"Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake."
Many evolutionists and atheists have fooled themselves into thinking that those who believe in God are incapable of making important contributions in the fields of math and science. Today we're going to take a look at just a few individuals to prove how false that claim really is.
"I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well."
On our previous program, we told you how evolutionists enjoy finding fault with what they consider to be bad designs in nature – particularly the poorly designed human body. They aren't using such arguments to critique evolution, of course. They are poking an accusing finger into the eye of God. If God is so smart, they taunt, why did He make so many mistakes?
"The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them."
In the early 1950s, people were stunned when former Soviet spy Whittaker Chambers testified that Alger Hiss, an American government official, was spying on the U.S. for Russia. In his book Witness, Chambers relates how a little child led him to change his beliefs and the course of his life.
"Let every thing that hath breath praise the LORD. Praise ye the LORD."
As we all know, coughing is a reflex that clears our breathing passages from secretions, irritants, foreign particles and even microbes that might make us sick. We also know that sneezing is a reflex that cleanses our nasal cavity by forcefully expelling foreign particles and irritants. But why do we sigh? Is it just because we're exasperated or surprised?
"The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying, Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us. He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision."
Is the human hand evidence of a Creator? In a paper which appeared in the science publication PLOS ONE, a team of four scientists claimed that the link between muscles and hand movements is the product of "proper design by the Creator." The paper goes on to say that human hand coordination "should indicate the mystery of the Creator's invention," and concludes by again claiming the mechanical architecture of the hand is the result of "proper design by the Creator."
"How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge?"
Evolutionists tell us that the muscles which control movement of the ears – the auriculars – are vestigial. That is, they might have been useful to humans in our evolutionary past, but other than allowing some people to wiggle their ears, they have no purpose today.
"And Jesus answered and said unto them, For the hardness of your heart he wrote you this precept. But from the beginning of the creation God made them male and female."
In his excellent article in Creation magazine "Jesus on the Age of the Earth", Carl Wieland reports that the standard secular timeline of billions of years for the age of the universe is "accepted by most people in the evangelical Christian world." He went on to write, "Some would even say that to even dispute billions of years is to place an unnecessary stumbling block in the way of any scientifically-minded potential converts."
"When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained;"
Evolutionists would be foolish to question creation scientist Dr. Markus Blietz's credentials as a legitimate scientist. Dr. Blietz earned his Ph.D. in astrophysics at the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics and now works in the semiconductor industry in charge of helping researchers develop new ideas.
"Also against his three friends was his wrath kindled, because they had found no answer, and yet had condemned Job."
How good are evolutionists at explaining the origin of life? Not very! Listen to what some have written and said. First up is professor Paul Davies from the University of Arizona. In his book The Fifth Miracle: The Search for the Origin and Meaning of Life, he wrote, "Obviously, Darwinian evolution can operate only if life of some sort already exists." He continued: "Darwinism can offer absolutely no help in explaining that all-important first step: the origin of life."
"He hath made the earth by his power, he hath established the world by his wisdom, and hath stretched out the heavens by his discretion."
On our previous broadcast, we told you about the Fermi paradox. In case you missed it, the Fermi paradox is the attempt by scientists to account for the fact that we have not come in contact with extraterrestrial life. This is a very real problem for evolutionists because they believe that if life evolved here, evolution must have occurred on countless other planets. So why haven't we found anybody out there? Here are a few attempts to solve the Fermi paradox.
"If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there shall also my servant be: if any man serve me, him will my Father honour."
In his review of Dennis Sewell's book The Political Gene, creation scientist and author Dr. Jerry Bergman mentions one of the most deplorable events in evolutionary history – the story of Ota Benga. A pygmy from the Congo, Benga attracted a great deal of attention when he was put on display at the Bronx Zoo. He eventually ended his life by firing a bullet into his heart in 1916.
"So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it."
Dr. Gary Parker, a scientist with a doctorate in biology, used to love teaching his students about what he called "the fact of evolution." As he describes it in his book Creation Facts of Life, "For me, evolution was much more than just a scientific theory. It was a total world-and-life view, an alternate religion, a substitute for God."
"O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called..."
While even many Christians feel obligated to accept millions of evolutionary years, evidence continues to build for a young creation. The evidence has mounted to the point that even many evolutionists feel they must find some explanation for it.
"When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained...."
Studies show that it takes about a second to decide whether a person will do A or B. That's much too slow to make a successful typist or pianist. Good typists execute one key stroke every 60 thousands of a second. A pianist can play 30 notes with each hand about every 40 thousands of a second. How do they do it?
"Behold, God exalteth by his power: who teacheth like him?"
While the development of a new science is helping mankind, it says something that many scientists did not intend to say. The science is called biomimetics. As the name suggests, biomimetics is based on the idea that if we copy designs found in nature, we can often improve our own technology.
"What is man, that thou shouldest magnify him? and that thou shouldest set thine heart upon him?"
We have all heard the claims – and school textbooks love to include it – that humans and chimpanzees are about 99 percent genetically identical. However, that claim evaporates when the details of what is being compared are examined.
Wilderness Discoveries-Forest, Frogs and Feisty Critters Vol 2
North meets South in the Great Lakes region as southern hardwood forests reach their northern limit and converge with the conifer forests of the north. The habitat created by northern plants and creatures interacting with...