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2 Michael P. Hays Michael P. Hays WhY? CRD Who are you? Thanks for coming! Introduction Creation Redemption Dominion Creation Redemption Dominion

3 He said in a loud voice, "Fear God and give Him glory, for the hour of His judgment has come; and worship Him who made heaven and earth, the sea and the springs of water. Revelation 14:7

4 If Jesus was not the redeemer who died for our sins, and this is what evolution means, then Christianity is nothing. If Jesus was not the redeemer who died for our sins, and this is what evolution means, then Christianity is nothing. G. Richard Bozarth The Meaning of Evolution Journal of American Atheists, Feb 1978 G. Richard Bozarth The Meaning of Evolution Journal of American Atheists, Feb 1978

5 Some Special Events Columbus Protestant Ref , 1789 Uniformitarianism Principles of Geo Beagle – 1835 Origin of Species Marxism Columbus Protestant Ref , 1789 Uniformitarianism Principles of Geo Beagle – 1835 Origin of Species Marxism

6 Some Special Events Bolshevik Revolution Humanist Manifesto – 1933 WW II – 12/7/1941 Churches – 501(c) Sputnik - 10/4/1957 Textbook Funding Sep. Of Ch. & St. – 1963 Right to Privacy Terrorism - 9/11/2001 Bolshevik Revolution Humanist Manifesto – 1933 WW II – 12/7/1941 Churches – 501(c) Sputnik - 10/4/1957 Textbook Funding Sep. Of Ch. & St. – 1963 Right to Privacy Terrorism - 9/11/2001

7 Post-modernism The cosmos is all there is Chemistry & Physics Cosmic Consciousness Human reason is autonomous No absolutes The cosmos is all there is Chemistry & Physics Cosmic Consciousness Human reason is autonomous No absolutes

8 Number of Words 1961 – 26,819 words 0 Indoctrination in Evolution Before and after Federal Funding Indoctrination in Evolution Before and after Federal Funding 2-3,000 words Peak ,089 words Peak ,089 words The decline since 1963 reflects the overall downward trend of textbook content. The percentage of text devoted to evolution has not diminished. The decline since 1963 reflects the overall downward trend of textbook content. The percentage of text devoted to evolution has not diminished. Source: Educational Research Analysts, (903)

9 The modern Creationist movement began in response to public school indoctrination. Published early in 1961

10 Religion: A set of beliefs concerning the cause, nature, and purpose of the universe.

11 Religion is an insult to human dignity and has no place in scientific endeavor. Religion is an insult to human dignity and has no place in scientific endeavor. Steven Weinberg, Professor of Physics, University of Texas at Austin, Chronicle of Higher Education, Feb 99 Steven Weinberg, Professor of Physics, University of Texas at Austin, Chronicle of Higher Education, Feb 99

12 Michael Newdow I have a right to know that when my child goes to the public school shes not taught that my religion is wrong and thats what They teach her and thats a harm to me. I have a right to know that when my child goes to the public school shes not taught that my religion is wrong and thats what They teach her and thats a harm to me. His religion is atheism!

13 Oct. 17, 1999 News media and textbooks try to make it look like science vs. religion. They imply that evolution is part of science.

14 The telling case of Dr. Richard Sternberg

15 Holds two PhDs, one in theoretical biology and the other in molecular evolution. Was a Smithsonian Institution research associate and former managing editor of the independent journal, Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington. Committed the sin of allowing the publication of a fully peer-reviewed ID article. Holds two PhDs, one in theoretical biology and the other in molecular evolution. Was a Smithsonian Institution research associate and former managing editor of the independent journal, Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington. Committed the sin of allowing the publication of a fully peer-reviewed ID article. Dr. Richard Sternberg

16 Bias AtheistNo God exists Cant consider creation 100% Agnostic Dont know Cant know Dont care Definite role of God is open 100% TheistGod deduced No absolutes 100% Revelationist God revealed Himself to man Absolute point of reference 100%

17 Bias In reality it is not a matter of whether you are biased or not, but which bias is the best bias to be biased with anyway?

18 Bias The bias you have determines what you do with the evidence when you find it. Everyone has a bias.

19 Dogma In reality it is not a matter of whether you are dogmatic or not, but which dogmatism is the best to be dogmatized with anyway?

20 Science is not just the making of observations: it is the making of inferences on the basis of observations within the framework of a theory. David Hull The Effect of Essentialism on Taxonomy – Two Thousand Years of Stasis (II) British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 16(61):1-18, 1965 David Hull The Effect of Essentialism on Taxonomy – Two Thousand Years of Stasis (II) British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 16(61):1-18, 1965 … science is not as empirical as many scientists seem to think it is …

21 Creation and evolution, between them, exhaust the possible explanations for the origin of living things. Creation and evolution, between them, exhaust the possible explanations for the origin of living things. Douglas J. Futuyma Science on Trial: The case for evolution. New York: Pantheon Books, p. 197, 1983

22 Organisms either appeared on the earth fully developed or they did not. Organisms either appeared on the earth fully developed or they did not. Douglas J. Futuyma Science on Trial: The case for evolution. New York: Pantheon Books, p. 197, 1983

23 Earth Forms 4,600,000,000 BC Earth Forms 4,600,000,000 BC 2000 YA Jesus Birth 2000 YA Jesus Birth Now Man Evolved 3,000,000BC Man Evolved 3,000,000BC Life Appears 3,000,000,000BC Life Appears 3,000,000,000BC Evolutions Time Line: 15,000,000,000 years ago Big Bang 15,000,000,000 years ago Big Bang Biblical Time Line: 6000 YA (~4000 BC) Creation 6000 YA (~4000 BC) Creation 4400 YA (~2400 BC) Flood 4400 YA (~2400 BC) Flood This religion is tax supported! In the beginning… Hydrogen... In the beginning God...

24 Sir Arthur Keith, Evolution & Ethics. Keith wrote the forward to Darwins book for the th year anniversary reprint. Sir Arthur Keith, Evolution & Ethics. Keith wrote the forward to Darwins book for the th year anniversary reprint. The conclusion I have come to is this: the law of Christ is incompatible with the law of evolution… Nay, the two laws are at war with each other… The conclusion I have come to is this: the law of Christ is incompatible with the law of evolution… Nay, the two laws are at war with each other…

25 It is not that the methods and institutions of science somehow compel us to accept a material explanation of the phenomenal world, but, on the contrary, that we are forced by our a priori adherence to material causes … Richard Lewontin Billions and Billions of Demons New York Review (Jan 9, 1997): p.31. wwwanswersingenesis.org/lewontin Richard Lewontin Billions and Billions of Demons New York Review (Jan 9, 1997): p.31. wwwanswersingenesis.org/lewontin

26 … to create an apparatus of investigation and a set of concepts that produce material explanations, … Moreover, that materialism is an absolute, for we cannot allow a Divine Foot in the door. … to create an apparatus of investigation and a set of concepts that produce material explanations, … Moreover, that materialism is an absolute, for we cannot allow a Divine Foot in the door. Richard Lewontin Billions and Billions of Demons New York Review (Jan 9, 1997): p.31. wwwanswersingenesis.org/lewontin Richard Lewontin Billions and Billions of Demons New York Review (Jan 9, 1997): p.31. wwwanswersingenesis.org/lewontin

27 Even if all the data point to an intelligent designer, such an hypothesis is excluded from science because it is not naturalistic. Even if all the data point to an intelligent designer, such an hypothesis is excluded from science because it is not naturalistic. Dr. Scott Todd An immunologist at Kansas State University Correspondence to Nature 410(6752):423 (Sept 30, 1999) Dr. Scott Todd An immunologist at Kansas State University Correspondence to Nature 410(6752):423 (Sept 30, 1999)

28 A central tenet of modern science is methodological naturalism – it seeks to explain the universe purely in terms of observed or testable natural mechanisms. John Rennie Editor in Chief of SciAm Scientific American, July 2002, p84 A central tenet of modern science is methodological naturalism – it seeks to explain the universe purely in terms of observed or testable natural mechanisms. John Rennie Editor in Chief of SciAm Scientific American, July 2002, p84

29 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie 2 Thessalonians 2:11

30 How can we know if what you are saying is true? There is no way for you to know whether what Im telling is true unless you know what the truth is and There is no way for you to know what the truth is unless there is a truth that you can know, Frank Peretti

31 When communists would take over an area what was the first thing that was taught? Hegelian dialectics? Marxist economics? To establish the fact that there is no authority higher than the state. Darwinism! Why?

32 The German Fuhrer … has consistently sought to make the practice of Germany conform to the theory of evolution. Evolution and Ethics 1947, Sir Arthur Keith p, 230 The German Fuhrer … has consistently sought to make the practice of Germany conform to the theory of evolution. Evolution and Ethics 1947, Sir Arthur Keith p, 230

33 Evolution isnt just a dumb theory, its a deadly religion! Evolution isnt just a dumb theory, its a deadly religion!

34 It is absolutely safe to say that if you meet someone who claims not to believe in evolution, that person is ignorant, stupid or insane Richard Dawkins Put Your Money on Evolution New York Times, April 9, 1999 p. 35 It is absolutely safe to say that if you meet someone who claims not to believe in evolution, that person is ignorant, stupid or insane Richard Dawkins Put Your Money on Evolution New York Times, April 9, 1999 p. 35

35 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness… 2 Timothy 3:16


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