Foolishness = the Death of Science

beautiful-sunshine02Foolishness = the Death of Science

“Foolish by nature were all who were in ignorance of God, and who from the good things seen did not succeed in knowing the one who is, and from studying the works did not discern the artisan.” ~ Wisdom 13:1

“For from the greatness and the beauty of created things their original author, by analogy, is seen.” ~ Wisdom 13:5

“Perhaps they [the Darwinists] are reluctant to confess error. Perhaps they fear that the fundamentalists will gloat over their discomfiture. These would be human failings, but just the sort that one must resolutely put aside. I urge the Darwinists to take the public into their confidence by a full disclosure. They are not expected to be infallible, confession is good for the soul, and candor is always highly valued.” ~ Norman MacBeth, “Darwin Retried: An Appeal to Reason”, (Harvard: The Harvard Commons Press, 1971) p. 150

I’ve been explaining, recently, to people commenting on two, different blog posts, why the “theory” of biological evolution is not a valid theory, scientifically speaking. But because they don’t believe in God as the Creator of the life and of the world, they insist biological evolution is a proven, scientific fact, despite the scientific evidence to the contrary, and claim that I’m stupid for believing in God as the Creator of life.

This foolishness of unbelievers is nothing new, and is something the writer of Wisdom wrote about long ago:

“Instead either fire, or wind, or the swift air, or the circuit of the stars, or the mighty water, or the luminaries of heaven, the governors of the world, they considered gods.” ~ Wisdom 13:2

To such foolish peoples, both then and now, the elements of the world are solely responsible for the existence of the world, and of life.

Fire, heat, matter, energy, time, chance… these are the “gods” of those who deny the Creator God who made the heavens and the earth, and life on the earth.

Never underestimate the power of the made up, closed mind that denies and hates God. Such a mind always has and always will believe anything, no matter how foolish and unscientific, so long as it replaces their need to believe in God.

Such fools say “Science be damned, we will not believe in God!”

And so, today, we have the death of science, due to foolishness.

Today we have foolishness and fantasy taught as scientific fact.

Mary Midgely has given us an apt description of the modern scientific theory of biological evolution: “The theory of evolution is not just an inert piece of theoretical science. It is, and cannot help being, also a powerful folk-tale about human origins.” From this perspective, the evolution versus creation controversy is a controversy over which story of human origins (Genesis or Evolution) makes more sense to us, not which account of origins is scientifically correct.

See: Mary Midgely, “Evolution as a Religion”, (London: Routledge, 1985, 2002) p. 1

Very simply, evolution is: atomistic philosophy applied to biology. Darwin’s success was due to the fact that, because of his naturalistic and materialistic theory for the development of life, the entire cosmos was now explicable by recourse to the atomistic philosophy.

Benjamin Wicker explains the atomistic nature of Darwinian evolutionary theory:

“Matter is the only reality; and by its random motion and cohesion, it creates the appearance of form (i.e., species). The complex unity, then, is the accidental result of the random variations of simple material constituents. The origin of species, therefore, is the random mutation of matter on the atomic level.” ~ Benjamin Wicker, “Moral Darwinism”, (Downers Grove: Intervarsity Press, 2002) p. 217~ 98

See: Creation, evolution, teleology, and the myths we live by –  http://ajmacdonaldjr.wordpress.com/2012/03/27/creation-evolution-teleology-and-the-myths-we-live-by/

Lest anyone think this is not precisely what the Darwinists believe, and what they would have us to believe as well, consider the following statement, made by Seth Lloyd, published (recently) in a book purporting to defend the “truths” of Darwinian evolution against the “errors” of the (upstart) Intelligent Design Movement:

“Atoms collide in every possible way until they form a wide variety of molecules, each selected for by the local concentration of atoms together with the laws of chemistry. Molecules, in turn, explore ever more complicated chemical reactions until they form a molecule capable of catalyzing its own production together with variation in its form: Such a form of proto-life is selected for merely by its ability to reproduce and adapt to different environmental conditions. Because of its ability to adapt to new surroundings, life explores a vast space of possible beings, until it arrives first at sexual reproduction and then at language.” ~ Seth Lloyd in, “Intelligent Thought”, (Vintage, 2006) p. 189

This is what the evolutionists would have us to believe:

Atoms colliding randomly in the void… eventually become people capable of communication through the use of language.

The “…” is a problem, from the standpoint of science.

Lloyd, above, offers unproven, unexplained, and fanciful assertions for “…” but no scientific evidence whatsoever is given, because Lloyd has no scientific evidence to offer; all he has are imaginative strings of words strung together, by which he creates a fanciful and incredible story.

It takes less faith to believe in God than it does to believe in Lloyd’s “…”

Other than his incredible and unproven “…” Lloyd crafts a pretty good story, but stories are not science; there’re only stories. Lloyd’s story, is fiction, not science.

The “theory” of biological evolution is untestable, unobservable, unrepeatable, makes no predictions, and is without experimental proof.

A legitimate scientific theory must be confirmed by testing, observation, making predictions, and these must be repeatable by anyone within the scientific community.

(Think: “cold fusion”, here.)

So-called String “theory” is yet another “theory” that’s untestable, unobservable, unrepeatable, and makes no predictions.

“String theory is on the ropes. After decades of prominence as the key to physics’ elusive “theory of everything,” challengers say the hypothesis is unraveling. Why? Because there haven’t been experiments to prove it — and there don’t seem to be any on the horizon.”

See: http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/tech/science/2006-09-18-string-theory_x.htm

The same can be said for the “theory” of evolution, yet few are willing to admit this truth.

Solution?

Come up with valid theories instead of invalid theories.

The Scientific Method for Kids – “Experimental evidence is what makes all of the observations and answers in science valid (truthful or confirmed). The history of evidence and validations show that the original statements were correct and accurate. It sounds like a simple idea, but it is the basis of all science. Statements must be confirmed with loads of evidence. Enough said.”

See: http://www.biology4kids.com/files/studies_scimethod.html

“Loads of evidence.”

“Enough said.”

What is “the scientific method”?

“The scientific method is the best way yet discovered for winnowing the truth from lies and delusion. The simple version looks something like this:

1. Observe some aspect of the universe.

2. Invent a tentative description, called a hypothesis, that is consistent with what you have observed.

3. Use the hypothesis to make predictions.

4. Test those predictions by experiments or further observations and modify the hypothesis in the light of your results.

5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 until there are no discrepancies between theory and experiment and/or observation.

When consistency is obtained the hypothesis becomes a theory and provides a coherent set of propositions which explain a class of phenomena. A theory is then a framework within which observations are explained and predictions are made.”

See: http://physics.ucr.edu/~wudka/Physics7/Notes_www/node6.html

People who believe in the “theory” of biological evolution are fools who believe in a pseudoscientific assertion rather than in God.

Wikipedia – Pseudoscience is a claim, belief, or practice which is presented as scientific, but does not adhere to a valid scientific method, lacks supporting evidence or plausibility, cannot be reliably tested, or otherwise lacks scientific status.[1] Pseudoscience is often characterized by the use of vague, contradictory, exaggerated or unprovable claims, an over-reliance on confirmation rather than rigorous attempts at refutation, a lack of openness to evaluation by other experts, and a general absence of systematic processes to rationally develop theories.

See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pseudoscience

“Foolish by nature were all who were in ignorance of God, and who from the good things seen did not succeed in knowing the one who is, and from studying the works did not discern the artisan; Instead either fire, or wind, or the swift air, or the circuit of the stars, or the mighty water, or the luminaries of heaven, the governors of the world, they considered gods. Now if out of joy in their beauty they thought them gods, let them know how far more excellent is the Lord than these; for the original source of beauty fashioned them. Or if they were struck by their might and energy, let them realize from these things how much more powerful is the one who made them. For from the greatness and the beauty of created things their original author, by analogy, is seen. But yet, for these the blame is less; For they have gone astray perhaps, though they seek God and wish to find him. For they search busily among his works, but are distracted by what they see, because the things seen are fair. But again, not even these are pardonable. For if they so far succeeded in knowledge that they could speculate about the world, how did they not more quickly find its Lord? But wretched are they, and in dead things are their hopes, who termed gods things made by human hands: Gold and silver, the product of art, and images of beasts, or useless stone, the work of an ancient hand. A carpenter may cut down a suitable tree and skillfully scrape off all its bark, And deftly plying his art produce something fit for daily use, And use the scraps from his handiwork in preparing his food, and have his fill; Then the good-for-nothing refuse from these remnants, crooked wood grown full of knots, he takes and carves to occupy his spare time. This wood he models with mindless skill, and patterns it on the image of a human being or makes it resemble some worthless beast. When he has daubed it with red and crimsoned its surface with red stain, and daubed over every blemish in it, He makes a fitting shrine for it and puts it on the wall, fastening it with a nail. Thus he provides for it lest it fall down, knowing that it cannot help itself; for, truly, it is an image and needs help. But when he prays about his goods or marriage or children, he is not ashamed to address the thing without a soul. For vigor he invokes the powerless; for life he entreats the dead; For aid he beseeches the wholly incompetent; for travel, something that cannot even walk; For profit in business and success with his hands he asks power of a thing with hands utterly powerless.” ~ Wisdom 13

FR MARCEL GUARNIZO – SUMMER OF MERCY 2.0 – On the Death of Science and Law

See: http://youtu.be/o6yNqxpeAZ0

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7 Responses to Foolishness = the Death of Science

  1. 2ndUniverseOnTheLeft says:

    Wisdom 13 Deconstructed for the 21st century thinking person…….

    “Foolish by nature were all who were in ignorance of God, and who from the good things seen did not succeed in knowing the one who is, and from studying the works did not discern the artisan;

    [Right, so basically, if you don't believe in God, you're stupid.
    If you can't tell from how wonderful everything is,that it was God that made it, you're stupid. No indication of why, or if God truly designed us, why he built in the capability to question everything, including him.]

    Instead either fire, or wind, or the swift air, or the circuit of the stars, or the mighty water, or the luminaries of heaven, the governors of the world, they considered gods.

    [So those who question God and saw natural forces as explanations for stuff had somehow created new gods, instead of maybe not needing any gods at all.]

    Now if out of joy in their beauty they thought them gods, let them know how far more excellent is the Lord than these; for the original source of beauty fashioned them. Or if they were struck by their might and energy, let them realize from these things how much more powerful is the one who made them. For from the greatness and the beauty of created things their original author, by analogy, is seen.

    [So basically, you heathens and pagans, if you think the natural world is impressive, get a load of God, he's even better, and we know this because, well, look how great everything is, it's obvious isn't it?]

    But yet, for these the blame is less; For they have gone astray perhaps, though they seek God and wish to find him. For they search busily among his works, but are distracted by what they see, because the things seen are fair. But again, not even these are pardonable. For if they so far succeeded in knowledge that they could speculate about the world, how did they not more quickly find its Lord?

    [But we'll let the poor heathens off because its not really their fault, they're distracted by how great everything is, no wait, on second thoughts they should get a kicking if they could not look up from their science books, just for a minute, and see how great God is.]

    But wretched are they, and in dead things are their hopes, who termed gods things made by human hands: Gold and silver, the product of art, and images of beasts, or useless stone, the work of an ancient hand. A carpenter may cut down a suitable tree and skillfully scrape off all its bark, And deftly plying his art produce something fit for daily use, And use the scraps from his handiwork in preparing his food, and have his fill; Then the good-for-nothing refuse from these remnants, crooked wood grown full of knots, he takes and carves to occupy his spare time. This wood he models with mindless skill, and patterns it on the image of a human being or makes it resemble some worthless beast.

    [So basically, if you spend time making art made out of wood, somehow you should feel guilty about that, and check out where we got our disrespect for other living creatures or "worthless beasts". Summed up, we might be able to make a stick man or horse, but forget trying to compete with God ok, he's the man.]

    When he has daubed it with red and crimsoned its surface with red stain, and daubed over every blemish in it, He makes a fitting shrine for it and puts it on the wall, fastening it with a nail. Thus he provides for it lest it fall down, knowing that it cannot help itself; for, truly, it is an image and needs help. But when he prays about his goods or marriage or children, he is not ashamed to address the thing without a soul. For vigor he invokes the powerless; for life he entreats the dead; For aid he beseeches the wholly incompetent; for travel, something that cannot even walk; For profit in business and success with his hands he asks power of a thing with hands utterly powerless.” ~ Wisdom 13
    B
    [Dont worship or pray to false idols, particularly things you made in wood shop. Doesn't mention: what if you don't need to worship anything?]

  2. Who are you? Jacques Derrida? LOL ;)

    Between the fools commenting on my blog, and the fools commenting of A Philosopher’s Blog, I’m really tired of dealing with fools and foolishness. Every time I open my email I see yet another foolish comment from a fool.

    They have no desire to learn, no desire to study, no willingness to listen… and I do not have the time, energy, or desire to suffer fools and foolishness.

    “Go from the presence of a foolish man, when thou perceivest not in him the lips of knowledge.” – Proverbs 14:7

    “The tongue of the wise useth knowledge aright: but the mouth of fools poureth out foolishness.” – Proverbs 15:2

    “The heart of him that hath understanding seeketh knowledge: but the mouth of fools feedeth on foolishness.” – Proverbs 15:14

    “Though thou shouldest bray a fool in a mortar among wheat with a pestle, yet will not his foolishness depart from him.” – Proverbs 27:22

    “If a wise man contendeth with a foolish man, whether he rage or laugh, there is no rest.” – Proverbs 29:9

    “I applied mine heart to know, and to search, and to seek out wisdom, and the reason of things, and to know the wickedness of folly, even of foolishness and madness.” – Ecclesiastes 7:25

    “But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.” – 1 Corinthians 2:14

    “For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness.” – 1 Corinthians 3:19

    I am so tired of people’s foolishness.

    My post just now on A Philosopher’s Blog:

    “I tell you what guys… and this is a very sad commentary, especially on a philosophy blog. My trying to talk sense to you all, instead of nonsense, and speaking wisdom to you all, instead of foolishness – whether it concern, politics, government, guns, God, or evolution – is like my trying to talk to people who are bound up, facing a wall, and watching shadows that are cast upon the wall. While I’m outside the cave, in the real world. I’m trying to explain to you all there’s a fire behind you, with people acting parts in front of it, which is casting the shadows you’re watching on the wall that you mistakenly think are reality, but are in fact illusions. What you think is reality isn’t, and when I try to explain reality to you you say I’m crazy or stupid. You guys have a lot of homework to do, and a lot of thinking to do.”

    VIDEO – http://youtu.be/d2afuTvUzBQ

    See: http://faculty.washington.edu/smcohen/320/cave.htm

    See: http://aphilosopher.wordpress.com/

    See: http://ajmacdonaldjr.wordpress.com/

  3. 2ndUniverseOnTheLeft says:

    Did God not furnish you with a sense of humour then?

  4. 2ndUniverseOnTheLeft says:

    Have I not demonstrated that I have one, with a light-hearted desconstruction of the verses from Wisdom 13? (that you are so fond of quoting, when pointing out how foolish I am, and others like me for not believing in God, and Intelligent Design). Come on AJ lighten up fella. I can laugh at myself, can you?

    Endlessly quoting verses from the Bible that happen to mention “fools” is a bit tedious, why don’t you humorously deconstruct some passages from The Descent of Man or Origin of Species? Lets have a laugh. Plus, lets have more of your own thoughts, and less quotes.

    Christians are supposed to be able to suffer fools gladly, and turn the other cheek etc. humour me.
    Inquiring minds need not be turgid ones.

    I enjoy a good bit of mental sparring, there is no need to grow tired of it, if you are firm in your beliefs, pot shots from Darwinists, non-believers, questioning Gods existence, are surely no challenge to you? You swat us aside, like so many midges with the fly swat of God’s truth.

    Not Jaques Derrida, but I’ll take it as a compliment, whether meant as one or not.

  5. Metal sparing with people who don’t or haven’t or won’t do their homework on evolution, to see that it’s nonsense and not science is a waste of time. The “theory” is obviously bogus, and something God haters cling to for lack of a better theory.

  6. 2ndUniverseOnTheLeft says:

    No Christian charity or understanding here then. I know what evolution is, I don’t need to do any more homework on that topic, and since any attempt to point you towards the actual, well established scientific evidence has failed, I too am wasting my time because you never respond directly to the points made. I thought perhaps you ran your blog to invite comment from those who might not agree with you, in order to promote intelligent debate, look for common ground, and maybe have a few laughs as we go. Maybe I would learn something from you, and maybe you’d learn something too, or maybe just think a little differently about things and discuss them, like,what if there was room for both God and evolution?

    As Richard Feynman’s book goes: The Joy of Finding Things Out.
    Maybe you should read that, because it has something to say about the inquiring mind, humility before nature, where does philosophy really get us and what good scientific integrity really is.

    But it seems your blog is only open to people who blindly agree with you, or have nothing else to do to except read philosophy, psuedo-science and scripture. Some of us have day jobs and families to take care of you know. Does that preclude us from the debate? Does it mean we don’t have a voice?
    Are you so high and mighty, only the theological elite may sit at your table?

    Your main sources of counter evidence are The Bible, and philosophy book written in 1981. Maybe you are very widely studied, but you still show a stunning lack of basic understanding of what good science means and what evidence is.

    Your arrogance and lack of humility are totally unchristian, your quote:

    “I tell you what guys… and this is a very sad commentary, especially on a philosophy blog. My trying to talk sense to you all, instead of nonsense, and speaking wisdom to you all, instead of foolishness – whether it concern, politics, government, guns, God, or evolution – is like my trying to talk to people who are bound up, facing a wall, and watching shadows that are cast upon the wall. While I’m outside the cave, in the real world. I’m trying to explain to you all there’s a fire behind you, with people acting parts in front of it, which is casting the shadows you’re watching on the wall that you mistakenly think are reality, but are in fact illusions. What you think is reality isn’t, and when I try to explain reality to you you say I’m crazy or stupid. You guys have a lot of homework to do, and a lot of thinking to do.”

    Im sure Jesus would show more tolerance to us fools. You are not in the real world, you are submerged so deeply in a fantasy that you would not recognise a fact if it came up to you and slapped you round the face with a wet fish. What makes you so sure you’re not following the shadow puppets of other men who died many years ago, in different times?

    I would never call you crazy or stupid, but seriously deluded yes. A product of a Christian upbringing yes. A person who has had issues and found the only way out is God.

    Lastly, can you drop the term “God hater”. That phrase is so bound up with assumption it’s untrue. Firstly in order to hate someone or something, there has be some evidence they or it exist. As there is no evidence that God exists, how can I hate God?

    I don’t hate Father Christmas or the Tooth Fairy either.

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