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EVOLUTION AND CREATIONISM IN SCIENCE CLASSES?
AKA “GOD SAYS NO TO BOTH EVOLUTION AND CREATIONISM IN SCIENCE CLASSES!”
By Dr. Michael J. Bisconti
God says no to both evolution and creationism in science classes! Why? Each is a mixture of faith and science. Evolution involves faith in natural forces. Creationism involves faith in natural forces and in God. In each case, faith is involved. When we remove the faith element from evolution we are left with science. When we remove the faith element from creationism we are left with science. The science extracted from evolution is identical to the science extracted from creationism. It is this science that must be taught in science classes.
Furthermore, currently, both evolutionists and most creationists are uninformed to a degree with regard to what constitutes science. This is where physics (especially, the Unified Field Theory) comes in. Very simply, matter does not move about aimlessly. Matter follows a plan. Matter follows a certain path. Electrons orbit the nuclei of atoms. They don’t decide one day to just get up and leave and go to another atom. Physical objects on the surface of the earth stay on the surface of the earth. They don’t just decide one day to go flying off into outer space. Magnets stick to iron. They don’t just decide one day to stick to wood or plastic. Science is, fundamentally, the description of matter and of the observed behavior of matter.
For centuries, of course, the human race has been led to believe that science includes a description of the agents (things that act) that move matter. This is false. Once you begin to talk about the agents that move matter, believed to be God or natural forces or magical elves, you have left the realm of science and entered the realm of “scientific belief.” (Make no mistake…we believe in both God and in natural forces.) Scientific belief is not science. Evolutionists have one scientific belief, creationists have another. All science can say is that there are “unknown agents” that move matter. Science does not include the knowledge of the nature of these agents but it does include the knowledge of the existence and behavior of these agents.
There is much more we have to say on the subject of the “agents that move matter” but we will have to save that for another time. We must point out that human beings have an instinct that drives them to pursue both science and scientific belief. You cannot avoid pursuing science. You cannot avoid pursuing scientific belief. If you decide to ignore both science and scientific belief, then, in effect, science and scientific belief will pursue you. In the end, you cannot help but possess both science and scientific belief.
We recommend that schools start teaching a new subject called “Scientific Fideism.” “Fideism” is pronounced “fee-day-i-zum.” A course in Scientific Fideism is a course in scientific belief. In such a class, both evolution and creationism can be presented as possible explanations of the “agents that move matter” in the biological realm. Of course, from a scientific perspective, evolution is pure fiction and creationism is a virtual certainty and, indeed, our personal belief is in creationism.