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Dr. Cheri Pierson Yecke, Minnesota Education Commissioner
Mr. Dan Dorman, Minnesota House of Representatives

November 3, 2003

Dear Minnesota Science Standards Committee Members:

Greetings once again. I sent each of you a box of origins-related resources back on the 18th of October. I've heard from several of you that you received this mailing and that you appreciated the effort and were going to consider what has been sent. I hope that all of you that I did not hear from will please take the time to review what has been sent.

Because of the absolute seriousness of what your committee has been given to do, I am compelled to communicate with all of you this one last time prior to your meeting on November 8th. I attended the October 22nd public forum meeting held in the Albert Lea High School auditorium with State of Minnesota Education Commissioner, Dr. Cheri Pierson Yecke, presiding. There are several things that came up in that meeting, along with a few other points, that I must address to you now.

1. Never read about creation proof in scientific journals:One man testified at the Albert Lea meeting that he has been reading scientific journals for over 30 years and had never seen evidence for creation presented. Therefore, he has concluded that evolution must be true because that's all that is ever presented. If creation were true or warranted consideration, it would be published about in the scientific journals. MY RESPONSE: I nudged my wife sitting next to me and whispered, "Of course he hasn't seen any articles in his secular scientific journals, they suppress any creationist authors from being published." It's like arguing that salvation in Christ can't be the truth because you've never seen it presented in a Satanist bible. Of course you're not going to see that there. The secular scientific journals are inherently biased towards a naturalistic/atheistic/humanistic philosophy of origins and, therefore, are not objective in the search for truth. They have hardened their hearts towards any evidence that shows a young earth, or the hand of a Creator, or that astronomical complexity, purpose in design, beauty and purpose could not have come about by chance, time, and out of chaos. This man's statement was totally illogical, groundless, and misguided. There are thousands of young earth creationist scientists. Many have published outstanding articles which have been carried in Creation Magazine, Creation Ex Nihilo Technical Journal, Creation Research Society Quarterly, and in hundreds of books that I am aware of and have a list of if any one cares to investigate further.

2. False claim that creation and evolution can co-exist:Jamie Crannell, one of your committee members, stood up at the end of the Albert Lea meeting and said that he was the son of a Presbyterian minister and that he saw no conflict between believing in both creation and evolution -- that they could peacefully co-exist. MY RESPONSE: Some Christians have tragically undermined the truth of the Bible by acquiescing to evolutionary scientists or compromising theologians and have tried to be syncretistic, melding the two worldviews together. This is illegitimate, unwarranted, apostate, heretical and wrong. The Bible clearly historically states in Genesis 1:1 that In the Beginning God created the heavens and the earth. This is followed by six literal 24-hour days of creative activity (with evening and morning). Everything that God calls into being by the power of His Word arrives fully formed and functioning, ready to reproduce after its kind. It is confirmed later in Exodus 20:11 that "...for in six days the Lord created the heavens and the earth, the sea and all that is therein..." On day six, man is created in God's image. Tracing the Biblical genealogies, there is no more than a little over 6,000 years since the creation of all things as far as time is concerned. Evolution calls for millions of years of things changing from one thing to another. Where did all the information come from Evolution means there would have had to have been millions of years of death. Death did not come about until Adam and Eve sinned in the Garden of Eden, so that disqualifies compromise with evolution right there. I have included various articles that also address this unpermittable compromise.

3. The appeal for evolution to be taught in the science curriculum at all:MY RESPONSE: Evolution cannot be classified as science. It is not observable, repeatable, or testable. No one was there purported billions or even millions of years ago to witness what has been classified as a fact of science. How then can it be taught as science It is a philosophy, a worldview, and a religion. It must be taken on faith. It is a bias. It is true also then that creation is religious in that it is embraced and believed by faith since we were not there either. But we know Someone who was there! Our Lord Jesus Christ. The question then comes down to, what bias is the best bias to be biased with! It is certainly more reasonable to believe in an omniscient, omnipotent Creator purposely designing and creating all things that what Dr. Duane Gish has been quoted as saying, "Isn't it unbelievable what the unbeliever has to believe in order to be an unbeliever! It's simply unbelievable!"

4. Teachers are under tremendous responsibility for what they teach: What if those of you who want to teach evolution as a fact, or even at all are wrong You have the tremendous responsibility of imparting teaching to impressionable young people who are actively forming a worldview and philosophy of life. If there truly is a Creator (which I contend there is only one true and living Creator), do you not know that teaching that evolution is a fact then would be an incredible affront to the Creator. Are you aware that He shares His glory with no one! Are you aware that the Bible says that it would be better for a millstone to be hung around your neck and you be drown in the depths of the sea than to lead one of His little ones astray! Teaching children evolution is leading children astray from Biblical historical truth and the one true and living Creator. Are you aware that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom How then can anyone have true wisdom without fearing the Lord Are you aware that in the book of Hebrews it says that without faith it is not possible to please God because those who would come to Him must believe that He exists! Teaching evolution is teaching impressionable young people that there is no God, we are not created in His image, we are here by a chance explosion, and that we are here as a result eventually from goo to you over millions of years of chance processes. Therefore, I would tremble if I were one who taught evolution as the correct view of how we came to be. We had the inventor of the MRI machine, Dr. Raymond Damadian, speak at the Albert Lea Senior High School on October 22nd, 1995, and the title of his presentation was, "We Dare Not Affront the Creator."

5. Evolution is presented as a fact. MY RESPONSE: Many of the "facts" of evolution have changed over the years. How can a fact change Almost all of the "scientific facts" presented for evolution in the Scopes trial of 1925 have been clearly shown to have been misinformation, incorrect, outdated, or outright fraud. This is verifiable. In an article about Charles Alexander that appeared in TIME magazine, March 14, 1994, we read: 'In the years before he got into journalism, senior editor Charles Alexander taught science at two high schools in Tennessee. He told his students about early man and the origins of life and touched on the dinosaurs, "And just about everything I taught them," he says, "was wrong"'... the material has since proved almost totally obsolete...". At the Smithsonian Natural History Museum in 1996, a sign on the origin-of-man display stated: 'A lot has happened since this exhibit opened in 1974. The science of human evolution is a fast-changing field. Much of the material here is now out of date. We're developing a new exhibit based on the latest findings.' There are many many other examples of outright fraudulent information and conspiracies to present evolution as a fact. If these things have been shown or admitted to being wrong, how then were they a fact in the first place The evolutionary timetable for the beginning of the universe has been changed many times. Facts don't change. There is objective truth. This truth of origins is found only in the Holy Bible. An editorial in the Nov/Dec 1996 issue of Teacher Magazine by Ronald A. Wolk stated, "Science is arrogant. And it has had to eat its own theories more than a few times. But it is the accumulation of observation, analysis, and experimentation moving ever closer to something we might call "truth."' Well, evolution will never arrive at the truth, because it contains no element of truth. Therefore, it should not be taught to our children.

6. Sheer artistic license is taken in drawing scenes from supposed millions of years ago or of evolutionary intermediates. A 9-14-2003 article in the Pioneer Press on page 5A under the Science section entitled, "Painting to please" states: "The eye-popping hues in the photos from the Hubble Space Telescope are largely the creation of artists jazzing up black-and-white images. So why do they do it" ..."...their breathtaking colors are, in most cases, exaggerated. They are the product of a team of NASA astronomers, computer artists and public-relations folk who touch up and color Hubble's photographs, massaging each one...It's a merger of science, art - and marketing." The same could be said for evolution in textbooks. How is it that complete scenes can be drawn out from one or two fossil bones found Tremendous, shameful artistic license is taken to present the bias of the evolutionist. See the enclosed article about medical illustrator Ronald J. Ervin who was asked to illustrate ancient humans and 'prehistoric' animals - and to make them fit the evolutionary view. The article is entitled, "Filling in the blanks." Impressionable young people see these pictures and scenes in their textbooks and are indoctrinated into believing someone was there to witness the scene and record it as such. This is a devious scheme to undermine the truth. How can this be in a science book. These things belong in art class or creative drawing class. It is unconscionable to me that textbook companies allow this, and that teachers teach from this.

7. A host of renowned scientists of the past were and present are Bible believing, young earth creationists. Among those of the present whom I am personal friends with are Dr. Raymond Damadian of Woodbury, NY (inventor of the MRI machine); Jules Poirier of San Diego, CA who was instrumental in developing the navigational capabilities of the lunar landing module to get on the moon; Harold "Bud" Froehlich of Minneapolis who designed the Alvin submarine which filmed the Titanic on the bottom of the ocean; and many many more. The Creation Research Society alone has over 700 members with Ph.D.'s and degrees in science. It is not intellectual suicide to believe in creation. Two other friends of mine who have lectured on creation in Albert Lea were both voted Professors of The Year at their Universities - Dr. David Menton, Ph.D., Professor of Anatomy at Washington University in St. Louis, MO and Dr. David Kaufmann, Ph.D., Professor of Exercise Science at the University of Florida-Gainesville. "The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom." Some of the great scientists of the past included Joseph Lister- Antiseptic Surgery; Louis Pasteur-Bacteriology; Robert Boyle-Chemistry; Georges Cuvier-Comparative Anatomy; Charles Babbage-Computer Science; Lord Rayleigh-Dimensional Analysis; James Clerk Maxwell-Electrodynamics; Michael Faraday-Electromagnetics; Ambrose Fleming-Electronics; Gregor Mendel- Genetics; Matthew Maury-Hydrography; and many many more. But even if there were no earthly man remaining who believed in their Creator, it would not nullify the truth of God's Holy Word. But fortunately, there remain many that embrace the truth and seek to help get others to stop and think about the ramifications of what they believe.

8. Circular reasoning is employed in the dating of rocks and fossils. The rocks are dated by the fossils they contain. The fossils are dated according to the rocks they are found in. This is absurd and dishonest.

9. Radiometric dating methods are ill-conceived, illegitimate, based on presumptions/bias, and are dishonest. Read the book, Radioisotopes and the Age of the Earth - a definitive resource on radioactive dating. It examines radioisotope theory, exposes its plaguing problems, and offers a better alternative. True dating and honest research shows an earth and universe to be just over 6,000 years old.

10. Evolution does not play on a level playing field. In a 2001 article out of Washington State entitled "Teacher Barred from Questioning Darwin" by correspondent Dave Clark, it is stated, "A flare-up in Washington State is showing, once again, that many evolution supporters really aren't interested in getting at the truth about the origin of life. At first, Roger DeHart was told that discussion of "intelligent design" was out of bounds with his students. Now, this man who has taught high school biology for 14 years in Burlington, Washington, has been ordered not to even question or criticize the theory of evolution."..."Now they have told me, basically, just to teach the textbook, and not to verbally bring up any information different than what our text has," DeHart said. "DeHart's textbook teaches Darwinian evolution uncritically. "That's not education, that's indoctrination," he added." In our own state of Minnesota, in Faribault, resides science teacher Rod LeVake. He has had similar experiences.

11. Incredible claim from Smithsonian Magazine about our supposed rodent-like ancestor:Enclosed is a copy of p.14 of the Nov '03 Smithsonian entitled "New Hall on the Mall" and is written by Lawrence M. Small, the Secretary of the Smithsonian. Read his last paragraph! Here it strongly infers that Mozart is the great ancestor of a 210 million-year-old rodent-like creature. This is followed by the actual article on p. 44 called "The Mother of All Mammals." Notice that this is stated as a fact. What did they find in the ground, but a few fossilized bones! Read how artistic license was used in the constructing of this evolutionary idol. Notice the words used in the article, such as "no complete skeletons...partially reconstructed... assorted odd teeth... time traveled... imagined... probably sported a fur coat... took shape in his mind... make the head a bit bigger... recommended enlarge Morgie's eyes... probably was nocturnal... add hair to the tail... more back and forth... model finally satisfied both artist and scientist..." and yet it is all presented as a fact. Then, the paragraph of all paragraphs -- the last one -- "Once the new hall opens this month, visitors will be able to reach out and touch their oldest ancestor." This is an abhorrent affront to the one true living Creator - this is an abominable, insidious lie. The truth is, we are created in the image of God, not evolved from a rat. This is the most outrageous, unfounded, despicable pseudo-scientific myth possibly ever concocted, apart from the supposed Big Bang and molecules-to-man macroevolution. Can you committee members really and truly agree with this, that you have come about through a totally chance process whereby your great descendants are slime molds and rodents and eventually apes and then here you are today. Do you really and truly believe this This is inconceivable to me.

There are so many more things which could be said or sent to you, as I have been collecting books, videos, articles, news reports, magazines, fliers, brochures, etc. etc. for over 10 years and have literally boxes and file cabinets full of information. I do not say this to impress any of you, but rather to show that I've really just touched the tip of the iceberg here in this letter and enclosures and with the books and videos I've previously sent you.

I beseech you, I implore you -- please do the honorable and just and right thing for the children of this state and their parents - do not subject them any longer to the false teaching of evolution. Break with the status quo and the party line of the evolutionists. Recent clashes in Texas, Kansas, West Virginia, Michigan, and Ohio need not discourage you Minnesotans in a position of power from having the resolve to teach the truth of creation.

Thank you for your time.


Bryce Gaudian
21992 810th Avenue, Hayward MN 56043
Ph. (507) 256-7211
E-mail: mailto:gaudian{at}deskmedia.com

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"Why should a segment of the science establishment insist on making a particular explanation for origins the "unifying theme" of general biology when it is a foregone conclusion that science cannot empirically prove any explanation for origins It is socially divisive to have students who believe in a supernatural explanation for origins become indoctrinated into an evolutionary explanation for origins with a curriculum that is utterly devoid of scientific objectivity" Randall Hedtke, author of The Great Evolution Curriculum Hoax

"The fiction of evolution is a diabolical fraud that confuses and deceives. The adversary of God works diligently to steal the hearts, minds, and souls of the world's young people using this fraudulent device." Warren L. Johns, Attorney & Author of Ride to Glory

Cambridge professor, Adam Sedgwick, after he read Darwin's book on evolution at once recognized Darwin's motive in writing it. The book was, he said "a dish of rank materialism cleverly cooked and served up merely to make us independent of a Creator."

"There is widespread propaganda being circulated today, emanating from the highest circles of establishment science and education, to the effect that Biblical Christian faith is either antagonistic to science or irrelevant to it...[However] since Jesus Christ is the incarnate Word of God, 'and without Him was not anything made that was made' (John1:3), it is necessarily true that true science must be built on the knowledge of Him who created the world that scientists seek to study." Dr. Henry M. Morris, President Emeritus, Institute for Creation Research

"I worked for 43 years as an electronics engineer and designed many wonderful things, but none of them came about by random chance by the way!" Jules Poirier, Saturn/Apollo design engineer, expert on the Monarch butterfly, and responsible for the navigational system to get the lunar landing module on the moon

"...the big bang...our human brain...all this incredible complexity...originated from hydrogen gas they [evolutionists ] say....Isn't it unbelievable what an unbeliever must believe in order to be an unbeliever It's just unbelievable , isn't it!" Dr. Duane Gish, Vice President, Institute for Creation Research, and world renowned debater of creation vs. evolution

"The most basic of all scientific laws - the law of cause and effect (no effect can be greater than its cause) - becomes foolishness to those who believe that matter can organize itself into highly functional living structures by chaotic chance factors. Every organism, from the single-celled microbe to the amazing human body carries the imprint of intricate planning and construction. The idea that such complex structures did evolve by random mutations and natural selection is clearly a measure of the arrogance of human rebellion against common sense and the absurdity of humanistic logic... The only genuine force for the belief in evolution is the fact that the intellectual leaders want to believe it. The main reason they believe it is their fanatic desire to escape the idea that there is a Creator Who is more intellectual than they. 'Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools' (Romans 1:22)...Common sense and Scripture both point to the development of living organized structures by creative acts of a Superhuman Intelligence" Dr. David Kaufmann, Professor of Exercise Science, Univ. of Florida- Gainesville, also voted Professor of the Year