By Rick Blumenberg
Saturday, October 24, 2015
Darwinism Dying a Slow Death
By Rick Blumenberg
Charles Darwin said if his theory was correct it would eventually be confirmed by the fossil record. He probably really believed evolutionary creation was true science. It may have been in Darwin’s time. It was a legitimate theory in his time if you were not a believer in divine creation. One purpose of science is to test theories of the physical world, discover what proves true, and discard the others.
Many scientist still cling in slavish blind faith to Darwinism as true science while believing Divine creation the very opposite of science. But science is proving them wrong.
The DNA record has convinced more and more genuine scientist that there had to be intelligence behind such amazing design. Some such scientists are Christ-followers, some Jewish or Muslim, and some don’t know what to believe, but many now admit that if they use the genuine scientific method—following where the evidence leads—Darwin’s theory just doesn’t hold up. There must be another answer to origins of the universe and to life on earth.
Some astronomers are firm Christ-followers. Others, while not in that camp, are still ready to admit that the telescopes available today show a universe that is finely tuned, and an earth amazingly situated for life (as opposed to any other known place in the universe.) Some admit (and others firmly proclaim) that earth is so amazingly suited for life and the universe is such an awesome place that somebody must have planned it and planned well.
Honestly study any area of science and we must admit that our world from the tiniest cells of the smallest creatures, to the immense galaxies that make up space, is so wondrously complex it couldn’t possibly have just happened—there must be an amazing intelligence behind it.
Some non-believing scientists laugh at such beliefs as being unscientific—they particularly dislike the “young earth theory” that some Christians hold. However, the Bible actually does not teach a young earth. The age of the earth is left totally open as shown in Genesis 1:1-2(NIV) “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.”
Note verse one emphatically gives God his rightful place as Creator of the heavens and the earth, (in other words, the entire universe). However Genesis 1:2 is not about the beginning of the universe but the beginning of life on earth. At the time this narrative begins earth was already here, but “formless and empty”, dark, and either fully or mostly covered with water over which “the Spirit of God was hovering….”
In verse three of Genesis One, we see God speak light into existence. This was his modus operandi throughout all of the Bible’s creation account, with the exception of the creation of mankind. Apparently mankind was unique and created in a special way. With our current ability to study earth and the universe with modern knowledge and sophisticated instruments, science also reveals much the same—our world was uniquely made for life on earth.
Apparently schools still teach Darwinism as “real science”. And it may have been so a hundred years ago when it was a legitimate theory for scientists who did not believe in God. Modern scientists, however, with blind faith in Darwinism, still proclaim it genuine science and refuse to admit there is no evidential support. Darwinism is a theory thoroughly discredited by modern science and any scientist who is willing to follow the evidence. The popular press, educational publishers and many public school teachers still teach Darwinism as truth, rather than a mere theory, but in the last thirty or so years it has been greatly discredited.
Praise God, our Creator, Maker of heaven and earth!
For those of you who want to study on a deeper level, One book I recommend is “The Case for a Creator” by Lee Strobel. Strobel has extensive references to scientists and their professional writing, so by following the references you can go as deep as you want to go.
I’m Rick Blumenberg and that’s
My View from Tanner Creek”.