Philosophy Camouflaged to Look Like True Science
Many people - especially those who believe in creation - resist watching science shows on PBS and the Discovery Channel, because these programs are usually saturated with unscientific claims favoring evolution. However, even Darwinian soapboxes like Nova can be worth watching, just as long as you do so with a discerning eye.
The first thing you have to do is separate the program's true science from its unfounded Darwinian musings. For example, when the narrator describes a creature as roaming the earth "60 million years ago," know that you have now left the world of science and are right in the heart of The Darwinist Zone. Such claims are pure conjecture, nothing more.
You also need to pay attention to the unwarranted assumptions and faulty logic you'll often encounter. For instance, in Kings of Camouflage - a Nova program being shown this week about the cuttlefish's amazing ability to instantaneously change the color, texture and shape of its skin - the program did a good job of describing the color disks that expand or shrink in size.
The old shell game. But then the scientist said: "My guess is that their skin evolved for camouflage, because as soon as they got rid of the big shell, they had to hide from predators." Well, Mr. Scientist, why did the cuttlefish discard its shell in the first place if it was beneficial to its survival? And why didn't the cuttlefish just evolve its old shell back instead of evolving the most complex skin of any creature on the planet as well as an amazingly complex eye and nervous system that allowed it all to work?
So when you watch science shows on television, learn what you can from the true science. Enjoy the breathtaking photography as you marvel at the wondrous creatures that God has designed. And teach your children how to spot the atheistic philosophy that's camouflaged to look like true science.