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#82 God Or Goo? Part Two – Created or Evolved?

Posted in That's In The Bible - Podcast on June 22, 2019 by thatsinthebible

Geneticist Dr. Joel Brown (PhD Cornell University) continues his look at “evolution and the Bible” started in episode #80 God or Goo, A Biblical and Scientific Investigation of Our Past (Part 1), it is highly recommended that you listen to #80 prior to listening to this episode. In this episode Dr. Joel Brown looks at mainly three areas known as 1) Cosmic Evolution, 2) Organic Evolution, and 3) Darwinian Evolution to find out the current thinking on evolution in 2019. You may be surprised at what is presented as science by the “scientific” community concerning evolution! Challenge your thinking and listen along.


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God or Goo? A Biblical and Scientific Investigation of our Past – Part II

    1. In the Beginning
      1. God or Goo? – Part I
      2. Created or Evolved? – Part II
      3. On Purpose or By Accident? – Part III
    2. God or Goo?

i. Where did I come from? (3 questions)

1. This is a question of worldview.
ii. The Biblical Worldview – In the beginning God

  1. Core Belief #1: There is a God
  2. Core Belief #2: The Bible is God’s Word
  4. Summary:

a. About 6000 years ago God made everything in just six days…
5. I cannot prove to you that everything happened just as the Bible says. I cannot prove

God created everything in six days. I accept this by faith. iii. The Evolutionary Worldview – In the beginning Goo…

1. Belief #1: Naturalism

  1. No God allowed
  2. Explain the origin of this painting…no painter allowed.

2. Summary:

  1. About 14.5 billion years ago the universe exploded into existence from absolutely nothing…Cosmic Evolution
  2. About 3 billion years ago the earliest lifeforms spontaneously appeared on Earth… Organic Evolution
  3. About 3 million years ago the first humans arose through the process of evolution…Darwinian Evolution


  1. When we ask, “Where did I come from?” we are really asking three questions?
    1. How did matter come into existence? You have to start with something, so where did that starting material come from? The atoms, the molecules, the stuff that everything is made of.
    2. How did non-living matter become alive? Now at some point that stuff had to become alive.
    3. How did complex lifeforms (like humans) arise? Being “alive” is simply not enough…bacteria arealive, but you’re a bit more complex than a bacterium so where did “complex” lifeforms come


  2. 3 Pillars of Evolutionary Worldview
    1. How did matter come into existence? Cosmic Evolution
    2. How did non-living matter become alive? Organic Evolution
    3. How did complex lifeforms (like humans) arise? Darwinian Evolution
  3. Our goal today…
    1. Not to prove that Creation is true
    2. Not to prove that Evolution is false
    3. To demonstrate that if a person accepts the Evolutionary Worldview they are doing so by faith. Not by reason, not by intellect, not by evidence…but by old-fashioned faith.

1. “Our willingness to accept scientific claims that are against common sense is the key to an understanding of the real struggle between science and the supernatural. We take the side of science in spite of the patent absurdity of some of its constructs… in spite of the tolerance of the scientific community for unsubstantiated just-so stories, because we have a prior commitment, a commitment to materialism…Moreover, that materialism is absolute, for we cannot allow a Divine Foot in the door.” Richard Lewontin, a Harvard evolutionary biologist, mathematician, and geneticist1

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