The journal Psychological Science noted that “children in preschool and early elementary school show teleological biases to explain the origins of natural objects’ properties by reference to functions.”
Boston University psychologist Deborah Kelemen conducted research seeking to get children to believe in a “non-goal-directed population-based process of differential survival and reproduction”—aka atheistic evolution which sought to “suppress” children’s “commonsense ways,” and to “explain why animals have functional traits and show signs of apparent design.”
The reference to “apparent design” brings to mind the following statements.
Francis Crick wrote:
Biologists must constantly keep in mind that what they see was not designed, but rather evolved.
Richard Dawkins wrote:
Biology is the study of complicated things that give the appearance of having been designed for a purpose.
They demand that design be ruled out not based on the actual evidence which leads to the conclusion of design but based on a worldview—Atheist evolution.
Kelemen wrote, “According to this view, then, an optimal time to begin comprehensively familiarizing children with counterintuitive scientific explanations is relatively early, during ages at which alternative commonsense explanatory frameworks are still relatively fragmentary…capitalizing on young children’s drive for coherent explanation, factual knowledge, and interest in trait function, along with their affinity for picture storybooks, is a viable initial step toward overcoming conceptual pitfalls that can undermine later learning about adaptation.”
The reference to “counterintuitive scientific explanations” brings to mind the following statement.
Harvard University Professor of zoology and biology, Richard Lewontin, wrote:
Our willingness to accept scientific claims that are against common sense is the key to an understanding of the real struggle between science and the supernatural…we have a prior commitment, a commitment to materialism. It is not that the methods and institutions of science somehow compel us to accept a material explanation of the phenomenal world, but, on the contrary, that we are forced by our a priori adherence to material causes to create an apparatus of investigation and a set of concepts that produce material explanations, no matter how counter-intuitive, no matter how mystifying to the uninitiated. Moreover, that materialism is absolute, for we cannot allow a Divine Foot in the door.[6; emphasis added for emphasis]
In Proverbs 8:36 the Bible states, “all those who hate me, love death” and it is no surprise that Kelemen sought to teach children the virtues of death, telling them that death is how “the selectionist mechanism” functions.
Scott F. Gilbert and David Epel wrote that “death is selective.”
Richard Dawkins “In nature, the usual selecting agent is direct, stark and simple. It is the grim reaper.”
Kelemen wrote, “The story is about life and death. Kids want to know what is going to happen next.”
So, it is no wonder why Atheists are desperate to indoctrinate children; to deny their natural born instincts and embrace a worldview that tells them that life, the universe and everything is the result of a series of accidents and that death is good—now, you kids behave!
Towards this end; Atheists have the entire public education system and media behind them. There are countless children’s books, movies, cartoons, etc. meant to accomplish the goal we have been outlining. In fact, even so called “nature shows” are saturated with evolution.
Biology is a science but evolution is a philosophy and Darwinian evolution is a branch of crypto-zoology that asserts and seeks mythological chimeras.
 Kelemen, D. et al. 2014 AD. Young Children Can Be Taught Basic Natural Selection Using a Picture-Storybook Intervention. Psychological Science. 25(4): 893–902
 What Mad Pursuit, p. 138
 The Blind Watchmaker, p. 1
 Gilbert, S. F. and D. Epel. 2008 AD Ecological Developmental Biology: Integrating Epigenetics, Medicine, and Evolution. Sunderland, MA: Sinauer Associates, p. 292
 The Blind Watchmaker - Why the Evidence of Evolution Reveals a Universe Without Design, p. 62
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