Creationist Wisdom #153: Evidence of Creation

ONCE again, we bring you some cutting-edge creation science from the Institute for Creation Research (ICR) — the fountainhead of young-earth creationist wisdom. We were attracted to this new article at their website: Nature Reveals God’s Power.

We note that in the left margin next to this article, ICR has a topic logo which changes every time you refresh the page, but one that appears frequently is: “Evidence for Creation — Science.” That’s how they classify this article, and that’s why we’re writing about it. ICR is giving us what they consider to be scientific evidence for their creationism.

We’ve often said that we don’t care what people believe — and we really don’t. As long as creationists mind their own business and don’t try to force their dogma into schools, textbooks, and science labs, nobody should care what they think.

But even when they’re not using force, it bothers us when creationists claim to have scientific evidence for their beliefs. They don’t — and claiming otherwise is perverse. Creationism is based on faith alone, so when their beliefs are presented as if they were supported by scientific evidence we tend to get very grumpy. That’s why we’re bothering with their article. Okay, here it comes, with bold font added for emphasis:

Even a child can see stars at night. But who has the power necessary to put them there?

How many unwarranted assumptions can you find in that second sentence, dear reader? Never mind; let’s read on:

A small reflection of the power of our Creator is seen in the thousands of stars shining in the night sky. Galaxies are millions of stars packed close together. And billions of galaxies fill the universe. The amount of power displayed in the heavens is overwhelming, if we take the time to look up at night and think about it. This reveals God’s power at the cosmic level.

Ohhhhhh, ohhhhhh — look at the stars! Oogity boogity!

Even a Neanderthal would be embarrassed if one of his tribe babbled such nonsense. We continue:

Everyone can appreciate sun-power. The sun lights our days so we can see nature all around us. (Even a blind person can feel the warmth of the sun.)

The sun. The sun! Oogity boogity!

We’ll skip a couple of paragraphs and go right to the end:

God’s power extends from wonders great and small that we can observe in our awesome universe, like the sun and stars (which look small to us, yet are huge in actual size).

The universe. The universe! Oogity boogity!

We are left speechless. No, it’s not because of the evidence with which we’ve been confronted; rather, it’s the overwhelming emptiness of ICR’s “Evidence for Creation.” Surely the Neanderthals knew better. Maybe not, which might account for their extinction.

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5 responses to “Creationist Wisdom #153: Evidence of Creation

  1. ICR = BS = no science degree in Texas.

    Go Longhorns!

  2. Doc – you are a Longhorn fan? Argh. Being a TAMU graduate, living near Austin… well, I’ve seen more orange than I really need to see. 🙂

  3. “evidence”

    I do not think that word means what they think it means.

    Ed– don’t forget UT Southwestern, one of the best medical schools in the country! 😀

  4. Now wait a minute! How can stars be ‘huge in actual size’?! They’re just tiny lights stuck to the firmament.

  5. Ed, you admit that in public? (woop)