Presuppositional Thinking in Evolutionism

A clear example of presuppositions in evolutionary science. Although many deny it, scientists do interpret evidence according to their worldviews.

A basic fact of human nature is that people interpret what they observe according to their worldviews — we all have our starting points. These worldviews are based on presuppositions which can relate to valid and invalid axioms, experiences, biases and so forth. I have long maintained that despite the opinions of many, scientists are not dispassionate and unbiased; they have something to investigate and try to prove.

Biblical creationists presuppose that the Bible is God's written Word, and interpret evidence in light of it. Evolutionary scientists presuppose that evolution, deep time, materialism (in the majority of cases), and other things are true. Creationary scientists present models and so forth based on their worldviews, just like evolutionary scientist do the same thing. Everyone has the same facts and evidence, there are no "creationist facts", and no "evolutionist facts". As I indicated, the worldviews tend to dictate how the evidence is evaluated. Both kinds of scientists use the same saddles but ride different horses.

Credit: Answers in Genesis / Dan Lietha
Although the following article does not make any remarks about presuppositions, they are clearly present. Using "evolutionary thinking" as a starting point, the scientist denies miracles, and then promptly uses his version of naturalistic miracles.
“No miracles” is a favorite phrase by an evolutionist who finds that perplexing puzzles in nature always “yield to evolutionary thinking.”

Don’t understand the origin of human language? Curious how crows can fashion tools to get food? No miracle; “evolutionary thinking” can explain it. That’s the attitude of Russell Gray (U of Auckland), who was highlighted in Science Magazine this week. A “man of enthusiasms,” Gray is on a roll, gaining popularity among many for his skill at submitting complex problems to evolutionary explanations.
Using the miracle of the Internet, you can finish reading by clicking on "Is Science Free of Miracles?"