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 In The Spotlight - 26 July 2015

Verse of the Week

And I gave my heart to seek and to investigate by wisdom concerning all which is done under the heavens. It is an evil task YHWH has given to the sons of men, to be afflicted by it.

(Ecclesiastes 1:13)

Thought for the Week

          In a manner of speaking today’s youth tend to have the Missourian attitude of “show me”. Sadly though, few of them need more than the most superficial data for “proof” of things that they have been preconditioned to accept - e.g. the Theory of Evolution. This is because they are indoctrinated in school, from day one, that science is based on fact only and religion is based on belief only. Just as many previous generations of Americans held preconceived notions that have been proven wrong, e.g. they could trust their Government, so too must this generation of youth learn to overcome their preconceived notions.

          Regarding the evolution the debate is not what it first appears. Everyone agrees that microevolution exists – it is observable, testable, and repeatable. It is scientifically proven. Macroevolution is a different story. It is not observable, testable, or repeatable. It is not scientifically proven, or even scientifically provable. Even leading proponents of the Theory of Evolution admit this (See REF 1). The debate primarily concerns a few select areas - evidence and/or the lack thereof, interpretation of the evidence, and a person’s beliefs.

          Remember the youth are not a generation of technologically advanced persons. They are a generation of persons with advanced technology. Many cannot even do basic math without the aid of a machine. Few of them even realize the assumptions made by the “science” they unknowingly worship. Again, a small area concerning evolution can illustrate the point. Many scientists point at bacterial resistance to modern antibiotics as proof of evolution. This makes many assumptions, only one of which is that antibiotic resistance did not exist prior to modern manmade antibiotics. Consider the following:

Scientists at the University of Alberta have revived bacteria from members of the historic Franklin expedition who mysteriously perished in the Arctic nearly 150 years ago. “Not only are the six strains of bacteria almost certainly the oldest ever revived, three of them also happen to be resistant to antibiotics. In this case, the antibiotics clindamycin and cefoxitin, both of which were developed more than a century after the men died, were among those used.

- Dr. Kinga Kowalewska-Grochowska, medical microbiologist

The few pro evolution scientists that have admitted resistance may have already existed are still try to imply resistant bacteria is increasing due to evolution. Consider an analogical scenario:

Environmentalists claimed a locally used unregulated pesticide was impacting elk antler growth in the Yellowstone area. The EPA, always desirous of expanding its authority, agreed and in 2014 an “independent” scientist was hired using government funding to study elk rack size in the Yellowstone area. The scientist found an elk population of 100 elk, half with large racks and half with small racks - a 1 to 1 ratio. In 2015 the scientist again surveyed the Yellowstone area and found an elk population of 75, 25 large rack elk and 50 small rack elk - a 1 to 3 ratio. Hunters had legally taken 25 large rack elk in the same area.

The scientist can now reveal the truth and be out of a job or the scientist can use the ratio to imply the pesticide is potentially causing a decrease in elk rack size which does not exist and thus secure more government funding for further research and keep his job.

At this point the people (the environmentalists) have had their world view validated by the Government, the Government has had their world view validated by science, and the science has been validated by the esteem regaled upon the scientists by the Government and the people. It is a self-perpetuating system that “creates fact out of fiction”.

The US government requires that the Theory of Evolution is taught in schools and bans alternate theories (Intelligent Design, Creationism, etc). Where do you think the funding goes? - To support or debunk evolution.

Some people, no matter what, will always refuse to believe in a Creator. They serve Satan best that deny he exists. Listen closely to most youths and you will be able to tell where they stand, and more importantly, why. Do not waste time on ones that are too close minded to even discuss the available data. If they attempt to support their belief, and it is just that, a belief, then there is always a chance to save them. Remember most have been brainwashed since birth so use logic as well as love or you may lose a golden opportunity.

 

REF 1:

It is absurd and absolutely preposterous to believe that a living cell could come into existence by itself; but, notwithstanding, I do believe it, because I cannot imagine anything else. - Ernest Kahane, French molecular biologist

Evolution is unproven and unprovable. We believe it, however, because the only alternative is an act of creation by a God, and that is unthinkable. - Sir Arthur Keith

One has only to 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, Nobel Laureate

Concerning the origin of life itself, the watershed between chemistry and biology, the transition between lifeless chemical activity and organized biological metabolism, there is no direct evidence at all. The crucial transition from disorder to order left behind no observable traces. - Freeman Dyson, theoretical physicist, mathematician, and member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences

 

Quote of the Week

One of the peculiar sins of the twentieth century which we’ve developed to a very high level is the sin of credulity. It has been said that when human beings stop believing in God they believe in nothing. The truth is much worse: they believe in anything. - Malcolm Muggeridge

Comment: Science is not the enemy of faith. In fact, most of the hotly contested scientific theories require an extraordinary amount of faith (as evidenced by the assumptions made). YHWH created all things. We should approach science the way many of the greatest minds in science have - as a means to understand His Creation - rather than as a means to replace Him.

 

                                                                      Did You Know

Humans are the only known animal that can cry emotional tears.

The human retina can automatically and instantly change its sensitivity to brightness over a range of ten billion to one - without us thinking about it.

Evolutionary theory is based on random errors (mutations) in the DNA; but, the timeframes typically cited do not allow for non-beneficial mutations. Yet current science says over 80% of human “mutations” are not beneficial (studies indicate that up to 10% of new mutations are harmful, most mutations make no difference, and beneficial mutations are virtually unknown). Also, these timeframes do not include the time needed for the placing of the human body’s 60 trillion cells (& 200 different types) together in the right places - i.e. so that they make the right organs - which all have to interact. NOTE: The most recent “beneficial” mutation I was able to locate information on is lactose tolerance in adults - 10,000 years ago!

The law of the conservation of energy together with Einstein’s equivalence of matter and energy, E = mc2, states that the sum total of all energy and all matter in our universe is constant, unchanging, and unchangeable. There is no scientific explanation for the origin of matter and energy, and it is therefore necessary to assume that all the energy must have existed before the supposed Big Bang.

 

 

 

NOTE: The Abridged New Testament (without the writings of Paul but with the OGM, the Didache, & Study Guides) is entering the final edit phase. So I just started on my next project: A How-to Manual for a Christian Underground (covering covert and clandestine operations, strategy & tactics, structure & form, communication, OPSEC, tradecraft, CI/FID methods/tactics, and more.

 



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