How I Got Into Evolution Research

My name is R. Webster Kehr and I live in a suburb of Kansas City, Missouri called Lees Summit. I live with one of my daughters and her family so I am not in the phone book. I am 74 years old and I am an ex-Marine, Viet Nam veteran who was seriously wounded in action!!! Yes, I have a Missouri purple heart license plate. My wife passed away in 2016.

My religious background is that I am a "Mormon" (i.e. a Latter-Day Saint or LDS). A "Bishop" presides over a "ward," which contains a few hundred members of the LDS church. A group of several "wards" is called a "stake" which is presided over by a "Stake President."

In 2006 my late wife and I, and our seven children, were living in Overland Park, Kansas. We were getting ready to move to Oskaloosa, Kansas, which was in a different stake, and I noticed that my temple recommend was about to expire (this is what is used to get inside of a Mormon temple). Even though there was no temple in Kansas City at the time (it was not dedicated until 2012), I wanted to get my temple recommend renewed before we moved because the Bishop of our ward (Bishop Ferreter) and I were very good friends. Both of us are ex-Marines.

When the temple recommend formal interview was over we just sat around talking. During that conversation I said to him: "Bishop, I have been thinking about writing a book for the youth of the church which totally destroys the theory of evolution." The Bishop literally threw his arms high in the air and said: "WRITE IT!!!" So I did. I wanted the book to be free, so I built this Prophets Or Evolution website!!!

This anti-evolution website (i.e. "creation science" website) now has FOUR free eBooks and many free articles, one of which has more than 400 reasons the theory of evolution cannot be true. Here is an article which links to these four free eBooks and the big article:
Quick Links (links to books and a major article)

This website is important for all young people, and even some adults, who belong to any church!!! MANY young people in the Mormon church (i.e. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints), and all other churches have been taught the theory of evolution in public schools, STARTING IN MIDDLE SCHOOL IN MANY CASES!!! And many young people in every religion have lost their testimonies in God or they have had their testimonies severely damaged because of the theory of evolution!!!

Both President Nelson and Elder Holland (e.g. these are two of the top five leaders in the Mormon church) have been openly critical of the theory of evolution. In his speech at BYU, Elder Holland mentioned four of the best known atheists/evolutionists: Richard Dawkins (by far the best known), Sam Harris, Daniel Dennett and the late Christopher Hitchens (who I might add had a very obnoxious/arrogant personality). The speech was mainly about the contribution of religion to the world throughout history, but he talks a little about the four men I just mentioned.

His speech was for college age students and above.

He talks a lot about secularism. Here is a definition of secularism:
The indifference to, or rejection or exclusion of, religion and religious considerations. As a philosophy, secularism seeks to interpret life on principles taken solely from the material world, without recourse to religion."
Merriam-Webster Dictionary

Here is a quote from this speech and a link to the speech. (Note: if you click on the blue link below the quote, and if you then click the triangle/arrow link on that page (on the BYU website) - you can both watch and read his amazing speech at the same time. I should mention there are some graphic statues in this video which might be too intense for high school students - his talk was given at BYU. Here is the quote:

  • "But of course, not everyone agrees that religion does or should play such an essential role in civilized society. Recently the gloves have come off in the intellectual street fighting being waged under the banner of the New Atheists. Figures like Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, Daniel Dennett, and the late Christopher Hitchens are some of the stars in what is, for me, a dim firmament. These men are as free to express their beliefs or, in their case, disbeliefs, as any other, but we feel about them what one Oxford don said about a colleague: On the surface, he's profound, but deep down, he's [pretty] superficial.
    Speech: Bound By Loving Ties


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