Previously I explained that there are really two types of science.1 One is operational or experimental science which is based on repeatable experiments (e.g. done in a lab) in the present. The experiment can be repeated again and again, and because we trust that laws of nature (which God created in the beginning) are immutable we have learned to expect the same results. This is the basis of the modern technological revolution.
Historical ‘science’ is based on evidence available in the present but consists of stories about supposed events in the past that cannot be repeated, observed, or tested experimentally. It is forensic science where you have to make up a story about the past, which best fits the evidence at hand. The evidence is circumstantial at best.
If a moving automobile were an organism, functional biology would explain how it is constructed and operates, while evolutionary biology would reconstruct its origin and history—how it came to be made and its journey thus far.
—E. O. Wilson, From so Simply a Beginning, p. 12, Norton, 2006
The famous atheist and evolutionist Ernst Mayr was one of the 20th century’s leading evolutionary biologists. He said,
Evolutionary biology, in contrast with physics and chemistry, is a historical science—the evolutionist attempts to explain events and processes that have already taken place.
Laws and experiments are inappropriate techniques for the explication of such events and processes. Instead one constructs a historical narrative, consisting of a tentative reconstruction of the particular scenario that led to the events one is trying to explain.
—Ernst Mayr, Darwin’s Influence on Modern Thought, Lecture 1999, ScientificAmerican .com, 2009.
So don’t be fooled into thinking that evolution is ‘just something else done in a lab.’ No it is not. It is story telling that puts together a totally different story to that told by God in the Genesis Creation account.
Christians particularly who, illogically, accept the story told by the evolutionists are just doing so because they feel safest, by joining the world. They are putting their trust in fallible man instead of in infallible God. But of them Jesus said,
Jesus is the Creator God, who created all things, and He passed onto his prophets, by direct inspiration, a detailed history how He did it. You may find it recorded in the Hebrew bible–Biblica Hebraica, or a good translation. All that we need to do is believe it.
- THE DELUSION OF EVOLUTION
- ATHEISTS TURN OUT TO STRIKE AGAINST CREATIONISM AND THE SUPERNATURAL
- DOES THE AGE OF THE EARTH REALLY MATTER?
- ILLUSION OF DESIGN IN LIVING THINGS?
- WHY IS A 6000-YEAR-OLD UNIVERSE SO HARD TO BELIEVE?