you interested in teaching Englsih as a Second Language
(ESL)? New World Tutoring is making ESL CDs for
distribution to ESL students in far away lands.
Presently we serve students in four countries. We need
people to do dialogue for conversational pieces for
adults and kids. We are looking for vibrant and caring
people to help with this project. Monetary compensation
may be available for the right candidate. If you
are interested in this project please contact:
Eugenics: The Dark Side of Darwinism - Part 1
by Joe Renick
Intelligent Design Network New Mexico Division
It was in 1859 that Charles Darwin, in his famous work On the Origin
of Species, introduced the world to his theory of natural selection, the
force, he claimed, that drives biological evolution. Through the process
of the sampling of life's random variations - as the story goes -
nature, over and over and over again, picked the "fittest" of
those variations and in so doing, slowly transformed the
"simple" single-celled organisms that existed a billion years
ago into the complex and wondrous creatures of today's world.
Of course at that time, no one…including Darwin…had any idea as
to the actual complexity of even the simplest single-cell organism. The
truth of the matter is that Darwin's theory was largely based on
ignorance, had no real convincing evidence in its support and was of
little or no practical use. Its real value lay in its ability to provide
the basis for a new secular religion. Consequently, today, in spite of
its inability to provide anything more than content for
"just-so" Darwinian fairy tales, neo-Darwinism reigns…not as
science but as materialistic ideology.
Darwin's intent in publishing Origins was that his theory be
accepted, not just by the scientific world, but by the masses. However,
he had a problem. It was one thing to say that the birds of the air and
the beasts of the field evolved but it was another thing altogether to
say that the same was true for mankind. This would surely offend the
Christian ladies and gentleman of Victorian England who believed that
their existence was the result of the special creative work of God.
Darwin thought it best to let everyone get a little more comfortable
with these ideas before exposing them to the disconcerting truth about
the origin of mankind much less its dark and troubling implications. All
of this would have to wait till later.
Thus, in writing Origins, Darwin reluctantly stopped short of
claiming that mankind was also the product of natural selection…though
that was his ultimate intent.
Now Charles Darwin had a cousin, Francis Galton. Galton had an
excellent understanding of Darwin's work but he had little concern about
British sensibilities. In 1869 Galton published a book, Hereditary
Genius, based on Darwin's Origins where he not only made it clear that
mankind descended from lower forms but he also foresaw the emergence of
a new science based on Darwin's theory.
Galton was well aware that one of Darwin's strongest arguments
supporting natural selection had to do with domestic breeding. He
reasoned that these same principles could be applied to human
populations for the purpose of eliminating undesirable traits in those
populations just like breeders did with domestic animals. This reasoning
provided the basis for a new social science which Galton called
In Hereditary Genius Galton "cleared the decks" for Darwin
with respect to any remaining issues thus within a couple of years later
Darwin published his second work, The Descent of Man. It was in this
book that Darwin laid out the foundations of Eugenics. Darwin writes…
With savages, the weak in body or mind are soon eliminated; and those
that survive commonly exhibit a vigorous state of health…We civilized
men, on the other hand, do our utmost to check the process of
elimination; we build asylums for the imbecile, the maimed, and the
sick;… and our medical men exert their utmost skill to save the life
of every one to the last moment….Thus the weak members of civilized
societies propagate their kind. No one…will doubt that this must be
highly injurious to the race of man.
If…various checks…do not prevent the reckless, the vicious and
otherwise inferior members of society from increasing at a quicker rate
than the better class of men, the nation will retrograde, as has
occurred too often in the history of the world.
In Origins, Darwin introduced his theory of natural selection. In
Descent, he provided the scientific basis for eugenics. At the end of
the nineteenth century utopian thinking was "in the air" in
Europe and America. This combination of ideas set the stage for the
twentieth century and some of mankind's darkest times.
We generally think about the "Holocaust" as being the
result of what happens when a mad man like Hitler comes to power. But it
is not that simple. In the next segment, Part 2, we look at the
connection between Darwin and Hitler, examine the shameful role that the
U.S. played in the eugenics movement and show that you should never let
"eugenicists" and "utopians" play together.
meeting of the NM IDNet will be May 25 at 7-9 PM in rm 2405 of the UNM
Law school. The topics will be i) a critique of the multiple
universes explanation of the anthropic coincidences, ii) review of
Steve Meyer's recent book "Signature in the Cell", and iii)
modeling the DNA polymerase.
on Preschool/Childcare Licensing
Senator Dianna Duran asked me to invite you to a meeting in
Albuquerque next week (TBA) with the CYFD Secretary &
Legislators regarding any concerns you have regarding
proposed licensing changes.
Senator Duran has already contacted and heard from legislators
in both parties about licensing concerns. (Thanks to
those who helped contact your representatives so quickly). Senator
Duran has been arranging a meeting with the CYFD
Secretary, Dorian Dodson. This meeting will likely occur
toward the end of next week, probably next Friday,
May 21 in Albuquerque. Since there was
limited time to act, this week and central location
was chosen. Most representatives can't attend the CYFD
hearing on June 1st in Santa Fe as it is election day. Since
it is our representatives job to support citizens and the job
of CYFD to reflect the concerns of the department, having our
State representatives informed or present is obviously helpful for
those who still have concerns. The latest draft
of licensing changes was recently posted on newmexicokids.org.
You are still welcome to invite your representatives or
any support that you may wish to attend this meeting.
Please RSVP if you plan to attend so Senator Duran can have
a room arranged. If you can't come, but still wish for
State representatives to hear your concerns, please send a copy of
your concerns to this email. All written comments will be
submitted to those Representatives present and to
Secretary Dodson at the meeting. You may contact Senator
Duran or send RSVP's to this email, and I will send the
tally to her.
As always, please feel free to share this news with other
Preschools, Child Care programs, homes or families that will be impacted
by new licensing changes. It is important that everyone
have the chance to impact this important process.
Caren Blackstone, Director
Cornerstone C.D.C. in Alamogordo, NM
(575) 437-8610 or (575) 434-0106
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1:27 Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To
visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself
unspotted from the world.
Anniversary Celebration Banquet
— July 16, 2010
John’s United Methodist Church
Arizona St. NE Albuquerque
block N of Menaul—1 block E of San Pedro
Auction Starts at 5:00 Dinner 6:30 pm
are appreciated for the Silent & Live Auction.
Time-share vacations, river rafting, tickets to events (sports,
theatre, entertainment), pottery, jewelry,
arts and crafts, paintings, clothing, books, or gift certificates
(hotels, restaurants, beauty salons, etc.).
Sponsors—Gold $1,000; Silver $500; Bronze $300
Tickets $25 each
Speaker: Rev. Dr. Pablo Diaz, VP of Ministries—Guideposts
tickets for yourself or sponsor seating for inmate family members.
do not have to attend to be a banquet sponsor.
call Ann to reserve your tickets. 505-291-6412
Woman at the Well
the Redeemer’s Bride
the Brave Queen
God bless you & vaya
& Myra Green
Days for Life
Would you like some information about 40 Days for
Life Fall Campaign? This is
an ecumenical movement to bring awareness to the sanctity of life and to
gather together as public prayer witnesses outside Planned Parenthood
where abortions are taking place six days a week.
If you would like to know more, call Sandy Azevedo @ 604-2977.
Check with your local church regarding
dates and availability for Vacation Bible School.
Adventures in the Sandias
Sandia Mountains day-hikes scheduled for:
Sat, Jun 19 – TWA Canyon
Sat, Jul 17 – Bear Canyon
Sat, Aug 14 – Hondo Canyon
Sat, Sep 18 – North Mystery Trail
Sat, Oct 16 – Tres Pistoles
More details at: www.nmsciencefoundation.org/sandias/
Activities in Albuquerque
No need to be bored!