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Critical Thinking (2 of 6)
The first step in critical thinking is to avoid succumbing to the atmosphere of intimidation created by those who promote evolution. Those who successfully defend their Christian beliefs, know what they believe, and are confident in their beliefs. They know upfront that they will be ridiculed for standing outside of the box. It is a lost cause to expect to persuade those who do not wish to be persuaded. Only those who seek truth will listen to a well-reasoned argument. Those who are hostile to the gospel will not. Those who are afraid of making a stand will not. In both cases, it is personal motivation that takes precedence over the facts.
One important point to always keep in mind is that the facts are not in dispute. There is nothing observed by science that creationists disagree with. It isn't the facts that are in dispute. It is whether the conclusion drawn from the facts that are in dispute. Also in dispute is whether facts that disprove evolution are allowed acknowledgment in the popular scientific community. In evolution, the conclusion has already been drawn and the conclusion takes precedence over the facts. To illustrate this, let's take a critical look at the Cambrian Explosion.
If you are not familiar with this term, the Cambrian Explosion is a term for the so-called Cambrian layer of strata. The Cambrian period is estimated by evolutionists to be around 530 million years ago. The reason it is called the Cambrian Explosion is because this is where life suddenly appears in the fossil record. Evolutionists openly admit that there is no evolution found at any stage, yet they continue to preach the 'fact' of evolution found in the fossil record. Consider these quotes from several evolution resources:
Dawkins, Richard, The Blind Watchmaker (New York: W. W. Norton, 1987).p. 229
" the Cambrian strata of rocks, vintage about 600 million years [evolutionists are now dating the beginning of the Camb ...
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