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Summary: Can you see the facts before your eyes?

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"For example, in July 1994, scientists recovered soft tissue (red blood cells and traces of hemoglobin) in what was described as a “70-million-year-old T. rex fossil”; however, these soft tissues should have decomposed if they were millions of years old and not fossilized. Ham points out that the researchers’ reaction was a perfect illustration of how evolutionary bias can result in trying to make hard facts fit the presupposition of millions of years. One researcher was quoted:

It was exactly like looking at a slice of modern bone. But, of course, I couldn’t believe it. I said to the lab technician: “The bones, after all, are 65 million years old. How could blood cells survive that long?”

from http://www.answersingenesis.org/home/area/wow/preview/part11.asp

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Throughout my ministry, I have stated that there are some people that I could not convince if I had logical arguments stacked five feet deep on one side and Scriptural proof stacked on the other with Jesus standing behind me giving the thumbs up sign. It actually goes back to an old saying. "Don’t confuse me with the facts my mind is made up." Humans are rather bullheaded and stiff necked. Just look at Scripture and secular history and it will be easy to prove. We always say that the majority rules but the majority has been wrong most of the time. Even in recent secular history if we had ridden the wagon of the majority, there would be no steamboats, electricity, cars, planes, or space travel for the majority mocked all the inventors of these things.

We also seem to be extremists when it comes to change. We are either those who flit about from one new thing to another or it takes dynamite to move us. Balance is not one of humanity’s strong suits. When confronted with something that challenges our beliefs we either quickly abandon our faith/beliefs or we blow off the issue without studying the argument. Again, balance is needed.

Huxley once said that there were only two possibilities for our existence, either evolution or creation. He readily admitted that there were holes in the theory of evolution but ridiculed creation as being absolutely impossible. In reality, he only believed in one possible origin though he said there were two. No evidence to the contrary would have convinced him.

I grew up with a nominal religious teaching that would have included creation but was educated in a public school where evolution was still taught as a theory not a fact like today. We still had prayer and Bible readings. I must have been a theistic evolutionist because while I was not very religious I did believe in God but accepted evolution as the means and even the possibility of us being spawn of aliens. Now that I am a true Christian and not just one in name only I see that evolution is not valid even in a theistic perspective. The evidence is just not there. Yet, like our research friend in the quote above a true evolutionist will not see the facts before his eyes because they would have to abandon their worldview and indeed their faith. They can keep digging and they will not prove their theorem but even if they dig up a find so startling that just shoots evolution in the head they will not see the fact. They will dance around it.


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