I’ve read Evolutionists say that Creationists don’t make any predictions about science that can be checked out. What are they talking about? And is this claim true?
First, read this post on Scientific Method.
What kinds of predictions would you make if you were an evolutionist or creationist? Well, you could check these pages: what the Evolutionists and the Creationists have to say. I don’t know about you, but both pages made my eyes cross and didn’t make me much more sure which one fits reality better.
(While researching this post, I ran into this page from John MacKay’s [rhymes with pie] website. He is much clearer on his predictions. These are just lists of articles showing how Creationism predicts reality while Evolution can’t.)
Basically, both views of origins come down to Worldview differences. Are we going to trust our own smarts and thinking? Do we trust our human teachers who choose to believe that there is nothing beyond what can be observed in the present? Or are we going to trust the Creator God who told us what He did and had His men record what He wants us to know?
This is the first of a series of posts that will list some of my thoughts to put on the Creation side of the prediction list.
Creationist Predictions basically boil down to two big predictions.
1. The universe will show evidence of being carefully and brilliantly designed.
2. The universe will show that it is running down and wearing out [also known as devolution].
Evolution has to predict that the way the not-living world (weather, rock formation, gas exchange from rocks, the magnetic field) functions today is the same way it has worked for millions of years. This is how they say we can know for a fact what happened in the past by studying the present.
Evolution must predict that living things are getting better and better, more and more complex.
Evolution predicts that development and change in living things will be random and unguided. This will produce senseless, unpredictable variation that still (miraculously) makes functioning, new adaptations and kinds that never existed before.
But ask now the beasts, and they shall teach you; and the fowls of the air, and they shall tell you: or speak to the earth, and it shall teach you: and the fishes of the sea shall declare unto you. Who does not know in all these that the hand of the LORD has wrought this? In whose hand is the soul of every living thing, and the breath of all mankind. Does not the ear try words? and the mouth taste his meat? With the Ancient is wisdom; and in length of days understanding. With Him is wisdom and strength, He has counsel and understanding. Job 12:7-13