Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Personal Evolution

For the last few weeks I've had the time to catch up on my favorite blogs, Evolution News and Views and Darwin's God. I've learned about new discoveries concerning what used to be called "Junk DNA." The evolutionists told us these inter-gene regions were worthless leftovers from evolution. But now scientists are finding that these "pseudo-genes" do a lot of regulation of genes and other cell metabolism. Doctors believe they might be very important in future medical treatments for things like cancer suppression.

But those who are intent on proving total materialistic evolution (totally by chance) keep on coming up with arguments you wouldn't believe if you didn't see them. I won't go into all of them now. Follow the links to the blogs above if you are interested in details. I myself feel I am ready to move on in many ways from the evolution arguments.

Still, I pray for the people who devote their talents and dedication to the truth. I also pray for those who have been in the neo-Darwinian mindset for many years. It's easy to see why they would be--they are taught it in school and many scientists say it is true. But I believed neo-Darwian evolution myself until I started really thinking about it. I read a book by I. L. Cohen called Darwin was Wrong. It affected me greatly, but it wasn't enough. I had to be honest in my own heart. I had to be willing to think a different way, and that is not easy. That is what I ask people who have their doubts in this evolution debate to do.

I don't know how much more I will write about this subject. I have put much time into pictures and explanations, but there are many other things to explore. I think God's creation is absolutely fabulous and I marvel over it. When scientists ask what they should do about miracles, my answer is a resounding, "Praise the Lord!"

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Keeping in Touch

I have a few reasons for posting today. It's been a while since I've posted, so I thought I'd just say hi. So, hi there.

I wondered if I'd be closed down if I didn't post at least once in a while, so that is my second reason for posting.

The third is that there is getting to be so much evidence for design in nature that I've wondered if there are people out there that are finally realizing there might be something to the design arguments. If there is anyone who would like a sincere discussion, I'd be happy to engage. I'm not talking about know-it-all put-downs from either side. You know what I mean.

A very interesting book review of Jonathan Well's new book, The Myth of Junk DNA, can be found at The Procrustean blog. I've never seen this blog before, but I followed links from Evolution News and Views. That and Darwin's God blog by Cornelius Hunter are my favorite places to keep up on the design theories. Since I've gotten a job, I haven't put as much time into the debate as I used to. Actually, I haven't been as busy in my job as I thought I would, but it could change at any time. So I've been working on my house and getting ready for summer company. But I digress.

I don't agree with the theology of what I understand as the official Intelligent Design line. They say the designer has intelligence, but that is as far as they want to go (even though it is inevitable that they be asked who the designer is). I am a Creationist and say that I believe God created life. I can't go to church in the morning and proclaim I believe God created all things seen and unseen and in the afternoon go to an Intelligent Design workshop and agree that the designer could be anybody.

I'm not on social networks and realize I'm doing an obscure blog. But, I'm someone to talk with about what might be on your mind about this whole evolution/design/creation debate that is going on in our country and Europe and probably the whole world to some extent. If you find me and are interested, drop me a line.