Family values are proving to be without the substance to hold it together. Perhaps the creator as they are moot at calling their god, should have created Family Values with microbes and other checks to explain its formation as well.
The argument is pathetic and like you said a stretch indeed to prove. But just publishing it is enough to convince those who would be so easily duped as by the bible or politics in America. The two seem lockstepped together as they create a new course of belief for the children. Like I keep saying, what's wrong with teaching the truth so lies have no place to hide in schools. Social control goes to mind and thought control too!
From the beginning, God made His creation fully mature, and complex forms fully formed. This would ensure continuity and stability for the times to come. Although we cannot be certain as to specifically when the Creator made microbes, it is within His character to make entire interwoven, “packaged” systems to sustain and maintain life.
How convenient- no more chicken or egg paradigm, no more looking at the creation as less than truth. Same old arguments with a scientific explanation. So much for faith being enough. Science has forced them to be more authentic and valid- when nothing one believes can be true without proof, religion has an edge - a sketchy at best description of evolution that can be interpreted to be anything they want it to be- the flavor of the week so to speak. Great that he illustrates that so well.
Most microbes are beneficial to man and nature. Only about 5–10% of all bacteria are pathogenic. Many microbes live in a mutualistic relationship with plants, animals, humans, and other microbes. Mutualism is a type of symbiosis (Greek sym, meaning “together”, and bios, meaning “life”). The term symbiosis is used to describe an intimate association between organisms of different species. Some symbiotic relationships between microbes and plants, animals, and humans are essential for life on earth. For this reason most microbiologists maintain that bacteria, fungi, protists, and other microbes have been maligned in the news media. Without our intestinal flora, we would not digest food nor acquire vitamins and minerals very efficiently. Without fungi, bacteria, algae, and protozoans, life on earth could not last. This is because microbes provide essential “services” (e.g., nitrogen fixation, nitrification, and denitrification) in nutrient cycles.
The Days of Creation
On each day of creation, God wrought a plethora of wonders, and each day’s work perfectly complemented the other (MacArthur 2001). God created the earth with its untold living marvels out of nothing. Three days out of six, He made living (biologically speaking) things. You may recall the creation of life in three distinct days from the Genesis account (table 1).
Gee, those same microbes in the stomach, which number greater than the stars above, are the catalyist to our own breakdown after we die, so what we use for life, continues after we die to help us to continue the evolutionary cycle by breaking us down to feed the various lifeforms that inhabit the earth- that we share so much in common with. We are imitating life, as life is so much a part of us and we're so much a part of it as well, that the two are basically indistinguishable, save for small changes in our shared genomes.
Our link to this earth as our creator are indiscernible with the stuff of life found throughout the earth and so we can't prove whether he is lying or making this up, since the fact that we are inseperable from the micro world which helped form us through uncountable eons of time. Once again vague deception based on uncertainties has us guessing again; some of us anyway seem to like the guessing more than others and would rather believe our wishes than our reality. It just belies the way we treat each other if we believe we are created and not part of this biosphere, sharing our growth with each other rather than individually important in our creators eyes.
This is another stab at religion trying to bridge the gaps between belief as written and empirical evidence that contradicts. Attempt like this are no different than trying to put dinosaurs with us at creation time like Ken Ham is trying to do. When what you believe doesn't jive with reality, there are always those out there who think what they believe is more important than reality, so making it up and presenting it to ignorant people who only see and hear what they want to believe and go no further, does reach a high percentage of Americans that believe that when there is a contradiction between the bible and reality, the bible holds the day. Percentages like this may even reach 50%!
If you can be told what to see or read....then it follows that you can be told what to think or say. Most people are taught from birth this axiom and it works for the powers that be to keep it that way. Why complicate this experience when parents, teachers, priests, politicians and peers are telling you that it is alright, in fact perfectly normal and preferred to be ignorant than informed.
Is America on a collision course for total mind control that would make Russia look like a free society under Stalin? It seems extremism is the rule of dictators and the day may come when this is dictated to the masses, while the elites will own the dangerous information to spin their myths better on us.
The days of HIGH authority of our lord seems to be arriving faster than we can counter it!
Thanks for the latest on this GG and keep your science eye sharp for us. These Theo-cons must be stopped and made accountable for their lies.