As a quick update on my last post: Yesterday my son’s science teacher gave a short presentation on “The Evidence for Evolution”. During that presentation my son raised his hand and asked:
“You said the Theory of Evolution had lots of holes. Could you tell me what they are?”
She gave two reasons:
- Second Law of Thermodynamics: “Things become more disordered, not more ordered”. To this, my son countered saying, “But that is only for a closed system”. But he says the teacher did not respond.
- Irreducible Complexity: “How can something so complex come from something so simple.”
My son did not have an opportunity to respond to this. He said to me, “I wish I was faster on my feet.” :-)
After telling me this, my son said to me, “I am really disappointed. I use to think my teacher was a very rational person.” To which I responded. “Look buddy, I am sure she is very rational. It is just that we ALL can become illogical and sloppy when he feel something precious to us is under attack.”
My friend and I are still considering how and when to respond. I think those of you that know the generic Creationists ‘arguments’ can easily see how it now seems pretty clear where the teacher stands now.