Science: Does Evolution Theory Hold up to the Rigors of “True Science”?
The real “scientific method” that establishes and underlies the tools that we use today for bringing about knowledge that is trustworthy, dependable, and verifiable employs the seven steps outlined in Figure 38. Observational science is much different than historical science. We cannot run observable experiments on the past. Experiments conducted today give clues about what was once possible or likely, but that’s about all they can give. Often, vast inferences are made on unobservable, untestable, non-replicable, and therefore unprovable assumptions. True observational science typically involves six steps, and three of these are observation, repetition, and testing. None of these can be done for evolution or for any event that occurred in the unrepeatable past. We can’t go back to test something that occurred 1 million supposed years ago. For example, in all recorded history (the last 4,000 to 5,000 years), no one has ever documented a case of true vertical evolution, for example where an almost-bird evolved a beak, or an almost-fish evolved fins. Yes, we see change and adaptability but always within the God-prescribed limits of the original animal “kinds.”
Figure 1. The Scientific Method as an Ongoing Process.[i]
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