Tuesday, April 1, 2008

"Enquiring minds want to know"


I have always been a Math and Science person. The reason is simple. In math and science everything is black and white. There is no grey areas like there are in English. Ok I did that on purpose. I know it should have been there aint no grey areas. (just kidding) I believe that everything is either: right or wrong, correct or incorrect. Not that I am a judge or anything like that but I believe in following the rules.

In the areas of math and science there are rules for anything and everything in the world must follow these rules to exist. One rule builds on another and that one supports the first one and everyone is happy. If A=B and B=C, then A=C; So simple and yet so true. E=MC² Now who can argue with that. If you have ever tried to give a cat a bath, you know that “all cats hate water.” Well except for those Turkish Van cats. Now wait just a minute. What happened to black and white? Ok so maybe science is not quite as concrete as I originally suggested but who can argue with “facts?”

The fact is that many times, science is able to “prove” theories by selecting and/or omitting information. If you select the right group of information, you can prove or disprove anything. Did you know that oxygen kills people? It’s a fact. Anyone that has ever breathed in oxygen has eventually died. Based on the facts I selected, this theory is proven, therefore it must be true. Oxygen must be really bad for us. Even though I am faced with these overwhelming facts, I will continue to breathe it. Hmmm, maybe I don’t believe it even though I know it is a “fact.”

As scientific technology gets better, there is more discussion about the origin of man. You can read it in the headlines almost daily. “Evidence found that supports evolution.” Scientists are convinced, based on overwhelming evidence that evolution is correct and we were not “created.” The evidence is 100% too. There isn’t any data that falls outside the norm…or is there? The truth is that lots of evidence is uncovered that doesn’t fit the evolution mold. When something like that is discovered, it is dismissed as bad or incorrect data and discarded. Now why would scientists do that you may ask? Why would a person not come forward when they find out that something they are trying to prove may not be accurate? The answer to that should be obvious.

With all the arguments going on, let me toss out a few facts to think about. I won’t get into the data dispute issue. Let’s just look at facts:

With all this great evidence available you would think that scientists would all agree on one theory but that isn’t the case. Just the other day, I saw a TV show talking about Mars. According to this “expert”, there is some evidence that life may have started on Mars. The theory is that tiny micro-organisms may have existed on Mars millions of years ago. Then something happened like a great explosion that caused a chunk of rock to get tossed into space. Then this chunk made it this way through space and finally hit earth. This micro-organism (attached to the rock) somehow managed to live through the explosion, no air in space, the intense heat when it entered the atmosphere and the blast of the impact as it hit earth. It then started reproducing and mutating and that is how I got here today to post this on my blog. That is so much easier to believe than “God created.” Not hardly.

If these people are so sure that evolution is correct then they must think that the Bible is wrong. If that is so then why do some of these people continue going to Church? The only way this is possible is for them to pick which parts of the Bible to believe and which parts to discard. This is the same method that got them the “solid” evidence to support evolution. Either you believe in God or you don’t. Either the Bible is fact or it is fiction. I know I wouldn’t be going to Church if I truly didn’t believe.

And speaking of believing; did you know that a long time ago, people were afraid to say the word “God?” That is why there are so many names for God. People who didn't even "believe" in God were afraid to say His name. Even today, if you bring up the subject of religion and God, people will leave. People are afraid of God. Why would you be afraid if you didn’t truly believe? Perhaps even with all the overwhelming evidence, there is still some doubt.

I am not disputing that fossils have been found. And I am not saying that I have all the answers. I am just saying that all this evidence just doesn’t add up and I, like many, have an Enquiring mind. I am able to think, reason and show compassion and that is something that could never evolve. And just where did all these thoughts come from? Hmmmm, I wonder? In my Book there is only one answer.

Have a Blessed day and keep Enquiring.


USAincognito said...

An inquiring mind is an excellent thing to possess! :)

Janice Thomson said...

Hear hear!

Mom23QTs said...

I'm right with you on this one dad. TOny's constantly watching the shows on TV that contradict anything in the bible, or they are trying to disprove the bible and yet they all say they believe in God. I dont get it.

Susan Kelly Skitt said...

I like your take on it Greg. Yes, if people would truly take a look at what the Bible has to say, they might be surprised. Science supports the Biblical account all the way.

For example the book of Job, chapter 26:7 says that the earth hung in space. This was written long before man could prove it by scientific methods.

And as for the elements of life forming reproducing chemicals and cells by natural means? According to biochemcial calculations that same material would be 10,000-100,000 times more likely to destroy living organisms on its own. It was not a natural process, it was SUPERNATURAL!

Shannon @ Gabi's World said...

The Bible has spoke of creatures that sound an awful lot like dinosaurs.

AnneK said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I loved this post. I am a Math person myself. I would disagree that science is black and white, but Math? If x+2=7, then x=5 and nothing else.

I think even though people don't want to talk or think about God, they can't deny the viod in their heart becasue the Bible says that God has put eternity in the hearts of men. And until they find God, the void would always be there.

kaywag said...

Well said.

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