March 9th

God Planted a Garden

Then the Lord God planted a garden in Eden, in the East, and there he put the man he had formed.

(Genesis 2:8) Good News Translation

The traditional battle line of the science vs. faith debate is creation vs. evolution. However, science requires faith, and evolution is an integral part of the creation narrative.

It’s far more productive for a Christian apologist to attack theoretical physics and point out that everyone has faith in something, starting with first cause and the creation of gravity. Evolution is a non-issue since it resolves with the creation narrative. It’s a process of genetic decay which began after the fall of man so we refer to it as devolution.

Devolution is the process of genetic change over time by which the animal kinds saved on Noah’s ark gave rise to the current distribution of biodiversity.

– Devolution, context

We all have the same evidence. Our choice of paradigm determines what we think it’s evidence of.

Matty’s Razor

This is a true saying, to be completely accepted and believed: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners. I am the worst of them,

(1 Timothy 1:15) Good News Translation

We (that’s me and the Holy spirit) were drawn into the field of Botany when we were in High School in part because of a TV documentary show called The Botanic Man, with the charismatic Dr. David Bellamy as host.

The subtitle to the show, a journey through evolution, is very evocative. It captured our imagination. Evolution, we figured, was a logical antidote to guilt. At that time we wanted an antidote to God more than anything else. We were a Bible-hating Christian-baiting scorner so much so that we can relate to Paul’s sentiment in the verse above.

The question that experience prepared us for is in answering the question: can you be intelligent, educated and Christian at the same time? Yes you can, but it’s very important to understand the difference between the theory of evolution, as in the origin of species, vs. the process of evolution which is an extensively documented process of genetic change over time.


Faith is believing in something that you can’t see, because of evidence.

– Faith, definition

The theory of evolution doesn’t play well with Occam’s razor. However, the Bible does. That being said it’s possible to use probability to destroy phylogenetic systematics, the formal name for the nugget at the heart of Darwinian evolution, which is itself a euphemism for godless existence.

The probability that four plant habits (tree, shrub, vine, and herb) evolved in 620 plant families is a number too big to display in Google Sheets. The probability that four habits were created with 620 flower types is not that big. Occam’s razor that.

God Planted a Garden – Navigation

SectionTitleScripture
1IntroductionGenesis 2:8
2Abiogenesis not EvolutionGenesis 1:31
3Occam’s RazorMatthew 7:13-14
4The Improbability of the Origin of Species by EvolutionGenesis 1:11-12
5Occam’s Delusion2 Thessalonians 2:9-12
6Occam’s TwitterIsaiah 5:20
SalvationRomans 10:9-10
– navigate around the Garden.

Read through the Bible in a year

Reading planMarch 9
LinearJudges 15-17
ChronologicalNumbers 33-34
– Read 3 chapters every day and 5 chapters on Sundays

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