Per Fidem Intrepidus means "Fearless Through Faith". My courage isn't my own, it comes from the Holy Spirit, it's my faith in God and my personal savior Christ Jesus that calms my fears and allows me to move forward in this fallen world. Personally I'm afraid of a lot of stuff, but having the faith that Jesus adopted me as his little, sin filled, brother keeps me going.

Friday, May 10, 2013

I Don't Have Enough Faith To Be An Evangelical Evolutionist

If I gave this 20 million years,
would it evolve into a snowman?
The late Carl Sagan said, “If we must worship a power greater than ourselves, does it not make sense to revere the Sun and stars?” (Carl Sagan, Cosmos (Random House, 1980), p.243.) Maybe Carl Sagan is right, but is the sun truly greater than me? The sun is bigger than me, and it is quite a bit hotter than me, but let's have a competition to see who is truly greater. Let's have a spelling bee. 

Let's see who can ice skate. Who passed the test and received an amateur radio license? Let's compare the Sun's blog against my blog and see who's more eloquent. What was the Sun's GPA, did it beat my 3.96? I'll bet it didn't even graduate. So by real count I'm five for five, Mentally I'm obviously more powerful than the sun, so besides that whole being dead thing why isn't Carl Sagan advocating that the whole world start revering me? 
Sometimes when I'm faced with an atheist, I am tempted to invite him to the greatest gourmet dinner that one could ever serve, and when we have finished eating that magnificent dinner, to ask him if he believes there's a cook. 
RONALD REAGAN, Speaking My Mind
Although atheists claim that they have no religion, many are in fact very devout followers of the religion of Evolution. They have their Saints (Darwin) their High Priests (Dawkins, Attenboro) and their acolytes (any university faculty), they have their sacred rituals (misinterpreting evidence) and they have their inquisitions (just ask any acolyte about intelligent design and watch the torture begin).

In an article published in March 2003, Science Magazine claims that evolution is not a religion but truly a science, and attempted to prove so yet some how they did that without using the words "evidence", "Scientific Method", "knowledge", "proof", "facts", or even "hypothesis". Their primary proof that Evolution is  not a religion but an actual science is that in 1944 a guy named G.G. Simpson said it was a science.

The book definition of religion is "(1) : the service and worship of God or the supernatural (2) : commitment or devotion to religious faith or observance
The book definition of science is "knowledge or a system of knowledge covering general truths or the operation of general laws especially as obtained and tested through scientific method"

The book definition of the scientific method is "principles and procedures for the systematic pursuit of knowledge involving the recognition and formulation of a problem, the collection of data through observation and experiment, and the formulation and testing of hypotheses"

In a nutshell, the theory of evolution states that once upon a time there was nothing at all, which for no reason exploded. The explosion caused nothing to become dust particles which then clumped up. Those clumps eventually became things which somehow turned into other, unrelated, things. Somehow evangelical environmentalists claim that this theory precludes the existence of God because... well... just because. 

Rather than the scientific method, evolutionary "scientists" use inference to "prove" evolution. They say that an example of inference is this: if you plant a redwood seed a redwood sapling grows. You can infer that the sapling will reach the soaring heights of a 2000 year old redwood by observing redwood trees of different ages. There's a problem with this - can you actually commit inference when you have something observable, like redwoods of differing ages to study? Using inference evolutionary "scientists" will intently study a fossil and infer from their study of a fossilized partial thigh bone of a small dinosaur that the small dinosaur evolved into a lemur or something similar.

Let's back up to the redwood tree for a moment. Scientists determined that the redwood seed would grow into a redwood tree through inference, this is not true. They did not infer, they actually used the scientific method rather than inference. They studied the sapling as it grew and studied trees of transitional ages before coming up with their hypothesis that the seed would grow into a mighty giant redwood. Notice also that at no time did they infer that the seed would grow up to be a chicken, the scientific method would not allow that, but evangelical evolutionism demands it.

This is more how evangelical evolutionism uses inference: A woman returns home from a business trip at 2:45 and finds her husband missing, there's a burning candle stub, about 2" tall, burning in a candle holder and a note saying that he went to the store and would be back at 3:00. She immediately calls the police and reports him as a missing person. He walks in the house at 2:59 and asks her why there's cops all over the place. She answers "You've been gone over 24 hours, I know that candle, brand new they're over a foot tall, and it takes over a day to burn down to a 2" stub." To which he replied, "Yeah, but this particular candle was a 2" stub when I lit it. Why didn't you read my note?" 

She had inferred that her husband was gone for a long time because the candle she was thinking of took a long time to burn down to 2", the possibility that he had a 2" candle to start with never crossed her mind. If the were a large pile of melted wax around the candle stub she would have had a leg to stand on, that melted wax would have been considered transitional evidence, but there was no transitional evidence at all. Unfortunately this is a problem evangelical evolutionists have too, there's no transitional evidence backing up the theory of evolution, no transitional species, no transitional elements in the fossil record. Nothing. Everything that has been shoved down our throats as "proof" of evolution, every touted "missing link", every  newly discovered transitional species has either been misinterpreted data or an out right fraud:

Nebraska Man - a "missing link" found in 1922, turned out to be little more than a tooth from a pig found in a Nebraska digging. From that single tooth, and no other evidence what so ever, evangelical evolutionists imagined an anthropoid primate. This particular 'missing link' was still being supported as late as 1972

Piltdown Man - In 1912 Charles Dawson, an amateur archaeologist  claimed to have found bones of the  missing link in a quarry near Piltdown Common in Sussex, England. Piltdown man was named Eoanthropus dawsoni and was constructed from parts of a skull and an apelike lower jaw. By 1954 over 500 articles had been written about Piltdown Man. Eventually the skull was studied and found to be thousands of years older than the jaw and the fraud was exposed.

Neandertal Man - Once considered a separate species and the 'missing link', responsible science now consider Neandertal man just old dead human beings, and they're now fully classified as Homo Sapiens. Poor Neandertal's remains were misconstrued by evangelical evolutionists to be something they never were.

Java Man - Initially discovered by Dutchman Eugene Dubois in 1891, all that was found of this claimed originator of humans was a skullcap, three teeth and a femur. The teeth were from different ages, the femur was found 50 feet away from the original skullcap a full year later. The bones were from apes, both male and female. The actual bones were kept from responsible scientists for over 30 years, and the fact that the stratum the bones were found in contained actual human remains was kept from scientists even longer.

Peking Man - Dr. Davidson Black, a professor of anatomy in Peking, in 1926 added to the growing list of evidence – one tooth – and called it the Peking Man (Sinanthropus Pekinensis).  After he received a substantial sum of money from the Rockefeller Foundation, Black began to excavate a large landslide at a hill where the tooth was found. Sifting through debris of ashes and bones of numerous mammals, he collected some thirty monkey-like skulls along with some more teeth and a couple of jawbones, but no other parts of the anatomy. They turned out to be monkey skulls (baboons and macaques) and each skull had a hole bashed in the back. Responsible scientists pointed out that Dr. Davidson Black found the trash heap where ancient Chinese workmen threw the remains of their lunches.

Orce Man - Found in the southern Spanish town of Orce in 1982, and hailed as the oldest fossilized human remains ever found in Europe. Scientists had said the skull belonged to a 17 year old man who lived 900,000 to 1.6 million years ago, and even had very detail drawings done to represent what he would have looked like. One year later officials admitted the skull fragment was not human but probably came from a 4 month old donkey.

Australopithecus Evangelical evolutionists have recovered the skeletal remains of several extinct apes in southern Africa that differ slightly from their modern counterparts. The scientists have naturally concluded that the differences provide evidence that the ancient apes were preparing to change into men. However, careful study by well known anatomists have proved that these once promising links are nothing more than extinct apes.

Ramapithecus - once widely regarded as the ancestor of humans, it has now been realized that it is merely an extinct type of orangutan.

Lucy - Lucy was discovered in Ethiopia by Donald Johansson in 1974, a humble man and as a humble man he claimed humbly that Lucy was the most important find made by anyone in the history of the entire human race. However responsible scientists were not allowed to examine Lucy's bones up until 1982. When they finally did, guess what they found? They found out that you couldn't really tell the difference between Lucy and a rainforest Chimpanzee that you might find in the San Diego Zoo.

Archaeoraptor - The missing link between dinosaur and bird! At a press conference held at National Geographic Headquarters October 15, a team of Geographic-supported experts unveiled the fossil, which they named Archaeoraptor liaoningensis. Unique to the Archaeoraptor fossil, they said, was the presence of both a bird-like bone structure and a strong, dinosaur-like tail. It turned out that Archaeoraptor was a composite, a fossil of a dinosaurs tail attached to the fossil carcass of a normal bird.

Every single missing link that has been discovered has been found to be a complete fraud, a misinterpretation of evidence and touted as proof of evolution by evangelical evolutionists, or a separate intact species (and touted as proof of evolution by evangelical evolutionists). Darwin himself once stated that for his theory to be true fossilized transitional forms would be found. To date there have been exactly 0 transitional form identified.

Evolutionists have been digging up the ground throughout the world for decades looking for skeletal remains or imprints in sedimentary rock. If living things evolved step by step, there should be millions of halfway creatures. None have been found, although, as we have seen, several have been manufactured. Actually, the fossil record shows exactly the opposite: All the varied species that have existed on earth appear suddenly, fully formed and developed, which, of course, is consistent with the creation of Genesis.

So here you have it, a science that does not use the scientific method, a science that cannot find evidence to prove its theories, a science that cannot observe its theories as they evolve (please pardon the pun), a science based on faith alone, nothing else. If I'm going to base something on faith, it will be my salvation, based solely on my faith in my lord and savior Jesus Christ. 
4 For the word of the Lord is upright, And all His work is done in faithfulness. 5 He loves righteousness and justice ; The earth is full of the lovingkindness of the Lord. 6 By the word of the Lord the heavens were made, And by the breath of His mouth all their host. 7 He gathers the waters of the sea together as a heap ; He lays up the deeps in storehouses. 8 Let all the earth fear the Lord; Let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of Him. 9 For He spoke, and it was done ; He commanded, and it stood fast. 10 The Lord nullifies the counsel of the nations ; He frustrates the plans of the peoples. 11 The counsel of the Lord stands forever, The plans of His heart from generation to generation.    (Psalm 33:4-11)

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