1. directly opposed or contrasted; mutually incompatible.
Some things can’t co-exist. Like the immovable object and the unstoppable force. Like the light in a totally dark room. Like belief in evolution and accepting scientific reason. The practical application of scientific principles is antithetical to a belief in evolution.
But you say, “I thought science had proved evolution.”
Let’s start with a little history. Prior to Einstein’s wonderful discoveries, most scientists believed in a created universe. Einstein himself believed in a static, eternal universe. Most scientists currently believe in a 14 billion year old universe. In fact the current crop of atheistic scientists will say science is incompatible with religion, and especially with the Bible.
Yet many of the most influential scientists of the past were Bible-believing Christians. These included Isaac Newton (mathematician, astronomer and Theologian), Francis Bacon (father of the scientific method), Robert Boyle (founder of modern chemistry), John Dalton (atomic theory), Gregor Mendel (Father of modern Genetics), and of course Lord Kelvin (who laid the foundations of physics). Perhaps you, like many, believe that we know so much more now, that we cannot any longer believe in “fairy tales” like the Bible. But what if it is the other way around?
Scientific beliefs, since they are always based on the latest newest technology, frequently change. They vacillate. They adapt and they adjust. Old theories are tossed out like garbage, like dirty smelly old socks. The new is always embraced and trumpeted to the public as though it were Eternal Truth. But therein lies the rub. If we depend solely on the latest scientific finding for our definition of Truth, our foundation is pretty shaky. If our understandings of the meaning of life, and the origins of the universe are based on science, then we should be absolutely certain that the scientific foundations of our beliefs are 100 percent firm. There should be NO room for doubt. Zero tolerance.
I can say with absolute certainty that the scientific foundations of modern science are not that firm. Scientists disagree on the age of the universe, the age of the earth, whether the earth is at the center of the universe, how big the universe is, and how the moon was formed. Scientists also disagree vehemently on whether evolution can occur, how it could occur, and if there is any evidence it has occurred.
Still, in our schools and universities, with missionary zeal, our students are told there is no God. They are told the Bible is a fairy tale. They are told we are evolved from the apes. The foundations and underpinnings of their Christian faith are systematically destroyed. And they flounder and lose their way in heartbreaking numbers. Many look for answers in drugs or alcohol. Others look for wealth or power or success. But one thing they are encouraged NEVER to do is look to God’s word, the Bible. This is ridiculed, and has supposedly been “proven” (by virtue of the latest fads in science) to be false.
And our youth, as well as our entire society, is paying the price for believing the musings and imaginations of men like Stephen Hawking and Richard Dawkins. Nevertheless, one thing is certain amidst all the uncertainty. Evolution did not happen. It has been proven scientifically and statistically to be an impossibility. And not a single atheist has any explanation for the origin of life, other than to say “There is no God so it must have just happened somehow.” Not too scientific after all. For that matter, no scientist has ever offered any reasonable explanation for the origin of matter. “There was a big bang. and it happened.” Not at all scientific. In fact, when seen objectively, the Big Bang is patently ridiculous.
In a later post we will deal with the false, illogical and impossible “primordial soup” model, and with the scientific proving that the universe could not have originated in a “Big Bang” (If you believe that pseudo-scientific postulate, stay tuned).
For now, just consider this quote about mutations by Lee Spetner. “But all these mutations reduce the information in the gene by making a protein less specific. They add no information and they add no new molecular capability. Indeed, all mutations studied destroy information. None of them can serve as an example of a mutation that can lead to the large changes of macroevolution. … Whoever thinks macroevolution can be made by mutations that lose information is like the merchant who lost a little money on every sale but thought he could make it up on volume.” (1)
John 16:13 But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come.
(1)Dr. Lee Spetner, a Jewish scientist and expert on mutations state in his book Not by Chance: Shattering the Modern Theory of Evolution, pp. 159–60: