It is absolutely no wonder to me that you received this award. I have found your high school biology amazing. It is detailed and yet easy to understand, using proper vocabulary. It is not preachy and goes to the heart of biology.
Thorough, systematic, understandable, and absolutely usable in the homeschool…I took biology and AP Biology in high school, and I believe Science Shepherd Biology covers more topics in more depth than both of my years of high school biology.
My children are sad to be done with your Introductory Science course. So am I! It made science so easy this year! . . . My children have been retaining almost everything, and I think it’s because of the visuals that they were able to see on the videos.
The organization was well thought out. The book covers material, builds upon it, and then refers to previously learned facts while continuing to provide deeper information. We look forward to using this course with our children for years to come!
“For He spoke, and it came to be; He commanded, and it stood firm.” Psalm 33:9
Genesis 1 tells us how God created the universe and everything in it, including us. In Genesis 2, God told man not to eat of the tree of knowledge of good and evil and in Genesis 3 we ate, anyway. The battle of God versus Satan has been waged ever since and humans are the center of that war. Romans 2:6-8 says, “He will render to each one according to his works: to those who by patience in well-doing seek for glory and honor and immortality, he will give eternal life; but for those who are self-seeking and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, there will be wrath and fury.” It is so important that we recognize the tools of the Enemy so that we can grow in knowledge to honor and glorify our Lord and Maker.
Evolution is, I think, Satan’s most powerful tool that has, in an incredibly short time, derailed mankind from the pursuit of God. There is no one position that is as anti-God and all-pervasive as the “how-we-got-here-without-God” evolution story. It is so very important for us to understand it is a story that was written to specifically explain the presence of every living thing without the need for God. Indeed, prominent evolutionists (Julian Huxley, William Provine, Michael Ruse and many others) acknowledge that evolution, in fact, IS a religion.
One of the reasons the illogical advancement of evolution as “science” is so concerning (renowned scientists and evolutionist Richard Lewontin said that scientists are “forced” to advance evolution not because it is right but because it is against God) is because evolutionary principles (actually in existence long before Charles Darwin wrote of them) are in part or in whole directly responsible for tens of millions (possibly hundreds of millions) of deaths and other atrocities that man has committed against man over the past 110 years. Nazism, abortion and Planned Parenthood, the radical advancement of communism (Marx was an ardent admirer of Darwin) all have roots in and have flourished directly because of evolutionary thought. We need to know this enemy in order to understand where the philosophy is present so we can stay clear and “by patience in well doing seek for glory, honor and immortality.”
All Science Shepherd courses combine biblical sufficiency with in-depth scientific discussion, the natural product of Dr. Hardin’s many years of scientific training and robust ongoing medical education. The Bible is the true Word of God, and so the study of anything needs to start from that fact, or else erroneous conclusions abound. Our goal is to always clearly and concisely discuss science on its own merits, and when appropriate, to present logical and fact-filled discussion – generally in a “pro-con” style – clearly demonstrating that the scientific predictions of the evolution paradigm are not upheld by an objective analysis of the scientific data. Always, rational breakdown of scientific observations are consistent with God creating the universe and everything in it exactly like He said He did in Genesis 1.