Macroevolutionary Darwinism is a bad speculation that has been presented as such so many times, for example in the book by David C. Stove “Darwinian Fairytales” (free download):
As well as David C. Stove’s related article “So You Think You Are a Darwinian?”
Now that public schools will be presenting scientific criticisms to Darwin’s theory in Ohio, Minnesota, New Mexico, and probably in Kansas and others, I want to have this thread as a place where students can search for related material, mostly as online books and articles.
See some highlights and links to the official document “Critical Analysis of Evolution“:
However, as bad as bad speculations are, also are bad those bad interpretations of the Bible, no matter how generalized those private interpretations may be in our society.
In the 2004 Annual Meeting at the AAAS, Ronald Numbers, a historian in the department of medical history and bioethics at the University of Wisconsin said that in the past, the overwhelming number who wrote against evolution had no quarrel with geology that suggested earth’s antiquity. Most turn-of-the-century [even way far before] anti-evolutionists accepted the idea that Earth is very old.
Which is good, as again the mistake in the beginning of the YEC’s timeline was only in the minds of some 1960’s careless interpreters and its followers [ICR, AiG], but not in the beloved Source itself (The Bible)
See the next links:
“Nothing [is] wrong with the Word [The Bible], for the Word is accurate. It is accurate in minute detail, and the Word is so accurate here in Genesis that it fits the fields of chemistry, the fields of biology, it fits all the fields of geology, every field of science. There is no field of science, which is true science, which contradicts any facet of the truth of the accuracy of God’s Word in Genesis 1:1.
Genesis 1:1, 2:
In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
And the earth was [the text should say ‘became‘] without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
“How long ago is Genesis 1:1? I do not know, but I know it was in the beginning. And sometime between Genesis 1:1 and Genesis 1:2 there is a long period. How long? I do not know, but I know this: that when verse 2 came into being it says, “and the earth became without form and void.” It was not created this way, it became this way. Now, the question is: what caused this original creation in Genesis 1:1, which was perfectly perfect, to get to the place that it became without form and void? Or as the Hebrew puts it, ‘tohu va bohu.’
… this thing was so cataclysmic [context: the rebellion of Lucifer and his hosts], which occurred, that when this thing occurred the whole thing was in a mess, that [which] God had originally created in Genesis 1:1. That’s why verse 2 says “and the earth became without form and void.” That’s how it became that way.
Then verse 3 simply starts telling you what God does to put this earth back in shape, so that mankind, as we know mankind, can live in it. And mankind as we know it from the beginning was a man of body, soul and what? And spirit!”
Then I read in my Bible:
“For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old…” [2Pe3:5a]
This and the rest of that verse, plus the next verse there describes, not the flood of Noah, as ICR and AiG misinterpreted it, but a worst and previous catastrophic event of Universal proportions (the rebellion of Lucifer, ‘the darkness’ mentioned in Gen 1:2 and in many other scriptures).
Remember: ‘the heavens were of old‘!
Are religious creationists going to bent their knees to the Biblical evidence? (remember, this is not ‘compromise‘, this is what the Bible itself reveals!) Or rather, religious creationists (ICR, AiG, etc.) decided already to support their private interpretation ’til the end?
My Bible teaches me that there is an Old Universe! And an Old Earth, which is part of such Universe (as the Scripture reveals it).
My Bible teaches me that the Six days of Genesis chapter 1 were real and literal, but that in them God was re-ordering the Universe to make it an habitat again! (remember that plants are restored since day 3 and the sun, moon and stars are restored until day 4) God was here bringing back order to Earth and Universe with his Word, in order for him to CREATE breathing animals (the ones that we see now, included their bounded plasticity to bring variation within them, ‘after their kind‘) and men!
My Bible also teaches me that Adam and Eve were real and literal people!
However, religious creationists claim that death entered on earth only until the fall of men (and that’s one reason why Ken Ham in his museum is putting dinosaurs together with men; they already decided that dinosaurs living before Gen.1:2 is not an option, even if the Bible leaves that option open). They forget that such Biblical contexts of death entering on earth only until the fall of men are talking about spiritual death in HUMANKIND! They fail to see that God’s concerns are with HUMANS’ eternity! Not with the dinosaurs!
Concluding: Old Universe, Old Earth and Old Vegetation restored by GOD. However, created in the fifth and sixth days ‘young‘ living animals, the ones that exist now. And the climax of God’s work, in the sixth day of Genesis 1: a ‘young‘ and unique man!
The Bible teaches an Old Universe not on the basis of expanding the span of the six literal days of Genesis chapter one, but on the basis of the time in which Lucifer rebelled against God, dislocating then the full order of the Universe (Gen. 1:2)!
[Some of this points in my Book’s Review posting at ARN ‘On the Book of Genesis‘]
A Biblical and careful study indicates Old matter but Young breathing living souls on earth (the animals existing now, and men).
Darwinian evolutionists want us to worship their speculations while religious creationists want us to worship their own private interpretations of the very same sacred text that I love with all my heart: THE BIBLE!
If I find my research inspired by the Bible, deriders of the Bible have no authority whatsoever to ridicule and retaliate such stance… Neither religious creationists should criticize their fellow Christians. ICR and AiG, etc., are giving more weight to their own personal and private interpretations than to the revealed Bible itself on this particular topic! They have invested their millons on it!
We really need to do a sound and in-depth Biblical study and to follow or develop a most rigurous Biblical scholarship than that!
Even if for the moment we don’t see things in unity of hearth, at least I have my consolation by thinking that in one glorious day, when Christ will rescue and transform us, all born again ones, the member of his Body, no matter the affiliation, then we all will be able to see ALL TRUTH! ‘Till then, love your bro’!
Expanded for my posting at ARN