Science by definition is “a branch of knowledge or study dealing with a body of facts or truths systematically arranged and showing the operation of general laws.” It is considered a “systematic knowledge of the physical or material world gained through observation and experimentation. (Observation is using the senses)” Supposedly, science deals ONLY with repeatable observable processes in the present! For those of us that took science classes in high school we did this very thing. We made an observation about how the world works. We made a hypothesis about our belief. We tested that hypothesis and observed our results. Then we compared our results to our hypothesis. If we were right, we confirmed our hypothesis. If we were wrong, we change our belief. This is what science is supposed to be.
Evolution cannot be science. Evolution has no facts or proofs. Sure, they say that they have all these fossils that prove evolution. But what they really have are “missing links.” There have been no transitional fossils ever found. All the fossils prove is that at one time there was a creature whose bones, or exoskeleton looked a certain way. Evolution is not observed today. Sure, they will claim that there is proof that evolution occurs today. They may cite Darwin’s Finches or talk to you about Peppered Moths. However, Darwin’s Finches never ceased to be birds. Peppered Moths never ceased to be moths. All Darwin’s finches and peppered moths prove is micro-evolution. Micro evolution is a change within a species. New genetic material is not created. In fact, genetic material is typically lost when micro-evolution happens. In order for single celled organisms to give rise to multi-cellular organisms and eventually every creature AND plant we see on earth we have to believe in macro evolution. The addition of genetic material is called macro evolution. What do I mean by addition of genetic material? Creatures begin to develop an exoskeleton when it is not already in the DNA to develop such (Slugs growing a crablike shell). Or, creatures begin to develop wings when it is not already in the DNA to develop them; such a monkey growing wings. This type of evolution has NEVER been witnessed. This is important because this is the type of evolution that is necessary to prove Darwin’s Theory of Evolution.
That brings me to my next point. Evolution is still a theory. A theory by definition is “a coherent group of general propositions used as principles of explanation for a class of phenomena.” Or, simply put, “a proposed explanation.” By this definition evolution is a theory. It has never been witnessed. And until it can be proven that a monkey gave birth to something that has genetic material that previously did not exist, evolution remains a theory.
Furthermore, I contend that evolution resembles religion more so than it resemble science. Religion by definition is, “A set of beliefs concerning the cause, nature, and purpose of the universe, esp. when considered as the creation of a superhuman agency or agencies, usually involving devotional and ritual observances, and often containing a moral code governing the conduct of human affairs.” Religion has a three fold Purpose. First, it answers why we are here. Second, it answers how we achieve that purpose. And finally, it explains how that will change our view of the world.
Evolution resembles religion. It explains why we are here. To the evolutionist, we are here as a result of a series of “accidents” which brought us into existence. It makes our purpose what ever we desire (lust of eyes, flesh and heart). And finally, It changes our worldview by teaching us that we have no consequences for our actions.
Why is all this important? I want you to use your imagination for just a moment. Picture a T-Rex. Picture a Neanderthal Man. Why did you see a large meat eating dinosaur with hate in its eyes and dark earthly colors (grays, browns,etc). Why did you see a hairy man, carrying a crude spear without any clothes?
We see what we are “programmed to see.” We did not see a pink dinosaur. We did not see a dinosaur with bright greens or yellows or blues, yet many lizards and other creatures in this world have such colors. We do not see them because an “artist” gave us the impression that they want us to see. We did not see a Neanderthal man dressed in a suit or armor, carry a fashioned spear or cooking his meat over a fire. Why? Because an “artist” gave us the impression that they want us to see. The fact is no one has seen them! We do not know what color a dinosaur’s skin was. We do not know how hairy any Neanderthal might have been. I say these things to you so that you can understand that that the battle we wage against evolution is not Science vs. Creationism. It is Christianity vs. Evolution (Atheism). A Christian can be scientific (and for centuries were). -WTK
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Evolution is Not Science
Volume 6 Issue 41