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posted by Education at the Brink at 9:59 PM
Consider for just a moment the wonder of a human eye. Or perhaps a birds foot. Or maybe a Giraffes neck that has mechanisims to keep his blood pressure constant when he bends his neck down. If it didn't, the arteries in his head would explode every time he bent down to eat a tree leaf. Gods majesty is shown through the whole earth. To believe all of the earths beauty and lifes complexity came about by chance takes a much greater leap of faith. How many giraffes brains exploded while they were evolving the system of valves to keep their blood pressure constant? Same thing goes for when they raise their heads back up. The system pumps up the blood pressure in their heads or they would faint. Evolving fainting giraffes!!?? hmmm. Makes them easy prey for the lions. This is an old argument but if you were walking along and found a pocket watch and you had never seen one before. You would probably open the back and look at the fine mechanisim and you might think "I wonder who made this intricate thing? - Who created this?" You would never think, "I bet this came into being by chance!" The molecules of metal just happened to form into this or the rock dust swirled around until this came into being. Life is much more complex than the watch. Just the human eye is incredibly complex. The human body is fearfully and wonderfully MADE! Just think about it. It is more a religion to belive that something like the human eye came about by chance over time than to belive that someone designed it. I think one thing people have problems with is that the eye is so complex that it almost seems magical. It is hard to understand that it is a creation. Start looking at the things around you and think about it. Don't belive what they told you in school that things are billions and billions of years old. Go to drdino.com and watch the videos. Kent Hovind is a character but has lots of good points too. Just think about it. Don't have 'faith' that evolution is science. It is a lie meant to deceive you. What better way for the devil to convince men that they are animals and nothing they do matters. Think about it!
I find nothing wrong with presenting both as legitimate explanations for existence. Granted, we've proved that evolution occurs. But, isn't it also probable that something else is going on here as well? C'mon folks. If you really want to present a well-rounded curriculum, shouldn't you give air time to something that plenty of the world's population believes and isn't entirely impossible? In fact, is highly possible?
So in the beginning, God created the Big Bang. Both theories united.I have no trouble at all believing that an incomprehensible entity that I identify as God put the wheels in motion. What I can't believe is that so many seem to discount His sense of humor.
Supporters of "intelligent design" should read Dawkins's "The Blind Watchmaker" which explains evolution quite clearly, including the old "evolution of the eye" problem. Just sayin'
All I can say here is that I sincerely hope that the author of this post is NOT a public school teacher. If a teacher addresses issues of faith that students may raise in class in such a dismissive way they probably need to find another line of work. Furthermore the author should probably read up on Intelligent Design, believers in Intelligent Design do not think the Earth is 6,000 years old, they think it is approxiamately 4.5 billion years old (since it is). If I expressed attitudes or opinions like this writer's to my biology students they would shut down and never listen to me. Show some respect for the beliefs and cultural ideals of others. You might be accused of bigotry if you keep talking like that.
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