This is something you won’t find at the Discoveroids’ creationist blog. Insead, it’s at the website of the Christian Post, which describes itself as “the nation’s most comprehensive Christian news website.” Their article is Big Bang ‘Gravity Wave’ Discovery Supports Biblical Creation, Say Old Earth Creationists.
They quote the reactions of a number of people who don’t interest us. We’ll concentrate on their reporting of the reaction of Stephen Meyer, Vice President and Senior Fellow of the Discovery Institute, whom the Discoveroids praise for his book about the Cambrian “explosion,” Darwin’s Doubt. It should not be forgotten that Meyer was a central figure in the infamous Sternberg peer review controversy. And as we reported here, Meyer was one of three creationist “experts” who were on the 6-member panel selected by Don McLeroy to testify before the Texas Board of Education regarding standards for science education.
Here’s what the Christian Post says, with some bold font added by us:
Some Christian scientific experts believe that the discovery of the “gravity wave,” announced earlier this week by scientists working with a South Pole telescope called BICEP 2, provides confirmation for the biblical account of creation by supporting the theory of the “big bang.”
That’s how they begin. It puts what follows in context. Skipping over what some others say, here comes Meyer:
Stephen Meyer, director of the Center for Science and Culture at The Discovery Institute and author of the New York Times best-seller Darwin’s Doubt: The Explosive Origin of Animal Life and the Case for Intelligent Design, told CP on Tuesday that he also believes “the big bang theory supports a biblical understanding of creation.”
That’s an interesting opinion from someone who heads an allegedly scientific think tank. Let’s read on:
Meyer even suggests that the recent evidence for inflation supports the scriptural depiction of an expanding universe. “We find repeated in the Old Testament, both in the prophets and the Psalms, that God is stretching or has stretched out the heavens,” he noted, suggesting that there are “at least a dozen references” to this idea in Scripture.
We’ll skip some quotes from someone with AIG, who says: “My problem with the big bang is that it’s not biblical.” Meyer doesn’t agree:
In response, Meyer asserted that he understands the cautionary note, but added, “the support for a finite universe has been building and building since the 1900s.” He also said “it’s really odd for people from a Creationist perspective to deny a theory that says the universe began out of nothing physical.”
That’s not quite what the Big Bang theory claims, but let’s not dwell on that. The important thing is that Meyer virtually admits that he sees science “from a Creationist perspective.” Here’s more:
Meyer’s also pointed to three large scientific discoveries in the past century that supports the biblical account for creation: the big bang, which says, “the universe had a beginning;” “the anthropic fine-tuning of the universe,” which claims the rules of matter work in a way best suited for human life; and evidence of the information-bearing properties of DNA that the basic building blocks of life have a sort of knowledge.
Interesting, isn’t it — the Discoveroids always insist they’re not creationists, because their “theory” of intelligent design isn’t scriptural. But a leading Discoveroid is claiming that in his view, science supports scripture. Here’s the article’s last mention of Meyer:
Meyer reiterated his belief that Christians must use the best available scientific evidence and the best available understanding of the Bible and reconcile the two.
So there you are. Things seem to be coming unraveled. Bear this in mind the next time the Discoveroids post something that claims they’re not creationists, and their work isn’t based on religion.
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