08 January 2006

Creation vs Evolution?

I'm always fascinated by the battle lines some will draw over the issue of science and its attending scientism in opposition to creation, or special creation, or intelligent design and the attending Scopes-like faith. Fascinating how fanaticism can be found in either side of the argument.

I was raised under the influences of a scientific world and I graduated university with a major in mathematics and a minor in biology. My mind is used to critical thinking; I'm comfortable seeking proofs in empirical data.

At the same time, I know God created the world. I believe that God created the world in six days, which shouldn't surprise anyone who knows the God of the Bible. Six days is a surprise, though, but not that it took such a short time. Remember the Darwinian position continues to extend the length of time required for evolution to have taken place into millions and now billions of years of earth's existence.

So the real surprise should be why it took so long to create the world. Why did it take six days? Why not six minutes or six seconds? God spoke and it came to be.

All this said, the Bible is not a science book, but a book of life and helpful for us to know who God is and His plans for us.

Science is good; scientism is not good. When people think that science has 'all the answers', that anything and everything can and should be explained (or explained away) by science, then we have faith in science (what I call 'scientism') and this was never the task assigned to science. We need 'knowledge' (that's the translation of the word 'science') to help us learn and to put into the formula of our lives where everything fits.

To that end, even this blog is given.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I have some expirience in the topic about creation and evolution.
Long time ago in the Tafe when I when to study the teacher have a question about these topic , if we believe in creation or evolution? In the class where 20 student, and I was only the one who say that I believe in the creation because God create the universe and he is my savior.

Bob said...

For those interested in the 'debate' come to our JFJ Bookshop, Monday 20 March, 2006, 6:30 pm for a lecture/ question period with Dr Jonathan Sarfati, noted chemist (Ph D) and lecturer.

Should be well worth your visit.

Anonymous said...

what a joke... there is no creation thing. we are all here by chance and your mission to convert people is disgutsting

Mary said...

Believing in chance creating the diverse universe and world we have is a huge step of faith and a sad one - how does a person who believes this care about life, death,love?
I believed in the theory sold as fact until as a Christian I decided to accept on faith that God created the world in 6 days.Then He opened my eyes to the evidence of His creation and the nonsense of evolution by chance.God is great

Ken Tremble said...

Gen.1:1,2. First of all, Scripture says Yahweh created Universe including Earth. Then it says what HE created ON Earth in 6 days, beginning with Day & Night on first day,from verse 3.LIGHT.
Look at other Scriptures in Bible what it says about Creation. signed
KJ.