I started my second semester last week. I am taking Human Lifespan Development (HLD) and Anatomy and Physiology (A&P). Both classes are three and a half hours long. A&P is Tuesday and Thursday and HLD is just on Mondays. I am so glad that I decided to take less hours this semester. I actually have two days each week with no classes and will not have to work every single weekend this semester like I did last semester. I cannot believe how much easier this feels already.
I am glad that I took so many hours last semester. I pushed a lot of stuff off my plate, and I should be able to enter the nursing program of my choice by spring of 2013. I am perfectly fine with that plan.
I could feel the anxiety in the room during our first A&P class. For many students this is the first class that really feels like healthcare. We will be studying the human body, and everyone is curious what kind of instructor we are getting.
About three quarters of the way into class he was explaining to us how the ‘anatomical position’ is described. Out of the blue he barked:
“I am creation, not evolution! After taking this class I do not see how in the world you can be an evolutionist. I have never purchased a car that got better over time. Things do not get better over time. Things do not go from disorder to order with the passage of time. Show me an example of that anywhere!”
A few days later we were in the middle of a class break during my HLD class, and I was walking by another A&P class. When I looked through a window into the room an evolution presentation caught my eye. At the bottom of the slide on the screen there was a bullet point that stated, “Species evolve, but organisms do not”. I found this statement to be in direct contrast to the idea of evolution. I asked myself, “How does evolution know the difference? How in the world can you have entire species evolve but individual organisms not evolve?” Even at the cellular level evolution is contradicted. The only way a cell can divide successfully is if it makes an exact replica of itself. If there is even the slightest difference the new cell will die. How can you possibly have evolutionary change if every cell has to be identical right down to the very DNA structure for successful replication?
Humans like to make simple things complex, and that is why evolution continues to be taught so widely. Creation is just too simple. It takes five minutes to explain creation and five hundred hours to explain evolution.
With creation comes purpose. Because I was intentionally formed then it stands to reason that I also have a specific purpose. I like the idea of that. I like knowing that my life has meaning.
I will proudly proclaim, as my instructor did: “I am creation, not evolution!”