We have a good one today from the creation scientists at the Institute for Creation Research (ICR) — the granddaddy of all creationist outfits, the fountainhead of young-earth creationist wisdom. It’s titled The Babblings and Contradictions of False Knowledge, written by Henry Morris III, the son of ICR’s founding patriarch (1918-2006). Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis, and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]. It begins with a scripture quote:
O Timothy! Guard what was committed to your trust, avoiding the profane and idle babblings and contradictions of what is falsely called knowledge — by professing it some have strayed concerning the faith. (1 Timothy 6:20-21)
Henry III explains the relevance of that passage:
There are many warnings in Scripture of the power that deception can have. The manipulation and misrepresentation of factual truth and biblical insight can undermine our faith and confidence in God’s Word. … Paul challenged young Timothy to avoid the “falsely called knowledge” since it would cause some Christians to stray from their faith. We live in an age that could well be a candidate for the most deceptive age since the one before the great Flood of Noah’s day. [Wow! That’s really bad!] The twisting and distortion of facts by evolutionary naturalism are brazen in their falsehood but extremely shrewd in their presentation.
Those evolutionists are not only brazen, they’re also shrewd. Henry III says:
Recently, Dr. Neal Frey [Who?] carefully analyzed a potential series of biology textbooks that are recommended for acquisition by Texas schools. Because those recommendations affect the purchase of tens of thousands of textbooks, many other state schools across the nation are likely to acquire the same books. These textbooks will be required reading and the source for mandated instruction throughout public schools.
Christian parents must be prepared to cope with the sophisticated shaping of this “falsely called knowledge” foisted on their children and taught by gifted instructors and “expert” proponents of the open onslaught against the Bible’s message. The following insights, drawn from Dr. Frey’s analysis, will help you teach your children to become critical thinkers, enabling them to tell truth from error.
A three-year-old article in the Dallas Morning News tells us about Dr. Frey, the textbook analyzer: Longview man is on crusade to stop ‘liberal bias’ in Texas school textbooks. It says “he studied for a doctorate in American intellectual history at the University of Virginia but did not finish his dissertation.” Okay, back to ICR. Relying on Dr. Frey’s analysis, Henry III tells us about the evolutionists’ fraud and tricks:
Phylogenies, or evolutionary trees, are diagrams that illustrate how certain plants or animals supposedly evolved and branched out from common ancestors. Evolutionary biology textbooks falsely imply that evolutionary phylogenies (tree diagrams) that are based on biochemical similarities usually agree with the trees that are based on anatomical similarities. … Therefore, evolutionists assert that these similarities demonstrate the evolutionary relationships between living creatures.
The textbooks never note that the trees based on biochemical similarities often contradict each other. [Gasp!] Nor is it ever mentioned in these textbooks that no amount of deep time is sufficient to enable the evolutionary development of any branch of these trees, let alone an entire tree itself. This body of “falsely called knowledge” is simply presented as known and accepted fact among the expert scientists of our day.
The tale of fraud continues:
The massively discrepant facts openly declared as science in these evolutionary trees are carefully obscured by vaguely defining evolution as “descent with modification” or “change over time” without specifying descent from what with which modification(s) or exactly which changes from what over time. Evolutionary textbooks blur this huge problem by insisting that various life forms “converged” based on one characteristic that is often alleged to have diverged from another life form. … Convergence is another evolutionary mystical, mental construct.” No hint is given in these textbooks that such reasoning is not based on objective facts.
The fraud is massive and never-ending. Let’s read on:
Often unstated and completely ignored is the evolutionary assumption that processes during the unobserved ages of the past were operating at the same rate and with the same chemical and physical properties as we observe and measure today. This uniformitarian assumption is usually expressed as “the present is the key to the past.” Thus, modern measured rates and processes are used to extrapolate the long ages of past evolutionary history — which itself is an assumptive dogma not demonstrated by empirical data.
Shocking! Here’s another excerpt:
Yet, in spite of the evolutionary story resting so firmly on a uniformitarian assumption of the unobserved past, the same evolutionary biology textbooks will insist on the openly opposite idea that life spontaneously generated from non-life, a non-uniformitarian principle that has absolutely no data to support it. Science — the observable, testable, repeatable study of present processe — insists that life only comes from pre-existing life. [Hee hee!] Everything that science knows about life verifies this simple principle that new life is never the result of non-life. To state otherwise is to consciously fabricate and willingly promote a fallacious error.
Darwinists are really horrible people! Here’s more
The contradictions to evolution offered by the overwhelming evidence of the design of living things [Overwhelming evidence !] are the antithesis of evolutionary biology. It’s clear from the Scriptures that those who embrace these manufactured evolutionary stories — no matter how cleverly arranged and shrewdly couched — do so because they wish to have an intellectual basis for rejecting the Creator [Egad!] so clearly presented in the “things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse” (Romans 1:20).
Henry III has a few more paragraphs, but we’ve given you the essence of his article. Now that you know what scoundrels the evolutionists are, go forth and join the battle against false knowledge. If you don’t, you are without excuse.
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