Given the importance of education in general—critical thinking and handling of complex information in a changing world—creation scientists cannot have a directly positive effect on folks’ understanding of science or their skill in handling and critiquing information and messages coming from various sources of authority, whether it’s the science lab or the pulpit.1
The assignment in Ian’s English class was to write about their beliefs on human cloning and embryonic stem cell research. Then the class was told to stand on either side of the room to show whether they were for or against those issues.
Ian immediately headed for the “against” side . . . all by himself, until two of his friends joined him. Ian was the only one prepared to respond to the evolution-dominated thinking of his teacher and the rest of the class, because he’d been taught at home that he can trust the Bible’s authority, and why. His calm, reasoned answers were a powerful witness to his classmates.