Phil Nicholls (
21 Feb 1995 06:15:27 GMT

In article <3ib7uu$>, Publius <> wrote:

> I believe that all Creationist Theories should be discussed in
> our public schools. That way, my "none of the above" theory can
> have a chance. That is why I resent the Supreme Court's 'kill-
> filing' all but the Atheist - Darwinian - theory of Creation.
> The Atheist theory is plausible if we concede that 'Life' is a
> phenomenon peculiar to the Earth - the result of a chance inter-
> action of atoms. But since the Universe is, for all practical
> purposes, infinite (some scientists say there are more stars than
> grains of sand on all our seashores) it is more than likely that
> there are virtually infinite opportunities for Life to develop - in
> variations and complexities that boggle the mind. (Leading one to
> entertain the possibility of the existence of an ultimate config-
> uration of Life - God.)
> Anyway, what are you Atheists afraid of? Why are you in such
> a panic? Afraid you can't hold your own? Oh! You can hold your
> you own? Good! Tell the Supreme Court! PUBLIUS <>

Trolling, trolling .....

The supreme court has so far tossed out all attempts by creationists
to require by legislation the teaching of biblical creationism because
such teaching constitute the establishment of or sanctioning of one
particular religious view by the state. The test applied has been
whether nor not such laws serve a secular purpose. They have been
found wanting each time and have thus be killfiled.

Evolutionary biology does not require atheism. It does not require
any overt supernatural event at all. It is, as numerous people have
pointed out to you in previous posts, an essential part of modern

So if you don't like what the supreme court has done, tough.

Philip "Chris" Nicholls Department of Anthropology
Institute for Hydrohominoid Studies SUNY Albany
University of Ediacara
"Semper Alouatta"