Here are two further reasons why believing and teaching Creationism is scientific [For Part One click here]:
3. Creationism is as scientific as evolution and we believe much more so. The belief in creationism and the belief in evolution stand upon similar foundations. To a considerable degree they are faith based beliefs.
If we think that this is not true about evolution then observe some words which appear in the introduction to one edition of Darwin's Origin of Species:
These are the words of Dr Leonard Harrison Matthews [1901-1986], who was a British zoologist and a Fellow of the Royal Society. He was especially known for his research and writings on marine mammals. He was no believer in creationism!
Sir Fred Hoyle, the popular agnostic who wrote Evolution from Space (1981), proposed that the odds on evolution happening were: One chance in 10 40,000 (same as the probability that a tornado sweeping through a junkyard could assemble a Boeing 747).
Many years ago a Harvard University biochemist and Nobel Laureate named George Wald, maybe unwittingly, highlighted just how ludicrous this whole position on evolution is when he declared: One has to only contemplate the magnitude of this task to concede that the spontaneous generation of a living organism is impossible. Yet we are here - as a result, I believe, of spontaneous generation.
Malcolm Muggerridge, no friend of Biblical Christianity and literal six day creation, had this to say some years back: I myself am convinced that the theory of evolution, especially the extent to which it's been applied, will be one of the great jokes in the history books of the future. Posterity will marvel that so flimsy and dubious an hypothesis could be accepted with the incredible credulity that it has.
A frog turning into a prince by an instant kiss is a fairy tale, nursery rhythm, people read to their children. A frog turning into a prince over 300 millions years of gradual change, random processes, blind chance and genetic mistakes is classed as evolution, and the height of scientific discovery, by many scientists.
Instead of the Christian being laughed at, who believes in an Eternal God who has originally created all and has revealed Himself to us in the Bible, it is the fool who believes that we have arrived where we are today by gradual change, random processes, blind chance and genetic mistakes that deserves derision. Imagine believing that a frog could turn into a Prince! Albeit via 300 million years.
4. Only Creationism truly explains the world around us. There is a moral and spiritual dimension to our existence in this world that is not explainable by evolution. Some may deny these aspects of life but they exist nevertheless.
i. The existence of good and evil in the world. We are too aware of the existence of moral evil in the world. Sadly we often have to face up to and live with the reality. Man is a rational creature responsible for his actions. He is not just a step up from the brute beast with mere instinct. He is answerable and accountable to his fellow man and ultimately to God Himself on the day of judgment.
ii. The seed of religion in all human beings across the world. This is especially worth observing where western society and Christianity haven't yet reached. Take primitive tribes in remote places of the earth and when missionaries, and others from developed societies, reach them they find them worshipping something. Sometimes it is dead ancestors and/or just sticks and stones. But they worship something! They are naturally religious beings without being influenced by others.
iii. The reality of a sense of right and wrong in us all. To some degree in us all there is a sense of right and wrong. Some people may call it a sense of 'natural justice' or it may be classed as the 'court of public opinion'. These terms all bear witness to a sense of right and wrong within us all.