Sunday, December 7, 2008

More evidence for the ridiculousness of Psychology?

Read in the Educational Psychology REA study guide [parenthesis are my notes]:
"Researchers studying aging generally agree [does this mean some don't believe we die?] that there is an inevitable process of biological aging than eventually would cause death even in the absence of disease. Evidence for this view is that there appears to be a maximum length of life for humans. There is no record living beyond 110 years or so [this person hasn't read the Bible].... One theory, the wear and tear theory, suggests the human body, like a machine, eventually wears out from normal use."
*emphases mine
My brother, mom, and I laughed when we read this. But it is actually quite sad what you have to come up with when you leave God out of the picture, or that they have to do all this research to figure out that all humans die...
God talks about the wisdom of the world in 1 Corinthians 3:19: "the wisdom of this world is foolishness in God's sight" Psychologists and their theories are considered "wise" and "right", but God does not consider them so.

Do you see why we need to be *so* careful about what and who we believe, so we aren't taken captive by any philosophy that sounds good? For Colossians 2:8 says "See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the basic principles of this world rather than on Christ."

THIS is why it is vitally important to understand what and why you believe, and know how to discern what is right and wrong. God's Word should be our standard for everything.

2 comments:

Scott M. Head said...

Funny thing about "evidence" - any document from antiquity, be it a fragment of Plato or a scrap of some Sumerian mystical tablet, is considered by modernity to be perfectly acceptable evidence for something that may be factual. But the Bible, with the most numerical and overwhelmingly consistent documentary homogeneity in its manuscript pieces, fragments and volumes, is not considered evidence from antiquity.

Yeah, that's real honest science right there. We know that bringing presuppositions to the investigation is impossible, but pre-excluding the finest example of ancient evidence known to all mankind is the proof of 'suppressing the truth in unrighteousness".

Kristen said...

Right! So true.