Messier 53 has surprised astronomers with its ...

Messier 53 has surprised astronomers with its unusual number of a type of star called blue stragglers.

During my research I noticed how common it is to run into articles that talk about how “surprising,” “unexpected,” or even “baffling” the results of a study or find is to scientists.  Although I know Creation Scientists are probably often surprised as well, I can’t help thinking that scientists would be less surprised if they all had a more accurate worldview.

Here are some of the surprises that we’ve uncovered recently:

illustration of convergent evolution

One of the ways Evolutionists get around characteristics that “unrelated” creatures have in common is called Convergent Evolution.  This is not something they mention often to children, because you’re too smart for it, but they talk about it a lot in the science community.  Somehow, I don’t think they would have expected development to happen like this if they hadn’t seen it first.

What do they think happened in Convergent Evolution?  Here’s the story from Simple Wikipedia:

“Convergent Evolution is what happens “when two species from unrelated lines develop the same traits or features. This happens because they live in similar habitats, and have to develop solutions to the same kind of problems.”

This describes what we see, but gives no reason why it should happen the same way in two or more unrelated creatures (why didn’t the bat start spinning a web, or grow a long sticky tongue to catch mosquitoes instead of wings?).  The faith of Evolution shows up more and more.  They dare not believe in a smart Creator, so they change the story so Evolution fits no matter what they find.

As for me, I’m going to worship and honor my super genius Creator God as my Savior and Lord!

For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;
Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.
For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:
Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.  Romans 1:18-21

For more check these articles out:

CreationWiki: Convergent Evolution

Evident Creation: Convergent Evolution

In The Beginning online Book by Dr. Walt Brown: Convergent Evolution

And those Blue Straggler Stars: ICR: New Study Can’t Explain Blue Stragglers’ Youth

Cheri Fields

I'm a homeschooling blogger and book writer. The gift God has given me for His kingdom is to understand complex stuff (mostly) and share it with others using everyday words. It is a joy to share God's wonders with all kinds of people and especially the next generation!


ourfathersdaughters · at

I enjoy the way you face the facts head on in direct terms. The wonder of God’s creation cries out in all that is created! Keep up your good work!

    Cheri-CreationScience4Kids · at

    Thank you. If God’s truth didn’t hold up to intense scrutiny, I WOULDN’T believe it!
    I’ll keep up the work as long as God allow me to. He is a great master, worthy of my all. 🙂

Mitchell Norton · at

I really enjoyed reading this article (and will look some of the links later). I love how you present both the creation theories and evolutionary theories. Most parents that I know treat evolution as a taboo topic with their children. Unfortunately, this does not allow the child to develop responses to evolutionary theories that have some truths. And when they reach high school or college age they begin to question God’s Word on creation.

If we inform our children of the absurd mistruths and lies of evolution (such as convergent evolution) they will be better equipped to handle them when they are faced with them in the classroom. Thank you for your research, you are an inspiration for Christian parents everywhere.

    Cheri-CreationScience4Kids · at

    Thanks for your encouragement. These things seem so obvious to me that it’s hard to picture how little others may understand.
    I wasn’t even thinking about the need to educate kids and parents when I decided to start this blog, I just wanted to write science without being hampered by having to keep mum about the Creator who designed it all.
    I pray that many of the next generation will find it easier to stand strong in their faith and love for Jesus because of these things!

      Mitchell Norton · at

      It is often less about someone’s understanding and more about their starting point. The reason why those in the scientific community are often surprised is because their starting point prevents them from considering a different outcome.

      If you begin with the presumption that all that we know began as a cosmic accident and the rules have been set by trial and error over billions of years, than you will always dismiss the evidence that there is a design coded into the universe.

      It is the same for us. We understand that God gave Genesis to inform the Hebrew of their identity, and we understand his story of creation to be true. So we reject views that counter His existence and his design as false.

      It is our starting points that are in contention with one another.We beleive God’s infallible Word and they believe man’s theories.

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