Most of you are probably familiar with the old TV show “Kids Say the Darndest Things.” I believe the orignal version was hosted by Art Linkletter, then later by Bill Cosby. It was cute show.
The thought struck me today that perhaps we need a show titled “Scientists Say the Darndest Things.” It could be hosted by Ken Ham or a creation scientist like Jason Lisle, or maybe even an ID (Intelligent design) researcher with more degrees than a thermometer. Anyway, the idea would be to challenge so many of the ridiculous statements of “science” that so many of us gullible creatures just blow off or worse, actually buy or believe.
“No two snowflakes are alike.”
Really? How do you know? How would anyone know? Wouldn’t someone have to have seen every single snowflake that has ever fallen to make such an assertion? The only One who truly knows is God, and He ain’t telling.
Or how about this one:
“The dinosaurs are extinct.”
Really? How do you know? Have you done a study where you have someone observing every square inch of the earth simultaneously, all verifying there is no dinosaur in sight?
By the way, I invite any scientist who makes this claim to come this summer to swim in nearby Northeast Creek here in my hometown. Splash about wildly and see if you may not be introduced to a “terrible lizard” with hard scales and a powerful tail, not to mention bone-crushing jaws and razor-like teeth!
Here’s a good one:
“The earth is 4.6 billion years old.” Or, “This fossil is 75 million years old.”
Really? How do you know? Were you there?
We must begin again to teach our children to think. Having recently judged a science fair at a local middle school, I can tell you our kids do not know how to recognize even the most obvious signs of design in this world. 99% of the kids pulled their science “project” straight off the internet, including all the “facts,” the procedures to follow, their hypotheses, and even their findings and conclusions. It’s all done for them. And at the click of a mouse no less.
True science is all but gone in our culture. Studying the creation around us is supposed to lead us to worship the Creator.
“The heavens declare the glory of God and the skies proclaim His handiwork” (Psalm 19:1).
“For His invisible attributes, namely, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse” (Romans 1:20).
It’s not a matter of evidence. No! It’s a matter of interpreting the world around us, and to do that, we use our worldview – the glasses through which we view everything.
Now, will our children attain biblical glasses in the public schools? Will their studies direct them to the foot of the cross of Christ where they exclaim, “You are worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power; for You created all things and for Your pleasure they exist and were made“? Will state schools cause them to “take every thought captive to Christ“?
The answer is obvious. And even Christian teachers have their hands tied by the Darwinian and humanist curricula (textbooks) in that system. It is the curriculum that teaches and disciples children, dear friends.
May God help us reclaim true thinking in the next generation.
“Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.”