Thursday, April 17, 2008

Expelled

Somebody left an *anonymous* comment the other day, saying:

". . .a foundational principle of genetics is evolution. In fact, even CS Lewis believed that evolution was a sound scientific theory."

Now I know that evolution is taught in public schools, but it still surprises me to hear people supporting this weak theory. No fossils for "in between" species exist. The oldest fossils found date around 4,000 years old, not millions of years. There is just so little evidence to back evolution that it always catches me off guard to hear people supporting this concept. Even if all the cells in our bodies, perfectly designed as they are, came together in one Big Bang, I'd still prefer to think that a loving Creator made me. I can't imagine how hopeless life must be otherwise.

Speaking of evidence for evolution vs. creation, here's an interesting movie coming out by Ben Stein:

For You formed my inward parts;
You covered me in my mother’s womb.
I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
Marvelous are Your works,
And that my soul knows very well.
Psalm 139:13-14

14 comments:

Roehrman said...

I can't wait to see it! Today is opening Day!

Shannon said...

Well said, Ginger.

The Herd said...

Wow...I am amazed too when people are so convinced of evolution--it really baffles my mind that they see any reason to live if they believe that way. I think that people that don't want to really think about the beginning b/c it does cause us to be accountable to God, our creator.

Faith said...

Ginger,
Chuck Misler is doing a series right now on Genesis that is AMAZING! He uses lots and lots of scientific evidence to tell the story of Genesis. You can find it on ITunes if you have it under podcasts Koinonia House 66/40 or something like that. If you can't find it I will have Jonah give me the exact address. It is REALLY good.

coolmintv said...

"Expelled" promotes Intelligent Design, which is a far cry from creationism.

Ginger said...

Yes, you're exactly right, Coolmint. Did I say it was a creation movie? It's not. Ben Stein is not a Christian and does not believe the Bible. However, even w/o the Bible as his plumb line, he still finds more evidence to support intelligent design, which is decidedly not evolution.

J said...

To me, the prospect that God slowly and carefully brought humanity out of the mire of biological development is beautiful.

The idea that God just HAS to have created us a certain way gives us a clue that the idea is already off. God far exceeds us.

The idea of having creation come into being immediately, fast, and fully intact and digestible is a very human way of thinking.

I'm not saying that evolution is true beyond a shadow of a doubt, or that the theory is complete.

I am a friend of Sam's (if you were wondering).

-J

Ginger said...

J,

Who is Sam?
That's great that you find it beautiful that you morphed from a monkey. And I find it very interesting that you appear to know so much about God, while simultaneously discrediting His word.
The idea that creation came into being immediately, fast, and fully intact is a Biblical way of thinking, not a human way of thinking. The Bible is my plumb line. If it's not yours, you and I will never agree on this. ;)
I'm glad you agree that the evolutionary theory is incomplete. We do agree on that. :)

Jessica said...

I can't wait to see that movie! Great post, Ginger. LOVE your blog!

Isaiah J. said...

It's sad how many people don't know the difference b/t evolution and adaptation. What are they teaching in public schools these days??? Sheesh.

Great post, Ginger.

Our Family: said...

This is great! I have to show it to Andrew!

The Herd said...

We saw it last night...on the note that Ben is not a believer in Christ... He was raised Jewish...which means that at least He might believe in Jehovah...I pray that he finds Christ though.

Ok, so THE ONE purpose of the movie is for people to at least question the theory of evolution and start talking about it...he likened it to the Berlin Wall...where no one was allowed to go through. I believe he uses the intelligent design words b/c there are some really crazy people out there that actually are atheist, but can fathom the idea of more intelligent creatures on other planets that "created" us...I know, I know, it's hard to believe people would actually come out and say that being that they are scientist...but they are soooo anti God that a martian is more tolerable to them. CRAZY, huh?
The movie is definitely different...not a movie per say but more like a research theory documentary.

I've never been in a movie where the audience clapped at the end, but last night it happened!

Ginger said...

Thanks for the review, Karen! We're looking forward to seeing it. I did know that was the purpose. It's interesting how people freak out when creation is mentioned as even a possibility. What does it say about these scientists that are so close-minded and *afraid* of any options other than evolution?

alexsmaid said...

what I want to know is if evolution is real, why are there still monkey's, fossils, and fish? Why didn't they all evolve??

Who decided which ones were going to evolve? Why do women conceive if we evolve from some animal or fossil? are they saying we conceive now, but not then, who decided that switch?

Holymama