Thursday, April 05, 2018

It's Only A Theory

It's only a theory. Evolution. Like the other ones. Gravity. Relativity. Planetary motion. You know. that sort of thing.

People who want creation taught alongside evolution in science classrooms say "It needs to be taught as a THEORY."

As if "Theory" means something that we're speculating about. That's not what theory means in a science class. A theory is based on real-life observations. It's well substantiated. Supported by facts.

We test theories. Scientists observe things. They publish papers. They invite peers to review their findings. They actually WANT other people to prove them wrong if they're wrong. They want other people to further refine the theory.

Maybe we should teach creation in a science class as a theory. Observe things. Compare findings. If there's evidence of dinosaurs living at the same time as Adam, let's see it. Put it out there with your evidence so other people can compare. Get some substantiation.

Scientists. Let's not call those who believe in creationism stupid. Let's do what we want them to do. Look at their evidence. Be honest and nice with criticism.

Creationists--Invite other people to review what you believe. Not with snarky comments. With real life observation and study. Read your initial text book, in 1 Thessalonians 5:21 Test all things. Hold fast that which is good. Are you testing things? Examining evidence? Share the evidence. Compare findings.

Report the findings in science classrooms. Encourage students to think critically and not just blindly accept things. Present your evidence.

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