As a product of the public school system, I always assumed that evolution was fact. Majoring in science in college, I began having my doubts about the scientific logic of evolution. The first organism that I learned about that was not explainable by evolution was the woodpecker. There is no way that it could have evolved with so many specialized organs. It could only be explained by being created with all of its specialized organs all at one time. It still took me about 15 years to come to the conclusion that God created the heavens and the earth in six literal days.
Christianity explains the basics of science – biology, chemistry, geology, physics, astronomy. They are all based on an orderly, predictable set of laws. And if life is ruled by these laws, then there has to be One who created those predictable sets of laws.
Understanding that the Bible is the inspired Word of God, scientists can more fully understand and interpret data accurately. Whether a scientist is an evolutionist or a creationist, they will interpret the data according to their worldview. Both scientists have to have a faith in what they believe. I feel I have a more complete understanding of the sciences by the revealed Word of God.
After graduating from veterinary school, I practiced small animal medicine, small animal emergency practice, and worked as a pathologist in a toxicology research laboratory. After having my first child, I decided to make a career change to become a full-time home educator for our four children. They have all graduated now, but I am still teaching high school science to homeschoolers. I enjoy sharing my love of science, revealing God’s creation to my students.
Surprise! This story was not written by Richard Dawkins but by Karen E. Dawkins, who earned a Bachelor of Science degree as well as a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine.
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