Stephen Yulish was always interested in UFOs and was a member of NICAP and APRO in the 1960s after reading Project Bluebook. He studied astronomy and exobiology at Case Western Reserve University and graduated in 1969. He eventually became a History Professor at The University of Arizona for seven years where he visited Allen Hyneck's Tucson group. He became interested in Bible Prophecy after he had a headon collision with Jesus Christ in 1988. He is presently disabled with MS and writes about endtime scenarios. Email Stephen Yulish. Visit Stephen Yulish's website.
Intelligent Design as well as Panspermia both Deny Darwinian Chance Evolution by Stephen Yulish PhD
Posted: 16:45 November 14, 2008
I was thinking the other day that many of those people who want UFO disclosure by the government believe that life here on earth originated somewhere else in the cosmos. They are not only looking for human origins and see these aliens as saviors of our planet and species, but they also thus deny the current scientific paradigm of Darwinian evolution. They do not believe that we are mere cosmic accidents but are the result of intelligent design by some faraway cosmic benefactors. Ironically, they thus share something in common with people of faith who also believe that we are not a cosmic accident but are a result of intelligent design by a loving Creator called God.
“Who has ascended into heaven and descended? Who has gathered the wind in His fists? Who has wrapped the waters in His garment? Who has established all the ends of the earth? What is His name or His Son’s name? Surely you know!” (Proverbs 30:4).
“It is I (The Lord, Holy One of Israel) who made the earth and created man upon it” (Isaiah 45:11-12).
Of course, the chasm between these two groups is vast because the devil is in the details, but it is my purpose in this paper to show how both groups challenge the basic assumptions and paradigms of Western, secular humanist, atheistic, rational, scientific constructs.
As I have done before and probably will continue to do ad infinitum because my own personal experiences paint such a beautiful word picture of what I am trying to say, let me once again be personal. Please bear with me. I entered Case Institute of Technology in 1965 to study Astronomy on a National Defense scholarship and student loan program. I was very interested in UFOs and had already written a science fiction story years before about a voyage to Mars for Analog Magazine and I wanted to explore the questions of who were we and why were we here, by looking skyward to the cosmos. I transferred to nearby Western Reserve University a year later to study exobiology or life on other planets in my ongoing quest for meaning. I changed my major again in my senior year to human evolution and did all my requirements in that year and graduated with a degree in physical anthropology with an emphasis on human paleontology. When I did not find satisfactory answers out in space, I looked to our genetic and biological origins in the past in the convoluted evolutionary dance. My senior paper was done on one of the missing links; a creature called Ramapithecus, and was published in a prominent Japanese scientific journal. I again was serious about this quest.
But all was not haphazard as it turned out because the real Intelligent Designer, i.e. God, had a plan for my life all along and it was not random although it was not was not what I had planned
“You intended to harm me but God intended it for good to save many lives” (Genesis 50:20).
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