Wednesday, June 24, 2009         No. 0906

                                                                                                                                    

 
 

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Are Creationists Anti-Science?

One of the most common arguments that evolutionists use against creation researchers is the old refrain that creationists are "against" or "anti-" science.  However, the same critics fail to answer one important question:

I have been asked countless numbers of times, "Why are creationists against science?"  My usual response is, "What do you mean by science?"  The next question that is asked is, "Good question... so how do you define science?"

This is a question that many do not consider when examining the issue of creation versus evolution.  The word science has the root meaning of "knowledge."  Scientists can make repeatable, testable observations about our present world and gain knowledge about the present.  Such knowledge has built the technology that put humans into space.

Scientists also try to obtain knowledge about our past, including our origins.  But this sort of knowledge is very different from knowledge about the present.  It must involve assumptions about how the universe and life first began when no human was there to see it all happen.  Fossils, rocks, dating methods, all of these require the observer to interpret the evidence, and this interpretation is always filtered through beliefs about the past.

There is a major difference between observational (or operational) science; what we can observe in the present, and origins science which interprets about the past with no direct observation.  Creationists are not against science, but we do want people to understand what the word science really means.

 


 
 

Was Noah’s Ark Large Enough?

One of the most frequently asked questions posed by Christians and skeptics alike concerns how Noah could fit all the animals on the Ark.  Secular evolutionists mock those of us who take the account of the Ark and a global Flood as literal history. They claim Noah could not have fit the supposed millions of animals needed on board.

But a little research shows clearly that Noah did not need millions of animals.  Only representatives of each kind of land-dwelling and air-breathing animal were needed.  Creationists have shown that there can be many different species within each kind.  For example, wolves, coyotes, and domestic dogs all belong to the same kind.

Based on the dimensions given in Scripture to Noah, found in Genesis 6:14-17, the Ark was huge.  Only a third of the Ark’s space was needed for the animals.  Even though there was plenty of room, only Noah’s family believed and were saved.

Noah’s Ark is also a picture of salvation that God offers through His Son, Christ Jesus.  Have you believed and been saved?


 

 
 

Is Antibiotic Resistance Proof of Evolution?

It is true that certain bacteria can become resistant to antibiotics.  On the surface, this may seem like evidence for evolution.  After all, these bacteria seem to have “gained” something over time; a resistance which they did not have before.

It is easy to see how a student could be intimidated by teachers who push evolution by declaring that bacteria have gained a resistance.  Thus, they supposedly evolved.

But, when you study the matter at a molecular level and understand how this resistance came about, it becomes obvious that it has nothing to do with molecules-to-man evolution.

Dr. Georgia Purdom explains:

“Mutation and natural selection, thought to be the driving forces of evolution, only lead to a loss of functional systems.  Therefore, antibiotic resistance of bacteria is not an example of evolution in action but rather variation within a bacterial kind.”

For evolution in the Darwinian sense to occur, an organism has to gain information; information that previously did not exist.  Bacterial resistance has nothing to do with a gain of information: it can be inherited from information that already existed, there could be a loss of information, or there could be an exchange of previously existing information from another bacterium.  However, none of this has anything whatsoever to do with molecules-to-man evolution.


 
 

 

Evolutionist Quote of the Month

“By the end of the eighth week, the face resembles a primate, but is still not quite human.”

       Carl Sagan, Is It Possible To Be Pro-Life and Pro-Choice, Parade Magazine, April 22, 1990, p. 6

 


 
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