This is one of the best from the creation scientists at the Institute for Creation Research (ICR) — the fountainhead of young-earth creationist wisdom. It’s titled Belief in Creation Declines, written by Brian Thomas. He’s described at the end of his articles as “Science Writer at the Institute for Creation Research.” Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis:
The 2017 Gallup poll found that only 37 percent of Americans hold creationist views of human origins, down from 46 percent in 2012. This trend may reflect a change in generations, as younger Americans who are convinced of human evolution replace their more Bible-minded forebears.
He’s talking about the poll we wrote about back in May — see 2017 Gallup Poll on Evolution. Regarding those results, he tells us:
Tom Krattenmaker from Yale Divinity School noted in USA Today that although more Americans believe in human evolution, they still identify as Christians. He wrote,
[Brian quotes Krattenmaker:] These tea leaves tell us that more people are refusing the all-or-nothing choice between faith and science and opting instead for a third way: Acceptance of the overwhelming scientific evidence for evolution while seeing a divine role in the process.
The Discoveroids also wrote about Krattenmaker’s comments, and declared that his “third way” was actually intelligent design — see Klinghoffer: Intelligent Design Is Theistic Evolution. But Brian says:
This third way leads nowhere, since by definition evolution excludes the divine.
BWAHAHAHAHAHA! Having dismissed the concept of intelligent design, Brian tells us:
This perception of a divide between faith and science uses deceptive definitions of key terms.
The remaining paragraphs of Brian’s post are several brain-twisting re-definitions of well-understood terms, perverted to accommodate creationism. We can only give you a sampling of the delights that await you when you read it all for yourself. Here it comes:
Many evolutionists like Krattenmaker define faith as believing as true that which has little or no supporting evidence. They assert that evidence demands our origins from apes and not Adam, while overlooking the fact that faith in evolution biased the way researchers interpreted that “evidence.” Biblical faith is quite different. It calls on people to trust Christ because of, not in spite of, the “many infallible proofs” that He left for us to discover in Scripture.
Now that you know what faith is, and that it’s The Truth™, we’ll proceed to Brian’s next linguistic delight:
Evolutionists also often misunderstand the meaning of science. They equate science with evolution. Real science investigates repeatable, ongoing processes and answers present-day questions like “What causes gravity?” The kind of evolution that supposedly transformed apes into men does not happen today, so it inhabits the past. Evolution is not science at all.
BWAHAHAHAHAHA! Let’s read on:
And those few scientific observations that do reach into the past completely rule out evolution. For example, fossils show stable life forms and no undisputed evolutionary transitions.
BWAHAHAHAHAHA! See Wikipedia’s ever-growing List of transitional fossils. Brian continues:
Also, continual buildup of DNA mutations in every generation limits populations to time spans far shorter than what evolution requires.
What??? Another excerpt:
The core disagreement is about history. Science cannot determine history, despite secular scientists’ confident claims about what they never witnessed, let alone measured.
BWAHAHAHAHAHA! See The Lessons of Tiktaalik. And now we come to the end:
The supposedly “overwhelming scientific evidence for evolution” is a total sham, just like the false choice between “faith” and “science.” If this next generation could just taste the basics of faith, science, and creation, instead of getting fed an evolution-only diet, then surely many more would side with Genesis — the Words of the One who created mankind.
Well, dear reader, our title promised you an ark-load of laughs, and we think we kept our promise. Unfortunately, ICR’s drooling readers take their stuff seriously. Nothing to be done about it — except laugh.
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