We received the following comment in response to my last blog (Biomimicry – Imitating God’s Design):
“It is disingenous [sic] to say that scientists learn from God just because humans have observed and mimicked nature as a way to improve physical items. No, scientists and humans can learn from animals and nature. You (and no one to date) have not done anything to prove that animals and nature have come from your God.
Please keep that in mind when composing your future blog posts in the “weeks to come”, Lanny.
And your closing sentence, which I suspect was intended to be humorous, only underscores your severe lack of understanding of how evolution (a fact that has been accepted by the overwhelming majority of respected scientists from a wide variety of disciplines) works.”
I have to disagree with the opening sentence – if disingenuous is meant as, ‘Not straightforward or candid; giving a false appearance of frankness’ – I am very straightforward in my opinion that we can learn from the things that God has made. But ask now the beasts, and they shall teach thee; and the fowls of the air, and they shall tell thee: Or speak to the earth, and it shall teach thee: and the fishes of the sea shall declare unto thee. Who knoweth not in all these that the hand of the LORD hath wrought this? In whose hand is the soul of every living thing, and the breath of all mankind. Job 12:7-10. So I agree that “scientists and humans can learn from animals and nature.” Where I disagree is the origins of those animals and nature.
In answer to the commenting individual, I would propose, “You (and no one to date) have not done anything to prove that animals and nature have come from your macro-evolution.” Evolution has not been proved using the scientific method (A method of investigation involving observation and theory to test scientific hypotheses) of observation, demonstration and repeatability. Yes, we have observed changes within the kinds, but never observed (in life or the fossil record) one kind changing into another kind. The evolutionary tree of life is full of dashes and dots – assumptions – of how animals changed into another kind of animal, but it is not FACT based on observation.
For 20 some years I also believed in macro-evolution, and as a result did not believe in God. However, when I was really challenged to verify that belief, I could find no scientific evidence to back it up. No, I could not prove God either with science, but I was able to observe design in all living things. Design points to a designer, not to the mindless chance and accident of evolution. It was the design in nature that led me to believe in my God and the truth of His Word.
So I think I will continue to keep God in mind when composing future blog posts in the weeks to come.
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