Evolution: A Student Car
Romans 1:20: For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse.
When I was a university student in the late 70s and early 80s, few students had cars. One of the young men that I shared accommodation with was one of the lucky few. Student cars of that era were infamous! My friend’s car fit into this category. When the fender fell off, he tied it back on with string. When the window winder became stuck in the open position (because no student car had motor driven windows), he tied it closed with string. When the exhaust became loose, he tied it back with string – or maybe it was wire to stop it from burning. Before long, there seemed to be more string and duct tape on the car than metal!
I have often described both the Theory of Evolution and the Big Bang Theory as theories held together with string. The scientific method suggests that theories are developed to explain observations. However, when one observation is in clear violation of the theory, then the theory should be discarded. But too many scientists have too much invested in evolutionary ideas, be they biological or astronomical. So, in practice, a new imaginative amendment is made to Darwinian or Big Bang Evolution, and the basic theory remains. You can spot this in science articles, when they report that “this new finding is making us rethink everything we know about the evolution of [insert topic here!]”. This is why Paul wrote that “Claiming to be wise, they became fools.” (Romans 1:22)
Prayer: Lord God, please give us honesty and integrity in the way we carry out science, remembering that everything we see is here, because You caused it to be so. Amen.
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