Thanks to my perusal of the website devoted to The Twin Cities Creation Science Association’s (TCCSA) science fair.
Yes you guessed it. This science fair was specifically for Christian Homeschoolers of Minnesota. Their science fair goals?
- Know your material.
- Be Confident.
- Communicate well.
- Be thorough.
- Pray your exhibit will witness to non-Christian visitors.
You know, that’s what I associate with science...conversion of heretics. Oh, wait, that would be me. No wonder I don’t get it.
Bear in mind that every exhibit is required to display a bible verse. While this may seem a bit odd to me, I was unaware that the following was the perceived purpose of evolutionary biologists.
ask this question:
How can I prove that evolution is true (and God does not exist). This may not be stated in this way, but is inferred by their writings. Darwin and others have said that if evolution is true, there is no need for God.
need to ask this question:
What can I learn about myself, God, and God's plan for the universe as I study His creation today. I believe true science is a way to learn more about God and ourselves. It is a living class room in which God is the Instructor and we the students. Jesus used common things in nature to illustrate his principles as he taught.
It must be such beliefs which led them to proclaim:
Unlike Some Science Fair Sites
We Are For Real!
Unlike Many Secular Educators
We Teach The Scientific Method!
Each student is provided with a list of suggested creation science topics from which they may choose. Among my favorites are:
- How many shades of skin color are there? Use a paint scanner to test 100 people.
- What affects skin color? Is one color better than another? What was God's purpose?
- Is intelligence influenced by physical attributes? i.e. are blondes "dumb" or does skin color influence intelligence?
- Statistical occurrence of giants, and midgets and dwarfs and giantism. Use Princess Flo, Goliath, and brothers.
- What can we learn from the Amish blood disease and sixth finger? Compare this to the half Jewish Samaritans.
- How much voltage or current can a human take before he is killed? Could do experiments on a plant.
- Build and run studies on a strata forming wave tank. This would confirm or disprove strata are all laid down at the same time.
- What was life like before the Flood?
- Make a computer model of the Flood currents.
- Trilobites prove Noah's flood because they are curled up or not?
- Do Lilydale closed clam fossils support a world wide flood? Collect 100 shells and compare.
- What was the weather like before the Flood?
- Were all the animals friendly to man before the Flood? Idea: raise several baby animals like snake and mouse together to see if they remain friends as they are older.
- Why do they live longer before the Flood?
- Why did God create the moon to control the tides?
- Is there a way for humans to get to Jupiter? Mars? etc.
- If there were aliens, why would they visit humans?
- What are aliens and are there really any in our world? see Lamentations 5:2, Eph 2:12, Heb 11:34.
- Why does the Bible say there is one glory of the sun, one glory of the moon, and one glory of the stars?
- Why did God make pests like bugs and mosquitoes?
- Why did God make birds to fly?
- How long can flies survive freezing in a frig?
- Are humans mammals? We thought they were made in God's image and not related to animals.
- What is God made of?
- Where was the Garden of Eden? Is it around today?
- Why do people believe in Evolution?
- What events caused them to become evolutionists?
I still don’t get it.
I have no issue with people believing whatever they feel in their
hearts. But why do some otherwise smart folks
insist on using religion as an excuse to keep them from seeing facts &
Evolution is not a theory people. It has been proven. Intelligent design is an interesting religious anecdote. But in my opinion, it belongs in a social studies class. Because, honestly, it has nothing to do with science.