Last week, we looked at the Truth Project DVD Lesson 5 which addresses the issue of "Science: What is True?" I just love the statements of assurance in Psalm 19:1, the Heavens display His handiwork so that the Creator's invisible attributes are plainly seen. When you go outside at night, step away from the outdoor lights and look up into the heavens. What a magnificent sight you will encounter! During last week's lesson, Dr. Tackett revealed that two early scientists claimed to have counted the stars, concluding that there were a little over 1,000 stars. The most recent efforts to count the stars using modern technology has arrived at a total of 70 sextillion stars...and counting.
The science discussion also considers the similarity within the genetic code of humans and the genetic code of apes. It also considers the possibility that the human genetic code was a result of random variation of genetic codes. Dr. Tackett shared this analogy to address the possibility of a random combination of genetic codes coming together to create the human genome. Consider the Shakespeare quote, "To be or not to be. That is the question." The probability that the human genome is a result of random variation is the same probablity that a group of Scrabble letters mixed in a bag and dumped on a table would fall out spelling the Shakespearean quote perfectly. I don't think it could have happened randomly. There simply MUST be a MASTER ARCHITECT that put the human model into being. Another example that I read in the book loaned to me by Roland Herriage. In this book, the authors address the scientific claim that the DNA make-up of a human and the DNA make-up of an ape are 97% consistent. The authors say, "OK, consider this statement: There are many scientists today who question the evolutionary paradigm and its atheistic philosophical implications." Then, consider this next statement that also has a 97% similarity to the first statement, but actually has the total opposite meaning: There are NOT many scientists today who question the evolutionary paradigm and its atheistic philosophical implications." Obviously, a high degree of similarity among basic components does not guarantee organisms that are alike. Based on the analogy above, the organism could be 97% similiar in genetic make-up and still be a totally different organism.
While many of the debates and arguments advanced by scientists regarding the origin of the earth and how man was created are way over my head, analogies like the two above help me to be convinced without a shadow of a doubt that there is a Creator who used His awesome voice to create both the heavens and the earth and man. I hope you will join us in two weeks, when we will continue this discussion of the worldview of science and its implications for Christians.
REMINDER: This Sunday (Easter Sunday), there will be NO SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS. Next week, April 15, we will have Sunday School class, but we will forego the continued study of science and the Christian Worldview in order to hear a speaker from Compassion International. On April 22, we will return to our normal video lesson and discussion of science and the worldview of scientists.