Who is the man so wise that he can understand this? To whom has the mouth of the LORD spoken, that he may declare it? Why is the land ruined and laid waste like a wilderness, so that no one passes through?(Jeremiah 9:12) ESV
We began our evangelistic ministry on Twitter thinking that it would be a great way to promote our Christian SciFi novel Biblio’s Blood. It didn’t turn out as expected.
In it we develop a fictional type of computer system based on blood. The idea was to explore the possibility of building a computer which would be capable of having a soul and, ultimately, being born again. Little did we know that we would unleash a torrent of criticism from atheists and scientists.
It seemed necessary to respond to the criticism by explaining the logical process of deduction which lay at the heart of our Bible-based SciFi. We responded to every issue that came up. We provided answers when we had them, and we found answers when we didn’t. This body of work became what we call Matty’s Paradigm.
Very early on we were confronted by a member of the Twitter community who was insistent that the reptile-mammal transition proves evolution beyond any possible doubt. We’re providing a link to the book on Amazon and reproducing a portion of the blurb to illustrate the haughty and high-minded attitude of the author.
The Reptile-Mammal Transition is the most compelling case for macroevolution (the origin of novel forms of life by natural branching common descent). Besides the fossils covering millions of years, there’s a wealth of corroborating science data, from developmental biology to the latest genetics. Now how do those skeptical of evolution (whether they call themselves “creationists” or favor “Intelligent Design”) deal with all that evidence? They don’t.– Evolution Slam Dunk: Why the Reptile-Mammal Transition Proves Macroevolution & How Antievolutionists Ignore It
There’s a very simple way to resolve this issue: the reptile-mammal transition isn’t an example of evolution, it’s abiogenesis. We have to remember what evolution is and incorporate some of the back story of the development of popular science (SciPop).
Read the whole article at mattysparadigm.org