CREATIONISM VERSUS EVOLUTION
We all come from diverse backgrounds, locations and cultures, which shapes the way we look at the world. What we believe to be true we hold dearly. This is our nature as a species. Science has a system based on facts, while faith is a firm belief in something for which there is no proof. All four of the major religions have their own creation myth story, each purporting to explain the origins of the universe. Science takes a different approach, providing irrefutable evidence to the contrary. Sorry Adam and Eve, but the fields of science that must be ignored for creationism to be true include Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Genetics, Linguistics, Geology and Astronomy, just to scratch the surface.
In reference to “Intelligent Design”, science and religion are not good bedfellows. Religion is based on faith and science is based on provable, repeatable, and measurable facts. Most of the Christian Scientists I’ve known have said that they leave religion at the door when they partake in the science room. They have no option, since religion is not science.
One can’t conduct science based on faith. Even arguments for Intelligent Design are still using science by grossly misrepresenting facts to fit a predetermined outcome. As science expands its knowledge, religion must always force-feed God into the equation. Science moves forward while religion looks to the past. Science offers better explanations for our “origins” and “the cosmos” than any Intelligent Design theory ever could. Intelligent design is a thin veil to get a religious doctrine through the front door. Intelligent Design claims that we live on a knife’s edge in the scheme of the universe. “Perfectly tuned,” it claims, “a feat that can only come from God.”
Having been a musician for thirty years I know about intonation, and a tone is something that is calibrated and then is stationary. Any inconsistency with the vibrations of a particular pitch would render it out of tune. When something is in tune it is calibrated by several different disciplines. This doesn’t explain how our earth, solar system and universe are constantly changing, moving and changing pitch. The perfectly pitched, in tune, knife’s edge design theory does not stand up to reason or logic in an ever-changing universe.
The final nail in the coffin for Intelligent Design, and for that matter, Creationism, is that we need a Creator. This leads me to question why doesn’t the Creator need a Creator? Who designed the supreme being that invented the universe? Who invented that God? Who invented that inventor?
The “truth” has never been a democracy, just ask Galileo or Copernicus. Merely because billions of Christians believe that creationism is a viable working model does not make it so. Unfortunately for them, the majority of Americans do not believe evolution to be true. These creationists misrepresent the facts to fit their data into a model that supports their brand of creationism. When creationists are not misrepresenting facts, they are looking to the past (through their holy books) for validation and verification.
This type of faith-based validation of theories breeds the likes of Ken Ham and his creationist museum. Supporting such ideas as the world flooding over, or children playing with dinosaurs is nonsensical and ridiculous. This type of thinking has a long way to go before it is even naïve.
There are over 100 billion galaxies, and we as humans are the chosen ones? Are we to believe that everything in this universe is made to order just for us? Any answer to this question in the affirmative seems to me to be both arrogant and ignorant. It is in fact we who have adapted to everything in the universe. Science demonstrates this time and time again. If there was any evidence for creation, where is it? If there is a Nobel Prize waiting to be claimed for any such demonstrable proof, surely a creationist should claim this prize. Curious that there are no takers on this front. In fact, we are not Fallen angels but Risen apes!