Month: December 2009

What About Those Amazing Dinosaurs?

During my 30 years as a recovering evolutionist, I’ve spent lots of that time thinking about the role of the great animals we call dinosaurs. My old ideas were basically dumped after learning about the great flood of Noah. At the same time, my sensibility about them persisted that there was some sort of vestige of a constantly mutating biosphere. Old ideas that had been the basis of a portion of my view of reality. I knew that the evolution tale was pretty much toast after reading Michael Denton’s, “Evolution, a Theory in Crisis”. Other than that, I’ve not read much of any other creationist, or intelligent design literature since. What I have begun to understand, was that revelations given to the writers of the Bible were in a basic, easily remembered format that could be passed along faithfully until the right person could be able to pen them. They are simple accounts with the basic information that describe very profoundly important events. Even very young children have little difficulty understanding them. The events are revealed from the Creator’s perspective in which time has a totally different meaning. Does a day refer to 24 hours? Or, to a rotation of…

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Does “Science” Deserve Our Respect?

Whenever I hear of “science” being spoken of on TV it is given a sort of heroic status. We credit “science” with getting us on the Moon and back, curing all sorts of diseases, making lots of wonderful discoveries and such. Nearly all scientific pursuits are funded by tax dollars. Those that aren’t are backed by colleges and universities and in some cases private industry. Perhaps NASA is one of the largest and heavily tax funded “science” organizations. Space exploration and research is a VERY COSTLY venture and one that we in the US are highly committed to. Many of these research organizations are also businesses that attempt to recoup their expenditures through commerce. People involved in “science” are on someone’s payroll. I’ve worked as a “scientist” on the US DOD payroll, Coca Cola’s payroll, Draper, Filmtec and a few others. Each time using my training in science in a different way. Each of those jobs were useful and rewarding somewhat financially and personally. But, there are also those that use “science” to attempt to solve all the riddles of the universe. Most are hell-bent on disproving that the most complex and intricate things that we see in nature are…

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