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CENSORING CHILDREN FROM CREATION
A leading atheist activist organization, the
Freedom from Religion
Foundation, has recently
submitted a complaint
to a school district in
Kansas City, Missouri,
USA. It claimed that a
teacher from Smith-Hale
Middle School committed
a serious constitutional
creation and casting
doubts about evolution
and the age of the earth.
The complaint also took issue with three questions in a test (the teacher’s accepted
answer in brackets):
1. Transitional forms have been found in the fossil record for all animals [false];
2. Catastrophe supports sudden species appearance and a younger earth [true];
3. There is no evidence that dinosaurs and humans may have coexisted [false].
The complaint went on to assert that teaching creation and even intelligent design in a
public school was unlawful and unconstitutional, being religion and not science. It urged
the school district to take appropriate corrective action.
The enemies of the Gospel know that evolution and the age of the earth is a key issue,
and they actively censor any attempt to expose students to doubts about evolution in science
classes. Parents cannot realistically expect their children to come out of the public school
system unscathed if they do not actively equip them with biblically-based answers showing
how science supports the Bible.
Freedom from Religion Foundation, Letter to Superintendent of Hickman Mill C-1 School District, 19 January,
2018, accessed 15 February 2018] ffrf.org.
When African ants get injured, e.g. when their
termite prey fight back, their comrades transport
the wounded ants back to the nest for medical
treatment. Specifically, an ant will ‘lick’ intensively (using the finger-like palps in its mouth)
inside the wound of an injured ant for about two
The leader of the research team that made this
discovery, Dr Erik Frank of Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg, believes this is the first
time that an insect species has been found to
dress the wounds of other individuals, and that it
reduces mortality. “If we didn’t allow an injured
ant to receive treatment, they died in 80 per cent
of the cases, most likely due to an infection.”
Whereas when ants were permitted to have their
wounds licked by their brethren, only 10 per cent
died of their injuries.
While Dr Frank said it’s still unclear how the
licking helps, he believes it is more than just a
simple cleaning of the wound. “It could also be therapeutic, so basically a medical treatment where they apply antibiotics or
other potential substances for the injured ant.” He said that further understanding of this “might potentially lead to possible
antibiotics, which could be helpful in our own medical system.”
Isn’t it interesting that Solomon’s injunction to go to the ant, consider her ways, and be wise (Proverbs 6: 6), could be so
instructive to us today, in a manner surely no-one expected?
Smith, C., Ants rescue fallen comrades from the battlefield for emergency treatment, abc.net.au, 14 February 2018.
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