Friday, August 20, 2010

A Good Link To Check Out if You're Going to Teach Your Children Creationism, or Young Earth Theory, in Science

I've been cleaning out, and organizing my online "favorites" list, this week, and came across a link to Answers in Genesis, I thought I should share.

It's a link, to a list of arguments you should avoid teaching, or using, to support creationism, and a list of common misconceptions you might find among well meaning, but not scientifically trained, creationists.

If you are going to be reading up on dinosaurs, or the origins of the earth, with your children, especially from a Christian perspective, I would highly recommend taking a look at this list. It will help you avoid teaching old, or out of date ideas, that have been disproved. It will also help you to recognize the charlatans, masquerading as "scientists", in the creationist world. And, believe me, there are plenty of them out there.

The last thing you want is to send your babies into the den of wolves, we call post-secondary education, spouting false "wisdom" to prove creationism. It would be better for all of us, to have them prepared with truth, ready as Christ encouraged his disciples to be, "wise as serpents, but gentle as doves."

It's great to be a homeschooler.

7 comments:

Wonder Mom said...

Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!

Debbie said...

Thank you for the link!

Joyful Learner said...

Very useful. I have been trained in secular science and am curious to know more of the Christian perspective and how it differs. I believe in the Bible but never saw it as an anthesis to science. What am I missing?

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

Joyful Learner - Science and the Bible, actually work together quite nicely. But, if you take a literal view of the Bible, that the earth, and everything on it, were created in 7 days (six really), then you'll run into opposition from those who believe science shows the world to be very old, and man and dinos to have lived, at different times. Which is what the link above deals with.

Tonya @ Live the Adventure said...

Great link- thanks for sharing. We regularly peruse the AiG site in our home as we opted to teach Creation Science this semester before moving on. Very helpful!

Joyful Learner said...

Thanks!

Ticia said...

I so need to clean out my favorites. And I also SO need to go check this out