The cry of the atheist so often is Science! Not the Bible! Man’s scientific knowledge is advanced as the solid basis upon which any discussion of God or faith matters should be based. In effect science becomes the ‘bible’ of the atheist. But it is worth asking the question: Is what is touted as science such a dependable basis of faith?
I was interested to read the following news story:
- Ancient Teeth May ‘Change Whole Picture of Evolution’
Published December 27, 2010 | Associated Press
Israeli archaeologists say they may have found the earliest evidence yet for the existence of modern man.
A Tel Aviv University team excavating a cave in central Israel said Monday they found teeth about 400,000 years old. The earliest Homo sapiens remains found until now are half that old.
Archaeologist Avi Gopher said Monday further research is needed to solidify the claim. If it does, he says, “this changes the whole picture of evolution.”
Accepted scientific theory is that Homo sapiens originated in Africa and migrated out.
Sir Paul Mellars, a prehistory expert at Cambridge University, says the find is “important,” but it is premature to say the remains are from modern man. He says they are more likely related to man’s ancient relatives, the Neanderthals.
It is to be observed that if this scientific discovery is validated then evolutionary ‘science’ will need to be updated because “this changes the whole picture of evolution” according to the cited scientist.
Click here to read a similar story with yet another revised evolutionary time line published by the BBC. The reality is that evolutionary ‘science’ is a guessing game in the dark involving massive adjustments and reinterpretations of the evidence.
It must be disconcerting to the atheist who stakes his faith on the basis of such ‘science’ that previous scientific knowledge was only wrong by such a large margin! The age of what science calls ‘modern man’ has to be doubled and an additional two hundred thousand years added to human history. Never mind, the foundation is as solid as ever. Really? Much better to believe the unchanging account God gives in His word. In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth…