Always use the offered help!
The Bible tells us that Moses was instructed in all the wisdom of the Egyptians. He used this training when he was called upon, later in life, to lead the Children of Israel through the desert and to write an account of their history. Obviously, Moses did not adopt the pagan philosophy in which his training in Egypt was couched. He evaluated what he heard.
In similar fashion, young Christians are encouraged to pursue modern learning, according to the talents with which they have been given. Like Moses too, they are expected to evaluate the modern explanations. In the light of the complexity of many modern disciplines however, it is obvious that students need help. They need trusted advisors to help them sort through the onslaught of information.
To this end, Creation Science Association’s Margaret Helder has developed a novel tool to assist students embarking on new courses in biology. Since much of the material taught in these courses is based on studies conducted since the year 2000, there are many new terms and concepts involved.All of them are defined in terms of evolutionary assumptions. The definitions available, on-line, all come from an evolutionary agenda. But the data themselves actually support creation!
Dr. Helder has therefore written definitions and discussions of the significance of about 150 biological terms. Each student is encouraged to find out what each term means to biology and to creation in particular.
This document will be posted on-line with a search-engine and print button. Alternatively, one could obtain an overview of the issues by reading the chapters straight through. Chapter one deals with issues of origins in general, chapter two with cell biology, and chapter three with biology of whole organisms.
So, when a teacher informs a class that “DNA sequences prove evolution” or that a “molecular clock” demonstrates the ancient origin of a certain group of organisms, the student can consult the Headstart document for these terms. The discussion will also point them to other related discussions and relevant sources. Thus, the student continues his/her studies better informed about the issues and appreciative of the wonders of the Creation. There is always something interesting that the textbooks don’t tell you.
This new work also provides links to other major sources of information. For example, for those who find organic chemistry to their liking, there is a great 13-part video series by world class synthetic chemist James Tour who shows how bankrupt are chemical origin of life theories. Google Youtube James Tour Abiogenesis for links to these presentations on-line. For those who desire something shorter (10 minutes) and more fun, you might enjoy The Basic Building Blocks and the Origin of Life (Long Story Short). See youtube.com/watch?v=MFtnwriQRi8/. We also recommend thejohn1010project.com/first-life.html (11 minutes).
One thing that many students discover during their studies, is that it is always a good idea to make use of offered help from instructors. There is always something provided which gives one a Headstart on the topic. Enjoy! (Coming soon to CSAA’s website.)
Headstart: High School Biology and Beyond: What the Inquiring Student Needs to Know
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