The Old Shell Game

1 John 4:6
“We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.”

Many people – especially those who believe in creation – avoid watching science shows on TV because these programs are usually saturated with unscientific claims favoring evolution. However, even Darwinian soapboxes like Nova can be worth watching, just as long as you do so with a discerning eye.

CuttlefishYou especially need to pay close attention to the unwarranted assumptions and faulty logic you’ll often encounter. For instance, there’s “Kings of Camouflage” – a Nova program about the cuttlefish’s amazing ability to instantaneously change the color and texture of its skin. The program did a good job of describing the color disks that expand or shrink in size.

But then the scientist added: “My guess is that their skin evolved for camouflage, because as soon as they got rid of the big shell, they had to hide from predators.” Well, Mr. Scientist, why did the cuttlefish discard its shell in the first place if it was beneficial to its survival? And why didn’t the cuttlefish just evolve its old shell back? Instead, evolutionists guess that the cuttlefish evolved the most complex skin of any creature on the planet as well as an amazingly complex eye and nervous system that allows it all to work.

So when you watch science shows on television, learn what you can from the true science. Enjoy the breathtaking photography as you marvel at the wondrous creatures that God has designed. And teach your children how to spot the atheistic philosophy that’s camouflaged to look like true science.

Prayer: Heavenly Father, help me learn how to distinguish truth from error in a culture that knows how to make lies look so very appealing. Then help me to share the truth with others. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.


Author: Steven J. Schwartz
Ref: Photo: Cuttlefish. Courtesy of João Carvalho. (CC-BY-SA 2.5)

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