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How to question evolution in class

Eric Hovind April 5th, 2011

A teenage boy recently asked a question from our Facebook page. My heart goes out to him with everything he is going through. Here is what he wrote:

Hi my name is Eli and I have been watching you and your dad for about a year now, and just want to say you have made a massive impact in my life. But I have a question and I’m really worried. I’m only 14 so I’m in high school. But my biotechnology teacher was talking to the class today about evolution and was saying that you can’t “believe” in evolution, you “know” evolution and that there is so much evidence in the DNA that supports it, that it is closed minded to not accept it. I raised my hand and asked if we were going to learn anything about intelligent design. She of course said not, ruling it off as unscientific and that you can’t test it. I have no idea what to do because I want to defend my beliefs or at least be able to argue my point and not have to hear about how amazing evolution is every day. I’m sure you get kids all the time in my position so what should I do? I don’t want to be rude in a sense of destroying her in a debate (all debate skills I have, I learned from you guys) but I don’t want her converting kids away from God because they are NOT hearing the opposing ID viewpoints. So I would really appreciate it if you could let me know what to do.

In case you don’t see it, here is a 14-year-old kid on the front lines of the battle for souls here in America. He is battling for truth in the minds of his peers. There are kids like this in just about every high school, youth group, and college campus around America.  They are a young, but determined, army that is doing all they can to battle against the tide of humanism and the lies of evolution that suck the truth out of people’s lives and leave them wondering what life is all about. They are desperately trying to link arms with others that are fighting the same fight, and being hit with the same questions.

Here were a few of my thoughts:

First, thanks for standing up for what is right. It takes a lot of courage to do that. I also appreciate that you are not trying to just make the teacher look bad. That is wise and I commend you for being that mature. 1 Peter 3:15 says that we need to be able to speak this truth in love and be humble about the fact that we are right.

One great tactic in approaching your teacher is to ask good questions. Things like:

  1. How did information arise out of matter?
  2. How did order come from disorder?
  3. How did life come from non-life?
  4. How did everything come from nothing?

These are the kinds of questions that show Evolution to be a religious worldview just like Creation. You see, “science” deals with things that we can see, test and demonstrate, so Evolution is not part of science as it cannot be seen, tested or demonstrated.

The questions above reveal the truth of their beliefs. Evolution really is a religious worldview. We cover that issue in Session 1 of the series Beginnings.

Now, according to 1 Peter 3:15, you also need good answers to tough questions as they come up. A great book that covers what the teacher is teaching and exposes the lies that are being taught is Dr. Hovind’s new book, Help, I’m Being Taught Evolution In My Biology Class. It is a great resource for getting to the truth.

You may want to watch the session, “Lies in the Textbooks” from our Creation Seminar as well. It covers lots of things that are being taught right now in the textbooks that are just not true.

Praying that this helps.