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Christian Belief in “Intelligibility” Undergirds Modern Science

Stephen Meyer:

One of those key ideas was the idea of intelligibility: that nature is intelligible. There’s an order and design that can be understood and discerned by the scientist because nature is the product of a rational mind, namely the mind of God, and that that same mind or creator who made nature with that rational order built into it made us and our reason, so that we could perceive and understand the reason that he built into nature. That was what gave people confidence to do the hard work of investigation to figure out the hidden order, the design that is beneath the appearances of natural phenomenon. [From the transcript.]

Read more: https://www.str.org/blog/christian-ideas-gave-rise-modern-science


As of a Gorilla with Two Heads

Skeleton of a man, a woman (pygmy) and a gorilla Wellcome V0029413

Liberals today, who by and large support the theory of evolution, like to claim that Christians and conservatives “hate” women.  At the same time, they scoff at the Christian belief that all human beings are made in the image of God and are therefore worthy of equal dignity and respect.  They do not seem to realize that it is this Christian belief that underlies the notion of the equality of the sexes.  Here is a quote from Gustav Le Bon on women’s brains that illustrates what evolutionists used to write about women.  Consider whether evolutionary theory, which changes with the political climate, can really provide a solid foundation for women’s rights.

Women’s brains, writes Le Bon,

are closer in size to those of gorillas than to the most developed male brains.  This inferiority is so obvious that no one can contest it for a moment; only its degree is worth discussion … Women … represent the most inferior forms of human evolution and … they are closer to children and savages than to an adult, civilized man.  They excel in fickleness, inconsistency, absence of thought and logic, and incapacity to reason.  Without a doubt there exist some distinguished women … but they are as exception as the birth of any monstrosity, as, for example, of a gorilla with two heads; consequently, we may neglect them entirely (Gould 1996, 136-137).

~Gould, Stephen Jay.  1996.  The Mismeasure of Man.  New York: W.W. Norton & Company, qtd in The Darwin Effect: It’s influence on Nazism, Eugenics, Racism, Communism, Capitalism & Sexism by Jerry Bergman (Master Books, 2014), p.235 (incorrect form of “its” occurs in original title)

Soft Tissue Popping Up Everywhere…


New Discoveries & Comments About Creationism on why scientists would travel to a hard to reach location in Chile just to study ichthyosaur fossils:

Air-breathing marine reptiles known as “ichthyosaurs” mixed in with plants were discovered! Among the fossils were juveniles and adults but that is not all, soft tissue was discovered as well which is considered to be 150 million years old in the evolutionary framework.

Read more: http://thebibleistheotherside.wordpress.com/2014/06/10/incredibly-preserved-fossils-discovered/

HT: http://paultheslave.wordpress.com/2014/06/10/incredibly-preserved-fossils-discovered/

Defining Science to Exclude Cosmic Purposefulness

Image of the Helix Nebula (NGC 7293)“The evolutionists know the threat posed by creationism, and they have always defined science since the days of Darwin to exclude cosmic purposefulness. Science is ‘true’ science, in their view, only when pre-human cause and effect are seen as purposeless. To admit that creationism might be valid, or might be an alternative explanation of origins, is to deny the fundamental presupposition of modern science. In other words, the scientists recognize the exclusive and exclusionary nature of their intellectual endeavor — an endeavor designed to shove God out of the universe of cause and effect.”

~ Gary North, “Intellectual Schizophrenia”, in James B. Jordan (ed)., The Failure of the American Baptist Culture (Tyler, TX: Geneva Divinity School, 1982), p. 18, emphasis in original.

Source: http://biblicallandmarks.com/wpl/creation-versus-evolution/

About 10,000 Years

From New Discoveries & Comments About Creationism:

00Galaxy NGC1300Secular Cosmology was in a major crisis, the evidence was leading towards a purpose which is in the direction of intelligence rather than some random act with no reason. And if it was a random act, then the universe should have been full of cosmic defects which it doesn’t have…

“In fact, these defects should have been so numerous and so massive that if they actually existed, the age of the universe “would turn out to be about 10,000 years,” Guth says, with a laugh. “This doesn’t turn out to be the case, scientifically.”

Read more: http://thebibleistheotherside.wordpress.com/2014/07/06/an-ugly-theory-destroyed-by-a-beautiful-fact/

The Funny Thing About Fossils


A Christian was recently fired for making a scientific discovery that affirms the Christian worldview.  This should be a reminder to all that “science” is not neutral:

[T]he complaint alleges one of Armitage’s superiors screamed at him, “We are not going to tolerate your religion in this department!”

Why did CSUN fire a scientist directing a key laboratory? Because he found something the scientific community refuses to believe anyone could possibly find. He found soft tissue in a dinosaur bone. A bone for a creature that, according to convention, died at least 60 million years ago.

Read more: http://www.examiner.com/article/scientist-fired-for-discovery

and: http://www.conservativenewsandviews.com/2014/07/24/creation/scientist-fired-discovery/

Gender Difference: An Inconvenient Truth

by Dr. Theodore Dalrymple:

383px-Medieval_women_as_warriorsMy patient was intelligent but badly educated, as only products of the British educational system can be after 11 years of compulsory school attendance. She thought the Second World War took place in the 1970s and could give me not a single correct historical date. I asked her whether she thought a young and violent burglar would have proved much of a companion. She admitted that he wouldn’t, but said that he was the type she liked; besides which—in slight contradiction—all boys were the same.

I warned her as graphically as I could that she was already well down the slippery slope leading to poverty and misery—that, as I knew from the experience of untold patients, she would soon have a succession of possessive, exploitative, and violent boyfriends, unless she changed her life. I told her that in the past few days, I had seen two women patients who had had their heads rammed down the lavatory, one who had had her head smashed through a window and her throat cut on the shards of glass, one who had had her arm, jaw, and skull broken, and one who had been suspended by her ankles from a tenth-floor window to the tune of, “Die, you bitch!”

“I can look after myself,” said my 17-year-old.

“But men are stronger than women,” I said. “When it comes to violence, they are at an advantage.”

“That’s a sexist thing to say,” she replied.

A girl who had absorbed nothing at school had nevertheless absorbed the shibboleths of political correctness in general and of feminism in particular.

“But it’s a plain, straightforward, and inescapable fact,” I said.

“It’s sexist,” she reiterated firmly.

A stubborn refusal to face inconvenient facts, no matter how obvious, now pervades our attitude toward relations between the sexes. An ideological filter of wishful thinking strains out anything we’d prefer not to acknowledge about these eternally difficult and contested relations, with predictably disastrous results.

I meet with this refusal everywhere, even among the nursing staff of my ward. Intelligent and capable, as decent and dedicated a group of people as I know, they seem, in the matter of judging the character of men, utterly, almost willfully, incompetent.

Read more: http://www.city-journal.org/html/9_1_oh_to_be.html

HT: http://alphagameplan.blogspot.ca/2014/02/willful-incompetence.html