God Said - Proverbs 19: 1-3
than a fool whose lips are perverse.
how much more will hasty feet miss the way!
yet their heart rages against the LORD.
"Jon Woolf said...
"The Flood is a miraculous event in that God caused it."
As soon as you invoke magic or miracles, you're not doing science anymore."
NAMBLA is behind an initiative to teach grade school students about homosexual sex. Homosexuals are trying to tear up and rebuild an institution as old as mankind, marriage. Once God is removed from society, society becomes removed from God and chaos results.
The magisterial use of reason occurs when reason stands over Scripture like a magistrate and judges it. Such ‘reasoning’ is bound to be flawed, because it starts with axioms invented by fallible humans and not revealed by the infallible God. But this is the chief characteristic of liberal ‘Christianity’. It is refuted by Scriptural passages such as Isaiah 55:8–9
Note that this does not say ‘My logic is higher than your logic’. If so, then if we believed 2+2=4, God could believe 2+2=5. What it does mean is that God knows every true proposition, while we know only a part. Another passage is Romans 9:19–218 ‘For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,’ declares the Lord.9 ‘As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.’
The ministerial use of reason occurs when reason submits to Scripture. This means that all things necessary for our faith and life are either expressly set down in Scripture or may be deduced by good and necessary consequence from Scripture.219 One of you will say to me: ‘Then why does God still blame us? For who resists his will?’20 But who are you, O man, to talk back to God? Shall what is formed say to him who formed it, ‘Why did you make me like this?’21 Does not the potter have the right to make out of the same lump of clay some pottery for noble purposes and some for common use?
Molecules as Traffic Cops 01/19/2011
Jan 19, 2011 — One of the cutting-edge developments in cell biology and genetics is the realization that there are networks of molecules that are regulated by other molecules. Some molecules stimulate growth while others repress it. The dynamic interplay between signals, hormones, repressors and other processes somehow leads to “homeostasis” – a dynamic balance that is responsive to the environment and able to adapt to changing needs.
Three papers in PNAS this week discuss these dynamic networks that are only slowly being understood.
Parents who’ve held a newborn may want to reflect on the complexity of processes working in harmony to perfect a baby’s inner ears:
We found that the physiological development of mutant sensory hair cells is arrested at around the day of birth, before their biophysical differentiation into inner and outer hair cells. Moreover, maturation of the hair cell stereocilia bundle and remodelling of auditory nerve connections within the cochlea fail to occur in miR- 96 mutants. We conclude that miR-96 regulates the progression of the physiological and morphological differentiation of cochlear hair cells and, as such, coordinates one of the most distinctive functional refinements of the mammalian auditory system.None of these papers mentioned evolution.
1. Zhang et al, “SCARECROW-LIKE 3 promotes gibberellin signaling by antagonizing master growth repressor DELLA in Arabidopsis,” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, published online before print January 18, 2011, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1012232108.
2. Heo et al, “Funneling of gibberellin signaling by the GRAS transcription regulator SCARECROW-LIKE 3 in the Arabidopsis root,” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, published online before print January 18, 2011, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1012215108.
3. Kuhn et al, “miR-96 regulates the progression of differentiation in mammalian cochlear inner and outer hair cells,” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, published online before print January 18, 2011, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1016646108.
These papers are mentioned briefly for the sake of readers who would like to delve further into the details. If nothing makes sense except in the light of evolution, why wouldn’t the scientists saturate their papers with Darwinspeak? Networks and signals are concepts of intelligent design, not evolution. These are exciting times when scientists can begin to look into the black box and see elaborate interactions between molecules acting for all the world like robots or a well-organized city with security and traffic control. The new paradigm should be, “Nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of information technology.”
Whittaker Chambers, the ex-communist spy who testified against high-level Russian spy Alger Hiss, explained in his book Witness one of the things that began turning his mind away from atheist materialism and toward faith. He was watching his baby daughter eat, and took note of her “intricate, perfect ears.” “The thought passed through my mind: ‘No, those ears were not created by any chance coming together of atoms in nature (the Communist view),” he said in the foreward to his book. “They could have been created only by immense design.’” (see full quote at Creation Tips). What if he had learned about miR-96, too? That would have been overkill against any materialist ideology.
Next headline on: Plants • Human Body • Cell Biology • Genetics • Intelligent Design • Amazing FactsDarwin missed the pink iguanas on the Galapagos (01/06/2009). If he had seen them, the evidence in front of him for hybridization between land and marine iguanas might have shocked his evolutionary senses. See the meaning of this explained in the film The Voyage that Shook the World (Resource of the Week for 09/19/2009).
I Timothy 6:20-21
“Nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of information technology.”
And lean not on your own understanding;
In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He shall direct your paths.
Teach a just man, and he will increase in learning.
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom,
And the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.