Interestingly, less than five percent of the letters were negative
might be a better description. Most of these writers were careful to emphasize their credentials, givingaway the fact that their belief system was rooted in a vested commitment to evolution byreason of profession. For the other viewers, among whom were physicians, businessmen,and high school students, there was no such commitment
indeed, I suspect a proper survey would find this to be so for the man in the street today.The many hundreds of letters showed that public interest in the programs lay beyondmere iconoclasm. Rather, it was due to a deeper and more subtle impact on the human psyche. Basically, the writers expressed the view that although they knew Creation to besomehow "religious", they had always had reservations about the idea of evolution as"scientific". Many indicated that the programs confirmed their suspicion that theeducation system has not been entirely honest and scrupulous about providing all thefacts.The programs presented sufficient information to enable previously unformulatedquestions to be properly focused and even sharply honed. The dry-as-dust matter of Charles Darwin's pigeons and fossils took on new significance as the viewer realizedtheir relationship to the great social issues confronting us today. For it became clear thatevolution is not now confined to biological evolution, to which Darwin's name isattached, but has become an ideology that extends into virtually every area of humanactivity, including politics. As the programs continued to reveal further details generallykept from the public, the Creation account as an alternative began to take on thecredibility that had been lost in the face of today's orthodox explanation
evolution. Inshort, armed with all the facts, the viewers were now jury members who could make a proper and personal choice of their worldview.One thing had become clear: a great need among the ordinary uncommitted people of thisworld for all the facts and information and not just what has been filtered through theminds of committed humanists, many of whom are educators and members of the mediaand who thus in a very real though perhaps not conscious way virtually control all thatenters the human mind.
In the Minds of Men
has been written expressly for the majority of the public, those whofeel "uneasy" about evolution and in a broader sense are aware that history, science,religion, and politics must surely share common principles. They do indeed. Althoughthere are books on these individual subjects, so far as is known there is no one volumethat combines them all between two covers in such a way that the common evolutionarythread becomes abundantly plain. I have attempted to put together such a volume.Documentation from orthodox scientific sources has been made more than generous sothe reader may be as certain as the author that no statement has been taken out of context.The book may be read on three levels. A reading of the straight text will provide morethan enough to whet the appetite of the average reader. The more adventurous reader maydelve into the footnotes, in whose depths he will find many gems of information notgenerally known. And, finally, the appendices will provide the home computer enthusiast