The Christmas Season Has Begun!

Yay! The Christmas season is finally here! To express my verve for the start of the Christmas season, I have changed the menu background to a bluish color to match the header! The header picture is Liz, a White Frizzle Cochin Bantam, who I used to have. She didn’t work out with my chickens, because they always picked on her, and my rooster would give her a bloody head. Also, she was broody all the time! So, I gave her away, and now she’s at a good home 🙂

I thought I’d also mention, it might snow tonight! Even though I actually don’t like snow (I know, you probably think I’m crazy), it would be great to take another annual chickens-in-the-snow (or Christmas) photo shoot! Hope ya’ll had a happy Thanksgiving! 🙂

The Reliability of Science: Should We Rely On It?

I am fond of science and I have zeal in learning it. However, I feel people nowadays rely too much on science. Because of this, theories have become dogmas with little or no evidence. Science cannot prove anything, science itself should not be relied on, instead, we should rely on Something worthy of our trust and reliability.

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(Picture provided by: Wikipedia.org. From top to bottom: Neptune, Uranus, Saturn, and Jupiter)

Science itself cannot prove anything. People could try and prove anything with “scientific evidence.” However, scientific evidence cannot prove anything either. Why? Science is not 100% reliable! I could come up with scientific evidence that the sun revolves around the earth, but since scientific evidence is not 100% reliable, it could be fallacious. Same with any scientific theory or even law, they could be erroneous.

Science itself is not reliable, and should not be worthy of trust. If science cannot prove anything and it is not 100% reliable–why would you place your trust in it? It is putting trust in something that is clearly not true and accurate. I would encourage you, to not focus on the reliability of science, but on the reliability of The Bible!

2 Timothy 3:16 ESV

“All scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness.” [bold and italics added for emphasis]

What is this verse saying? It is saying that the Bible is reliable for teaching, proof of something, correction, and training. Also, it says, scripture is, “breathed by God,” meaning that he spoke the words into existence. How is this relevant? Well, God is flawless, so that would mean his words are flawless. If his words are flawless, then the Bible his flawless. If the Bible is flawless, it is reliable (according to deductive reasoning and logic).

The Bible and God are worthy of our reliability and trust. If something is absolutely flawless, and something else his likely to have flaws, which will you choose to rely on? Logically, the flawless source is reliable. You may be thinking how this is relevant to chickens, and I’ll make a connection. I have learned, when I read scientific chicken books, that everything in the book is not necessarily true. It is full of opinions and theories. Seldom, I come upon a book that does not say, “Over millions of years,”or “they evolved over long periods of times, or even, “these are natural instincts that they developed from evolution.” When I seek knowledge in the bible, I find many statements in chicken books are fallacious. According to the Bible, the earth is roughly 6,000-years-old; so the first statement is wrong. On the second statement, the Bible makes no mention to the evolving of animals; so genetically, the same chickens that entered the ark, are the same we have today (although they didn’t have as many breeds as today because we have interbred the original types and created our own breeds). The third statement is also erroneous; in Genesis 1, it evinces that God created the animals and He gave them instincts.

So I conclude saying: I encourage you to not rely on science, nor theories of man. You must rely on what we know is true; God and the Bible.

“Where are all the questions?
In a world of mystery
I’ma keep searchin’, till you show me
With both eyes open, I won’t sleep
I’ma keep searchin’ till you show me
I can hear it on the stereo, see it on the telly
Oh, no, I won’t be deceived!
Illuminate the truth to me
I’ma keep searchin’ till you show me

You are life
So open up my eyes
You are mine, Jesus
And I will seek until I find
The whole truth,
So you won’t see me fallin’
For nothing but you
‘Cause you are the truth” –Show Me by Beckah Shae

My Little Chicken “Adventure” Last Night!

I had a little chicken adventure last night! Here’s what happened.

It has been really cold and windy here, which I do not like. However, since it has been sunny, I thought I would let my chickens out anyway. I opened the chicken door, like usual, and kept it closed with a piece of wood. The past week I have been ailing with a horrid cold, so I did not visit my chickens. I continued in my normal chore routine, and went to lock them up. However, I was greeted with my four Mille Fleur d’Uccles and a closed door. I became aggravated, the piece of wood holding the door closed must have fallen over. The other six chickens were outside, in the wind and frigid weather–and I had to find them and put them back into the coop. I ventured out of the coop and started looking for them. First, I found Victoria, who was sitting in a pile of leaves near the coop–poor Victoria couldn’t get into the trees with her buddies because she was too big! Second and third, I found April and Dannielle in a nearby tree, and I retrieved them both. I continued to look, to find no other chickens. Looking in trees, on the ground, and every-other-place, to still find nothing. I traversed back to the house, and got someone to assist me in finding them. Quickly, I found Koki and Sebastian, roosting in a higher tree. There was only one chicken left: Lily. I was intensely frustrated, he is my favorite chicken and I would be greatly heartbroken if I lost her because of my fecklessness. I eventually found her high up in the tree, once I retrieved her, she was freaking out. Why? Imagine being a chicken, having to sleep in a tree, and during the night, in your sleep, you feel something grab you and pull you down–that would be rather traumatic! I felt so bad for my chickens last night, and I’m going to be more careful in the future.

I’m just thankful all of them survived and are well. Please feel free to leave a comment on the story, I’d love to hear your thoughts!