The Evolution of Truth™ is not connected with any
scientific or religious or organization. It's just
one person's effort
to explore some of life's most challenging questions and deepest mysteries, with the hope that
others will be inspired to do the same. The material is intentionally
presented in a non-technical format and intended to reduce complex issues to
their simplest concepts in a visually engaging way.
The site presents issues with evolution theory, but does
not take a position that no evidence exists for evolution. The site
does not take a position on debates over the age of the earth or universe or
the time periods of
creation. It presents a sample of evidences of design, technology and
intelligence seen in nature, but these are intended to arouse curiosity, not
to serve as the only or even the best proofs of the existence of God.
If you read through the site, you will notice that it often does not give answers as much as it tries to challenge readers to use their
own critical thinking to assess all the evidence and to find their own
POLAR EXTREMES HINDER OUR
Taking polar extremes on the issue of creation and
evolution does not serve to further deeper understandings of the origin or nature of life.
WE STILL HAVE MUCH TO LEARN
The fact that intelligent, educated people hold very differing views
and beliefs demonstrates that we all still have much to learn, both from the evidence and
from one another.
SELF-RIGHTEOUSNESS EXISTS IN
BOTH SCIENCE AND RELIGION
Mankind's search for truth is hindered by
self-righteousness in the arenas of both science and religion. It is
our nature as humans to justify our beliefs, yet our justifications are
based on a very, very small portion of the sum total of human knowledge
and experience, and a smaller yet portion of the sum total of all that is
eventually knowable within the limits of human perception and understanding.
We don't even yet know what we still have to experience in our own
lifetimes. We need to get past our
pride and preconceptions in our beliefs about both science and religion and
openly investigate the most basic of questions about life if we are
to grow in our understandings.
OUR BARRIERS ARE MANMADE
The barriers we've created between the
scientific and the spiritual are manmade, not laws of the universe.
Today's technology would have seemed like witchcraft just 100 years ago, so
we need to realize that the boundaries change as our understandings grow and
embrace information from all sources.
RATIONALIZATION DOES NOT
We do not have, and may never have, the evidence needed to
conclude that evolution, as a process of change observed in LIVING ORGANISMS, explains
the origin of life itself from NON-LIVING MATTER, particularly when all evidence to date shows that
life only comes from existing life and not from non-living matter.
Theories of abiogenesis and chemical evolution have more basis in conjecture
and rationalization to support a particular viewpoint than in observable
OBSERVATION IS EXTRAPOLATED
BEYOND REASON AND EVIDENCE
While evolution can certainly be observed to occur with
respect to small changes and adaptations, extrapolating this observation to
conclude that this process fully explains the incredible diversity in life
and life itself is at least as dependent on one's underlying preconceptions
and beliefs about life and God as it is on hard scientific evidence and
BELIEFS ABOUT GOD INFLUENCE
OUR PERCEPTIONS OF EVIDENCE
Our beliefs about God are the single most important
factor in determining how we see and interpret evidence in this issue.
As humans, we readily accept that which we wish to be true and readily
reject that which is in conflict with our belief systems.
GROWTH COMES WHEN BELIEFS ARE
Our degree of growth is proportional to the degree to
which we are open to having our beliefs challenged. Throw out your
beliefs and try to understand those of someone with a completely opposing
view and you will grow incredibly in your own understandings.
INTELLIGENT DESIGN AND
EVOLUTION SHOULD BOTH BE TAUGHT
We are doing our youth and our society a huge disservice
by teaching only naturalistic views on the origin of life. The life
sciences at all levels should be taught with open minds and open inquiry
into the alternative that life may have been created, examining reason and
evidence both for AND against BOTH evolution and creation, and allowing the
individual the freedom to explore and to come to their own conclusions.
This would not require that the creation account of ANY
religion be brought into the classroom. It would just open the door
for open, honest discussion of the reason and evidence that supports the
alternative viewpoints from a strictly scientific perspective. Without that,
our teaching of evolution implies that theism is not scientific and
establishes atheism as the defacto religion of our academic institutions and
the scientific community.
GOD EXISTS AND REVEALS
HIMSELF IN MANY WAYS
Lastly, I believe that God exists and has revealed
Himself to mankind in many ways, in many eras, through many people and in
Jesus Christ. Those who truly seek God with an open mind and heart will in
time find all the evidences needed to know that He not only exists, but touches lives
in a personal way. Once this relationship of faith is established in
personal life experiences, there is no conflict in faith with either science
or reason. Still it is important to realize how much we still have to
learn about life, in both the physical and the spiritual.
With that as a foundation, I hope the site stimulates and
challenges your thinking and inspires you to truly seek deeper
understandings on this issue.