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Jason Pratt: October 17, 2017

Join us on Mission 17-26 of It's Not Rocket Science with Jason Pratt. After launching from Romans 1:16-23 we'll meet this week's Scriptural Scientist, William Herschel. In our last mission, 17-25, we discussed what has been called "the great debate" between Bishop Samuel Wilberforce and Thomas Huxley. This debate is historically important as it garnered favorable attention for the infamous book that was recently released at the time. Before this debate Darwin's ideas presented were not well received by the broader scientific community. We'll play portions of a sermon or talk that was presented a few decades ago by Dr. A. E. Wilder-Smith, our Scriptural Scientist Spotlight from Mission 17-25. With 3 earned doctorates and at least 6 professorships, Dr. Wilder-Smith, deftly explains some very key and basic principles that are necessary to understand and appreciate the nature of the Wilberforce-Huxley debate. Wilder-Smith was one of the presenters at the 1986 Huxley Memorial Lecture at the invitation of the University of Oxford, which was the last time Richard Dawkins publicly debated a Christian. We'll listen as Wilder-Smith summarizes the argument used by Huxley in 1861 which contained a very significant error that was missed 157 years ago. See if you can spot the error, we'll reveal it in an upcoming episode! I also give a brief update to the end of mission for the Cassini orbiter that was crashed into the surface of Saturn this year.


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Jason Pratt

Jason is an active duty officer in the U.S. Navy as an Aerospace 

Engineering Duty Officer who holds a Master of Aerospace 

Engineering degree from Georgia Tech University, is a member of 

the Navy’s Space Cadre and was a Navy selectee for astronaut 


It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to understand the simplicity of the 

gospel of saving grace in Jesus Christ, but Jason’s experience 

and knowledge does make him uniquely qualified to speak on 

both biblical and scientific matters.

As a Naval Flight Officer and a graduate of the United States Naval 

Test Pilot School, Jason has flown over twenty types of fixed wing, 

rotary wing and glider aircraft including: F-14 Tomcat, F/A-18F 

Super Hornet, F-15E Strike Eagle, and F-16D Fighting Falcon.

As an atheist Jason placed his hope in his knowledge and 

achievements, but when Christ saved him he found the freedom 

of new life that surpasses the thrill and excitement of any fighter 

jet he’s ever flown. His testimony is one of turning from his own 

abilities and confidence in himself, and putting his trust and faith 

in Jesus Christ alone.

Jason received his undergraduate degree at Penn State 

University, where he met his wife Sherri. The Pratts have three 

children, and are currently stationed in southern California.

Jason was a self proclaimed and devout atheist until the age of 26. 

He now devotes as much time as possible to the Lord’s service, by 

assisting the chaplains in his commands, volunteering at his church 

and speaking at churches and Christian conferences, encouraging 

believers to be informed by Scripture, bold in their faith and 

courageous in witnessing.

Jason’s Most Requested Talks:

A Rocket Scientist Debunks Evolution

Testimony of a Backslidden Atheist

Biblical Blueprints for Building Godly Men

Truth or Lies? Principles for Biblical Discernment