I seem to know more than my teachers
Posted on homepage: 28 January 2013 (GMT+10)
A couple of years ago, a young Facebook friend commented that he had been reading “creation stuff” for years, and that it was “a lot of fun”. Matthew went on to say, “I have actually found that I am acing biology (specifically evolution) because I seem to know more about it than my teachers.”
Matthew was excelling in his studies because he understood the scientific concepts. And that is the purpose of Creation magazine—to present the science in such a way that it is absolutely clear. We want people to read the magazine, which is why we make it “fun”, with attractive illustrations and a vocabulary that is family friendly.
The problem is that evolutionary thinking permeates our culture today, and people accept it without thinking. It’s taught in schools and colleges. It’s presented on the television and it’s in the news. The thought that God created this world, including all the people in it, is treated like a fairy tale. But in this magazine we show that there is solid evidence for creation.
In this issue you can marvel at some of the high-tech designs in nature that reveal the wisdom and power of the Creator. We tend to take design for granted until someone points it out. Check out the remarkable wing design of butterflies (p. 28), and the equally incredible light transmission structures in the humble firefly (p. 50). Discover some of the features in the design of a scorpion (p. 56), which engineers copy and use to advantage.
Our culture tends to discredit design in nature, claiming that evolution did it over millions of years. They assume evolution trumps the Designer, but they have not thought it through. We don’t want you to believe in creation because we say so. That’s why we examine the evolutionary claims so you can see for yourself that they are not all they are said to be.
In the article The Three Rs (p. 47), David Catchpoole shows in a simple and humorous style that evolution is impossible. There is no way that evolution can change pond scum into poodles. If you understand these three concepts you will be able to evaluate any new claim made on the news or in your child’s textbook. This is the sort of information that helped Matthew understand evolution, so he seemed to know more about it than his teachers.
We continue featuring notice boards from around the world, where the secularists keep saying this world is millions of years old. In this issue we visit a remote headland in Scotland (p. 18), an icon of the secular worldview. We reinterpret the evidence on the board and show how it supports Noah’s Flood.
Our scientist interview is with astrophysicist Marcus Blietz (p. 34), one of many top-notch research scientists who believe in creation.
Creation magazine is committed to challenging evolution and strengthening families. Some do not like what we publish and try to refute it. Our article about the stegosaur carving at Angkor, Cambodia (p. 41), is a case in point. In this issue we revisit that carving and answer the objections that have been made. It turns out that it is an even stronger evidence for the truth of the Bible.
Enjoy your Creation magazine. When you have finished, pass it on to your family and friends. We hope it is “a lot of fun”, as you learn and as you share. May your confidence in the truth of God’s Word develop, and your commitment to the Creator and His purpose for your life flourish and grow.