This is an explanation, almost an apology. The Hans Christian Andersen fable "The Emperor's New Clothes" is a hook intended to catch your attention and to help you remember this web address. It also happens to be an irresistible metaphor that, in my opinion, aptly describes the modern-day emperors of evolution who claim to have proof for their philosophy; but are unable to show it to us. Their predicament invites satire, hence the silly name for this site that deals with a most serious topic.
Much like the little boy in the story, I am on a completely different intellectual plane than the emperor(s) that I challenge on this web site. My academic accomplishments are modest and I make no claim to great intellect. My name is Mike Biehler; I am a shop teacher who has little time for this endeavor and it certainly gives me no pleasure; but I feel compelled to write. I write for my children and my children's children. My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
God, speaking through Jesus' half-brother Jude, commands Christians to "contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints" 1. That is exactly what I am doing. I am joining the battle for truth because I must obey my Lord. He has placed me in a position to be well aware of this professor who aggressively promotes the lie of evolution by attacking the integrity of the Bible.
My daughter took two of Dr. Lamoureux's courses and my son-in-law one course. Dr. Lamoureux speaks at Christian functions that my family has attended and he speaks at a teachers' convention that I attend. Also, I once taught a course which dealt with logic and devious techniques of argument, so perhaps by providence, I have learned to recognize sophistry when I hear it. Someone should respond to the professor. I accept the challenge. I dare to do so only because I know that God chooses... " the foolish things of this world to shame the wise." 2
I am what Dr. Lamoureux has labeled an "anti-evolutionist, literalist, fundamentalist". We will look more closely at his word games later. However, for now I am pleased to accept these pejoratives because I think that they mean "Bible-believing Christian". I believe the Bible to be verbally inspired and inerrant as originally written. I also think it highly unlikely that God presents His Truth in a book filled with errors in science and history. This issue matters because those who throw out the first eleven chapters of Genesis also dissect the rest of the Bible and are left with a religion of their own making, which is Christian in name only.
I devote scarce time to this project with the sincere prayer that sound doctrine will prevail. May God direct you to the "narrow path that leads to the narrow gate" 3. I know that there are "few who find it", but I also know that if you "seek you will find" and if you "knock it shall be opened unto you." 4 "Find truth, the truth will set you free." 5
Some might say, "If you are a Christian, you should not be judging others." In my opinion, this statement is based on a misunderstanding of one of the most frequently quoted texts in the Bible: "Judge not, that ye be not judged." 6 Shortly after saying these words, Jesus says; "Beware of false prophets who come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves." 7 He is warning us that teachers of false doctrines may claim to be Christians8. Similar warnings about false teachers and false doctrine are found throughout the New Testament. Clearly Jesus expects us to be like the Bereans9 who evaluated each doctrine.