Why I believe in Creation

I Choose Creation Because...

PROLEGOMENA: This page came as a request from my students. As I would lecture many of these would appear as asides and finally several of them asked me to put them together in one place. I would love to see a way for the theologian and the scientist to agree on the question, "Where did I come from?" This is not an angry man, but one truly trying to reconcile what he sees with what he was taught. I do hope there is nothing on this page except facts that you choose to agree or disagree.

I do not understand why we discuss creation/evolution within the field of Science. Neither creation nor evolution can be reproduced by scientists. Creation/Evolution are opposite belief systems. The argument if necessary at all should be in church and religion classes. Neither Creation nor Evolution can be observed or reproduced and therefore it is not science. In a real sense, it is some who believe in God and those that don't; arguing about whether we are animals or are created in the image of God. For me the synergism of all the observable facts lead me to conclude the Creation model and a world-wide Noaic flood are the most scientific choice. But ultimately the choice is faith: this then is the stated conundrum.

In no particular order

1. Life cries out for a creator, both as a observer of the intricate details of nature and in our deepest part of who we are. Virtually every tribe and people on the Earth has a religion. Everyone understands a clock has a creator, or maker. Yet, some miss the infinitely more complex macrocosm and microcosm seen through our telescopes and microscopes and say it happened by chance.

2. DNA by itself is too complex to believe it is an accident. Looking at our own bodies and the many enzymes and other things the body produces from food of a thousand cultures, as well as the awesome nature of the mystery of life itself demands a creator. The eye itself needs a creator.

3. If Yelm (the Big Bang) did occur, then as we observe everything in the universe they should be the same. Coming from the same "pot" all the planets should be made of the same "stuff;" Instead, we find each planet quite different and made of different elements and colors. The planets have different number of satellites in different orbits. The atmosphere of each planet is unique, as is it's topography.

4. The fact that each planet has a different rotation period [day] tells this observer that the Big Bang is incorrect. Mercury's rotation is the same as it's year. Venus, if one didn't mind basking in the nearly 900 degree temperatures would watch the sun go slowly across the sky in the opposite direction as on Earth. If all matter was blown out of the core at a consistent speed, then all the planets should be rotating at about the same speed day in and day out.

5. When we count all forms of life on earth, we find close to a million different species with new forms still being discovered. If we all came from the same primordial pond, we should be lucky to find one type of life. The variety of animal and plant life indicates a creator with a great sense of humor who created people as well as the platypus.
Robert Jastrow (space scientist and self-proclaimed agnostic): "For the scientist who has lived by his faith in the power of reason, the story ends like a bad dream. he has scaled the mountains of ignorance; he is about to conquer the highest peak; as he pulls himself over the final rock, he is greeted by a band of theologians who have been sitting there for centuries." God and the Astronomers. New York: W.W. Norton, P 116, 1978.

6. What do we do with the flat-billed platypus? To me it shows a creator with humor. It certainly doesn't show the strongest wins, as Darwin proposed. If the platypus is on earth in the current era, then why can't the archaeopteryx be just as much a creature, and not a half-step? By the way, what direction is the platypus evolving?
Archaeopteryx, evolutionary point
Archaeopteryx, creation point

7. I seriously considered evolution for a time. For me, the point of disembarking was twofold:

a. Standing at the Grand Canyon, I wondered why there weren’t dozens or hundreds of other "Grand" canyons if it really took millions of years for the Colorado River to make the canyon. Instead of a little bit of water and a long time, it seemed to me standing on the edge of the canyon, I remembered making dams and rivers in the dirt as a kid, that it took a lot of water and a short time to create a mess. Whether we talk about a tsunami or flood, observable facts say what water does, it does quickly.

b. OK, so a man might evolve; remote, but possible. But then I realized at every step along a very long chain, a female would have to be evolving in the same generation. From lady frogs to fish, to birds to woman; folks, the possibility of this evolution occurring in step with the boy frog, fish, bird, monkey and man in hours at the lower portion of the chain, to just a few years at the higher end of the food chain [and for the female to say "yes"] is too large a step for my mind. This single fact makes evolution sounds more like fiction than science.

8. If the Earth were in a slightly different orbit, human life would not be possible. If it was even slightly more elliptical in its orbit or even one million miles closer or distant from the Sun, life as we know it would be strained, or impossible. Kepler's law teaches that each planet is in an elliptical orbit. But, unlike the other planets, the Earth's orbit is almost completely circular. The following is taken from my Stars Page. "Jan 02, 2002, The Earth at Perihelion (nearest the Sun) 0.98330 a.u. or 147,100,000 km from Sun on Jan 02, 2003. Earth at Aphelion (farthest from the Sun) 1.0167 au. or 152,100, 000 km on July 2, 2003. In less scientific jargon, this means from deep space looking back on the Solar system, the earth's orbit would appear absolutely circular. Most of our wedding rings are more lopsided than the Earth's orbit.

9. Evolutionists can't agree, and regularly change the time line, while creation stands virtually unchanged over the millennia.

George Greenstein (astronomer): "As we survey all the evidence, the thought insistently arises that some supernatural agency--or, rather, Agency--must be involved. Is it possible that suddenly, without intending to, we have stumbled upon scientific proof of the existence of a Supreme Being? Was it God who stepped in and so providentially crafted the cosmos for our benefit?" The Symbiotic Universe, New York: William Morrow, p. 27, 1988.
  10. NASA sent up the CORE probe, which measured the background temperature (or noise) of the solar system. It was expected that the probe would find the background constant and unchanging; instead it found there were pockets of more noise or warmer temperature. There is an answer that I recently came across but haven't digested.

  11. From the Peking man to today, evolutionary scientists have to create steps in the evolutionary chain. Links or steps between species simply don’t exist in the fossil record or in observable life. Around 1963 I was at UC Berkeley walking through the Anthropology building and saw a board with all 28 skulls required for evolution. There were two bones out of 28 heads. My background requires this to be called “Fiction” not science. My second thought was, bet if you could peal skin off of heads, without pain for a second you could find all 28 of these skulls alive on earth this afternoon.

12. Corollary: The fossils record does not show evolution, as Darwin indicated it should. Bones don't lie. There simply are no half-steps between species. There is evolution with-in species. Finches and humans are not all the same. Small fingers, are shorter on some people, ear lobes are hooked on some, and not on others. But in nearly 150 years of looking, we have yet to find a true proof-positive "step" between species. As a boy, I was taught that the small horses evolved into larger horses, but today, we have diminutive horses and large horses. This "proof" I was taught as a boy, is no longer in science books, because they found so many of the fossils; they realized it was a species, and not an evolving step.

12a. The Piltdown Man as a paleoanthropological hoax. I was taught the Piltdown man was truth in school until it was found to be a hoax.

13. The amount of dust on the moon was many meters less than scientists anticipated.

14. Scientists can't reproduce life in a test tube from elements. We can't even reproduce one-celled amoebas. Speaking of protozoan, scientists continue to find the internal workings of one celled paramecium called "simple" in some textbooks, with its organelles to be infinitely complex, like the Creator.

15. Soft tissue from a dinosaur has been found in Montana. They are dated at 68 million years, but if dinosaurs were created on day five or six of Creation week (Gen 1) and died in the flood, it would be easier to see how the soft tissue survived thousands of years, instead of millions or billions of years.

16. "Coelacanths are known from the fossil record dating back over 360 million years, with a peak in abundance about 240 million years ago. Before 1938 they were believed to have become extinct approximately 80 million years ago, when they disappeared from the fossil record." However in 1938, a coelacanth was caught off the coast of Africa. This is history, this is science. Scientists have found there are hundreds of these fish around 200 meters off the coast of Africa.

17. Frilled shark caught in January, 2015. "The species, whose ancestry dates back 80 million years, is known as the 'living fossil'.   It was caught on a fishing trawler in waters near Lakes Entrance in the Victoria's Gippsland region. Simon Boag, from the South East Trawl Fishing Association, said it was the first time in living memory that a frilled shark had been sighted. "We couldn't find a fisherman who had ever seen one before," " I doubt you will find this in a high school or college science textbook.

18. There are reports of dinosaurs in Cameroon. This is one paragraph from a slightly different article, publication looking for dinosaurs. "The remainder of our time was spent slogging through waist-high swamp, going from one pygmy village to another. Our efforts were rewarded with firsthand, eyewitness accounts of Mokele-mbembe activity dating from 1986 to April 2000. Although the Baka people referred to the animals as La`Kila-bembe, they described the animals exactly as the Kelle pygmies in the Congo and confirmed that the monsters still inhabited the rivers, swamps, and streams of southern Cameroon. The pygmies also described the monster as having a series of dermal spikes running the length of its neck, back, and tail. This is a physical feature of sauropod dinosaurs that was unknown to paleontologists until 1991. Additional information was also gathered about other strange animals that reputedly inhabit the forest and swamps, including a large quadruped armed with a heavy neck frill and up to four horns on its head. Our witnesses immediately picked out a picture of the triceratops as being a dead ringer for this animal which is reputed to kill and disembowel elephants."

Tony Rothman (physicist): "When confronted with the order and beauty of the universe and the strange coincidences of nature, it's very tempting to take the leap of faith from science into religion. I am sure many physicists want to. I only wish they would admit it." Casti, J.L. Paradigms Lost. New York: Avon Books, p. 482-483, 1989.
19. There is something running around North America. We call it Bigfoot or the Sasquatch. If we could catch it, it would be extinct because we would kill it. In the last 100 years it was spotted in Pacheco, around 22 miles from my home. It was chased to a state park about 100 miles from my home where it disappeared. But the pictures and eyewitness accounts keep showing up. I don’t know what it is, it may not fit in this discussion but there is something out there trying to look at us.

20. We are told in science class that strata took thousands to millions of years to develop. On May 18, 1980 at Mt. St. Helens, over 30 feet of different strata were laid in three hours. Further, Al Franklin a pastor in Redding, CA has uncovered a dinosaur bone, which I have verified, easily visible in three different strata. This flies in the face of what I was taught in school.

21. Watching Mt. St. Helens come back to life in the last 25 years. On May 18, 1980, scientists were on TV and in the news moaning that it would take thousands of years to get back to the pre-cataclysmic event. On one of our trips to Seattle we stopped and listened to a scientist decrying the state of nature in the shadow of Mt. St. Helens. But 25 years later, flowers, trees and animals teem on and around the volcano. The more we learn about science, from the amount of dust on the moon, to watching Mt. St. Helens and the aftermath to space exploration of comets a careful analysis nothing shows creation to be incorrect. Inversely, evolution is showed lacking and creation makes sense.

22. THE PLANETS AS A CLOCK (This is taken from my Stars page.)
Did you know the planets run like a clock? Years ago, just in passing someone mentioned this, and I put it in my ATARI 400 (Circa 1984) and came up with the following facts that seem to show the inner planets work like a clock. If you except this concept, then it would be congruent thinking to believe the planets and a clock would either be created or evolved.

Planet Comparison Planet Plus/Minus
5 Mercury orbits = 3 Venus orbits 10 days
10 Mercury orbits = 4 Venus orbits 19.1 days
4 Mercury orbits = 1 Earth orbit 13.35 days
13 Venus orbits = 8 Earth orbits 1 day
25 Mercury orbits = 6 Venus orbits 7.7 days
15 Earth orbits = 8 Mars orbits 17 days
39 Mercury orbits = 5 Earth orbits 4.1 days

23. Society and Western Civilization requires creation. If the strongest and most powerful survive, then the person with the largest atomic bomb will survive. This is against civilization as we know it.

James DeBolt's "Does it make any difference what you believe?"
Product of Time, Chance and matter Intelligent design--made in the image and likeness of God.
You control your own destiny. Created as an object of God's love with an eternal destiny.
You can do what comes naturally. God loves ou too much to have you throw your life away.
Meaningless existence-without purpose-drugs.To know Christ is to know God's abundant life
--Without meaningful relationships-guilt Respect for yourself is transferred to others.
--without respect for God--amoral Reverence for God produces respect for one's self
--on your own sexually--no conscience Real Christian men and women affirm the dignity of others.
--without regard for the life of young or old--abortion/euthanasiaThe Bible is God's handbook to relationships and gender identity.
Life for yourself--smart, shrewd, tenaciousLive for Christ--fulfill the destiny for which you were created.
Anarchy and/or Totalitarianism natural resultbelief in worth of man produced Democracy

Arthur L. Schawlow (professor of physics at Stanford University, 1981 Nobel Prize in physics): "It seems to me that when confronted with the marvels of life and the universe, one must ask why and not just how. the only possible answers are religious...I find a need for God in the universe and in my own life." Margenau, H. and R.A. Varghese, eds. Cosmos, Bios, Theos: Scientists Reflect on Science, God and the Origins of the Universe, Life and Homo Sapiens. Open Court Pub. Col, La Salle, Ill, 1992.

24. Why does it seem incongruous that God would use evolution?
a. Evolution is inconsistent with God's omnipotence.
b. Evolution is inconsistent with God's personality.
c. Evolution is inconsistent with God's omniscience.
d. Evolution is inconsistent with God's nature of love.
e. Evolution is inconsistent with God's purposiveness.
f. Evolution is inconsistent with God's grace.
g. God frequently does things quickly.
Genesis 1:5, "And God called the light day, and the darkness He called night. And there was evening and there was morning, one day."
John 6:21, “They were willing therefore to receive Him into the boat; and immediately the boat was at the land to which they were going.”
John 13:32, “If God is glorified in Him, God will also glorify Him in Himself, and will glorify Him immediately.”
The whole difference between construction and creation is this; that a thing constructed can only be loved after it is constructed; but a thing created is loved before it exists.--Charles Dickens (1812-1870, British Novelist)

25. Observable science requires a young earth because of the following:
a. Efflux of gasses into the atmosphere
b. Influx of meteoric dust from space.
c. the lack of feet of dust on the moon.
d. Efflux of materials from the mantle into the crust.
e. Decay of the earth's magnetic field
f. Observable meteors are disappearing before our eyes, with no observable method of renewal. (When they find the Oord Cloud, we will revisit this point.)
g. We have found soft tissue in T-rex bones. This recent discovery makes far more sense if it was thousands of years instead of millions or billions of years since the death of the animal.

26. Observation of highly complex life and bio/eco system requires a creator.
a. The size of the sun and moon, while the ratio to earth is hundreds of times distant from earth they are exactly the same size during most eclipses.
b. Animals that clean other animals like cleaner fish that clean other fish and birds that clean hippopotamus.

27. Lightening kills observable life, why would it create life in the primordial swamp?

28. Io, one of Jupiter's four moons Galileo discovered, leaves a trail of
Frank Tipler (professor of mathematical physics): "When I began my career as a cosmologist some twenty years ago, I was a convinced atheist. I never in my wildest dreams imagined that one day I would be writing a book purporting to show that the central claims of Judeo-Christian theology are in fact true, that these claims are straightforward deductions of the laws of physics as we now understand them. I have been forced into these conclusions by the inexorable logic of my own special branch of physics." The Physics of Immortality. New York: Doubleday, Preface, 1994.
volcanic gas in its orbit. If the solar system was billions of years old, observations would suggest Io would have disappeared.

28. We know the moon is falling toward earth at 2 to 3 inches a year. If the earth and the moon were billions of years old, the moon should have fallen back to earth.

29. We can observe the earth eroding. If the earth were billions or even just a couple of million years old the mountains would be eroded back to flatlands. If the earth were one billion of years old using observable measurements, the mountains would have eroded back to plains. However, science indicates the world is at least 4.3 billion years old, which could and should have eroded the continents back to the ocean.

30. We can observe meteor showers, which we believe are comets that have broken into many pieces. They are being destroyed as they enter our atmosphere. We have observed comets like Comet West that before 1975 were one, then we watched as it broke into several pieces and in 1994, we watched it crash into Jupiter. These are observable phenomenon. We are not aware of any observable method of replacing comets. A young earth can absorb this loss; a old earth needs to find a much better explanation than the undiscovered, fictitious Oort cloud.

31. If everything came from the big bang, everything should be the same, at least in the solar system. All the planets should be made of approximately the same "ingredients." They should all travel the same direction according to Kepler's laws and they should all travel according to Mathematical law at predictable year and days. The years are predictable, but not the revolutions. Venus day is longer than it's year and therefore if one was sunning ones-self on the 900 degree surface, sunrise would come in the west and set in the east some 220 days later.

32. If Darwin was right and the greatest species survives, then why aren't we like superheroes? Why can't I fly over my enemy and drop in on him and with one surprise knock on the head and I would be the greatest species. Why not eyes in the back of my head. To me the fact both eyes are on one side of the head, Picasso accepted, shows evolution via greatest species has a problem.

33. We take so much for granted, that we shouldn't. We frequently show Kepler's laws by swinging a ball around our heads on a rope or string. This makes the ball travel in a circular pattern. But the planets in our Solar System travel around the Sun in an elliptical pattern. Do the Math: one Sun on an elliptical or two foci or "centers" this is pretty heavy Math to accidentally happen.

34. Solar Eclipse: The possibility of a Sun 400 times larger and 400 times distant in relationship to the moon, yet they fit perfectly together in totality. The Moon swings around the earth every month, but when the distance and angle meets perfectly in a 17 year pattern, we have solar eclipses over as little as 10 mile wide swath across our planet. Again, the math involved is extremely complex, it says creator not accident.

35. According to theory, "when" the big bang occurred, our atmosphere was much like Mars, with water. Algae grew by the trillions until the water ways were choked with green algae. This algae breathed the carbon dioxide and turned our atmosphere into an Oxygen/Nitrogen atmosphere we now have. Once we had a dead planet. Then lightening (from where) struck the water, algae was accidentally created, it reproduced until it changed our atmosphere and killed itself off, except the few that evolved into oxygen breathing ... There are few facts to support this theory. To me, Creation is easier to believe.

David Block (professor of applied mathematics and astronomy at Witwaterstrand University, South Africa): "It might seem strange to some that a scientist and a Jew could come to faith in Jesus. But faith is never a leap into the dark. it is always based on evidence. All people believe and all scientists believe. They don't all believe in a personal God, of course, but each one of us uses our own measure of faith. Earth one of us has a personal world system, a personal belief system.
As a scientist, I always think logically and I reason things out. That was how my whole search for God began. I looked through my telescope at Saturn and said to myself, Isn't there a great God out there? And when I studied relativity, relativistic astrophysics, cosmology and all these beautiful areas of mathematics, they pointed me to the fact that this whole universe is masterfully made, fine-tuned and controlled by the Great Designer. The logical next step was to want to meet this Designer Face -to face." For Heaven's Sake: A Jewish Astronomer's Odyssey," Issues: A Messianic Jewish Perspective, Vol. 7:8, 1991.

36. The term dinosaur means terrible lizard. We were told dinosaurs died millions of years before man. But they catch an Ichthyosaurus off the coast of Africa about once a decade. If you read about dragons, which certainly lived, we have stories of them in all parts of the world being hunted to extinction, such as King Arthur’s Knights. The pictures of Dragons on the walls in China look very close indeed to dinosaurs. The descriptions in Job 40 of the Behemoth and 41 of the Leviathan, and don't they sound like dinosaurs? Observable facts, indicate dinosaurs and dragons lived while men were alive. How do we know that 70 foot long whales, aren't what is left of the dinosaur era?

37. Conscience. All human life seems to recognize a creator or God in their culture. We as humans have a God consciousness, and a sense of good and bad, this changes from culture to culture, but the truth remains, we have a conscience.

38. Rocks and life are on separate chronological time sequences. Rocks may be billions of years old, life may not be as old as rocks. (cf. Gen 1:2) When I hear a fossil is i.e. 100 million years old, because it was found in rocks 100 million years old this is circular reasoning. Rocks and life are not necessarily equal in age.

39. Did the chicken or the egg come first? If one believes in creation, the chicken came first. If not, then did the stomach or the gastric juice come first? Did the eye or the brain come first? Did bones, muscles or skin come first?

40. Dr. Paul Nelson in a lecture at BIOLA University in La Mirada, California on October 04, 2007 stated he would consider evolution if the belief system answered these three questions.

A. The origin and functionality of bio molecules
Where did life come from?

B. The origin and novel body styles
Where did the body of the squid, crustaceans, birds and humans come from?

C. To answer the nature of scientific explanation.
Why must God be left out of the equation? God should be allowed as a possible causative factor in true science.

41. I found on the ground in my classroom copies of the following A 'Just Right' Universe:Chapter 14, The Creator and the Cosmos. For years, I wondered where these came from, and one day I looked it up on the Internet (http://www.leaderu.com/science/ross-justright.html) and found Dr. Hugh Ross is the author. The copies I picked up off the floor of the lab begin on page 111.

Evidence for the Fine Tuning of the Universe

1, strong nuclear force constant
if larger: no hydrogen; nuclei essential for life would be unstable if smaller: no elements other than hydrogen

2. weak nuclear force constant
if larger: too much hydrogen converted to helium in big bang, hence too much heavy element material made by star burning; no expulsion of heavy elements from stars
if smaller: too little helium produced from big bang, hence too little heavy elements material made by star burning; no expulsion of heavy elements from stars

3. gravitational force constant
if larger: stars would be too hot and would burn up too quickly and too unevenly
if smaller: stars would remain so cool that nuclear fusion would never ignite, hence no heavy element production

4. electromagnetic force constant
if larger: insufficient chemical bonding; elements more massive than boron would be too unstable for fission
if smaller: insufficient chemical bonding

5. ratio of electromagnetic force constant to gravitational force constant
if larger: no stars less than 1.4 solar masses, hence short stellar life spans and uneven stellar luminosities
if smaller: no stars more than 0.8 solar masses, hence no heavy element production

6. ratio of electron to proton mass
if larger: insufficient chemical bonding
if smaller: insufficient chemical bonding

7. ratio of protons to electrons
if larger: electromagnetism would dominate gravity, preventing galaxy, star, and planet formation
if smaller: electromagnetism would dominate gravity, preventing galaxy, star, and planet formation.

8. expansion rate of the universe
if larger: no galaxy formation
if smaller: universe would collapse prior to star formation

9. entropy level of the universe
if larger: no proto-galaxy formation
if smaller: no star condensation within the proto-galaxies
10. mass density of the universe
if larger: too much deuterium from big bang, hence stars burn rapidly
if smaller: insufficient helium from big bang, hence too few heavy elements forming

11. velocity of light
if faster: stars would be too luminous
if slower: stars would not be luminous enough

12. age of the universe
if older: no solar-type stars in a stable burning phase in the right part of the galaxy
if younger: stars would not be luminous enough

13. initial uniformity of radiation
if smoother: stars, star clusters, and galaxies would not have formed
if courser: universe by now would be mostly black holes and empty space

14. fine structure constant (a number used to describe the fine structure splitting or spectral lines)
if larger: no stars more than 0.7 solar masses
if smaller: no stars less than 1.8 solar masses

15. average distance between stars
if larger: heavy elements density too thin for rocky planets to form
if smaller: planetary orbits would become destabilized

16. decay rate of the proton
if greater: life would be exterminated by the release of radiation
if smaller: insufficient matter in the universe for life

17. 12^Carbon (12^C) to 16^Oxygen (16^O) energy level ratio
if larger: insufficient oxygen
if smaller: insufficient carbon

18. ground state energy level for 4^Helium (4^H)
if larger: insufficient carbon and oxygen
if smaller: insufficient carbon and oxygen

19. decay rate of 8 Beryllium) (8Be)
if slower: heavy element fusion would generate catastrophic explosions in all the stars
if faster: no element production beyond beryllium and hence, no life chemistry possible

20. mass excess of the neutron over the proton
if greater: neutron decay would leave too few neutrons to form the heavy elements essential for life
if smaller: proton decay would cause all stars to collapse rapidly into neutron stars or black holes

21. initial excess of nucleons over anti-nucleons
if greater: too much radiation for planets to form
if smaller: not enough matter for galaxies or stars to form

22. polarity of the water molecule
if greater: heat of fusion and vaporization would be too great for life to exist
if smaller: heat of fusion and vaporization would be too small for life's existence; liquid water would become to inferior a solvent for life chemistry to proceed; ice would not float, leading to a runaway freeze-up

23. supernovae eruptions
if too close: radiation would exterminate life on the planet
if too far: not enough heavy element ashes for the formation of rocky planets

if too frequent: life on teh planet would be exterminated
if too infrequent: not enough heavy element ashes for the formation of rocky planets

if too late: life on the planet would be exterminated by radiation
if too soon: not enough heavy element ashes for the formation of rocky planets

24. white dwarf binaries
if too fewer: insufficient fluorine produced for life chemistry to proceed
if many: disruption of planetary orbits from stellar density; life on the planet would be exterminated
if too soon: not enough heavy elements made for efficient fluorine production
if late: fluorine made too late for incorporation in protoplanet

25. ratio of exotic to ordinary matter
if smaller: galaxies would not form
if larger: universe would collapse before solar type stars could form

42. I have heard over and over that mankind is upsetting the natural order of the food chain and nature. What happens when a species evolves into a higher form? What takes it’s place? Can it be two forms at the same time; the old species and the new? Can you eat keep your cake and eat it too?

43.. If man is the top of the evolutionary pyramid, why are we bad for wanting to live in houses and burn fossil fuels as part of creature comforts? If ants had a form of mass destruction of ants, we would look down on them, but it is the top of the evolutionary chain, that kill a city in less than a second with a mushroom cloud that sends the cinders of more than a 1000 families into the sky. How can we say this is an improvement the evolutionary chain of being?

44. Passages

Romans 1:20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: 1:21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,

Romans 12:16 Be of the same mind toward one another; do not be haughty in mind, but associate with the lowly. Do not be wise in your own estimation.

1 Corinthians 1:20 Where is the wise man? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world?

1 Corinthians 1:25 Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.

1 Corinthians 1:27 but God has chosen the foolish things of the world to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to shame the things which are strong,

1 Corinthians 3:18-19 Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you thinks that he is wise in this age, let him become foolish that he may become wise. 3:19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness before God. For it is written, "He is the one who catches the wise in their craftiness";

1 Timothy 6:20 (NASB) O Timothy, guard what has been entrusted to you, avoiding worldly and empty chatter and the opposing arguments of what is falsely called "knowledge"--
1 Timothy 6:20 (KJV) O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called:

44. Links to continue your studies.

Old Earth Theory

Evidence in Physics
300 Dinosaur names

Science for Creation
Mike Riddle's Page
Stand To Reason

Creation links
Answers in Genesis
Creation Research Society
Christian Answers

Creation Science Movement
Creation Science Evangelism
Creation Research, Science Education Foundation

The Revolution Against Evolution
Creation-Evolution Encyclopedia
The Young Earth Creation Club
The ARK Foundation

Creation-Science Research Center
Intelligent design and philosophical theism
Creation Research
Creation Resource Foundation

The Creation Resources Trust
Creation Science
Creation Illustrated Magazine
Center for Scientific Creation

Creation Moments
Creationism & the Early Church
The Creation Science Association for Mid-America

Geoscience Research Institute
Creation Evidence
Associates for Biblical Research
Scientific Evidence for Creation

A Creation Perspective
Institute for Creation Research
The Talk
Panda's Thumb
Science Increasingly Makes the Case for God by Eric Metaxas

Thanks to Dr. Kenny Rhodes and GOLDEN STATE SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY RESEARCH CENTER where many of these sites are listed.

You can view most of my credentials at Don's Bio. I have had the opportunity to travel across North America and Asia for years. I have been in diosaur bone fields in Arizona, several in Wyoming and Khon Kaen, Thailand. I spent some time in my BA and MA days, before the La Brea Tar Pits were covered by a building watching the tar bubble and watching graduate students put bones together like a puzzle. Maybe they were right, maybe they weren't.

Scientific Quotes were from www.jewsforjesus.org, Issues, Volume 16:6, p.4-5.