Welcome to the Creation forum. I am delighted that so many have accepted the invitation to join. If anyone wishes to recommend someone that they feel would be interested in participating, then please send me an e-mail privately. To respond to an existing posting, just use the normal ?reply? option. To submit something new, compose an e-mail and post it to Creation@xxxxxxxxxxxxx I will start the ball rolling with the following observation: Under the heading, ?Darwin put to flight in Bible Belt,? on page 27 of The Sunday Times, 30 January, 2005, Sarah Baxter presents a report with the following tints of bias: ******************************** ?Bold initiatives to introduce the concept of ?intelligent design?, wrought by a god or higher being, into theories about Earth?s creation are being sponsored in towns and communities across America. ?Religious fundamentalists ? or ?theocons? ? opposed to Darwinism have adopted sophisticated tactics ? ?A recent CBS poll found that 55% of Americans and 67% of those who voted for Bush do not believe in evolution. ?The prairie town of Salina, Kansas, in the centre of the United States is modern enough to have a two-mile airstrip. When it comes to religion, however, little has changed for some families since the pioneers rolled by on their wagons. ?It is hard for opponents to write the [intelligent design movement] off as the American equivalent of Afghanistan?s fundamentalist Taliban ? ?[Jack Krebs of Kansas Citizens for Science], 56, a veteran of skirmishes with anti-evolutionists, said ? ?It used to be easy to dismiss the views of young Earth creationists as an embarrassment, ?? ******************************** Well, there we are then. This would imply that we are a bunch of backward, Bush-loving ?theocons? (what?), whose views are an ?embarrassment? to ?real? scientists. Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation. For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water: Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished: But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men. (2 Pet. 3:3-7, KJV.) --------------------------------- ALL-NEW Yahoo! Messenger - all new features - even more fun!