Why it Matters
Gaps in the fossil record, bioturbidity, the amount of helium in the
atmosphere are things that most people don’t think or care much about
and yet the issues involved in the origin controversy make a difference
in all of our lives.
“Even if all the data point an intelligent designer, such an hypothesis is excluded from science because it is not naturalistic”, Dr. Scott Todd, Kansas State University.
“Let us return to our list of symptoms that someone afflicted with the mental virus of faith, and its accompanying gang of secondary infections, may expect to experience”, Professor Richard Dawkins, Oxford University.
“Rather, the problem is to get them to reject irrational and supernatural explanations of the world, the demons that exist only in their imaginations, and to accept a social and intellectual apparatus, Science, as the only begetter of truth.”, Professor Richard Lewontin, Harvard University.
“Killing a disabled infant is sometimes not wrong. Given that the infant, like any infant, is not a person, as such. I think that it’s ethically defensible to say we do not have to continue its life. It doesn’t have a right to life.”, Peter Singer, professor of bioethics, Princeton University.
There is a direct connection between what you believe about how the world got here and what you believe about moral and ethical issues. It is not an accident that abortion was legalized in 1973. The judges who decided it was legal to kill unborn babies were being completely consistent with the Darwinian “morality” they had learned in universities from professors such as these.
It is completely logical that if, as Peter Singer believes, “we are animals, indeed more specifically, we are great apes”, than it is permissible to treat people as animals, to be used and disposed of for the convenience of those in power.
To those who think that you can simply ignore what people like Singer and others teach, keep in mind that many of those who make the decisions in this country in education, law, the media and medicine are the students of these kinds of professors. They have been taught by professors such as Daniel Dennett of Tufts University that Darwinism is a “universal acid” that eats through virtually all traditional beliefs, especially Christianity and he recommends that religion be “preserved in cultural zoos”.
It is only when the depth and fervor of the disciples of the religion of evolutionism is understood that effective opposition can succeed, and opposition to evolutionism is having an effect.
It is because so many people have become knowledgeable of the facts regarding these issues that the question is even in the public arena. In the recent controversy in Kansas over the teaching of evolution, Dr. Phil Skell, wrote “I am writing-as a member of the National Academy of Sciences-to voice my strong support for the idea that students should be able to study scientific criticisms of the evidence for modern evolutionary theory along with the evidence favoring the theory”.
Knowledge is power. God has given us the evidence for what He has done. He tells us in Romans 1:20-23 that the fact of His existence can be seen in the reality of His Creation. All of us have the obligation to be knowledgeable enough of those facts to be the effective witnesses that God wants us to be in His world.
Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. 2 Timothy 2:15