Wednesday, August 27, 2014

“Scientists Create First Living Organism”

In 1925, Adolph Hitler published his famous autobiographical manifesto, “Mein Kampf.” In German, the title means “my struggle.” This two volume book outlined Hitler’s upbringing all the way to his ultimate conviction towards The Nationalist Socialist Movement (Nazism). In Volume 1, chapter 6, Hitler famously said the following: “The most brilliant propagandist technique will yield no success unless one fundamental principle is borne in mind constantly and with unflagging attention. It must confine itself to a few points and repeat them over and over. Here, as so often in this world, persistence is the first and most important requirement for success.” As you first read that, his point may not be immediately obvious. But, if you say it another way, it is quite clear: “If you repeat a lie often enough, people will believe it, and you will even come to believe it yourself.” The rest is very ugly history.

The philosopher, George Santayana famously said, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” Today, we are witnessing the same propagandist tactics that Hitler proposed, even in the arena of science. Science continues to claim that life can arise from nonliving matter without applied intelligence, even though there is zero scientific evidence for such an assertion. If that were not bad enough, there is zero logical and philosophical support for it as well. But, the lie is repeated over and over again. And, today, not only do the vast majority of scientists believe it, so do the blinded masses that worship their twisted intellect. This is how propaganda is born and how it thrives.

Take for example, the title of this post. This title is a direct quote from an article published in “Nature” in May of this year. The full article title is “Scientists create first living organism containing artificial DNA.” Just from the plain reading of this title, you would reasonably conclude that scientists had in fact created life. You might also conclude that they did this using artificial DNA. And, if you accept those two positions as proven scientific fact, the leap from nonliving matter to life would be all but removed (aside from needing a transcendent and intelligent cause, of course). But, if you read past the deceptive headline to the content of the article and the actual experiment, you quickly see that the title could not be further from the truth.

So, what did they actually accomplish in this reported scientific adventure? These scientists took two already living bacterial organism and added two pieces to their genetic code. And, the bacteria accepted the artificial DNA. That’s it. They did not “create” anything. They certainly did not create life or a living organism. This may be a landmark achievement, but it is not the achievement that they claimed it was.

And, notice how they used the word "create." When creationists use the word “create” that is scientific sacrilege. But, evolutionists can use the word, even when it does not apply? Isn’t it grossly arrogant to make such wild claims from unsupporting experiments? The answer is yes. But, they will get away with it as long as they are unchecked. That is what Hitler meant by “with unflagging attention.” Who is going to "flag" this down, so to speak? And, if man could form organisms it would be referred to as creation. Why then, if an intelligent cause other than man forms organisms, are we forbidden from using the word create? In other words, living organisms require creation by someone, don’t they? Isn’t humans attempting to assemble living organisms actually an experiment that should support Intelligent Design Theory (IDT)? Aren't these scientists attempting to mimic intelligent design? And, the fact that the most intelligent beings on the planet are incapable of the achievement, just reinforces IDT. Such failure certainly does not support random, unintelligent chance.

John 1:3 says, “Through Him all things were made; without Him nothing was made that has been made.” Christian, that is a truth that you should never forget and never forfeit. And, this truth was not refuted by this experiment. In fact, since they had to start with already living organisms, they created nothing. They had to begin with life that was already created.

Be encouraged that science actually supports the notion that you were created (even without recognizing that they have). And, the Bible is the only authoritative source that is entirely consistent with such notions. Be encouraged that you get the privilege to have a relationship with the Creator of life that scientists are trying and failing to mimic.

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