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Were Dinosaurs Warm Blooded?
Psalm 147:2-3
"The LORD builds up Jerusalem; He gathers together the outcasts of Israel. He heals the broken hearted and binds up their wounds."
Dinosaur fossil hunters and paleontologists have long debated whether dinosaurs were warm-blooded or cold-blooded. With reptile characteristics, it was expected that dinosaurs would be cold-blooded....

Agenda-Driven Science

Mark CadwalladerViewpoint of Mark Cadwallader, Creation Moments Board Chairman

Back to school for many children and young people this month means back to institutions which tend to promote humanistic and progressive causes. Indeed, as public schools become further removed from local community and family influence, they become even more the ministers of big government values.

As we know in the creationist community, such messages tend not to reinforce the truth of God, but the supposed truth according to the World. The teaching of evolution as scientific fact is but one example of worldly values – albeit a key value which provides the supposed scientific justification for so much of the progressive agenda.

Emerging from schoolhouses these days is another favorite progressive cause – “climate change”, a deceptive term for man-caused global warming that leads to catastrophe for the planet. The term is deceptive because it tries to equate such global warming with an undeniable truth. You can’t argue with the fact that climate changes! Man-caused global warming has been promoted in recent years with religious fervor on the part of politically progressive institutions.

Here we should note that the term “progressive” is new terminology for those who fight against tradition in the way we discussed in my July 2016 Creation Moments letter. Political progressives push for the antithesis to traditional social and economic values according to what used to be called a communist agenda. Karl Marx clarified this push when he said, “Philosophers have only interpreted the world. The point, however, is to change it.” The push for change is actually justified by evolution, they believe, as the old values must all evolve to what amounts to a materialistic utopia. You can review the connection in the July letter as well as others archived.

Man-caused global warming, like evolution, is not a falsifiable science. That means it cannot be properly tested and re-tested by the Scientific Method. Both global warming and evolution are dependent on earth history, going back in time and location where accurate measurement was and is not possible. Instead, various assumptions and uniformity with today’s measurements must be applied – versus true testing. And like evolution, global warming has had a history of fraud, favored government funding and censorship of opposing views rather than open scientific debate.

The U.N.-funded report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), for example, utilized cherry-picked data, failing to report contrary evidence. This came to light in the “Climate-Gate” scandal of hacked emails from the several world centers of global warming research in 2009.

Yet, the global-warming agenda continues to be driven hard by progressive interests as both a diversion from truly pressing issues, as well as a Marxist means to redistribute wealth from countries who “have” to countries who “have not” – and in the process enriching those political persons who are in charge.

For all the utopian ideals espoused by socialist, progressive, communist systems, they are hard pressed to build the wealth they espouse as fair. Rather, such systems impoverish the vast majority of people and funnel whatever wealth is produced through the ruling party elite – for their exercise of government control and siphoning of profits.  

This scenario was clearly evident at the recent Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Here was a host city which had six years to prepare for the worldwide event and yet, because of its socialism-induced poverty and corruption, could not manage to properly prepare infrastructure or clean up the horrible pollution at Olympic venues. Raw sewage, for example, polluted many of the Olympic water events.

Yet, the Opening Ceremonies at Rio featured a disdainful multimedia propaganda piece on global warming which promoted the hypothesized pending environmental disaster to billions of people. The hyped pseudo-science loftily diverted attention from the much more basic and solvable environmental problems of the host city and country, as well as from the extreme poverty brought on by a socialist/progressive economy. Socialist leaders of Brazil would want us to think that they were doing the planet a favor. Forget the fact that the historical record of socialist and communist countries is very poor when it comes to environmental conservation and pollution control.  

Again, the science of man-made global warming is completely unproven, and very little can be done about it anyway if it were even true. Unfortunately, critical thinking has not really been a high priority for public education – taking a back seat to agenda-driven worldly indoctrination, such as with evolution. As the Bible teaches, you may be smart, but you can still be ignorant and foolish (e.g., Romans 1:22). This is why Vladimir Lenin could coin the phrase “useful idiots” in the programs of government control when he talked about people buying into Marxist theory. The Bible says it well: “There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death” (Proverbs 14:12).

This is an important reason why Creation Moments is so committed to disseminating the truth about Creation, the Bible and God in Christ! There are indeed very real forces of evil and deception which will make casualties of people in many ways if the truth of God is not proclaimed. We all need to be informed of biblical truth if we are to be enabled to truly think critically and accurately about things.

Day by day, as we get ever closer to the day of our Lord’s return, we see the world plunging deeper and deeper into deception. Even Christians are not immune from those who are out to deceive us about biblical truth. In fact, we are their number-one target! This is why the work of Creation Moments is even more vital today than when the Lord first called us into His service over a half-century ago.

Thank you and God bless you for helping us equip God’s people with the truth about global warming and evolution and for helping us share the Gospel of salvation in Christ with the lost. Believe me – your prayers and financial support make this all possible!