The fine folk at Answers in Genesis are stirred up about the impending release next summer of a book for children, The Magic School Bus Explores Human Evolution. Ken Ham is frothing at the mouth and chewing the carpet at this blatant attempt to corrupt our children into believing that planet Earth is 4.543 billion years old and that we are all the result of a long process of evolution from an original life form some 3.8 billion years ago. To quote from the master himself:
Evolution is “magic”—it’s a belief accepted by faith (actually, it’s a blind faith). Evolution is a religion And there will be real implications for the children who will read this book. If we evolved, life has no ultimate meaning or purpose. There is no God to whom we are accountable, so we decide right from wrong—and when we die, that’s it, we’re dead. It’s a worldview of ultimate meaninglessness, hopelessness, and purposelessness
How can we protect our precious children (who are marching in their thousands to shame us adults into doing something about climate change) from this belief in evolution?
On the other hand how can we expose the lies told by young earth creationists, who insist that the universe is about 6000 years old and the bible is a literal history of the world?