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Even more dangerous than trusting media bias is our greater tendency to believe what “science” authorities tell us. As a warning, I always tell my biology students at home and audiences when I travel and speak, “Don’t believe anything I say, unless you can find sufficient evidence to make it worthy of your trust.” <sup>5</sup>

As biblical creationists, we must exercise humble, logikos <sup>6</sup> thinking, especially if it involves the “science” of psychology (psyche = soul). Most psychologists are also evolutionists, therefore many foundational assumptions regarding the “why” of man’s behavior are rooted in evolutionary philosophy, which then produces “therapeutic” fruit leading to confusion and destruction. <sup>7</sup> In trying to discover natural causes for mankind’s behavior, there is a basic rejection of the biblical doctrine of sin and its consequences.

[No, the footnotes are not links to studies providing proof of his claims--they're bible verses. What, you were expecting, logic?]

Sid Galloway, Answers in Genesis 35 Comments [2/9/2007 12:00:00 AM]
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Nedraed

I'll take your advice, and not believe a word you say.

2/9/2007 1:25:33 PM

Tiny Bulcher

We'll stick with not believing anything you say, then.

Which chickenshit school does this oaf teach biology in, btw? And why is he allowed to?

2/9/2007 1:27:07 PM

Whoever

He has biology students? Now THAT'S scary.

2/9/2007 1:43:00 PM

CrowdingHell

I was really liking this post until I scrolled down to the second paragraph. It's sad that these people have such a poor opinion of psychologists; so many fundies really need to use their services.

2/9/2007 2:13:24 PM

Prager

The verb 'psycho' meant 'to blow' (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psyche_%28psychology%29)

And blow is precisely what your approach does!

2/9/2007 2:21:50 PM

Mister Spak

“Don’t believe anything I say, unless you can find sufficient evidence to make it worthy of your trust.” 5


Like talking snakes and men made of dirt? Is that what you're talking about?

2/9/2007 2:35:57 PM

David D.G.

That was doubly depressing -- first because of the notion that a creationist claims to be teaching biological science (when at best he's teaching a superficial parody of it) and, second, that punch line at the end, indicating that the citations aren't to scientific or documentary references, but to Bible verses. Depressing hardly begins to cover it!

Hopefully most of his students take his initial advice and ignore everything he says after that. It's the only honest aspect of his teaching!


~David D.G.

2/9/2007 2:43:19 PM

DrWeird

He probably teaches biology at Bob Jones University or one of the other Bible colleges. That'd have to be an easy course...\"God did it\" would be every answer on the test.

2/9/2007 2:46:46 PM

SaveTheBales

Humble, logikos thinking meaning \"myopic: the sight of facts blurred into faith.\"

2/9/2007 2:57:19 PM

Papabear

“Don’t believe anything I say, unless you can find sufficient evidence to make it worthy of your trust.”

Good advice. I will not believe you.


\"Most psychologists are also evolutionists,\"

That's a very slanted way to present something which is very probably true. Not only do most psychologists probably accept the ToE, but most other bright and/or educated persons probably accept the ToE, too.


\"...which then produces “therapeutic” fruit leading to confusion and destruction.\"

Your contention is psychological treatment causes destruction? In accord with your first paragraph, please show that more than a tiny percentage of cases of psychological treatment have resulted in any significant destruction of the patient. Can't do it? Then I don't believe you.


\"In trying to discover natural causes for mankind’s behavior, there is a basic rejection of the biblical doctrine of sin and its consequences.\"

Yes, because logic and reason force one to reject most of the Bible.

2/9/2007 3:41:44 PM

Dave

Wow. It's like Fundies live in their own bizarro world, one where up is down and evidence is faith and they cite their holy book as scientific evidence.

2/9/2007 3:45:25 PM

Fed Up

\"As a warning, I always tell my biology students at home and audiences when I travel and speak, “Don’t believe anything I say, unless you can find sufficient evidence to make it worthy of your trust.\"

Couldn't agree more...but I don't think that the Bible has that much evidence going for it.

2/9/2007 4:18:05 PM

Morgan

Even more dangerous... ...is our greater tendency to believe what “science” authorities tell us.

That couldn't possibly be because they have all of the facts and evidence on their side, now could it? Or that they exhaustively research and test everything, rather than relying on a single source and a blind hope that what you're claiming is correct.

Don’t believe anything I say, unless you can find sufficient evidence to make it worthy of your trust.

Too bad you probably don't really mean that, except about genuine science. I have a feeling that any student of yours who dared question the accuracy of the Bible would likely be reprimanded. If I'm wrong then that, at least, is a step in the right direction. But I doubt I am.

2/9/2007 5:24:32 PM

John

Don’t believe anything I say, unless you can find sufficient evidence to make it worthy of your trust.

So he's found sufficient evidence that Adam and Eve were tricked into eating a piece of magic fruit by a talking snake, and Gila monsters migrated across Europe, swam the Atlantic and made it to the US desert after being deposited on Mt. Ararat? Some biology teacher!

2/9/2007 5:38:09 PM

JustinGG

Actually, the idea that psyche = soul is misguided. The greeks did not differentiate between the soul and the mind, as more recent religions have. Psychology is the study of the mind, not the soul.

I am curious as to what he means by therapy leading to confusion and destruction though. He seems like a Scientologist.


2/9/2007 7:08:42 PM

Old Viking

The psychologists plead guilty, but they're starting to swing your way.

2/9/2007 9:25:09 PM

tyro

This is what happens when I trawl AiG for stuff. Apparently he got a B.S. (ahaha!) from LSU (doesn't say in what) and then went on to a Christian college for a master's in \"divinity.\"

He teaches high school. Sad, really.

2/10/2007 12:14:34 AM

Osiris

Alright, I won't believe you until you provide some real evidence. Which you don't have.

2/10/2007 12:34:03 AM

Klazzt

Heh. Amazing. Reminds me of my old Biology teacher from my Sophomore year.

She would relate everything taught to God somehow, like so, \"This is real. It just explains how The Lord did it. He made it so organisms could survive on their own so He wouldn't have to do so much work.\"

2/10/2007 4:13:05 AM

Niali

I had high hopes for \"Don't believe anything I say, unless you can find sufficient evidence to make it worth of your trust.\" Then I checked the Bible verse he cites:

\"After his suffering, he showed himself to these men and gave many convincing proofs that he was alive. He appeared to them over a period of forty days and spoke about the kingdom of God.\" (Acts 1:3, NASB)

So evidently \"sufficient evidence\" is just that the Bible says so... dammit. So close.

2/10/2007 5:03:46 AM

solomongrundy

Sid Galloway's website: it's good for a laugh, I particularly like the way he invents the letters he puts after his name himself.
http://www.soulcare.org/Family/resume3.htm

2/10/2007 11:42:13 AM

Captain Janeway

Great, another Kent Hovind. (He supposedly taught biology for over 15 years too).

Maybe just like KH, he will end up in the slammer too.

2/10/2007 11:57:36 AM

Matilde

Regarding the fact that the Bible is not a scientific book AT ALL, that the proofs have been found(where do you think this computer comes from, you idiot)?, and that logic is the tool for science, sorry guy, but what you do is NOT science or Biology.

2/10/2007 12:09:07 PM

NotMe

So in short I'm a satanic atheist destruction spreader in training? Sounds okay to me.

2/10/2007 3:17:52 PM

Thursday

Fine choice, Sidney: use ancient Greek to impress the rubes that you're a \"scientist\". Don't bother thinking about what would happen if the croud actually used logical reasoning.

Socrates, we need you now, buddy!

2/10/2007 9:13:44 PM

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