Saturday, September 23, 2006

Oh great, we’ve got books for the young evolutionist...

Check out this article from the Topeka Capital Journal: “Trilogy for kids traces our origins”

Really now....and, apparently these books can be found in the public school libraries? I wonder how many children’s books on biblical creation can be found there as well.

The author, Jennifer Morgan, gives more information about her work at her website, and it appears that she is a Universalist Unitarian.

This “Turtle Log” describes a traveling mission she was involved in during the year of 2000. What was their mission?

"Our mission: (1) To teach and preach the Great News of the Great Story and promote the Great Work in colleges, universities, churches, synagogues, retreat centers, and private and public schools across North America. (2) To network with and support others who are committed to a just, healthy, beautiful, and sustainably life-giving world for future generations of all species. Our message: The marriage of science and religion for personal and planetary wellbeing. Our vision: The clear and unmistakable emergence of the Ecozoic Era — i.e., a mutually enhancing human-Earth relationship — within our lifetimes. Our market: mainstream North Americans (especially young people) who have never heard The Great Story or who have not yet fully realized its magnificence. Our commitment: to trust that all our needs will be taken care of and to go wherever there is interest, regardless of a group or organization's ability to compensate us."

Now, this is interesting. Biblical creation stories are looked down upon because they might reflect a religiously motivated agenda by the teacher presenting the stories. Yet, clearly Jennifer Morgan has religious motivation as well. If you consider her involvement with the Universalist Unitarians and Connie Barlow, it is obvious that she has a religious agenda.

A few excerpts from the books are as follows:

The Universe's first letter to Earthlings, beginning with a reminder that, just like the 13-billion-year-old universe, we are 13 billion years old, too, because we are part of the universe.

The story begins with the birth of the universe. Dreaming of stars, grass and lions, the universe turned energy into the very first tiny particles. Then, into atoms of hydrogen.

Next came hydrogen globs, mother stars and galaxies, including our very own galaxy. Our mother star died in a supernova, cooling into the stardust Earthlings eventually were made of. Next came our sun and the planets, including "a burning red ball of molten stardust," our Earth."

The Universe tells the story of Earth, beginning with the formation of oceans and "that ancient living stew" that brought forth the very first Earthlings -- bacteria. Then came Eukaryote and finally plants, fungi, insects, reptiles and dinosaurs.

...after a great meteor hits Earth, and "little by little, land, sea and air began to shape the mammals to come." The Universe ends this magnificent trilogy by writing: "Our adventure has only just begun. There's so much still to come. Follow your dreams, my dear Earthlings. They are my dreams, too."

Sounds like a creation story for the parent who is teaching their child the religious beliefs of agnosticism.

I also have some news for Jennifer Morgan - evolutionists no longer support the primordial soup theory (“that ancient living stew”), and the rest of the “trilogy” sounds like an evolutionary fairy tale.

But then, that’s just my opinion...