Evolutionism and Creationism often butt heads in the same way that religion and science do. Ironically the disciplines themselves are lifeless. Only dogmatic humans breathe conflict into the dry words of gospels. Even worse, they each do it for their own unclear purposes. Very simply, one must ask “why” one discipline or the other wishes to crush the other so strongly.
Ironically both extremes hold a shocking similarity at their cores. Scientists claim that the entire universe is a collection of random events governed by physical laws. While Creationists on the other hand posit that the universe is a series of random physical events constrained by spiritual laws. On the face of these statements the two sides seem impossibly contradictory. Yet upon examination, another truth emerges.
Each side claims to have no responsibility as it is all the will of some outside larger force.
The Scientist:“It is all Random.”
The Creationist“It is all God’s will.”
They wish to surrender any responsibility for their lives whatsoever. In reality, some kind of bridge must be built between the two perspectives. As I say elsewhere, science explains a form of “how,” while spirituality offers a type of “why.” Hence why there are so many confusing accounts of creation. Each needs to satisfy a different query.
Yet science is the same way. Ask how something occurred to a chemist and you get a completely different answer than from a physicist. Is one more right than the other? That depends. As in all meaningful discussion, “that depends,” is the only answer one can definitively give. Or, more fully, “that depends upon what your goal is.”
If you are trying to manage the lime growth rate in your pipes, the chemist’s answer may be more appropriate. When you are managing the outflow of waste water and sewage from your home, you better ask the physicist, unless you want the you-know-what piling up!
COMING NEXT, THE GRAND CANYON GLACIAL MELT AND HISTORY REPEATING ITSELF.