The usual trick is that the scientist declares any proposition that cannot conceivably be refuted in an experimental or observational setup to be a statement about nonexistent entities or to be meaningless or incoherent. In short, all metaphysical inquiry or belief is declared to be nonsense by assumption -- the assumption that no metaphysical realm exists, only a material realm. Thus does science dispose of religion, spirituality, and every other aspect of metaphysics -- by sheer declaration that what scientists do not know how to deal with does not exist! But what is this assumption if not a philosophical one? After all, what conceivable experiment or observation might show that it is false? In fact, this way of dismissing metaphysics amounts to both a gigantic instance of question begging and a huge category mistake." - Robert Higgs
There is a population of religious zealots who control the media and educational systems of the vast majority of Western nations. Naturalism is their religion, they often call themselves Atheists, no matter, for the US Supreme Court declared their point of view to be a religion. In the USA we have freedom of religion, so a man can believe in whatever he chooses, even the Flying Spaghetti Monster and form a house of worship as well. Different strokes for different folks.
However, the problem is that science has been hijacked by these religious zealots, who I have dubbed "Darwinists." They try to hide or destroy or explain away evidence that the Earth is young, that organisms are designed and that God created the Universe. They give organisms magic powers to "evolve and adapt" as if fish decided to become amphibians and then decided to be able to walk upon the land. Oh, but some land animals later decided it would be better to get back into the water and they became whales. Do we find any transitional forms? Every single one Darwinists trumpet with triumph eventually proves to be a fully developed organism.
School children are taught this nonsense and taught it in such a way as to present it as proven science. This despite the lack of any observed upward evolution in any organism or any transitional forms in the fossil record. If the rocks and planets and organisms could speak to us? The rocks cry out Global Flood! Organisms declare that they are designed. The planets would demand acknowledgement of their youth.
There is a Great Designer, the Creator God, and all the planets and stars and organisms on the planet are evidence for Him. The odds of one simple organism ever happening by chance in all the Universe for all time are beyond belief statistically. Yet we have millions of varieties of organisms found all over the globe, from high in the mountains to the deepest valleys of the ocean. We have landscape that has evidence for the global flood everywhere you go. Darwinists trip over themselves explaining away things they never imagined finding.
I doubt that Darwin, alive today, would support his own writings. I think he was at least honest and was hoping to find a non-God explanation for all creation simply because he did not want there to be a God. He could not comprehend a God that would allow for evil. He did not understand that mankind invented evil ourselves. God is a gentleman. He did not make us robots with no choices. We choose to sin and we have always done so from Adam and Eve until this day. God gave us choices and He continues to do so. He allows evil to exist for many reasons - evil provides a stark counterpoint to good, evil is necessarily a choice a free human is allowed to make and most important of all, evil will be judged. No injustice will be ignored.
Every man and woman will stand before the Judge.
My attorney is Jesus Christ and He has paid my price and taken my judgement upon Himself. So I have been acquitted of my crimes and judged righteous because of Christ. They say a man who represents himself in court has a fool for a client. Who is your attorney?
Not one of us is perfect and just. Jesus Christ came into the world to live a perfect and just life and be unjustly accused, tried, convicted and cursed by being hung on a cross. While He was there, He accepted the sins of the entire history of mankind onto Himself. This burden could only be born by the Son of God. The perfect man lived in Judea, was crucified in Jerusalem, was raised back to life in three days and, having finished His mission, spent a few days teaching his followers before ascending back up to Heaven. He has paid the penalty for every sin ever committed. But will you accept this gift?
I feared that, if I did truly give my life to Christ, I would become an automaton. When I considered the possibility that Jesus Christ really was the Messiah I shuddered at the thought of losing myself. Yet on the night I was convinced He really was Savior and the God of the Bible really was God, I did not hesitate for one second to put my faith in Him. Suddenly I knew Truth and, with a life seeking it in between the constant partying and sports and the normal life of a young man in the 1970's, Truth was far too good to ignore! The instant I knew God was real I was a believer and I was changed. Yet I was still me. On the inside there was a new peace and also a desire to know this God better. He called me into ministry and I followed. But I was not someone else, I was just me with God inside. It was something I did not understand until it was done. I began to want different things and care about different things and I began to put aside childish and foolish habits.
Those of you new to this blog should know I was a committed believer in evolution, had studied to be a paleontologist for a time in college and had been a long-time fossil hunter and outdoorsman. Yes, I played all kinds of sports and l loved to read and as I got older I loved to party and get buzzed and chase women. God did not ask me to change or give up anything when He made me His child. It was me who began to change after I was "born again." It was me who became a Christian fully believing in evolution. It was after salvation that I decided I should investigate evolution to discover how it could be true. There seemed to be a dichotomy of thought here - If God created the world and there was original sin, where did evolution fit into the scenario? When I began to look into the matter, I did not know what I would find.
But I found that the evidence actually pointed to Creation rather than millions of years of evolution and now, with every new discovery, the Darwinists fall over themselves trying to paint it Darwin black when it is actually God white! The latest "discovery" that the Universe inflated in size rapidly after formation is actually in agreement with the Bible, because God said He stretched and is stretching out the Universe. Trust me on this, and do your research, and you will find all Big Bang equations are almost entirely made up of undetected matter and energy that they, by faith, believe is there because it MUST be there to allow for their Big Bang that they cannot explain. They have no explanation for where existence came from, what exploded, why it exploded or how an explosion could create everything with logical laws.
"If the whole universe has no meaning, we should never have found out that it has no meaning: just as, if there were no light in the universe and therefore no creatures with eyes, we should never know it was dark. Dark would be without meaning."
C. S. Lewis
The blog I introduced yesterday, God Evidence, has a great post on the problems of cosmology mixing with philosophy and why what we know about the Cosmos leads us right back to God!
You need to go to read the article, but let me share some quotations from it:
Now, a brief overview of transitional fossils and the lack thereof in the fossil record. You see, what Darwin realized was missing is still missing. If evolution were to be true, fossils would be a continuum of ever-evolving organisms with the record of all the in-between forms and limbs and etc. What we have is a record of fully-formed organisms buried catastrophically and preserved by anoxic means by being sealed under sediments and within tons of sediments laid down by myriad flood flows, tidal flows and the overall dynamic aspects of a planet becoming radically remade. The probable one original continent effectively was pulled apart into the puzzle-pieces of the continents we see now. Rapid plate subduction, hydraulic action, volcanoes, earthquakes and forty days of continual rain eventually led to the complete submersion of the planet under water. The sedimentary layers attest to this event and the post-Flood era in which an Ice Age was begun and then more landscaping was done by the movement of the ice and then, as it melted, the dike breaks that further landscaped the Earth.
All of these things have been explained in detail in previous posts. We are turning our attention back to the fossil record now and a look at transitional forms is warranted!
The links are missing
The transitional fossils problem
I regard the failure to find a clear ‘vector of progress’ in life’s history as the most puzzling fact of the fossil record.4
It of course would be no puzzle at all if he [Gould] had not decided before he examined the evidence that common-ancestry evolution was a fact, ‘like apples falling from a tree,’ and that we can only permit ourselves to discuss possible mechanisms to explain that assumed fact.5
The gaps are huge
However, in many cases, such as between primitive fish and amphibians, amphibians and reptiles, reptiles and mammals, and reptiles and birds, there are excellent transitional fossils.