Evolution – An Idea that Just Won't Float
Some child psychologists are disturbed about the tendency for people to see purpose and design in things. After all, some studies show that children prefer creationist explanations over evolutionary explanations. These psychologists want children (and the rest of us as well) to be trained to accept the admittedly counter-intuitive dogma of evolution. Why? Because, they say, “science is counter-intuitive”.
For example, water is counter-intuitively less dense as a solid than as a liquid (ice floats). Intuitively, we would think (correctly for most substances) that solids are more dense than liquids. The truth is … counter-intuitive science is the exception, not the rule.
By the way, this particularly counter-intuitive fact about our world, that ice floats, makes our world livable – proof that the Creator knew what He was doing! Otherwise, ice would sink, and oceans and lakes would freeze from bottom to top, killing all sea life.
Science is not just about knowledge that is counter-intuitive. That’s ridiculous! Science is simply all knowledge about our world, most of which comes from the confirmation by testing of hypotheses which grow out of logical intuition. For example, intuition that gravity is a force which holds things to the Earth’s surface led Isaac Newton to formulate the laws of gravity.
Indeed, correct intuition points to our Creator. We should never allow scientists to set themselves up as founts of all knowledge which non-scientists have no right to question. They are trying to deceive us about what science really is, and their dogma denies the validity of a Creator/Designer. They become like modern priests of Baal, promoting idol worship.
We are reminded of Christ’s admonition to “receive the kingdom of God like a child” (Luke 18:17). The kids whom these psychologists are worried about actually have it right. Creation really does make better sense than evolution!
Photo: In this photo we see the actual iceberg that sank the Titanic. Many lives were lost, but if ice did not float, all life would cease to exist on our planet.