Tuesday, April 8

Beginning with the basics

"Preach the Word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke, and encourage ----with great patience and careful instruction. For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear." 2 Timothy 4:2-3 NIV

I listened to an interview last night as I ran from one crisis to the next with Dr. James Dobson and Ben Stein regarding his new documentary about intelligent design. Again, I am struck by how much science is becoming the tool of man to disprove God and the only way they are doing it is to deny the very evidence that science finds of God's hand. As Oxford professor Richard Dawkins, author of "The God Delusion" states,

"Certainly I see the scientific view of the world as incompatible with religion."

In such efforts to deny God, it seems that man is set on just ignoring the evidence. A friend of mine on an online community I belong to said that we, humanity, aren't flexing our muscles in the realm of science (that was my statement), rather exploring the world known and unknown. But if that is the case, where science is burdened with man's insatiable desire to know the unknown, why do we cut off any discussion regarding theories that challenge the bar?

"Academic freedom is no longer assured in many countries. This is especially true when it involves espousing views contrary to the theory of Darwinian macroevolution. Numerous instances have been documented where scientists and teachers have either been censored or removed from their positions for allowing or facilitating open discussion of the empirical problems of macroevolution." Statement from PSSI (Physicians and Surgeons for Scientific Integrity) website.

If we look to the Genesis account, which refers to God as the intelligent designer of the world and all its creatures, environs, and structures, we find that God started the whole process. "God said" is repeated ten times in the account and shows that a Being spoke what He was going to do and then did it. Much like a scientific theory, where a scientist will propose an uninformed expectation and then endeavor to make it happen. Even Charles Darwin, the father of modern evolutionary thought, claimed this process as his own….

“I was a young man with uninformed ideas. I threw out queries, suggestions, wondering all the time over everything; and to my astonishment the ideas took like wildfire. People made a religion of them.”

One of the tenements of Evolution theory is that natural selection brought us from the primordial ooze to the complex design of the human body we enjoy today. Ignored is the biblical account that God created or actively initiated over twenty five events in the creation account.

According to evolutionists, randomly unsupervised events occur that affect the genetic makeup of an organism in which the fittest (those equipped with the advantageous traits to survive, proliferate, and procreate) are the survivors which beget the species which evolves to repeat this process. This leads to a species developing over time with all the advantageous traits needed to survive. The 'final' species is far different, superior, and adaptable than the original. Eventually, we were formed.

Yet, for some strange reason, the Genesis account has a phrase in it that is so 'duh' in its obviousness that one wonders why it is included in such a powerful and purposeful way. Each species, we are told in the account, brings forth offspring "according to its own kind." I.E. Human gives birth to human, monkey to monkey, finch to finch. This is the observed way of species progeneration throughout known history. And yet, science feels fit to deny evidencal proof.

“To suppose that the eye with all its inimitable contrivances for adjusting the focus to different distances, for admitting different amounts of light, and for the correction of spherical and chromatic aberration, could have been formed by natural selection seems, I freely confess, absurd in the highest degree.” Charles Darwin.

If intelligent design, which does not promote the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, is such an outrageous theory and only involves quacks and charlatans, why does it invoke such rage and hostility? If creation is such a religious dogma instead of scientific process, why do so many people have a problem with letting those nuts just have their time? If evolution is not just a theory, but mankind's lucky break in the scheme of things, why are so many of the basic tenets faulty and unprovable?

Maybe we should ask our ancestors, the monkey?

Or should we look to the obvious and call it truth?

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