Rev. Glen Bayly runs something called the Rev. Glen Bayly Religious Center of Mifflinburg, Pennsylvania. We suspect it’s pretty obscure, and we can’t find any website, but based on a number of letters to the editor of local newspapers, the good reverend is silly enough to warrant an entry. Bayly is very concerned about the status of public education, in particular the alleged fact that it is “illegal to even mention [either God or the Constitution – it’s ambiguous] in the science classes of Pennsylvania” and – but of course – that students are taught the theory of evolution. As Bayly sees it, “most founders of modern science believed in God. Many notable modern day scientists do;” so they cannot have accepted evolution. In particular, Bayly is concerned with the “tragic” implications of the theory of evolution as a value system – which it of course isn’t, but Bayly isn’t very good at drawing basic distinction. “[I]f we are merely the result of random natural processes of time and chance,” which the theory of evolution emphatically does not imply, it means “a constant struggle of the weak versus the strong” and a rejection of the Constitution’s establishment of the equality of man – just like the theory of gravity ostensibly confers upon you a moral obligation to lie down on the ground. Here is Bayly trying his hand at an argument for creationism from complexity.
Diagnosis: Yeah, just a local creationist loon. Nothing really to see here, and perhaps it’s more quaint than anything else in this age of Qanon and stuff, but there’s still plenty of them around.