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Happy Darwin Day!

Darwin Day is finally here, which means the second annual Darwin Day broadcast is now available online at ID the Future. The video "Proselytzing for Darwin's God" presents the outrageous story of evolution activists who are inviting theologians into public schools. After years of accusing Darwin's critics of trying to bring religion into science class, this willingness to undermine the separation of church and state is hypocritical to the core.

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Dr. West further explains these latest efforts in an article published today, "Darwin Day and the New Campaign to Inject Religion into Public Schools":

As schools and museums celebrate the 199th anniversary of Charles Darwin's birthday today, a new push is being made to inject religion into the nation's science classrooms.

But it's not coming from those you might think.

After years of accusing Darwin's critics of trying to insert religion into biology classes on the sly, leading defenders of evolution are now campaigning to incorporate religion explicitly into classroom lessons on evolution.

Continue reading here.

Earlier this month, John West spoke at the Heritage Foundation on "The Abolition of Man? How Politics and Culture Have Been Dehumanized in the Name of Science."

Scientific materialism--the claim that everything in the uni┬Čverse can be fully explained by science as the prod┬Čucts of unintelligent matter and energy--has become the operating assumption for much of American politics and culture. We are repeatedly told today that our behaviors, our emotions, even our moral and religious longings are reducible to some combination of physical processes interacting with our environment.

In 1943, British writer C. S. Lewis wrote prophetically about the dangers of scientific materialism in a small, penetrating volume titled The Abolition of Man. There Lewis warned that "if man chooses to treat himself as raw material, raw material he will be: not raw material to be manipulated, as he fondly imagined, by himself, but by mere appetite...in the person of his dehumanized Conditioners."

Continue reading here.

As a special Darwin Day treat, we've included links to the greatest hits of Darwin Days past:

Happy Darwin Day!
Celebrating Mankind's Discovery of Eugenics

By David Klinghoffer

The Gospel According to Darwin
There is scant reporting on the anti-religious zeal with which many atheists promote Darwinism

By John West

Beware of Darwin Day

By Anika Smith

Video of last year's Darwin Day lecture:
Darwin Day and the Deification of Charles Darwin, Part One
Darwin Day and the Deification of Charles Darwin, Part Two