Science Falsely So Called

By Johnie Edwards

As Paul gave instruction to Timothy, a young gospel preacher, he said, “O Timothy, keep that which is com- mitted to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called” (1 Tim. 6:20). There are some things claimed to be true science when in reality it is nothing more than false knowledge. Let’s take a look:

1. Cats: The 1997 June issue of National Geographic carried an article on, “Nature’s Masterwork: Cats.” The article contains some false science. It stated, “Cats originated in the Old World and didn’t arrive in North America until about 18 million years ago . . . the domestic cat came late in the evolutionary cycle . . . the cat is one animal nature pretty much got right the first time around. Let’s see how a cat works. Just what has 34 million years’ worth of evolutionary refinement produced? Front limbs are flexible, agile, retractable claws, a keen sense of sight, night vision; Cats are carnivores. They live on meat.”

2. A Cat Is A Cat, A Cat, A Cat: National Geographic got it all wrong. There is no scientific evidence that cats went through a evolutionary cycle. Have you seen any change in cats in your life time? If cats came through evolution, looks like they would still be changing?

3. The Bible Record: Genesis records, “And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven. And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good . . . And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so. And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every things that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good” (Gen. 20-25). Did you read anything in this passage about animals going through a evolutionary cycle? The first cats were created full grown by the God of heaven and there have been cats ever since with flexible limbs, agile, retractable claws, a keen sense of smell with night vision and eat meat!