Here (Evolution News & Views, May 16, 2012 )
In the end, President Wagner introduced Dr. Carson gracefully. Carson gave a beautiful speech (no notes or text either), funny and inspiring and eloquent. I got choked up when he talked about Francis Scott Key composing the words that became the lyrics of the “Star Spangled Banner” as he observed the British bombardment of Fort McHenry in 1814. Key saw how the American troops, defending Baltimore Harbor, would not let the flag fall despite being showered by upwards of 1500 cannonballs along with rockets and mortar shells, a lesson in persistence. But I’m not doing justice to the way he tells it. Watch for yourself.
Yes, he addressed the evolution flap and gently but firmly put his critics in their place:
I know there was some controversy about my views on creation and somebody thought that I said that evolutionists are not ethical people. Of course I would never say such a thing and would never believe such a thing nor would anybody with any common sense. So that’s pretty ridiculous.
How could the four professors who drew up the petition of complaint seriously think he meant to say Darwin believers are morally defective, as opposed to acknowledging what’s obviously true — that Darwinian evolution undercuts any coherent defense of moral principles?
Better still, later in the speech and without referencing the Emory dustup, he made an unapologetic pitch for reasoned debate over enforced dogma. “Political correctness,” he said, “threatens the prosperity and the vitality of our nation.”
But the critical thing to see is that it does NOT threaten the Darwinbots who batten off US taxpayers, claiming to know the history of life when they don’t.
Realize: Kid surgeon Ben Carson may be the last guy to ever give a speech at that U who doesn’t conform to their stupid political correctness. No matter how useful he might be to you and yours.
While we are here: UD News, whatever you may imagine it is worth (or isn’t) to you, is written by someone who survived a kiddie op in a frontier outpost in Canada in 1958. Seeing the doctor’s terrified face, while going under, … that doc hadn’t done any operations before and, well, he wasn’t Ben Carson, but … hey, Ben would have cheered him on.
The alternative was, kid dies tonight. So the kid’s parents were told. And would never have signed for it otherwise
The kid was unsteady for some weeks, but discovered that feet still exist.
Look, finally, reality must triumph over useless Darwinism, coddling faculty tea parties.