THE PROLIFERATION OF PSEUDO-SCIENCE
Viewpoint of Mark Cadwallader, Creation Moments Board Chairman
The crew was excavating for their road construction along a limestone cliff in France when they came across a cave that opened back into the rock. It turned out that there were human bones in the cave along with very primitive artifacts!
It was 1868, just nine years after the publication of Charles Darwin’s The Origin of Species, and the search for “the missing link” was gathering steam.
Researchers were called to the site and discovered a few “unique” qualities to the remains. Sure enough, the site became “one of the first to establish the ancient roots of modern humans”, according to the Smithsonian Institution’s description.
This was Cro-Magnon man, and in honor of the 150-year anniversary of this discovery, a team of French scientists got permission to medically examine the most complete skull among the four present, Cro-Magnon 1 – in effect, pulling him out of the textbooks and putting him back into the news in 2018. The researchers decided, based on CAT scans, that a genetic disease which led to large warts and tumors was to blame for the holes and dips in his face that made him a curious skull subject!
The obvious question becomes: What really was the big deal about Cro-Magnon man in the first place? Sounds to me like he may have simply been part of a poor family group living in primitive conditions in a time of hardship – as many people still do today.
The whole search for “missing links” to try to show proof of evolution is another case where we can look back in history and see how an “agenda” drove scientific conclusions. The “agenda” – which comes from the world, the flesh, and the devil – is to remove the true and living God from the consciousness of man.
Since the publication of Darwin’s book, many people have wanted the theory of evolution to succeed … to the point where it cannot be questioned. And if you do question the theory, you are bullied, mocked and ostracized in official circles. You are also cut off from government funding and punished in many other ways.
Another example of agenda-driven science in our day is supposedly man-caused global warming – now called the more inarguable term “climate change”. Climate change “alarmists” have succeeded in stifling debate and getting government regulations, funding for grants and research, education/academia and “official” science on their side.
Here we also see the data tampering, cherry-picking, and one-sided interpretation of findings which we have seen with evolution – in order to advance a particular hypothesis. Not only have we seen the discrediting and bias of the climate study centers and scientists caught up in the email revelations of 2009, but we’ve seen the whole-hearted acceptance of such discredited data by the United Nations and government institutions worldwide.
Data skewing and tampering by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the data relied upon and published by NASA, has also been exposed. Of the 1,218 United States Historical Climatology Network (USHCN) stations in their network which report temperature every month, a certain percentage fail to report their monthly data. Between 1970 and today, the percentage of missing data has risen from 10% to 50%! The missing data is “adjusted” with computer models programmed to tell us that as man-produced emissions of CO2 rise, so will global warming. Rather than correct the NOAA computer models to reflect a scenario that is turning out not to fit reality, they’ve decided it is more advantageous to their agenda to keep the models and adjust reality to match the increasingly tenuous global warming theory! The “adjusted” data, therefore, shows global warming that does not actually exist.
In this case, the “agenda” for driving a pseudo-science appears to be wealth redistribution. Money flows from wealthy, developed countries that are penalized for using fossil fuels to undeveloped countries that will be unable to cope with the presumed consequences of global warming. In addition to wealth redistribution, we see in climate-change alarmism an agenda for big government control and globalism. These are all Marxist goals, with their underlying totalitarian and God-denying objectives.
Yet another pseudo-science, even more recently developed, is Gender Identity or Transgenderism. Incredible as it is, scientists and governments appear to be saying that people are not either clearly male or female, but are what they may “feel” they are. The teaching is that gender is psychologically determined and sex is “fluid”. We should not be allowed to question whatever sex a person may say he/she/it feels to be. Here the agenda is the powerful LGBTQ lobby, sexual license and relativism.
You see, even science can bend to the idea that truth is relative and not absolute. Even though the physical differences between male and female are quite clear (it’s always the big news when babies are born!) and even though we know about the Y chromosome which we have in every single cell of our body (if we are male), we can bend science to an “agenda”. Pseudo-science is all around us. And that’s why the Bible cautions us about it: “O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so-called” (1 Timothy 6:20).
When the Bible says “…keep that which is committed to thy trust…” it is saying that we have the duty to guard against all attempts to distort, deny, and destroy the Christian faith which the world, the flesh, and the devil throw at us. This includes all kinds of pseudo-scientific interpretations of things, and most fundamentally evolutionism which is arguably the key pseudo-science we contend with!
The only way to deal with such pseudo-sciences as evolution is to oppose it and expose it with true science and the Word of God. That’s what we do at Creation Moments, and that’s what we’re helping you and many others to do through our worldwide radio broadcasts and the many resources we provide. Won’t you help us continue to reach out with God’s Truth?
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