From a rib to a 206-bone human
What is the source of true knowledge?
Published: 24 August 2019 (GMT+10)
Skeptic, David C., sardonically asked us this question in response to our web article on whether the ear bones of mammals really evolved from the jawbones of reptiles:
“Thanks Matthew, do you have a diagram to help illustrate Eve’s transition from Adam’s one rib bone to a 206-bone human?”
Dr. Matthew Cserhati responds:
That’s a good question. The answer is that we do not know exactly how Eve became a human after being taken from one of Adam’s ribs, as described in the Bible. This is purely because this is a supernatural event, happening outside of natural processes. We still believe this really happened, because this event was recorded by eyewitnesses and we believe the Bible is a record of these historical events. We have written about Eve created from Adam’s rib on our website. We encourage you to browse our website, since we may have already answered your question previously.
I think it would be fair to ask you a series of questions about your own belief system. You appear to be an atheist. So, for example, would you be able to provide us with some diagrams illustrating the following:
- How a quantum fluctuation out of nothing led to the billions and billions of stars in the universe?
- If that is too difficult, perhaps you could provide us with a diagram showing how simple molecules turned into a human being.
- If even that is too difficult, you could try with a diagram showing the step-by-step processes of how a single cell organism turned into a 206-bone human.
- Or even how invertebrate animals turned into vertebrates.
We’d also like to invite you to answer 15 questions for evolutionists.
I think that you will have tremendous difficulties in trying to answer these questions, because the large-scale process of macroevolution is an unobserved process, which falls outside of observational science. Evolution is not the same as experimental lab science. Your atheist worldview dictates to you that everything must necessarily have a natural cause. But everything we actually know about real, observable and testable processes shows that these things do not actually happen. They are religious beliefs about the past. The religion of atheism excludes supernatural causes a priori.
Belief in a supernatural Creator is not unscientific. When one considers the origin of the universe, for example, either the very scientific laws you profess (like the law of causality) have to be broken, or a more satisfactory explanation is that a supernatural being (God, who is not ‘natural’ and therefore not constrained by natural law), preceded the universe that He made, and He continued to interact in it.
Creation science does not study the actual process of supernatural creation, rather it studies God’s handiwork. Since God is omniscient, He alone knows all facts. Only God can order all facts into a meaningful worldview framework. On the other hand, if atheists are consistent, they would have to doubt everything. Therefore, they can ultimately know nothing—everything would be questionable. Since atheists reject God, they reject true knowledge.
An atheist is like a man who rejecting God, leaves the house of the Lord, which is the source of all true knowledge. But when the atheist leaves the house of God, he locks the door shut behind him, and proceeds to throw the key into the river, forever cutting himself off from true knowledge.