Are you a Low Information Person? Do you just take in whatever "everyone" says is true and thoughtlessly run with it, or do you consider and ponder ideas before you accept them? Have you taken the time to formulate your worldview thoughtfully or have you simply started with what they taught you in school without doubt or perusal and merrily rolled along thoughtlessly through? Are you busy sending text messages, posting things on Facebook, putting in your time at work and then coming home and kicking back and turning on your entertainment of choice?
Charles Darwin was not motivated by a desire to increase the knowledge of mankind, he was no scientist, he was a high priest of atheistic naturalism! In fact, when a guy like Bill Nye pretends that evolution is "science" and creationism is "religion" he is lying through his teeth. Does he know it or is he brainwashed? Al Mohler did a great piece on the worldview clash of Bill Nye and Ken Ham. You see, the Darwinist must depend upon his philosophy/religion to prop up his so-called "science."
A blogger-columnist named Steve Deace had some questions and comments for all who watched the debate or might plan on watching it online later:
“2) You admitted it was ‘a great mystery’ what started the ‘big bang,’ which you believe is the origin of human life and the universe.
“3) Several times you referred to yourself as ‘reasonable.’
”4. You repeatedly referred to “Ham’s beliefs” and “Ham’s interpretations” throughout the debate.
“5. Several times you admitted in the debate ‘I’m not a theologian.’ If that’s the case, why did you spend so much critiquing the Bible and the conclusions Ham draws from it? If you’re not a theologian, then how do you know your critiques had merit? If you’re not a theologian, how do you even know what you’re critiquing?
“6. In your heart of hearts, Bill, are you really willing to bet your eternal soul on your belief system? Are you really willing to stake what happens to you and your loved ones after you die on ‘I don’t know’ and ‘that’s a great mystery?’ Are you confident enough in your ‘I don’t knows’ to wager your forever on them? Are you sure Jesus Christ isn’t alive? Did all of those men and women that voluntarily went to their deaths without a fight in order to testify to the truth of Christ’s resurrection really die for nothing? If he’s not, then how come we changed all of human existence, including how we even tell time, based on acknowledging that he is?
I have news for you! They've lied to you and the worldview that the Naturalistic Materialists have presented as scientific fact is actually an unproven hypothesis that does not stand up to scrutiny. Did you know that Darwinism aka Naturalistic Materialistic Evolution has no factual support? Did you realize that it is all based on supposition rather than evidence? To borrow from myself:
"Saturday, December 31, 2011
You cannot separate science and philosophy. You cannot separate worldview from your thought life. You begin with presuppositions when you view the world and think about it. The wise man does not simply view the world and consider what he should both think and do, he also reviews his worldview to be sure it makes the most sense. Before you begin a trip you do need to have both a destination and the route that will take you there. But anyone with any common sense makes sure that the vehicle is ready for the trip..."
Here is the problem...a worldview is the set of assumptions you use to guide you through life. Just as life is a journey through time for all of us during our life on Earth, your worldview is the starting point for that journey and it is the first premise by which you consider new ideas. If you have not audited your own worldview you are much like a man beginning a trip without a map in hopes of reaching a destination. I promise you that the directions to get you from the Pearl Harbor Memorial in Honolulu to the parking lot at the base of Diamondhead would not suffice to get you from the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, DC to Disneyland in Orlando, Florida. If you go to the end of my street, take a left and go about three miles you will get to an intersection from which you can go towards Chicago by taking a left at the traffic light. If you turned right and tried to go three miles then you and your car would be underwater because you would have driven into a large lake.
Today is Darwin's birthday. Those who promote Darwinism for religious purposes claim that his writings and hypotheses were great achievements that changed the scientific world for the better. Yet nothing could be further from the truth! Charles Darwin plagiarized or borrowed much of his material from men like James Hutton and Alfred Wallace and Edward Blyth. Blyth, a Creationist, was the man who came up with the idea of natural selection, but he did while proposing the process as part of the conservation and preservation of kinds of organisms (baramin) designed by God as part of the redundancies and contingencies design features of organisms. Hutton and Wallace had also formulated ideas that Darwin took and inserted in his first book. Darwin was also impressed with the assertions of Charles Lyell, whose concept of Uniformitarianism was based in part on his own deliberate lies. Darwin also drew from the writings of Thomas Malthus, who predicted that the population of man would outstrip the resources of the Earth and therefore needed to be controlled.
At about the same time Darwin published "On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life" there was a finding by scientists that there was a Law of Biogenesis, a law that Louis Pasteur's experiments had conclusively proven to the scientific world that life does not arise from non-life. Real science will investigate an unproven hypothesis and by observation and experiments will then classify it as a theory while seeking to either disprove or prove it. Should it be upheld by experimentation by scientists over and over again, then it is called a law. The Law of Biogenesis was never disputed by any experimental results ever since, yet the scientific community of today calls it a "theory" now because they realize that, if Biogenesis is true then Naturalistic Evolution cannot be true.
Evolution must get rid of God because a Creator God not only kills off evolution and all pagan Naturalist philosophies, God also gives us answers concerning why we are here and where we are supposed to be going and what we should be doing along the way.
So the High Priests of Darwinism have arbitrarily downgraded Biogenesis to a theory, ignored the Laws of Thermodynamics and have consistently ignored all the new evidence uncovered in the last one hundred years that rip the foundations of Evolution to shreds. The Earth is not the center of the Solar System but it may well be in the center of the Universe. All organisms are written with the same code (DNA) and powered by the same mechanisms and have all the hallmarks of being designed. A cell cannot exist without DNA and DNA cannot do anything without the power of the ATP Synthase system and the ATP system requires a cell in order to operate. As the cell is examined more closely, we see that systems and mechanisms and various relationships that are irreducibly complex and vital to the existence of life are myriad but we see nothing that indicates an accidental unplanned process has built it. We see that all sorts of genetic material is available to organisms to allow them to vary in response to changing ecosystems but this process is not random. We see that the mother lays the framework for the child, thus forcing organisms to remain the same kind of organisms as their predecessors.
Organisms become extinct and organisms can vary in an orderly and understood manner. We can thank Mendel for identifying some of the processes involved in the passing on of genetic materials and we can thank Linnaeus for his attempt to classify organisms into kinds and the groups that are speciated from the main kind. Both of these men believed God created organisms and were, like Newton and Bacon and Lord Kelvin and Maxwell and Kepler and the vast majority of the founding fathers of science, sure that investigating the world was worth doing because it was created by a Logical Mind. That premise led such men to devote their lives to finding out what made things work and how those systems and processes and forces could be understood.
How is it that you blindly accept that the Universe and all the stars and planets and organisms, all the forces and laws and the atoms and subatomic particles all just somehow "poofed" into existence? Would a random explosion of nothing create everything in such an orderly fashion? Every time you drop a rock it falls to the ground. Every time you take in a breath in you will find you need to expel that breath and take another. Husbands, every time your wife gets pregnant there will be a human baby growing inside of her. When dogs mate they have puppies, not something partway between a dog and a horse. Bacteria produce more bacteria.
Are there mutations? Yes, and that is a problem not an answer! The human genome is piling up mutations that keep foisting new allergies and syndromes and diseases upon us. Mutations are planned for within our DNA and did you know that DNA has a mechanism to locate and fix errors in duplication? However, mutations manage to pass on despite the system in place to defeat them and they build up and eventually they will kill off mankind.
I have posted on Facilitated Variation and Genetic Redundancy and Irreducible Complexity on this blog as well as many other scientific discoveries that actually support the idea that God created organisms and the Solar System and the Universe. Most scientists before Darwin believed that God created and it took a lot of snake oil salesmen like Francis Galton and Thomas Huxley and Ernst Haeckel to help brainwash people into believing that the Universe created itself, organisms just kind of made themselves and all the forces and systems and laws that work within or govern the Universe are the result of random purposeless chance. I hope and pray that you are not so foolish as to believe such tripe!
Please do yourself a favor. Question evolution and not just evolution. Question every portion of your worldview! Why do you believe what you believe? Have you investigated competing philosophies of man? Have you read great works of social relevance that cause you to think about the purpose of your life and the reason you vote as you do, the reason you live as you do, the morality by which you govern your life?
As a father, I directed my kids to understand the Bible and believe in Jesus Christ as Savior because I was a responsible father. I urged my children to think about their faith and to go ahead and question that faith and consider other beliefs. I had books like 1984 and Animal Farm and Brave New World and Atlas Shrugged and The Lord of the Flies available to them. My kids read Tolkien and C.S. Lewis but I also encouraged them to investigate Socialism and Communism and Atheism. I taught them what Darwinists believe and urged them to learn all that school taught them but at the same time to use their minds to investigate those teachings and hold fast to what they believed to be true. My kids could get an "A" in the sciences and repeat back the nonsense about evolution back to the teachers on tests but they could also explain to you why they did not believe it.
I raised free thinkers who were equipped to go forth into the world and hold on to what made sense and throw away ideas that were not sensible. They could and did discuss what they believed with their teachers when asked and I am thankful we had a public school system at that time with Christians as Superintendent and Principals, a system where kids were taught to do public service as part of their education and where questioning minds were encouraged rather than shunned. I had a daughter who was in National Honor Society beginning in junior high school every year eligible (freshmen were not allowed at that time), I had another daughter who got a full scholarship to art college, and in fact all but one of my children were offered full scholarships to colleges but one and that daughter was born with conditions that were supposed to kill her. She didn't go to college but she has made it despite her physical challenges to be a responsible mother and person.
One son led the school academic teams downstate to gold and silver medals his last two years of high school. Every graduation I would see my kids walking up to receive multiple awards. Some of them sang, some of them were thespians, some of them artists and one was a school journalist and photographer. One was an all-state singer and another won awards for his senior yearbook efforts. One is a law clerk, one served five years in the Army with honors and I trust them completely. My kids are succeeding at life. They are raising their kids to do the same. I didn't raise them to seek fame or fortune so much as to seek to be good Christians and good citizens with good sense and a heart for others.
Why brag on my kids? I am a father and a grandfather now and my grandkids are all believers and doing great! Of course a father who is proud of his offspring wants to brag on them!
I raised good citizens and those who have married are married to Christians who are also good citizens. My worldview produced a family of people who work hard and succeed and you would be happy if any of them lived next door. My worldview produced great Americans and neighbors and friends who care for other people and are productive members of society.
People who do not believe in the Creator God are busy tearing down our society and the USA is in grave danger because of all the Low Information People who have been Low Information Voters and not understood that a society that takes from the productive to give to the unproductive will fail or fall into the hands of tyrants who will turn us all into serfs under the iron hand of a dictator. Why do people allow the Hitlers and Stalins and Castros take power over them? Because they believed lies and acted upon them. Why do we still have no cures for cancer and ALS and so many other diseases? Could it be that so many scientists are trying to find proof for evolution and ways to support that religion rather than working to help others?
Do you believe ancient aliens came to Earth and built stone monuments? Do you believe that a Big Bang created the Universe (nothing making everything)? Are you more likely to think that people will learn to harness their minds to levitate mountains or that Jesus was able to walk on water? Which of those two concepts have any historical support?
There is a Bible that asserts that God created all things and made a way to create a relationship between Him and you, a relationship that will continue beyond the end of time. There is a book written by Charles Darwin that asserts that organisms basically created themselves. Jesus Christ said that He is the Door to eternal life. Stephen Hawking declares that when you take your last breath you come to an end. Millions of Christians have been willing to publish their faith even in the face of certain death at the hands of unbelievers. Thousands of so-called scientists will tell you that Christianity is nonsense. But how many of them would die rather than abandon their Atheist faith?
So again I ask, would you die for the sake of Darwin? I tell you that you will die because of him if you keep believing in evolution and denying the Creator God. Jesus said, "I am the way and the truth and the life." You are an eternal person living in a temporal world. Look into yourself and ask yourself if you are willing to go into death sure that death ends YOU? A Just God demands that you take responsibility for your life. Jesus Christ has taken your judgment upon Himself but you have to decide to accept His work on your behalf or to take your chances without Him. That is what believing in Darwinism means in the end.