Ignoring evidence

Jun 5, 2017 by

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How tiresome to see that some still claim science doesn’t support the theory of evolution (Letters & Comments, May 22). There are millions of pieces of evidence for evolution in museums and libraries around the world: fossils and their geological settings, photographs, measurements, compilations, analysis and exposition. Why turn a blind eye to all that?

Bruce Fast
Boulder, Colo.

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  • Wilbur H. Entz

    Quite on the contrary, MWR readers find the continual rehashing of the Darwinian Dung tiresome. FOSSILS: Fossils are clearly the product of Noah’s Flood and rapid burial. FOSSILS AND THEIR GEOLOGICAL SETTINGS: Geological strata can only be explained by a worldwide Flood since there are the same strata in all of earth. PHOTOGRAPHS: Photos are used to show evidences of creationary theory. These include polystrat trees, human footprints in dinosaur footprints (they are the same age), and bent strata which could only have been made with wet strata as a result of the Flood. MEASURMENTS: All Carbon-14 measurements prove that all living organisms lived less than 70,000 years ago (much less than uniformitarian time). ANALYSIS: The peptide analyses of soft and pliable tissue in dinosaur fossils cannot be more than a few thousands of years old – not millions. EXPOSITION: That is what Darwin wrote when he wrote that science-fiction book called “The Origin of Spices”. The bottom line is that the only reliable source on origins is the Bible.

  • Conrad Hertzler

    I’m sorry that it is tiresome to you that some of us desire for God’s glory to be elevated far above man-conceived ideas. We can argue about fossils and strata and such things all day. These are important and interesting discussions, but my main issue with the theory of evolution is that it discounts or ignores altogether God and His glory. He warns us that He will not allow His glory to be diminished by anything or anybody. Discounting or ignoring His fantastic handiwork in Creation does just that. This is where I believe proponents of evolution are on dangerous ground.

  • Matthew Froese

    I find evolution an odd sticking point; it’s easy to find believers who will argue against evolution based on literal reading of Genesis, but relatively few who take the same literal reading of the firmament that holds back the waters above the sky, and few who view God’s role in controlling the weather literally. It’s tough to acknowledge that we are all selective in our interpretation of scripture when it doesn’t align with our understanding of creation as we find it.

    • Wilbur H. Entz

      I was able find a definition of sticking point under Meriam-Webster: an item (as in negotiations) resulting or likely to result in an impasse. But that hardly applies God’s ability to control the weather. Else what are you going to do with 1 Kings 17:1, [ Elijah Proclaims a Drought ] And Elijah the Tishbite, of the inhabitants of Gilead, said to Ahab, “As the Lord God of Israel lives, before whom I stand, there shall not be dew nor rain these years, except at my word.” Or Matthew 8:27, So the men marveled, saying, “Who can this be, that even the winds and the sea obey Him?”.

      • Matthew Froese

        Exactly. The Bible certainly calls out God’s control of the weather, maybe most explicitly in Job 38:22, but in many places. I understand that, but I – and most believers – still check a strictly science based weather forecast and take no issues with the science of the hydrological cycle.

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