4. Summary of
The following article contains a brief summary of
the recent evolutionist-creationist debate along
with the rationale for our new institute:
of Life and of The Universe:
Evolution vs. Creationism"
by Kenneth J. Pollinger, Ph.D.
Executive Director of the Institute for Evolutionary Creationism
First there was Religion and the Bible--and the Creationists! Then
came Science and Evolution--and the Evolutionists! Then the Scopes trial erupted
approximately 75 years ago when The Creationists tried to ban the teaching of
evolution, and lost. In 1987 the U.S. Supreme Court struck down laws giving
equal time to the teaching of Creationism alongside Evolution.
you may know, Creationism holds that a divine being (God) created humans and
other species about 10,000 years ago, while Evolutionists say that the
scientific evidence shows that life began almost 4 billion years ago with simple
organisms, from which humans and all other forms of life evolved.
the August 29, 1999 New York Times article, "In Schools
Across the Land, a Group Mounts Counterattacks on 'Creation Science,'" we
find information about two competing organizations:
1) for the Evolutionists: The National Center for Science Education, with four
full-time employees, 4,000 members and an annual budget of $250,000.
2) for the Creationists: The Institute of Creation Research, with an annual
budget of $3,000,000. The article also summarizes how the battle between these
two groups has been joined.
First, the Kansas Board of Education
voted to delete almost any mention of evolution from the state's science
curriculum. Then, the New Mexico Board of Education took a firm stand against
the teaching of creationism (i.e., the Bible being the ultimate authority on how
the world was formed). See the New York Times October 9, 1999
article: "New Mexico Bans Creationism From State Curriculum."
very next day, October 10, 1999, in the New York Times article,
"Science vs. Bible: Debate Moves to the Cosmos,"
we further learn that
the Kansas Board of Education also deleted from its standards a description of
the Big Bang Theory based on decades of astronomical observations and physics
research which suggests that the universe originated in a colossal explosion of
matter and radiation some 15 billion years ago.
want to emphasize that the Big Bang is just a theory and want
Creation Science to be taught as a scientific alternative to
evolution theory, even though they are divided into two camps: the
young-universe vs. the
old-universe Creationists (more about this in the
The Evolutionists, on the other hand, want evolution to
be taught as science, of course, but Creationism taught as a
belief--rather than as a competing scientific theory.
another New York Times article (March 11, 2000), "Survey
Finds Support is Strong for Teaching Two Origin Theories,"
we find that:
--83% favor the teaching of evolution in public schools
--79% favor the teaching of creationism in public schools--but as a belief
--50% feel that the evolutionary theory is far from being proven scientifically
--68% state it is possible to believe in evolution while also believing that God
created humans and guided their development
--30% believe that creationism should be taught as a scientific theory, with or
without evolution in the curriculum
--20% believed that evolution should be taught in science class without any
mention of creationism....
So, as you can see, there are a lot of
mixed opinions on this issue!
The above summary of recent New
York Times articles provides a good rationale for development of a new component
within The New
Age University: the formation of The Institute for
Evolutionary Creationism. However, this institute will not
just be a middle ground between the two major competing schools of thought.
Rather, an entirely new perspective will be proposed.
some time ago--billions of years--a seed was planted in Earth from another
planet or star system (not by the Judeo-Christian-Islamic "God") and
evolution began on Earth.
(This new definition of Creationism is based on the literature cited in this
article.) Approximately 300,000 years ago, beings from another planet took the evolving
seed above (by now, ape-like creatures) and through genetic engineering-- that
is, fusing their own genetic structure with that of the ape-like
creatures--creating the first homo-sapiens or humans. So it was the
extra-terrestrial beings who became "god-like" to us, and who were
humanity's creators, not the Judeo-Christian-Islamic "God."
To understand some
of the problems with Evolutionary Theory, see:
And, to understand
some of the problems with Creationism Theory, see:
Extraterrestrial Origins, by Arthur Horn, especially chapters 16, 17,
18, 19 & 20
New York Times,
March 9, 2002, pg. B7, New Torah for Modern Minds, by Michael Massing
New York Times,
March 2, 2002, pg. A1, Scholars Are Quietly Offering New Theories of the
Koran, by Alexander Stille
And to bring you up
to date on this hotly contested debate, see:
New York Times,
March 7, 2002, pg. A28 A Different Take on
Human Origins, by John Noble Wilford
New York Times,
March 12, 2002, pg. A16, Ohio
Board Hears Debate on an Alternative to Darwinism, by Francis X.
Times, April 12th, 2002, pg. A18, Insight Into
Times, April 14th, 2002, Book Review Magazine, pg. 12, Intelligent
Design Creationism and Its Critics
you can see, the extra-terrestrial factor looms large in both
aspects of our new perspective making it quite different from The Evolutionists
and The Creationists perspective.
For many in the West, history
begins with the Greeks and Romans. But from our perspective history begins where
it really began, with the Sumerians, Babylonians, Assyrians, Egyptians, and other pre-Greek Civilizations. Not mythology, but history!
major theoretical foundation for our new perspective comes from the eminent
archaeological scholar & Semitic linguist Zecharia Sitchin, in his Earth
Chronicles series, especially his main work, The 12th Planet. This
paperback ($6.99) is a must-read! It is laborious and detailed but it is very
IMPORTANT and supported by scholarly research! Below is a list of his titles:
2. The Stairway to Heaven
3. The Wars of Gods & Men
4. The Lost Realms
5. When Time Began
6. Genesis Revisited
7. Divine Encounters
8. The Cosmic Code
And if you read all of his inexpensive
paperbacks, we suggest that you cannot but have your present belief
challenged. Click here to view
quote/dialogue between Zecharia Sitchin & a Vatican official
(quote used with permission from Sitchin)
Another essay from The Maya Mystery
"The Vatican Disclosure"-- discusses the research of
Sitchin and the
genocide of indigenous cultures in the Americas:
"...During the Spanish Inquisition, the Vatican-supported Spanish army
swept through the region, killed many indigenous tribes, burned sacred books,
and destroyed structures and temples that held information pertinent to the
origins and sacred teachings of these tribes..."
Click here to view the complete
article: The Vatican Disclosure--Writing on the Wall: Part 2
If you haven't the time or persistence to
read at least The 12th Planet we suggest that Dr. Arthur David Horn
presents a brief introduction to Sitchin's work in Humanity's
Extra-terrestrial Origins (1996), especially chapter 3, "The Ancient Mesopotamian Account of
Human Creation"; chapter 4, "The Creation of Heaven and Earth and all
of Life"; chapter 6, "The Annunaki, Humankind and The Great
For you voracious readers and seekers after
'truth,' we also suggest the following books:
the Godspell--Neil Freer
1989: The Gods of Eden--William Bramley
1997: Flying Serpents & Dragons--R.A. Boulay
1998: Past Shock: The Origin of Religion & Its Impact
on the Human
1998: God Games--Neil Freer
2000: Space Travellers and the Genesis of the Human Form--Joan
2000: Genesis of the Grail Kings: The Explosive Story of Genetic Cloning
& The Ancient Bloodline of Jesus--Sir Laurence Gardener
pg. 60: "What actually transpired was that the original Mesopotamian
writings were recorded as history. This history was later rewritten to form a
base for foreign religious cults--first Judaism and then Christianity. The
corrupted dogma of the religions then became established as 'history' and
because the contrived dogma (the new approved history) was so different from the
original writings, the early first-hand records were labeled 'mythology.'
you can see Sitchin is inspiring many other authors/researchers to probe his
creative and original worldview. Much more will be posted on this site
concerning Sitchin and the research/speculation coming out of The Earth
Chronicle series. For example, Of Heaven and Earth (essays
presented at the first Sitchin Studies Day), edited by Zecharia Sitchin (1996).
reading these books, you can ascertain why a new Institute, The Institute for
Evolutionary Creationism, needs to be established. Would you like to join us in
proposing to various State Boards of Education that OUR perspective be given
equal time with that of the Evolutionists and Creationists?
that would mean challenging the very traditional Judeo-Christian-Muslim concept
of "God"!!! No easy task, given the power, properties, money and
'god-spell attitude' presently existing on Planet Earth. Maybe the Buddhists,
Hindus, American Indians, Tibetans, Mayan, Inca, Aztec and other theories of
creation could also be added. An Intercultural Institute of Evolutionary
Creationism! What a glorious idea!
we welcome comments---only after you do your homework and read and
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monthly meeting at The New Age Center's website--"program updates".
Since it appears as though there is confusion, debate and problems with both the
Evolutionary and Creationists theories, The New Age University
therefore offers some suggested readings concerning the "scientific
Objections to Evolutionary Neo-Darwinism:
1. Humanity's Extraterrestrial Origins by Arthur Horn contains one of
the best summary critiques of Evolutionary Darwinism and the advent of food
production. See chapters 1,2, & 7. Some of his references are listed
2. Origins: A Skeptic's Guide to the Creation of Life--Robert
3. The New Biology: Discovering Wisdom in Nature--Robert Augros
& George Stanciu (why have no new basic body plans or phyla evolved in
almost 600 million years, they ask?)
4. Macroevolution--Steven Stanley
5. Vertebrate History: Problems in Evolution--Barbara Stahl
6.Evolution: A Theory in Crisis--Michael Denton (devastating
exposure of the holes in neo-Darwinism)
7. Why Big Fierce Animals are Rare: An Ecologist's Perspective--Paul
8. Darwin on Trial--Philip Johnson (current neo-Darwinian theory
is actually based on a philosophical doctrine called materialism rather than
9. Evolution Above the Species Level--Bernhard Rensch
10. "Rewriting--and Updating--Prehistory--Science
#263, pp. 1087-1088
Just as Evolutionary Theory has its own critics, so
also there are critics of the traditional Christian "God" as known
through Jesus Christ (Son of God and One of the Triune Godhead) as the following
book summary reveals:
The World's Sixteen Crucified Saviors--by
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