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Science Careers
by Paul Abramson

You are in school and the teacher or professor is teaching
that "evolution is science" and that it cannot be questioned.


Pray about this situation.

Dr. Gary Parker is a biologist who used to believe in evolution.  Later he learned that creation is true.  Today he is a dynamic creation speaker. (He co-authored the book "Scientific Creationism" with Dr. Henry Morris, several years ago.)

Daniel was inventive in his challenges.  We see that he asked for a test of his preferred diet, over the rich, fatty diet of the Babylonians.

Daniel 1:8 "But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king's meat, nor with the wine which he drank: therefore he requested of the prince of the eunuchs that he might not defile himself."

Appealing - he asked for ten days - to try the diet.

Daniel 1:13 "Then let our countenances be looked upon before thee, and the countenance of the children that eat of the portion of the king's meat: and as thou seest, deal with thy servants."

After the ten days - he looked healthier!  (Daniel 1:15-16)

Answering science questions in classes can be done wisely.  Pray about this.  Appeal.  You do not have to challenge the teacher(s) unnecessarily.  Daniel appealed only on behalf of himself and a few others.  He was careful to not be rebellious nor in charging anything against what the rest of the young men did.

We can answer legitimately:  "According to evolution ..." or ... "We learn from Dr. Gould....";   "Australopithecus teaches us...."

Modern science answers so many excellent questions that we have in areas of geology, anthropology, archeology, micro-biology, astronomy, chemistry, mathematics, and physics.  But when they stray from "testable-repeatable" to ancient "one-time" believed occurrences - they leave the realm of science altogether.

Jesus taught in the Temple during part of His ministry on a daily basis.  And yet, He only cleared the tables of the money changers once or twice.  Daily, He saw what they were doing.

We PICK AND CHOOSE our battles.  Jesus chose to NOT clear the Temple of the money changers - except once (or perhaps twice).

Does this logic make sense?  Mixed in with all the good science - is some poison.  Prayerfully, one could answer them according to their theory.

Proverbs 26:4-5 "Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest thou also be like unto him.  Answer a fool ACCORDING to his folly, lest he be wise in his own conceit."

I can answer a question - "according" to what the theory of evolution teaches.

Dr. Jason Lisle, now working for Answers in Genesis (AiG) (http://www.answersingenesis.org/home/area/bios/j_lisle.asp), kept his understanding of creation theory and the Bible a secret while he attained his doctoral degree.

There are some creationists who advise students to counter with "were you there?" but this is a bad idea.  For one thing AiG (per above) does not practice this strategy with persons they are interested in attaining.  They kept Jason Lisle's beliefs a secret, publishing articles by him under a pseudonym until after he completed his degree.

Also, the fourth grade teacher knows the fifth and sixth grade teachers.  If a young student (rebelliously?) challenges his or her teacher with "Were you there?" it could easily be answered: "No, and neither were you.  So quiet down and listen to what the experts teach us."  Is it a good thing for Christian students to get bad science grades when they may actually be good at science?  If the fourth, fifth, and sixth grade teachers decide to reward the "fittest" and to punish the "less fit" to survive, then a student who asks, "Were you there?" may never want to learn about real science in the future.

(Please pray about this.  We need Biblical creationists who also know science!  By the way, the Creation Research Society http://www.creationresearch.org/ has about 650 voting member-scientists who espouse young Earth creation theory.)

Finally, note that Mordecai had told Esther to *not* reveal that she was Jewish, until the time was right.

Esther 2:10-11  "Esther had not shewed her people nor her kindred: for Mordecai had charged her that she should not shew [it].  And Mordecai walked every day before the court of the women's house, to know how Esther did, and what should become of her."

Also, here is a related link:  http://www.creationism.org/topbar/evolution.htm

 
 


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