Nail: Writer had it dead wrong on debate over teaching creationism
In response to Tina Dupuy column in the April 15 paper entitled “Teaching creationism hurts kids, undermines education system,” I’d like to say, “Phooey!”
From the article it sounds like she has some real issues with her mother. It may be good therapy for her to vent in the column, however she submits NO scientific evidence of the evolution theory. The only item she mentioned was when she wrote, “There’s plenty of self-evident evidence (see: the flu virus). ...”. A virus is not even a living organism.
From the Answers in Genesis website (answersingenesis.org/
articles/aid/v1/n1/has-it-evolved): “So what should one say if asked, “Is the ‘bird flu’ evolving”? It could be said that the avian influenza genome is evolving only in the sense that it’s continually changing and modifying, and not in the sense that it will someday be something other than an influenza virus. Yes, influenza viruses do possess a certain degree of variability; however, the amount of genetic information which a virus can carry is vastly limited, and so are the changes which can be made to its genome before it can no longer function.”
“Scientists” tell us the moon is 4.6 billion years old. If it were then the Apollo 11 astronauts should have stepped off into several feet of space dust instead of the inches they did. Based on the accumulation of dust (which is measured by “scientists”) the moon would be 7-10,000 year old.
The word dinosaur means “large lizard” — Ms. Dupuy, we still have large lizards. In fact, large lizards were small when they were young. Noah could have easily had immature “dinosaurs” on the Ark. Natural Science museums do not show the rabbits, squirrels and other currently known animals whose bones were found with the dinosaur bones. It would be to hard to explain why they were living together in the same times.
When I was in school in the 60s we learned about the cavemen: The Peking man, the Java man and others. When they were exposed as hoaxes, they were not removed from the textbooks.
I could list many scientific reasons that macro-evolution makes no sense but we believe what we want to believe. As an ancient text says, “For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness. And again, The Lord knoweth the thoughts of the wise, that they are vain. “
I have taught in a Christian school (St. Paul’s Lutheran) for the past fifteen years. We look at both sides of the argument. The government schools only look at one side so who is getting a “better” science education? We are not afraid of the scientific discoveries. They prove the Bible true! The Bible is not a bunch of “stories.” It is a record of God moving in the history of mankind. We cannot prove that God created the earth and everything in it in 6 days, no one we know was there to see it. Neither can we prove that a spark started life billions of years ago. No one was there either. And we certainly cannot replicate either in a lab. So, Ms. Dupuy, it all comes down to what we want to believe. I understand that if you do not believe that God created the world in six days then you probably have a difficult time in believing the account of God’s amazing work in the lives of people then and now. My prayer is that God would touch your life in a mighty way so that you will know with certainty that God is real.
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