Genesis Science Is Practical, Not Just Academic
This article was written by
James J. S. Johnson, J.D., Th.D.
It doesnt really matter, in the real world, what you believe about
creation or evolution, the college student glibly challenged me.
Whether the evolutionists are right or whether Genesis is right makes
no practical difference in how science works or in how people live their
lives. With a grin and a wave of his hand, the sophomore dismissed the
real-world relevance of biblical creation as if it were no more practical than evolutionary myths.
Was he correct? Is the Genesis record of Gods creation (and its
post-Fall groaning condition, the global Flood, etc.) really that
irrelevant to how science works and how people live?
No. There are many practical proofs that refute his reckless conclusion.1,2
Here is just one: True science is habitually handicapped (and at times
even sabotaged) by evolutionary thinking because false foundations are
scientific stumbling blocks. Real scientific progress, in ways that
apply to daily life, has been both hindered and harmed by evolutionary
The delay in studying soft tissue (such as blood, collagen, and DNA
fragments) in dinosaur fossils is due to the evolutionary assumption
that dinosaurs went extinct so many millions of years ago that their
bones could not possibly contain soft tissue today.
Scientists reluctance to investigate carbon-14 in diamonds and
dinosaur bones is also due to evolutionary thinking; if their
assumptions were correct, there should be no carbon-14 in any of these
specimens. But, of course, scientists have found carbon-14 in both
Evolutionary myths impact our daily liveseven influencing the foods we
eat. Brian Thomas has exposed how Darwins smug defender, Thomas
Huxley, recklessly applied evolutionary thinking to the population
dynamics of North Atlantic codfish during Darwins own lifetime, with
disastrous results.3 Huxley used his political post at the
British Royal Commission to advance Darwinian dogma. One result was that
British fishermen were approved to essentially fish without restraint
because he proclaimed only the less-fit-to-survive cod would be caught
and the resilient remainder would continue to evolve into more-fit
Huxley was wrong about fish survival because he was wrong about where
fish came from. What masqueraded as science was actually Darwinian
philosophy, and it matched neither ecosystem and population dynamics,
nor codfish design limitations.3
Even though Huxleys erroneous ideas clashed with the realities of the
Atlantic Ocean, the British government acted on his advice. The North
Atlantic cod population becameand remainspillaged, populationally
speaking, due to wanton overfishing. Huxleys imagined magic of natural
selection did not protect them, with bad results for codfish,
fishermen, and future generations of cod consumers.4
In this example, evolutionary thinking clearly handicapped the food supplythats practical, not just academic.
The same is true for the so-called vestigial organs like tonsils and
appendices that evolution-trusting surgeons removed as evolutionary
leftovers from patients who could have benefited from their immune
system-enhancing services.2 Having a healthy immune system is practical, not just academic.
Also, dark-skinned people have been mistreated, and sometimes even
killed, because racist evolutionists promulgated the doctrine that
dark-skinned humans were evolutionary inferiors. Nazi ethnic policies
relied heavily on evolutionary science.5
Its not just academicGenesis-based science is practical.
What Genesis teaches impacts marriage, family, population growth,
human lifes value, food, law, punishment for criminals, languages,
agriculturally relevant seasons, human interaction with animals, etc.
See Lisle, J. 2013. Genesis Is Relevant to Christian Doctrines. In Creation Basics & Beyond: An In-Depth Look at Science, Origins, and Evolution. Dallas, TX: Institute for Creation Research, 19-27.
Johnson, J. J. S. 2012. Tonsils, Forensic Science, and the Recent Fabrication Rule. Acts & Facts. 41 (6): 8-9.
Thomas, B. 2009. Huxley Error Led to Cod Calamity. Acts & Facts. 38 (8):17.
Limited consumption of prey by predators aids population success for both predator and prey. See Deuteronomy 22:6-7.
Humber, P. G. 1987. The Ascent of Racism. Acts & Facts. 16 (2). See also Bergman, J. 2012. Hitler and the Nazi Darwinian Worldview. Kitchener, Ontario: Joshua Press.