Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Creation Science Is Not Just For Biology

If the folks pushing creation science and intelligent design in biology classrooms in America really want to make sure that American students are complete ignoramuses (and that is surely their aim), they should try to get creationist teaching into the physical sciences as well. Heck, if my Bible is a science text, I have been misinformed about a lot of things in astronomy.

First of all, we need to start looking for vast quantities of water that surround the universe since the sky is said to separate the waters below from those above. I don't think anyone is doing this right now. Secondly, none of the stars in the heavens can be more than about 6000 light years away, and we need to come up with explanations for why they appear to be more distant than they really could be Biblically speaking. Thirdly, my Bible seems to suggest that the moon is a light source independent of the sun and that light antedated the celestial bodies in any event.

I have just begun to look at the Bible as a science text, and I am sure that I am missing a lot of astronomical "truths". It's not too late to keep America's children asronomically illiterate if we act now.

1 comment:

The American Scrutator said...

Actually the Creationists have come up with some rather ingenious, if no less believable, apologetics for the points you bring up. They claim that once upon a time the earth was surrounded by an outer sphere of ice which created a paradise by acting like a greenhouse for the planet. That, perhaps explains why so many fundamentalists have no fear of global warming. They also say that God created not only the stars but the light between the stars and the earth. It is all politics; reason has nothing to do with any of this.

R K Beckwith

The American Scrutator