“Great is God our Lord, great is His power and there is no end to His wisdom. Praise Him you heavens, glorify Him, sun and moon and you planets. For out of Him and through Him, and in Him are all things….. We know, oh, so little. To Him be the praise, the honor and the glory from eternity to eternity.”- Johannes Kepler
Hello dear sisters in Christ! Daddy, Momma, and I are participating in the Truth Project- a very neat set of video lessons. This week and the last we covered the topic of evolution. I was very blessed by these topics and greatly appreciated the facts and quotes presented. I would love to talk about evolution and creationism, but since we’re heading out to Pennsylvania tonight I wanted to give a little introduction and leave some quotes for ya’ll to think about. Please know that I am learning about all of this. I wish I could explain different things about the below quotes. . .if any of you have something to add please do! 🙂
~”One has to only contemplate the magnitude of this task to concede that the spontaneous generation of a living organism is impossible. Yet we are here – as a result, I believe, of spontaneous generation.” – George Wald
~”Evolution is a fact amply demonstrated by the fossil record and contemporary molecular biology.”- Carl Sagan
~”An honest man, armed with all the knowledge available to us now, could only state that in some sense, the origin of life appears at the moment to be almost a miracle, so many are the conditions which would have had to have been satisfied to get it going.”-Francis Crick
~ “Biologists must constantly keep in mind that what they see was not designed, but rather evolved.”- Francis Crick
The above men are very smart (Mr. Francis Crick was co-discoverer of DNA), yet they refuse to believe in a Creator. Mr. George Wald believes in spontanious genertation–the thought that life could come from non-life. This was once a popular a popular idea until Louis Pasteur proved it wrong many years ago. Mr. Wald chooses to believe in the impossible because he does not want to believe that the world was created. Mr. Carl Sagan stated that evolution was a fact demonstrated by the fossil record and contemporary biology. One has only to look at the modern advances of biology to see that some how, some way every cell–a highly advanced creature–has been designed. Mr. Francis Crick, a brilliant man, had to remind himself that while he was gazing at life and all of its perfect order and design was evolved. It is so sad that these brilliant men would refuse to see that there is a Creator and refused the opportunity to enjoy exploring science through Heaven’s eyes.
~”In the face of the enormous complexity that modern biochemistry has uncovered in the cell, the scientific community is paralyzed. No one at Harvard University, no one at the National Institutes of Health, no member of the National Academy of Sciences, no Nobel prize winner — no one at all can give a detailed account of how the cilium, or vision, or blood clotting, or any complex biochemical process might have developed in a Darwinian fashion.”-Michael Behe
~”In crossing a heath, suppose I pitched my foot against a stone, and were asked how the stone came to be there; I might possibly answer, that, for anything I knew to the contrary, it had lain there forever: nor would it perhaps be very easy to show the absurdity of this answer. But suppose I had found a watch upon the ground, and it should be inquired how the watch happened to be in that place; I should hardly think of the answer I had before given, that for anything I knew, the watch might have always been there. (…) There must have existed, at some time, and at some place or other, an artificer or artificers, who formed [the watch] for the purpose which we find it actually to answer; who comprehended its construction, and designed its use. (…) Every indication of contrivance, every manifestation of design, which existed in the watch, exists in the works of nature; with the difference, on the side of nature, of being greater or more, and that in a degree which exceeds all computation.”– William Paley, Natural Theology (1802)
I am just so interested in this all! May the Lord bless your weekend!