Edwin Yoder's article {op-ed, June 23} on creation and the Supreme Court could have been anticipated. He stated the court's decision invalidating Louisiana's creation-science statute was both wise and correct. It was neither; it was unwise and wrong.

The Supreme Court has gone so far out on a limb to throw God out of the classroom that even factual information cannot be taught if it conforms with the teachings in the Bible. According to the court, all evidence of the past -- fossil finds, theories of the origin of the earth, etc. -- must be based on evolution no matter how much the evidence needs to be slanted. Some fossil evidence seems clearly to indicate a catastrophic occurrence on a massive scale -- maybe the result of a flood -- but this could not be taught because that would be religion.

Should we go back and call "Nebraska Man," the missing link of the Scopes-trial era, a true missing link even 40 years after it was proven to be from the tooth of an extinct pig? Hundreds of years ago all scientists knew the earth was flat. In the mid-19th century spontaneous generation of microscopic life was considered a fact until Louis Pasteur proved it false, while in the late 20th century most scientists still believe in spontaneous generation of life itself.

Charles Darwin himself had many doubts and unanswered questions about his own theories of gradual change through natural selection, but believed that future fossil finds would prove him correct. Today the record of fossils does not always support his theories.

A human egg just fertilized is a microscopic life that contains millions of bits of information; every physical trait to identify a particular human being is in that microscopic egg and, of course, all the information that is necessary to pass on these traits to future offspring. To think something as enormously complex as this could happen by accident in nature is beyond belief. Contrary to Mr. Yoder's article, there is no scientific proof of the ridiculous theory of evolution. WILLIAM E. NOWERS Fairfax