Date: Mon, 30 Dec 2002 00:44:35 -0800
To: Michelle
From: Darwin Bedford <>
Subject: Re: Are you up for this debate?

Dear Michelle,

No, I am not up for this debate.  The choices presented (repeated below) are not correct.  Evolution is not presented in our public school textbooks as a process that brought time, space, and matter into existence from nothing.  I subscribe to option 2 (The universe always existed.) with natural processes as described in Steven Wolfram's new book "A New Kind of Science ".

Have you read my article, The Simplicity of Existence -- An ontological explanation which concludes that Evolution is a universal physical law ?


Observed phenomena:
Most thinking people will agree that--
1. A highly ordered universe exists.
2. At least one planet in this complex universe contains an amazing variety of life forms.
3. Man appears to be the most advanced form of life on this planet.
Known options:
Choices of how the observed phenomena came into being--
1. The universe was created by God.
2. The universe always existed.
3. The universe came into being by itself by purely natural processes (known as evolution) so that no appeal to the supernatural is needed.
Evolution has been acclaimed as being the only process capable of causing the observed phenomena.
Evolution is presented in our public school textbooks as a process that:
1. Brought time, space, and matter into existence from nothing.
2. Organized that matter into the galaxies, stars, and at least nine planets around the sun. (This process is often referred to as cosmic evolution.)
3. Created the life that exists on at least one of those planets from nonliving matter (chemical evolution).
4. Caused the living creatures to be capable of and interested in reproducing themselves.
5. Caused that first life form to spontaneously diversify into different forms of living things, such as the plants and animals on the earth today (biological evolution).

Darwin Bedford

At 10:32 PM 12/29/2002 -0800, you wrote:

Hi Darwin,
I met you a few months back outside of Willingdon church.  Just a web site I thought you might be interested in.  There is a $250,000 cash grab if you can prove a debate.  Web site:
Take care,