History Weighing in on the “Bible vs. Science” Fight!

Posted on Oct 5, 2015 in Creation Nuggets | 0 comments

  “Scientific facts are obtained by making observations about today’s creation, not yesterday’s. We do not have yesterday. The origins debate is not the Bible vs science; it is biblical history vs extra-biblical history. Leading evolutionary scientists are not wrong about science; they are wrong about history. Dr Collins, BioLogos and other evolutionists take today’s discoveries and interpret them to fit with evolutionary history—a history that they accept by faith. Other geneticists can not only easily interpret new discoveries to fit with Scriptural history (which is also, obviously, accepted by faith), but the interpretation is often a much better fit.” “Science does fit with Scripture, although not the way that BioLogos envisions.” From Richard Fangrad, BioLogos, theistic evolution and the Pelagian heresy, March 22, 2014, http://creation.com/biologos-pelagian-heresy....

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Flunking Scientists

Posted on Sep 28, 2015 in Creation Nuggets | 0 comments

  “In most careers, being wrong too often is grounds for dismissal. False prophets in ancient kingdoms were stoned or shamed out of town. Only in science, it seems, can experts consistently get it wrong, and not only keep their jobs, but be highly esteemed as experts. Among the guiltiest of the lot are planetary scientists, whose predictions have been consistently wrong for almost every planetary body studied since the dawn of the space age. Their orbital mechanics is solid; they do get their spacecraft to arrive at the right place at the right time with uncanny accuracy. But what the missions reveal is often completely different from what scientists had told the public they expected to find. This has been true of Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto, comets, asteroids, and most of the moons of the solar system, where hasty revisions have had to be made after spacecraft data falsified the predictions.” From Creation Evolution Headlines, June 23, 2011, http://crev.info/2011/06/110623-wrong_again_planetologists_embarrassed/#sthash.E5ML27gP.dpuf...

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“Earth Has Done Remarkable Things”

Posted on Sep 21, 2015 in Creation Nuggets | 0 comments

  Consider this statement by Gregory Laughlin, an astrophysicist and planet hunter at the University of California, Santa Cruz: “From our anthropocentric viewpoint, we naturally separate ourselves from the planet that we live on, but if one adopts the point of view of an external observer, it is the ‘planet’ (taken as a whole) that has done these remarkable things.” Notice how his worldview affects his conclusions. No matter who you are or what you do, philosophy and personal worldviews will inevitably come into play, even when interpreting data. How does your worldview affect your everyday life? Quote Source: Clara Moskowitz, What Makes Earth Special Compared to Other Planets, http://www.space.com/5595-earth-special-compared-planets.html...

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Another Mystery that Science Hasn’t Solved

Posted on Sep 14, 2015 in Creation Nuggets | 0 comments

  There is still a great deal we don’t know about the Universe. Consider this quote regarding neutrinos speeding up radioactive decay: “What we’re suggesting is that something that doesn’t really interact with anything is changing something that can’t be changed.” Quote from Jere Jenkins, Purdue nuclear engineer. Source: Dan Stober, The Strange Case of Solar Flares and Radioactive Elements, August 23, 2010, http://news.stanford.edu/news/2010/august/sun-082310.html....

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Damage of Evolutionary Teaching

Posted on Sep 7, 2015 in Creation Nuggets | 0 comments

  A student in Minnesota told us that she “used to go to church,” but now she is a leader in an atheist club at her university. We asked, “what happened?” Her response was that six weeks into her first biology class she was convinced that evolution was true and therefore the Bible was wrong. Sadly, this is not an isolated case. Most of the atheist students that we have come across have come from church-going homes. Most say that evolution is what has changed their minds.” Dave & Mary Jo Nutting, AOI Founders and Directors...

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Opposing Views of God and Reality   

Posted on Aug 31, 2015 in Creation Nuggets | 0 comments

  The Christian says: “Atheists don’t want reality to be that there is a God that they are accountable to.” The Atheist says: “Christians want reality to be that there is a God who loves and cares for them and who bring meaning and purpose to life.” Who’s view is correct? By Brian Mariani

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Are You a Neanderthal???

Posted on Aug 24, 2015 in Creation Nuggets, Uncategorized | 0 comments

  Neanderthals are “characterized by prominent eyebrow ridges (like modern Australian aborigines), low forehead, long narrow skull, a protruding upper jaw, and a strong lower jaw with a short chin. They were deep-chested, large-boned individuals with a powerful build. It should be emphasized, however, that none of these features fall outside the range of normal human anatomy.” “If he (Neandertal man) could be reincarnated and placed in a New York subway provided he were bathed, shaved and dressed in modern clothing it is doubtful whether he would attract any more attention that some of its other denizens.” Quote from David Menton, Making Monkeys Out of Man, http://creation.com/making-monkeys-out-of-man. Also quoting Quarterly Review of Biology, vol. 32, pp. 348–63,...

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From Single to Many – Why? How?

Posted on Aug 17, 2015 in Creation Nuggets | 0 comments

  “Evolution faces a tough dichotomy to get around if multicellularity is to evolve: cellular selection vs organismal integrity. At the single cell level, selection will favour cells that reproduce better. But if those cells are allowed to reproduce uncontrollably in a multicellular organism, they will inexorably destroy organismal integrity, and harm or kill the organism, also causing the ‘fitter’ cells to die. …” “However, this leads to a mystery for the evolutionist: how do multicellular organisms evolve from single celled creatures when cellular selection and organism-level selection are totally contradictory to each other? The multicellular organism seeks to control the reproduction to what is needed at a higher level of organization; a single cell seeks to reproduce more than its competitors.” Quote from Russell Grigg, Test of Faith DVD, http://creation.com/test-of-faith-dvd....

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Science is Faith-based

Posted on Aug 10, 2015 in Creation Nuggets, Uncategorized | 0 comments

  “According to this biblical definition, science itself is a faith-based system, for it is a system often governed by “the evidence of things not seen.” Indeed, this is an essential modus operandi in science. Without ever having directly observed them, science believes in many concepts and systems at the subatomic, the super-galactic, and even the macroscopic natural level of life. Black holes, certain astronomical objects, the chemical composition of celestial bodies, the recent evidence that water once existed on the surface of Mars, and many other topics are unobserved beliefs that are held due to certain data sets that infer their reality (“the evidence of things not seen”). Even gravity and the earth’s magnetic poles fit the description. We cannot directly observe either, nor even thoroughly explain them; but we can see and measure their effects, and we believe they exist.” “Because scientists have observed the effects they would expect to see if a particular concept, physical body, or system exists, they believe that particular concept, physical body, or system exists. By definition these are faith-based beliefs; the precise implementation of the biblical concept of faith (‘the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen’).” “Using the same sound logic a true scientist uses when trusting the inferences of his data set, those not offended by the inferences of this data set (the universe) have concluded that it is an amazingly imaginative and ordered structure. And given its intricate and precise nature, from the macro super-galactic level down to the subatomic quantum level, and then topping it off with the inexplicable mystery of life itself, an intelligent Creator is the only logical and plausible cause. Therefore an intelligent Creator exists. God exists.” Quote from Desmond Allen, An Apology and Unification Theory for the Reconciliation of Physical matter and Metaphysical...

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Are “Multiverses” a Good Explanation?

Posted on Jul 13, 2015 in Creation Nuggets, Uncategorized | 0 comments

  “Multiverses supposedly explain the existence of [our universe] with special characteristics. But this is really special pleading, i.e. an explanation these atheists accept for the universe but would not tolerate for a second to explain anything else. Consider if we found a pattern of markings on a beach which spelled your name. Naturally you would conclude that an intelligent agent had written it. This is more plausible than thinking that wind and wave erosion somehow produced that pattern by chance, even though there is an extremely tiny probability of this happening.” “But under multiverse reasoning, there are an infinite number of parallel universes containing every possible quantum state, ‘In infinite space, even the most unlikely events must take place somewhere.’” Scientists have come up with the multiverse theory to explain how a universe (ours) could be so lucky as to form. With many (a near infinite amount) different possible universes, chances are increased that possibly one will be perfect for order, complexity and life.  What is otherwise an extremely low probability (that a perfect universe like ours would arise) then becomes most certain. The multiverse theory is one example of the great lengths that certain scientists have gone to in order to explain the incredible intricacy of our universe. The naturalist has to come up with this elaborate scenario, but ultimately the universe is evidence of God’s incredibly detailed design. The conclusion that a loving God created a complex universe seems to me to be a more logical explanation than resorting to a multiverse theory. By Brian Mariani   Quote from Russell Grigg, Test of Faith DVD, http://creation.com/test-of-faith-dvd, also quoting Tegmark, M., Parallel Universes: Not just a staple of science fiction, other universes are a direct implication of cosmological observations, Scientific American 288:30–41, May 2003....

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