Evolutionists, most recently in USA Today, continue to characterize themselves as “scientific” while claiming Creationists are just “religious.” This is not an issue of science versus faith. Rather, it is faith versus faith.
The evangelists of evolution never differentiate between micro-evolution and macroevolution. Micro-evolution is small, observable changes in a species (natural selection), which clearly occurs. However, after minor changes the fruit fly is still a fruit fly. Macro-evolution is large, unobservable changes in a species (molecules-to-man evolution). Fossil evidence does not supp0rt the Evolutionist claim that an ape turned into a man or that a dinosaur morphed into a bird. Proof of micro-evolution does not prove macro-evolution. Evolutionists ignore this clear lapse of logic.
Moreover, the word “science” needs clarification. Observational/testable science and historical science are distinct categories of science. Observational science tests theories that are observable, testable, repeatable and falsifiable. Such science helps us land a probe on a comet, build computers, etc. Everyone accepts science verified through the scientific method.
Historical science deals with origins or past events not directly observable, testable, repeatable or falsifiable. No one observed how the universe began or what conditions were actually present at that time. Scientific data can be observed today to support a belief about past events, but that belief cannot be repeated or tested. Therefore, an Evolutionist’s belief about historical events is no more scientific than a Creationist’s belief. Observational science can support both positions. Differing conclusions are based on the proponent’s presuppositions and worldview.
Since no one was there at the beginning, both sides start with a presupposition: Creationists believe the starting point is God who created the universe; Evolutionists believe the starting point is nothingness/no God, i.e., nothing + time + chance = our universe. Don’t be fooled. The Evolutionist’s faith is just as religious as the Creationist’s. The Evolutionist claims Nature is self-existing; the Creationist claims God is self-existing. Both use scientific data to support their respective historical scientific positions. It is ironic that Evolutionists claim to rely upon observation, experimentation, and rational analysis for a belief that cannot be observed or tested to determine if it is, in fact, true. Neither position is verifiable by the scientific method. It is a matter of faith for both.
The mocking condescension of Evolutionists that Creationists are unscientific is a bullying tactic used to silence debate. Many great scientists were Creationists. Michael Faraday, James Joule, Lord Kelvin, Johann Kepler, Carolus Linnaeus, Gregor Mendel, Isaac Newton, Louis Pasteur and Blaise Pascal would all be excommunicated from our universities today for their creationist beliefs. The next time you read or hear an Evolutionist proudly proclaiming his belief in science and that a Creationist viewpoint is simply religious, remember the faulty logic being employed and ask yourself a simple question, “Who was there when the universe began – God or Nothing?” Romans 1 :20 is clear: “From the creation of the world, God’s invisible qualities, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly observed in what He made. As a result, people have no excuse.”