I will keep this short and spare you on some of the details. If you would like the details I will be glad to send them to you or discuss them further.
Using the word FLAWED, I would like to expound on 6 talking points that place a lot of doubt in Darwin’s theory of Evolution. The idea came from Chris Sherrod, a friend and fellow student minister years ago. Chris Sherrod also has written a chapter in the new book from Sean McDowell, called Apologetics for a New Generation. I love using the acronym and teaching it to students because of the ease of it to memorize.
FOSSIL FALLACY – Darwin himself said that in order for the theory of evolution to hold weight that in order we must find proof in the fossils by what he called transitional fossils. These are fossils that show us the process of evolution at work by finding fossils that are in transition from one form to the other. Like half bird and lizard or also the half ape-man. Well how many of these kinds of fossils have we found, Zero!! Not one transitional fossil has been found yet and this throws great doubt on Darwin’s Theory. Evolutionist have had to scramble around to try to find other theory’s to support their lack of evidence like “gap theory” which also brings more questions into the argument because it doesn’t fit the facts.
LAWS VIOLATED – In order for evolution to be true, it must break a few key laws of science. The most important Law broken is the 2nd Law of Thermodynamics which states simply that over a period of time all complex systems go from a state of order to disorder. That over time they breakdown and become less complicated. Evolution states that everything we know came from a random “Big Bang” in the Universe and we slowly evolved into complex organisms over billions and billions of years. Imagine taking all the parts of a wrist watch and placing them in a bag and shaking them up and they come together to form a nice new Rolex time piece.
Another Key law broken by evolution is the law of Biogenesis, which states that you can not create life from non-life. Scientist have been trying this for decades and cannot break this law and create life in the laboratory but cannot. You will never be able to get life from a granite molecule or life from other non-living matter.
The last law or principal is Cause and Effect. Cause and Effect simply states that every effect has a cause. similarly, every cause also is an effect of something else and also has a cause. The cause is either a “what” or a “who”. For example; what caused the vase to fall of the shelf? The earthquake caused the vase to fall. What caused the earthquake? Was it the blasting of dynamite at the quarry next door or was it a real earthquake? You can go on and on with layers of cause and effects. What caused the earthquake? Plate Tectonic movement, caused by the heat of the earths core, which is caused by the suns warming rays, etc….. With respect to evolution, what caused the big bang that started the universe? Even if you break matter down to its smallest form, to the sub-molecule level and start talking string theory and other new ideas, where did that come from? Evolution has to answer 3 big bangs in reality not just 1. The origin of matter, the origin of life, and the origin of conscience thought and a moral compass.
ABSENCE OF OBSERVATION – No one has ever saw evolution happen and there is no way to test it. Let me point out the difference between Macro-evolution and Micro-evolution. Macro evolution is the kind that Darwin wrote about. It is the idea that we slowly evolved over billions of billions of years from a simple cell, primordial goo into fish and from fish to reptiles, from reptiles to birds and eventually other creations to primates to humans. Micro-evolution also know as adaption is the faster process where in an organism, animal or plant change to adapt or survive from predators or climate. We have seen and witnessed this process of micro-evolution, but this is not the same as Darwin’s theory of evolution. Further more these adaptions have not gone from one species to another ie… snake to bird or fish to reptile. Some examples of this, like the peppered-moth can be found in the section below under Erroneous examples.
WITHOUT A MECHANISM – Evolution has no purpose or reason. Life cannot create itself and why would it desire to create itself for there is no reason behind all of the small details of the universe. If there was life from the beginning, why would it need to evolve in the first place? Why not just stay as the simple primordial ooze that it was. We know that in nature there are mutations and with the process of Natural selection which we can see in nature, these mutations are harmful at best and most mutations are eliminated by the process of natural selection and nature.
ERRONEOUS EXAMPLES – There have been many finding through out our history of so-called proof of evolution which have turned out to be false or cases where evolutionist thought or believed to be true without knowledge or fact. Below are a few examples of many.
Peppered moth – got its name during the industrial revolution in England. The moths were seen to change from a pure white color to a darker color and have spots that helped camouflage themselves from predators due to the rise of factories and smoke that came from them. This is an example of microevolution and not macro-evolution. Notice that the moth was still, a moth. It didn’t change into a large bird or other species. The process of Natural selection deems that the ones with spots were able to survive from predators better that the pure solid and lightly colored moths. As the darker and spotted moths mated their kind and color began to increase as the others decreased.
The changes in the bone structure and skulls of people. Much is made of height and other features, but in fact they are still human features not ape-men features. Some finds have recently been under fire by scientist who believe that the few skeletal remains found of curved or arched back bones were those of people who had a disease such as rickets. We see people in our time today that have similar issues.
There are other examples such as the Archaeopteryx, Vestial Organs, Past ideas that fetuses had gills in utero, the list could go on but for the sake of time I will not. Each had been thought of as further proof of evolution , but were found to be incorrect.
DESIGN & DNA – Can you imagine in all the evidence we have in the universe that it all was a random chance rather than a design set forth by a creator. You can look at DNA and see the complex design and pattern of life’s code. DNA is some complex that it would make a computer program from Apple or Microsoft look like first grade math. The DNA code in one single cell can hold as much information as the equivalent of 500 volumes of an encyclopedia. The earth is finely turned to support life and if one detail of the earth was different in rotation, temperature, gravity, and etc…. Life would not be able to exist. Try imagining a computer programing itself or a complicated invention like a watch or computer coming together all by itself. Seems so crazy right, but if you don’t believe that God exist and created everything, then you have to believe that it all just is a random purposeless accident of chance.
I think it takes more faith to believe in evolution than it does to believe in God. I really believe that the debate will go on for the next hundred and thousands of years without a single assurance that God created everything through a 6 day Biblical creation and the theory of evolution. We may never know “for sure” to either side. That’s when faith comes into play in the role of not having all the answers. I hope that these points will cause you to think about what you do believe and why you believe it. I will also follow-up this blog with another entry on why I do believe that there is a God in the near future. As always I welcome your comments, questions, and opposing views.
Hate to break it to you but the fossil record is there, I’ve seen plenty of examples of these kinds of transitions. Don’t believe me? Research it for yourself.
Thank you for your comment, but please site your examples and evidence, making a blank statement that there is proof gives no proof. I will be glad to look up the examples of proof that you will give me, if you can give me them.
watch “Becoming Human” on NOVA, there are a couple other good ones on there too.
Here is a list of transitional fossils for you. 🙂
Also, the “Big Bang” has nothing to to with evolution. They are two separate fields of science…
What I don’t understand is how Christians can claim the theory of evolution is wrong while benefiting from it with the use of modern medicine.
I can only speak for myself, but I don’t have anything against science and medicine. I see nothing in science that contradicts anything in the Bible or against Christianity.
But… Didn’t you write this post?
OK, I looked at the list of transitional fossils, but I’m not interested in artist drawings or depictions of “so called” I am looking for “REAL” fossilized skelatal remains that show a clear evidence of a real transitionl fossils. Evolutionists in the past have drawn their imaginations of prehistoric creatures from partial bone fragments. Examples such as Nebraska man found in 1922 which turned out to a extinct pigs tooth. Most of the drawings were not transitional fossils as Darwin described anyway.
That is odd… I remember leaving a list of links to pictures and a video of transitional fossils…
Yes, you did, I thought I guess they got deleted some how, if you would like to post them again I’ll make sure the comment stays up. Don’t want you to think I deleted them on purpose. As I said previosly, My desire is not to go back and forth with you forever on this debate. It is endless.
BUT…The “few” fossils from the cambrian era that even look trasitional, but are not, don’t even come close to the numbers that were needed to add any weight to the transitional fossil theory from Darwin. We should have found 1,000’s of these fossils and not just 20 or 30 total. That is why leading evolutionists have gone to other thories such as “Gap Theory” and “punctuated equilibrium” to try and explain the large gap between these early fossils and modern ones.
The archaeopteryx, with was listed on the page you sent me is not viewed by evolutionist as a transitional fosssil because the tail and wings are fully formed and not a stub or smaller wings, leading most to come to the conclusion that this interesting creature was unique and as a creationist would say, God created it that way. Further proof was the earlier discover of other bird ancestor’s like the lianoningornis, a smaller bird fossil shows that bird were around long before the archaeopteryx was and cast doubt on widely held theory that birds are direct desendants of dinosaurs. (from research from John Noble Wilford in China)