I read with great interest the Opinion pieces in which the "danger" of creationism was discussed by several able scientists (The Scientist, November 17, 1986, pp. 10-11). Unfortunately, none of these authors offered any help in resolving the controversy. Name calling, of which both sides are amply guilty, will do nothing to solve the dilemma facing our public school system. If I may be so bold, allow me to present the concerns that those of us who are biblical literalists have about the teaching of evolution in our public schools and to offer some possible solutions.

First, let me state my views. I believe the Bible to be the inerrant, infallible word of God. More important, I believe it to be the only source of inerrant "truth." Thus, I accept all other proposed "truth" (whether scientific or philosophic) only if agrees or does not conflict with the Bible....

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