We’ve been reading Holling C. Holling’s “Minn of the Mississippi” as our family read-aloud while we learn about explorers and discoverers of the American West. We also watched a wonderful film about Lewis and Clark by PBS yesterday. I have been disapointed by the highly recommended Holling book mainly for ONE reason: the obvious evolution slant. Is it necessary when talking about a turtle’s interesting journey down the Mississippi to talk about “ancient waters” that “for millions of years” were rained upon rock? Why can’t we talk about the river that is there today since no one was here to see it millions of years ago. This is a children’s book, for crying out loud! The propaganda about the turtle eggs was just as bad (“And, as though the Life had been given a definite, detailed task – ‘THESE CELLS SHALL BUILD TO A CERTAIN PATTERN WITHIN THIS SEA’ – all cells were busily obeying this magic, mysterious order”). The animation of the story and the lovely photos and informational sketches have been very nice, however. We stop and discuss the parts that have a slant as we go. I have found myself wanting to re-write this book because it is such a waste to have it full of evolution fluff. I wonder if his other highly recommended books are the same (no doubt).
Anyway, as the title suggests for this post, here’s a little article forwarded to me by my homeschool buddy, Amanda. I’ve put a clip here, but do go and read the entire thing by clicking the title of this post. It is amazing to read about cellular respiration. God is awesome.
“In the final analysis, the inefficiency of Darwinian evolution seems to be a poor explanation for the efficiency of many of the processes found in the cell. There may be cases in which efficiency can emerge from inefficiency, but not to the degree of complexity present in cellular respiration.
Considering that respiration is just one process going on in the midst of hundreds to keep a single cell alive, it is evident that both the complexity and efficiency of cellular processes are highly indicative of an intelligent designer.”
About the author ~ David J. Hill is an instructor at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs in biochemistry and at Colorado Christian University.
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