MInTheGap

Standing in the Gap in a Society that's Warring with God.

Have Flat Ken, Will Travel

July 3rd, 2014 Viewed 646 times

Are you taking place in the Flat Ken Photo Contest?

Hello everyone,

I’m Flat Ken and I travel a lot. But this summer I would love to travel with you and your family.

Print a copy of me to take along on your summer adventures. If you bring me to the Creation Museum with you this summer (kids get in free in 2014) and take some nice pics with me, you and your family could win prizes worth almost $1000—including a one year family pass to the upcoming Ark Encounter!

 

Science Does Not Have All the Answers

September 19th, 2011 Viewed 1083 times, 1 so far today

Love Potion #9The way that scientists tell it, there’s only one way that you can be sure of the truth—if a scientist says so.

I frequent different forums over the Internet, and on Reddit it’s easy to get into a debate about Creation and Evolution that easily devolves into “I’m right because I’m a scientist”, even though the discussion was supposed to be about why Christians have trouble with TENS1.

What’s amazing is that there are many things that scientists—if they’re honest—will tell you that they don’t know (some language at destination site), and they will also state that they follow the scientific method, which means that they, at any time, might find data to disprove their hypothesis and they will begin to say that their new theory is right.  Not very convincing.

So, the next time that a scientist claims to have all the answers, do some research and you’ll find that it’s not quite as they’d have you to believe.


Image from Stock Exchange used under the Standard Restrictions explained at the link.


  1. Theory of Evolution by Natural Selection []

Creation and Child Labor

March 18th, 2011 Viewed 1678 times
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Second day of computer classes (Photo credit: LShave)

In the article When Republicans win, Children Lose at Nuts and Dolts, the author gets it wrong on two key issues.

Child Labor

State Sen. Jane Cunningham (R-MO) proposed a piece of legislation that would have repealed child labor regulations, and according to the author, this is a reason to celebrate:

There are so many reasons that this is bad policy and so many much better ways to teach children a work ethic.  The reason child labor regulations came to be is because children were exploited.  Employment meant poor working conditions, minimal pay and insane work hours. The absence of regulation as proposed by Senator Cunningham, means that young children could be forced to work instead of going to school.

In terms of teaching children a good work ethic, again, there are much better ways then going back to the days of Oliver Twist. Young children can learn a good work ethic through developing good study habits.  For young children, school should be their job.  If the question is learning the value of a dollar, again, current labor laws make it possible for children to learn this lesson.

Because He Said It, It Must Be True

March 29th, 2010 Viewed 1631 times

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Yesterday we explored the concept of the Appeal To Authority fallacy: The idea that just because something could happen doesn’t mean that it will or did.  We stated that the logical conclusions drawn about Molecules to Man Evolution rests on this fallacy, because it requires millions of years for things to happen that haven’t been observed, but works itself backwards from the present:  It states that since we are here, this is how it must have happened, it just must have taken millions of years.  Hence they work out the probability of it happening, and then state that because we are here it did.

Just Because Something Could Happen…

March 28th, 2010 Viewed 1509 times

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The Infinite Monkey Theorem goes something like this:

…a monkey hitting keys at random on a typewriter keyboard for an infinite amount of time will almost surely type a given text, such as the complete works of William Shakespeare.

This logic is part of what makes up the logical belief in Evolution: the idea being, that given enough time there can be enough mutations—some of which were beneficial—to explain how humans came from primitive life all the way back to the one celled organism.

There is a problem with this logic, however.  It is an appeal to probability.

Funny How They Get It

June 26th, 2009 Viewed 2188 times, 1 so far today

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A group of six dozen paleontologists recently paid a trip to the Creation Museum in Petersburg, Kentucky to see what they presented.

Have We Found the Missing Link?

May 21st, 2009 Viewed 1315 times

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What was your reaction when, earlier this week, we found that our paleontologists had done it again?  Done what?  Well how many times can you “find the missing link that proves evolution and our link to primates?”

I mean, wasn’t that what Lucy was?

The Biological Evidence for a Creator

February 5th, 2009 Viewed 1147 times

Hat Tip: Everyday in Grace

Of Gov. Sarah Palin and Dinosaurs

September 29th, 2008 Viewed 2240 times

Gov Sarah Palin

This is supposed to shock you.  Get ready.  Brace yourselves.

Gov. Sarah Palin believes that humans and dinosaurs coexisted on an earth that’s only about 6,000 years old.

Shocking, I know, since thousands of people have visited the Creation Museum.  Check out this page on Wikipedia talking about polls on the topic of Creation and Evolution.

Debating Atheism/Evolution

May 9th, 2008 Viewed 1475 times

One of the things that I’ve seen in many of the debates that I’ve recently entered about the origins of the world and the existence of God is really unfruitful and fails to recognize the complexity of the discussion.

It is rooted in the strong belief of the veracity of their side of the argument.  Very few actually enter into this debate without a belief that they know the truth.  I believe that if those people are present, they’re probably bystanders, watching exactly what will be said.

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Standing in the Gap in a Society that's Warring with God.