Thursday, April 14, 2011

beyond Science

i keep hearing talk about Science hating God.
we've totally disproven Him -- at least had Him declawed.

nothing exists that can't be measured/tasted/smelled/heard/touched/seen
...except this very premise. that's the way it's always been.

miracles don't happen (except spontaneous life)!
we learned this fact when we decided faith in God ain't right.

we've drawn ourselves a life chart shaped like a giant tree.
one lucky little bugger gave rise to all we see!

but parallelisms! homoplasies! convergences galore!
our poor old Philogenic Tree is twisted, and what's more...

our stock is in mutations adding info to our genes.
and yet, increased complexity's a phenomenon not yet seen.

instead, we learn with Kondrashov: per person, per generation,
at least a hundred nucleotides are damaged by mutation.

we check the fossil record and find along the way
creatures more adaptable than ones living today!

but surely we have artifacts just filling our museums
displaying Evolution-Truth where everyone can see 'em?

alas, Lucy was a knuckle-walker who liked to hang from trees.
the advanced brain of Homo erectus helped him to traverse seas.

okay, we've made a few mistakes. but still, the concept's there.
just take a closer look outside -- Evolution's everywhere!!

birds evolved from dinosaurs. they now lack diaphragms.
-- how'd they breathe whilst learning flight? let's give those guys a hand!

flagellum spin as mini-motors thanks to complex coding (???).
giraffes have sponges in their brains to keep them from exploding (!!!).

bombardier beetles somehow learned to control their fiery blasts.
baby birds have an egg tooth that enables them to hatch.

sediment paraconformity. the Cambrian Explosion.
Earth's magnetic field (dwindling). the amount of salt in oceans...

soft-bodied fossils like jellyfish, polystrate tree trunks,
and seashells on mountaintops almost could debunk

all our Long-Age Theory. and who we gonna' call
to explain retrograde planets? -- comets still burning at all?

what of consciousness? charity? language? music in our souls?
Natural Selection hasn't offered answers for any of those.

perhaps we should change our model: an Orchard -- not a Tree --
planted here on this Young Earth to cause us all to see.

into the great beyond...


  1. i love you and your beautiful God-heart, bethany ann. i miss you very much. i need to send you a personal email. all my heart, e.

  2. ha...wonderful rhyme...and witty message...i think god has nothing to fear of science...and neither should we.

  3. I disagree with you wholeheartedly about Evolution/Creation, but I will gladly praise our God together with you. Peace of Christ to you, and may God amaze you this week with beauty.

  4. People of faith bring their sick to the hospital, just like everyone else. The hospital, which is full to the brim with the products of science. They don't stay home and pray about it. I don't need to say why. It's written between the lines of life.

    When the rubber meets the road, faith fails to deliver.

    But the poetry was well written! :p

  5. an orchard indeed, just reading your quick rhyme showing the breadth of information in creation is breathtaking. Our world is so huge. And Nathanael, God was never the enemy of science, a subtle shift has happened in that community. A move from exporing, and measuring and guessing and testing to deciding and theorizing and reformulating questions rather than ideas, when results don't meet hypotheses. And young earth or old, I don't see how it is possible to look at the complexity in the world around us and not imagine some greater intelligence behind it. That to me, takes a ton more faith than I have.

  6. I need to show this to my husband (an atheist). Thank you for this. And the poetry was excellent too!

  7. i'm so glad you and i are friends. want to come over and we'll listen to rock n' roll and discuss God and drink tea? (miss you... happy easter!!)

  8. A battle that wages in my mind - glad for your thoughts.

  9. A poem about creation – simply – well not simply because the science in it is so good – so not simply awesome – just awesome. From beginning to end I don’t think you missed an argument – I – I – I’m just almost speechless – Brava!!!!!!!

    God bless and keep you and all of yours.

  10. p.s. I linked up with Emily too - but I didn't come from there - I just wanted to read you - and so glad - this was a masterpiece!!

  11. God is the one that created humans that become doctors that come up with medical knowledge so the miracle of it all goes back to God, the real circle of life. :-) This was a clever enjoyable poem. Have a great Easter weekend.

  12. I've read this twice and enjoyed it even more the second time. How glorious is our Creator!