“The lot is cast into the lap; but the whole disposing thereof is of the LORD.”
In these Creation Moments, we have frequently advised reading between the lines to understand the presuppositions of scientific issues, as we will often find that wrong conclusions have their origins in a false presupposition. Everybody has presuppositions, though evolutionary and deep-time scientists will often pretend that their opinions are based on neutral fact. However, no one is neutral, and we, as creationists, should be honest about our presuppositions – that God exists and the Bible is true.
One recent article was headlined: “Meteorite chunk contains unexpected evidence of presolar grains.” What is the real science, and what is the presupposition in such a headline? The article shows that researchers have clearly found something unexpected and anomalous in the material in a meteorite. They have interpreted this as being presolar material. But how would they recognize material that was presolar?
The material discovered in a meteorite called Curious Marie is shown to be too fragile to have been formed in a region of huge heat, and such conditions are assumed to have occurred at the birth of the Sun. So researchers are right to point out an anomaly and right to seek answers to how such material could be formed, but the answers they provide from their excellent research have been filtered by unscientific opinions. Our response to such research is to praise the care and accuracy with which observations and measurements have been made and to filter those results against true, biblical presuppositions.
Prayer: In all the work we do, whether it be scientific, artistic, or whatever, we pray that we might seek to bring honor and glory to Your Name, Heavenly Father. Amen.
Author: Paul F. Taylor
Ref: Washington University in St. Louis. “Meteorite chunk contains unexpected evidence of presolar grains.” ScienceDaily, 29 January 2020. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/01/200129091422.htm>. Image: Replica of meteorite in Willamette Valley, OR; photo taken by author.
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