Does PBS KIDS Count as “Scientific Studies”?

In the comments section of the A Bit Of Orange YouTube channel, we get a lot of “words of encouragement” from people whose main message to us is, “Here’s something I think you don’t know!” and “You’re an idiot!” And sometimes “This guy is an idiot!” Then they try to educate me and demonstrate their solid grasp of unsubstantiated blanket assertions.

One such loyal viewer and subscriber said the following: “Studies in paleontology, geology, radiation, cosmology and genetics have all yielded results which overwhelmingly support  a model of earth’s history in which life first appeared on this planet as single celled organisms over 3.5 billion years ago and gradually became more and more diverse from that time until this.”

You’d be interested to see what studies he is referring to in all of those fields and the ways in which they do support the evolutionary timeline. I would also be interested in all of those studies, as he never offered even a single one of them. Apparently I am just to take his word that they exist and assume he has read them all.

Now, not to be rude, but he clearly hasn’t listened to anything said by Creationists or ANY Actual scientists in the field. Yes, this is the story told to you by PBS Kids and the as-seen-on-TV scientists like Bill Nye (who started as a stand up comedian and kids’ show host) but this is not the story told by scientists about their own fields of expertise.

Let’s take the fields which he listed for me:

Paleontology– the study of fossils. What do the fossils show? Let’s hear it from Famed Evolutionist Stephen J Gould

“The history of most fossil species includes.. features particularly inconsistent with gradualism: 1. Stasis. Most species exhibit no directional change during their tenure on earth. They appear in the fossil record looking much the same as when they disappear; morphological change is usually limited and directionless. 2. Sudden appearance. In any local area, a species does not arise gradually by the steady transformation of its ancestors; it appears all at once and ‘fully formed.'” (Gould, Stephen J. The Panda’s Thumb, 1980, p. 181-182)

So the fossils show STASIS- things NOT evolving, and SUDDEN APPEARANCE- things first appearing with no evolutionary ancestor. If you can look at THAT data and say it OVERWHELMINGLY supports the deep time/evolutionary model… you may need to get your prescription changed.

Geology– Well, the fossils are found in the rocks, so Stephen’s quote about the fossils tells us all we need to know. But let’s consider a quote from the other side of the isle. Ken Ham asks the question- If there really was a global flood like Genesis says, what would we expect to find?

Billions of dead things, buried in rock layers, laid down by water, all over the earth.

And when we look at the earth, what DO we find?

Billions of dead things, buried in rock layers, laid down by water, all over the earth.

Hmmm… the data fits the Biblical model as well as any data can fit a model.

Geology also shows that the deep time assumptions are pure assertion. We are TOLD the grand canyon took millions and MILLIONS of years to form. HUNDREDS of millions of years! But then a VERY large canyon with THOUSANDS of rock layers formed in the Northwest USA in 1981 in less than three days. THREE DAYS. And bent rock layers show sudden accumulation and reshaping BEFORE the rock could harden. The list goes on and on. But the facts fit Genesis and FAIL evolution.

Radiation? I’m guessing he is referring to radiodating methods. Well, radio dating shows that a rock less than 30 years old will be dated to be MILLIONS of years old, and so we have no reason to trust those deep time dates. The whole system is based on unprovable assumptions, all of which HAVE been proven to be false assumptions. Also, Carbon dating has proven that Dinosaurs, diamonds and coal cannot be MILLIONS of years old. So…. Radiation isn’t helping HIS case any.

Cosmology– Anyone out there see the Big Bang happen? No? So, we’re just going to assume that then, huh? Go check out the Confessions of a YEC series and read the chapters on the Big Bang- BIG FAIL.

GENETICS– This one AMAZES ME. Genetics has shown more and more that EVERY LIVING CELL ON EARTH has a system of information, specified complexity, and molecular machines which is SO complex and well designed that literally NOTHING ever made by man can rival it- yet SOMEHOW people think it shows that life came together by ACCIDENT?

Let me give an analogy- You are walking along the beach one day and you find a rectangular box. Hmmm… Could that have formed by NATURAL means? Not likely, as erosion and other natural processes tend to make things LESS geometric, but I guess if the conditions were just right…

WAIT! This isn’t a box! It’s a book! Could four hundred pages be formed naturally and bind themselves in a rectangular box formation?

Well, paper is made of trees, and trees are totally natural, so I guess…

WAIT! There is writing on these pages! All these marks might mean something!

But maybe the ink just spilled onto the pages and formed a series of organized shapes and lines…

BUT WAIT AGAIN! These writings are words! They are all part of a particular coding system and this book is actually the instructions for how to make and use a printing press! Surely THAT is proof that this object has an intelligent designer!

Well, but printing presses are made of wood, which again comes from trees and since the book is being reproduced, then each successive copy might have a slight error in it which can account for all of the information in the book…

DO YOU SEE HOW WILLINGLY BLIND you have to be to look at GENETICS and think it SUPPORTS EVOLUTION?!?!? You have to be certifiably KOOKIEDOOKS!!!

Scientists are forced through political pressure, academic pressure, and the threat of funding to NOT say, “What do the facts tell us?” but rather, “Given the FACT of evolution, what do the facts tell us?” This is like a police officer who is asked by his superiors, “Given that we KNOW Mr X is guilty, what do the facts tell us about his crime?” This police officer is FORBIDDEN to ask, “Given the facts, what happened and who did it?” Justice may not be served. 

Observational science has shown us that there are worms and there are fish, but only the evolutionary religion has the imagination and gall it takes to say, “THEREFORE fish are the great grandchildren of worms!” To take that leap doesn’t involve science. It takes a great deal of faith in magic. And I don’t think I am straining credulity to say the evidence does not overwhelmingly support the influence of magic on the natural world.

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