What's different about the new 2nd edition of Biology?
How are creation and evolution handled?
Now, why evolution in Christian-based courses? It is important to cover evolution and some basic principles because our children will be constantly bombarded with it throughout their lives. It is everywhere – in history, sociology, modern culture and even business economics. I think it is clear that the enemy has used and will continue to use evolution as the single most powerful tool to fight against God’s Kingdom. Our children need to be prepared for this battle and I hope our courses can help achieve that.
Both Life Science and Biology start by presenting basic science concepts to serve as the foundation upon which the creation and evolution chapters are based. In these science chapters, I present the science only, since the science is the science regardless of how it got to be that way. This allows me to develop deep scientific concepts straightforwardly and cover a lot of ground efficiently.
Once students are on scientific solid footing, the origins discussions ensue, which serve as the centerpieces of both texts. God’s Word takes main stage, providing the lens through which scientific data is interpreted, since that is the only way to truly understand the gift God has given us over which to take dominion. All throughout the creation and evolution discussions, God’s Word is juxtaposed with the views of various atheist and agnostic scientific academicians so that it is clear that evolution is not science, but its own origins faith. Using the Bible as THE source of truth when studying science is the only way to fully understand the miracle of life.
The discussion is really a look at the tenets of creation and evolution and then measuring the scientific data with theologically sounds principles. God’s Word is true and is relied upon time and time again and THE way to understand science through the origins debate. We objectively learn that, time and again, as fully expected since the Bible is true and accurate, the creation model is supported while the evolution model is not. And, the discussions are not some fluffy look into creation and evolution. These are very complex discussions dissecting where – and perhaps more importantly, why – the evolution model fails to explain and is often directly contradicted by the scientific data. I wanted to teach the students not what to think, but how to think about creation and evolution, ultimately for them to produce a rather devastating argument for why they believe what they believe. That is a lot easier when one understands the perfect correlation between God’s Word and science.
It is not my intent to provide a “compare and contrast” discussion, but it is inevitable. The evolution model is found lacking and time after time we see that the scientific predictions of the creation model are what are observed. The data clearly fit the creation model; there is no conflict, and a major theme in the creation/evolution discussion is that is what we would expect since God’s Word is true.
With what ages/grades can I use your Life Science or Biology curriculum?
Is each course a one-year course?
Is Science Shepherd Curriculum accredited?
Will Biology prepare my student for the CLEP ® and/or AP ® tests?
Are the biology labs required?
Which labs are included in the Lab Manual and Lab DVD?
- Record Keeping: Notebooks & Reports
- General Cell Structure in Animals
- Reproduction: Cellular
- Protista: The Protozoans
- Cell Structure: Plant
- Leaf Structures
- The Cell Interior and Function
- Root Structure
- Reproduction: Pollen Germination
- Dissection: Clam
- Dissection: Earthworm
- Dissection: Grasshopper
- Dissection: Fish
- Dissection: Fetal Pig
- Classification of Animals
- Nervous System: Reaction Time
- Muscular System: Fatigue
- Population Succession Study
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