Upon motion by Danny Lundy, seconded by Darrell Whiddon the Board adopted/approved the: 1.) Resolution regarding the new Sunshine State Standards for Science.
The adopted resolution is as follows:
Whereas, the Florida Department of Education has drafted and is now proposing new Sunshine State Standards for Science, the Taylor County School Board opposes the implementation of the new standards as currently presented.
Whereas, the new Sunshine State Standards for Science no longer present evolution as theory but as â€œthe fundamental concept underlying all of biology and is supported in multiple forms of scientific evidence,â€ we are requesting that the State Board of Education direct the Florida Department of Education to revise/edit the new Sunshine State Standards for Science so that evolution is presented as one of several theories as to how the universe was formed.
Lundy and Whiddon, despite being ignorant, get props in my book for at least considering the begged-question that is primary to the whole project of teaching religion in biology classes. If God created the entire universe, it surely is worthwhile to wonder how. If the entirety of the scientific project stands on the pinhead of a creation tale, might as well begin to sort out how that could be the case. Except…not in science class.
The young earth creation tale is a candidate.
(excerpt from Billions of People in Thousands of Years?)
Let us start in the beginning with one male and one female. Now let us assume that they marry and have children and that their children marry and have children and so on. And let us assume that the population doubles every 150 years. Therefore, after 150 years there will be four people, after another 150 years there will be eight people, after another 150 years there will be sixteen people, and so on. It should be noted that this growth rate is actually very conservative. In reality, even with disease, famines, and natural disasters, the world population currently doubles every 40 years or so.
Evolutionists are always telling us that humans have been around for hundreds of thousands of years. If we did assume that humans have been around for 50,000 years and if we were to use the calculations above, there would have been 332 doublings, and the worldâ€™s population would be a staggering figureâ€”a one followed by 100 zeros; that is
This figure is truly unimaginable, for it is billons of times greater than the number of atoms that are in the entire universe! Such a calculation makes nonsense of the claim that humans have been on earth for tens of thousands of years.Simple, conservative arithmetic reveals clear mathematical logic for a young age of the earth. From two people, created around 6,000 years ago, and then the eight people, preserved on the Ark about 4,500 years ago, the worldâ€™s population could have grown to the extent we now see itâ€”over 6.5 billion.
With such a population clearly possible (and probable) in just a few thousand years, we could actually ask the question, â€œIf humans were around millions of years ago, why is the population so small?â€ This is a question that evolution supporters must answer.
Dr. Monty White is now a young-earth creationist; however, as a young Christian, he believed in theistic evolution. Since 2000, he has been the CEO of Answers in Genesisâ€”UK.
Hmmm, the doubling factor starting at two persons could be based upon:
Adam & Eve
two children, boy and a girl, by the time Adam & Eve are 30
Total 4; world population has doubled in 30 years; doubling factor=30 years.
Creation Control we have a problem. Now the two offspring need to procreate. But with whom? With mom, dad, each other?
I believe we’ll need to do some research!