This past Tuesday I watched the debate between Ken Ham (CEO of the Creation Museum) and Bill Nye (The Science Guy). The topic was: “Is Creation a Viable Model of Origins?”
As expected, neither man convinced the other that he had the best understanding of the origins of life.
Obviously, Bill Nye defended evolution as the only viable model to explain it, while Ken Ham based his presentation on a literal understanding of the Bible account in Genesis.
Two intelligent human beings, with basically the same information available, reach two completely different conclusions.
Ken Ham’s fundamental argument was that there is a difference between Observational Science and Historical Science, because the second one is an extrapolation based on the first one, since none of us were there to observe the past.
When I heard him say that I thought of a way to illustrate this principle:
Two years ago I had a physical exam and my height was 6 feet. This year I repeated the exam and my height is now 5 feet, 11 inches and 3/4. In other words I shrank about 1/4 of an inch. Based on that observation I conclude that when I was born I was 7 foot tall!
The truth is that both propositions, Creation and Evolution, require a lot of faith. Neither one can be proven by scientific methods.
If I am going to deposit my faith somewhere, I take God’ side (I know Him), even if I cannot understand every detail.
Are you comfortable with your convictions and ready to meet your creator?