Sunday, December 30, 2007

Texas and "creation science"

Is it a coincidence that every state panel staffed with Rick Perry appointees does something to undermine science education and science literacy in this state? The latest ridiculousness comes from an advisory panel to the Texas Higher Education Coordination Board, who have recommended in favor of recognizing Masters of Science Education degrees granted by the Institute for Creation Science Research. Yes, that's right - this isn't even the subtle creationism of "Intelligent Design". This is full-on young Earth creationism, as explained on the ICR's own FAQ page:
All things in the universe were created and made by God in the six literal days of the creation week described in Genesis 1:1-2:3, and confirmed in Exodus 20:8-11. The creation record is factual, historical and perspicuous; thus all theories of origins or development which involve evolution in any form are false. All things which now exist are sustained and ordered by God's providential care. However, a part of the spiritual creation, Satan and his angels, rebelled against God after the creation and are attempting to thwart His divine purposes in creation.
Remember, if you believe in evolution in any form, or that the universe is actually 13 billion years old, according to these folks who want to staff science faculty positions in Texas you have been corrupted by Satan and his agents. Great.

To the arguments of the Houston Chronicle against granting the ICR request, let me add two more (both admittedly self-serving): this seriously hurts our ability to recruit high tech professionals to this state, and this puts Texas science and engineering faculty at a competitive disadvantage for funding. For example, ordinarily it would be a plus for a large center proposal to the NSF to be coupled to the state's education initiatives. In Texas, that's not clear.

3 comments:

Herman Cummings said...

Evolution's Deathtrap

As parents, we are to "train up a child in the way he should go:". In doing so, the child is directed to "remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth,". So what are our educators presently doing? They are teaching our children that there is a tooth fairy that gives you a dollar for your lost tooth if you put it under your pillow at night. How about the teaching that there is a "Santa Claus" that flies through the air with reindeer, who comes down the chimney on Christmas Eve to deliver gifts that you wished for. I guess that those that live in apartment buildings have to have some other delivery fable taught. What about "magic Santa keys"?

Yes, I am pointing out the insanity and bias of the practice of only teaching our students the theory of evolution, causing an imbalance in education. Creationism can hardly be taught, but the "Observations of Moses" can easily be taught our students, as a counter balance to the blind teaching of evolution (Atheism). There is no evidence for evolution, except in the closed mind of blind academics, administrators, and scientists. Evolution is a shallow conclusion of the fossil record (of death), and there is another, more probable, interpretation which is not being considered.

What circumstantial evidence is used to come to the conclusion of "evolution"? The very same evidence that (the "Observations of Moses") states that there was "death by escalation", meaning that death to life forms first came to the simplest of creatures in the water (out of sight of land dwellers), before escalating to higher life forms that already lived on land. With this position, you get the exact same results in the geologic record, but without the phantom "transitional forms". Original created life did not grow old and die, if left to it's own. External forces caused their escalated death on at least three occasions, the most intense being in 245 Million BC. Just because death is discovered to have occurred initially in the water, does not mean that there was not also life on land at the same time.

The atheist and evolutionist are motivated by the evil spirit of rebellion against God, whose goal is to destroy as much of mankind as possible. Take notice of their strategy, which is to only have the secular theories of science required and taught in public schools. But when it comes to teaching (the correct data) from the book of Genesis, they say "teach it in religion class, because it’s religion, and not science". That is a bold face lie!! The very teaching of evolution is indoctrination into the religion of Atheism!! It is Satan’s mission to deny the reality of God and His Word, or at least redefine the scriptures, so that he can destroy all of mankind that he can. Evolution denies the existence of both the Creator, and of the Entity of Evil. Denial of the supernatural, which gave birth to the natural, is worst than foolishness.

How can the Observations of Moses not be science? If Moses was given an overview (six visions) of the 4.6 billion year history of our Earth and universe, and saw the several different life forms as they lived in the ancient past, how is that not science? Is science the denial of reality, and the redefinition of history? Does it seek to destroy the minds of our students? Take notice that evolutionists don’t want any other theory taught in science class. The truth is not afraid of exposure, but a falsehood is fearful of the light. Also take note that evolutionists require much more evidence for "creation" than they do for their own beliefs. For example, ask for proof of the "primordial soup".

The seven-day creationists, such as those who support Creation Science and Biblical Reality, are motivated by the desire to rescue mankind, by trying to convey the truth of history, and the reality of our existence. However, Creation Science teaches foolish doctrines, by denying scientific reality, and along with Ruin & Restoration, they end up redefining God’s Word in order to make it "fit" their false teaching. For example, ask them "where did the water come from on the first day?". Also, ask them "were the birds created one day before Adam, or on the same day after Adam?". They can't answer without redefinition of what is written, throwing "literal interpretation" out the window.

Theistic evolution, Day/Age, and progressive creationists deny the truth of God’s Word, and also teach false doctrine. They deny the 24-hr day, saying that those days were long periods of time. They call God a liar, by denying that God created our Earth and universe all in six 24-hr days. Ask them "How long did God tell Joshua to march around Jericho?". Were those also long periods of time? But at least they try to acknowledge the Eternal Spirit, His creation of our existence, and the truth of history.

However, this article is named "The Deathtrap of Evolution", and for good reason. Since there indeed is a Creator, there is indeed a coming judgment of all mankind, both modern and prehistoric. At the White Throne Judgment, approximately 1,020 years from now, every (remaining) human being, that has ever lived on this planet, whether they be Homo Sapiens, Cro-Magnon, Neanderthal, or original mankind, will stand trial and must give an account of their deeds while they lived on this Earth.

What sort of "an account" will an atheist or evolutionist be able to give? Will the excuse "I didn’t see any evidence" be accepted, and the person will be allowed to live forever in peace? Or will the option to remain in ignorance, and denial of the truth of Genesis (as written in the book "Moses Didn’t Write About Creation!"), be charged against the person, and they be thrown into the waiting Lake of Fire to be tormented forever?

Just imagine the laughter that many atheists and evolutionists now exhibit when the thought of a Creator is discussed. They want to believe, and teach to others, that all life on Earth, and the origin of the universe, all came into existence by random chance. Now imagine their shock when they find themselves standing in line, with tens of thousands of other humans, waiting to be judged by someone that they may have laughed at. Be assured that those that have done wrong against certain others, will be judged by that very same person, who will have the given authority to grant everlasting life or everlasting torment. This scenario would be discussed in another book, not yet written.

So what is the final conclusion? It is that the fossil and geologic record of the ancient past gives solid proof of the truth of Genesis, namely the Observations of Moses, without the need of non-existent transitional forms which the theory of evolution relies on. God first created, and then restored life on Earth after each extinction event, in six different geological eras of mankind in the past. No modern human has both seen and written about the prehistoric past, except Moses, as revealed to him by God Himself.

So if secular science wants to teach their conclusions from geologic data, so be it. But also teach the correct interpretation of early Genesis (not creation science), else the religion of Atheism is being indoctrinated into our students, by the state and local governments, contrary to the U.S. Constitution.

Herman Cummings
Ephraim7@aol.com
PO Box 1745
Fortson GA, 31808

Doug Natelson said...

Mr. Cummings and other readers, I'm not going to get into a tit-for-tat argument about creationism. It's not science, because it is unfalsifiable by construction. Evolution on the small scale is demonstrable in the laboratory on short timescales - witness the rise of drug-resistant bacteria. Evolution has nothing a priori to do with atheism.

Happy New Year.

Bernard said...

Doug--
There was an interesting piece in The New Yorker (http://www.newyorker.com/reporting
/2007/12/03/
071203fa_fact_specter?currentPage=1)
on paleo-virology (studying fragments of ancient virii "trapped" in human DNA) and how it is yet another empirical support for evolution.
Happy Holidays,
-=-Bernie