Charles Darwin was brought up as a Christian; however he could not reconcile the book of Genesis, which he believed said: “no variation” with that of the earth’s diversity of plants and animals.
In Genesis 1:24, God created creatures by ‘Kinds’, (or Species). Darwin failed to understand the extreme importance of this fact. Therefore he discarded the Genesis account of creation and this allowed his imagination to seek out different possibilities in regard to the origin of species. In his quest for answers to his theory, he forgot the world was bound by fixed laws. As a consequence, he concluded that if there was enough time, new species could be produced? This seemingly plausible idea soon took hold and became an accepted ‘fact’ by the scientific community. With this belief now taken as truth, even though no tangible proof was verified, bold assertions were soon made. These were based on wholly subjective evidence and speculation.
The Biblical Flood
The Biblical Flood had been considered a myth as early as the 18th Century, when the Scottish geologist James Hutton (1726-1797), rejected any idea of a supernatural agency in shaping the earth’s crust. He published his theories in his book ‘The Theory of the Earth’ in 1795. This doctrine became known as ‘Uniformitarianism’. Although a hypothesis, it was taking up by British geologist Charles Lyell (1797-1875) in his book ‘Principles of Geology’ (1830-33). This work strengthened Darwin’s decision to reject the Bible account of origins, even though the crust of the earth shows there is no uniformity.
No New Basic Species or In-Between Fossils
As far as species are concerned, there have been no new basic types of life appearing on the earth, as one would expect if the process of evolution, as we are told was actually true. Neither has there been any ‘in-between’ creature fossils been discovered. If man and animals were evolving, this process would be continuing and therefore one would expect a great many ‘half-creatures’ fossils, would be amongst the millions of fossils found on the earth. To-date not one transforming fossil has been discovered!
Open Minds (Laws of Biology)
Any open-minded person who studies special creation or evolution must lay aside personal opinions and look at all the factors involved. Those who believe in evolution must look at the basic laws of biology. To believe one species can evolve into another goes against the laws of biology, which states that all living organisms obey the laws of thermodynamics, which govern energy transformations and mass distributions. All living organisms consist of membrane-encased cells - they cannot self-reproduce but are dependent of a living cell. All living organisms contain homologous macromolecules (DNA, RNA and Proteins) which are derived from a common ancestor. Charles Darwin did not know the complexity of a living cell therefore he had to make assumptions to fit his theory of origins. The rules of biology and science cannot be broken. These laws are not human made laws; they are natural laws that govern all life. Scientist today cannot test the beginning of life in a laboratory and therefore must speculate on how life began. For those of the Christian faith we see the advancements in understanding of our genetic makeup and know that we are a wonderful and special creation.
According to Genesis 1, God spoke the world and the universe we live in, into existence. He made all the living creatures after their kind (or species). However, humans were created by the hand of God. He touched the ground and moulded the clay to form Adam in His own likeness. Adam would take the shape of God and also he would be empowered with His creativeness. God breathed His breath into Adam’s nostrils and Adam lived. Unlike the animals, Adam was created upright. He was a reflection of God and was God’s greatest creation. Believers in evolution will tell you that we are no more than human animals, who have evolved from a primaeval swamp through a chain of biologically impossible species changes through monkeys to humans.
No Concrete Proof for Evolution
Although many evolutionary scientists state this is a proven fact in their books, writings and lectures, they cannot show any factual proof their theories are correct and they cannot substantiated their facts in a laboratory test. Anyone who disbelieves their outrageous claims for biological evolution is branded as ‘unlearned’ or ‘ignorant’ of their ‘facts’. Even when the evolutionist is proven wrong – as Richard Dawkins has been on many occasions, they will stick to their view and use every impossible argument – even when their argument goes against common sense. Every child in school today is being taught a huge lie. Children are being denied their heritage as a special creation and are taught their great ancestors were a primitive cell that evolved into a fish, then a lizard, then a mammal until finally a monkey coming down from the trees to walk on the ground as humans.
We know that ‘spontaneous generation’ is a hypothetical process by which living organisms developed, but by the 18th century it became obvious that higher organisms could not be produced by non-living material, yet this theory is still being taught as the process by which we came into existence. It is the foundation upon which biological evolution is based. If the base line is a theory, how can anyone build facts upon it? In evolution all the necessary components must come together to form life but they fail to understand why a dead body, which has all the necessary components cannot live again. If life began spontaneously, then everything that has all the right components would continue to live on forever but we know this is not true because death occurs to everything. The electricity that courses through our bodies and keeps us alive must come from a generator and that generator is our creator.
Personal Character Attacks
I have had many a discussion with those who have great faith in the theory of evolution, but when the word theory is used there is always anger and personal attack against my understanding. I am usually told I don’t understand science or that I reject the many advancements made by science today! Of course that is totally false. They fail to understand that God is the author of science and there are many scientists who believe in a creator God. These scientists have a greater advantage in learning how God brought all things into existence because they have a connection to the One who made all material things. Christian’s believe in improving their understanding of the material world and how it was formed but they also believe in a Spiritual realm beyond our own world. When looked at from a creationist point of view we can see the wonderful diversity of life and know that God is the greatest scientist of all. Studying science, knowing we are His special creation will open our minds to a much greater knowledge than any evolutionist could ever hope to achieve. Why, because the creationists understanding of our origins is based on a firm foundation of truth. Anything that is built on this foundation will stand the test of time.
Coercive or Persuasive Argument
To get a clearer understanding of the impossibility of evolution we need to look at some facts.
Fact: It is proven that the earth is round and it is moving.
Fact: Basic types of plants and animals are currently NOT appearing either by evolution or special creation.
Fact: Both evolution or special creation of basic types of plants and animals, cannot be demonstrated in a scientific laboratory.
Some scientists have made assumptions that the evolution of new basic types is as completely demonstrated as the shape of the earth is round but as they have never been able to prove evolution of new species in a laboratory, this is purely speculation.
Any evidence given must be either coercive or persuasive. What is meant by coercive? Example: the earth is round. There is no other reasonable explanation from observation.
By contrast, every item on the list of evidences for evolution is a very different sort. For example: According to evolutionists the order of fossil-bearing layers show that the lower layers are simpler animals (such as brachiopods and trilobites) and those in the higher layers are reptiles or mammals. I have mentioned the Scottish geologist Charles Lyle’s ‘Principles of Geology’, in which he presented uniformitarianism, which gives the idea the Earth was shaped by the same scientific processes still in operation today. This theory eventually did away with the idea of a universal flood.
The Geological Column
To give a graphical representation of the layers of rock of the Earth and biological evolution, the ‘Geological Column’ was constructed. (I might add that this came from the mind of man and is a representation, not a proven fact.) Whilst evolutionary scientists promote this as coercive evidence, (remember – no other reasonable explanation), it is actually only persuasive because there is no laboratory evidence that the Earth’s layers were formed naturally over millions of years! It is feasible that a universal flood, such as the one recorded in the Bible (Genesis 6-8) could have produced the same results in a world in which e very kind of animal was living at the same time.
This flood took about 6 weeks to reach its highest at 26 feet above the highest mountain. The force of the water was so great and those creatures at the lower end of the scale, such as mentioned above, would have been covered with sedimentary material first. The more complex creatures, which could retreat to higher ground as the waters rose would eventually be either buried in layers above the brachiopods and trilobites or were left for dead on the ground when the flood retreated. Consequently it can be shown that the fossil record cannot be coercive either for evolution or special creation. For the evolutionist however, he must have strong faith to believe in the fossil record as shown in the geological column, being ‘reasonable and logical’. Likewise for him who has a strong faith in special creation, the very same arrangement of fossils can be explained, ‘reasonably and logically’ by a universal flood. For the evolutionist to storm and rage his belief is superior by deriding a person of special creation faith, should stop and think that his understanding is ‘subjective’ and capable of explanation from more than one point of view. Sadly, many great scientists have allowed themselves to become obsessed with the idea of evolution and they bend every item of subjective evidence, which is persuasive evidence, to their way of thinking. They have a mental prejudice against special creation and promote the theory of evolution as a scientific fact – which of course it cannot be because it cannot be proven in a laboratory.
The evolutionist should look back to where a disbelief in special creation occurred. Up until 1859 the majority of scientists and laymen in general never doubted the literal interpretation of creation as given in the book of Genesis. Of course there were a few irregulars such as: French scientist GeorgesBuffon; the English physician and botanist ErasmusDarwin; French naturalist Jean-Baptiste Lamarck and the German writer and statesman Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, all of whom challenged the interpretation. In this year Charles Darwin’s book, ‘Origins of Species’ was published. He promoted a doctrine that replaced special creation and this spread like wildfire to the whole world. It goes beyond belief why today millions still hold to thinking? His suggestions were never verifiable, (although I can hear some will dispute this without checking their facts), but somehow human imagination was given free rein and has led many intelligent people to reject logic by accepting things in their daily experience can, by natural processes change into something else.
(The movie industry today has used this concept to produce innumerable films of trans-mutant humans and various imaginary creatures, which psychologically reinforces belief in animal and human crossovers from one species to another).
Once Charles Darwin had persuaded himself that complex forms of life had developed from simpler forms and persuaded other scientists of his era to believe him, assumption was piled on top of assumption. Even though his theory went against all the biological laws everything implausible became plausible. Human imagination was now given free reign and it took hold of the scientific community by storm. However just a few years after Darwin’s Origin of Species, laboratory scientists came to the conclusion that Darwin was wrong in his assumptions that fundamental changes could produce new basic types of species. Nevertheless, many scientists had become so ingrained into the idea of evolution of species; they ignored the basic building block rules and continued to add to Darwin’s hypothesis. Consequently the pillars that stood upon Darwin’s foundation could not be held up be any demonstrated natural fact that would justify his theories.
Today we are discovering more about our origins. We know that our cells are a complex computer and not a simple one-cell structure which Darwin thought had evolved into a swamp creature. DNA is so complex and unique to each creature that any change to its structure would cause it to fail.
I would like to ask all believers in the theory of evolution to first look at our earth’s natural laws. Can these be changed? Can ‘time’ create a miracle? If enough time is allowed to go by, can a dog evolve into another species that looks more like a giraffe? Of course it’s not logical, yet we are taught to believe that we were once another creature. If that is logical, then humans would expect to become another creature in a few more million years? Are we evolving now into another being and if so, where is the evidence that the process of change is still occurring?
Read books that promote evolution with an open mind. When reading, check to see what facts are given and the evidence to support it. Look for words and phrases in the book which say: We believe that….. It is assumed…… We think…….. I believe…….. It may be said…….. Darwin says……… Charles Lyell proved……….
Look for these and many more assumption remarks or quotes from famous scientists. If you read with an open mind, you will come to a different understanding of biological evolution and realise you are a very special creation and a unique person loved by a God who gave His life for you.