism, Einstein expressed a belief in ‘Spinoza’s God who reveals himself in the harmony of what exists.’ He once remarked to a young physicist: ‘I want to know how God created this world, I am not interested in this or that phenomenon, in the spectrum of this or that element. I want to know His thoughts, the rest are details.’ Einstein’s famous epithet on the ‘uncertainty principle’ was ‘God does not play dice.’ A famous saying of his was ‘Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind” (for more details search Famous Scientists Who Believed in God).
The pseudoscience of evolution rests on Darwin’s book Origin of the Species. Darwin’s theory about the origin of life is both unprovable and illogical. Dr. Soren Lovtrup, a non-Biblicist scientist and author, declares: “Believe that one day the Darwinian myth will be ranked the greatest deceit in the history of science.”***
Adam Sedgwick, one of Charles Darwin’s professors at Cambridge University, took immediate issue with Darwin’s book Origin of the Species. Sedgwick told his former student that it “greatly shocked my moral taste” and elaborated in a passage that proved prophetic: “There is a moral or metaphysical part of nature as well as a physical. A man who denies this is deep in the mire of folly. ‘Tis the crown and glory of organic sciences that it does thro’ final cause, link material to moral; … You have ignored this link; and, if I do not mistake your meaning, you have done your best in one or two pregnant clauses to break it. Were it possible, which, thank God, it is not, to break it, humanity in my mind would suffer a damage that might brutalize it–and the human race into a lower grade of degradation than any into which it has fallen since its written record tells us of its history.”***
When collective bargaining unions had a monopoly for supplying railroad industry workers, the opportunity for truckers to compete by hauling freight gave the public an option and stopped costly exploitation by railroad employee unions. Also, employee unions dominated the auto industry and cars were poorly made. It was competition from the manufacturers of foreign-made cars that restored quality to automobiles made by American auto manufacturers. Remember that some American auto manufacturers have been forced into bankruptcy or government takeover because of government-established unions that demand unreasonable wages for autoworkers.
When Medieval European religious authoritarians achieved control of education in the Roman Catholic Church, it was competition sparked by the martyrs (the offended protesters were themselves Catholics) that brought about the great Reformation and gave the masses freedom from a despotic education monopoly.
*Milton and Rose Friedman, Free To Choose (New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1980), 151.
**State of Washington, Kitsap Herald, July 22, 2006, A4.
***Dr. Soren Lovtrup, Darwinism: The Refutation of a Myth (New York: Croom Helm, 1987), 422.
~ David Norris