TITLE: The Conclusion of the Matter (continued) 9/6/15
By Richard McCaw
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The Conclusion of the Matter
If you can imagine yourself as an investigative reporter, and that all the participants in a Ft. Lauderdale court had time-travelled into 2015, you would witness the conclusion of the trial of Charles Darwin and his theory of evolution,
Lord Montboddo, the judge says, “Mr. Darwin can you take to the stand?”
Darwin approaches the witness stand and sits down.
Lord Monboddo then asks Mr. Darwin, “Mr. Darwin, any last comments?”
Darwin replies, “Evolution is a gradual process, your honor! It takes time.”
“How long, Mr. Darwin?” asks Lord Monboddo.
Darwin glances furtively about then quietly mutters, “Sometimes millions of years, before one species evolves into a different species.”
“We’ll all be dead, sir!” retorts Lord Monboddo. “We need evidence now, Mr. Darwin. Do you have witnesses?”
Darwin begins to stutter, “Wi-wi-witnesses? Du-du-du I-have any witnesses?” Then he turns and smiles at his fellow scientists in the audience. “Well, my fellow scientists….”
“Have they seen these transitions?” Lord Monboddo leans forward peering over his spectacles at the men he is indicating. Everyone begins looking at each other, but nobody comes forward. “Call the witnesses then, man!” he orders.
Mr. Wallace, the lawyer for the defense, then steps forward to the judge’s desk and whispers, “They haven’t actually seen these changes, your honor.
“Really! Amazing!” Lord Monboddo exclaims. “I hear of transitional fossils. Do you have exhibits? If so, display them or else provide information where we can see step by step transitions!”
Charles Darwin’s face seems to be changing color. “Not exactly, your honor” he replies. “To be honest, sir, there are large gaps; missing links that we hope will turn up soon.”
Lord Monboddo lifts his gavel. “Gentlemen for the defense, this is an unusual case. A jury will not retire for a decision of guilty or not guilty. The case is extremely weak. No exhibits! No witnesses! You are wasting the court’s time!”
Stretching both hands wide to the spellbound audience, as if in an appeal, he says, “You have heard both sides of the argument. The final verdict is yours!” Then suddenly he slams the gavel down on the desk and declares, “Case DISMISSED!”
Immediately, Darwin whispers to his defense his need for the restroom. Reporters eagerly wait outside the crowded court steps to interview him. However, he enters a backroom, and like a quick-change artist slips into a different attire, black hat, black suit, and with magic shave in no time eliminates his identifying beard. He emerges a different man, slips through the crowd unnoticed, while they wait for the real Mr. Darwin to stand forth.
They wait in vain. The case embarrasses the scientific establishment deeply. In fact, newspapers next day herald the news with the headlines: “NO CASE! FANTASY DISMISSED!” In smaller print below, “Lack of evidence and witnesses quashes evolution defense. Will Mr. Darwin appeal?”
By that time of course, Charles Darwin must have scuttled his way back to the age in which it was easier to accept fantasies. But in this modern age, where hard evidence is the only thing convincing the modern mind, he is definitely nowhere to be found. As a matter of fact, his book, Origin of Species is predicted to have only a short time left on earth, when like the scientists of Columbus’ time, ignorance will be thrown overboard with all the trappings of Middle Age pride and prejudice.
Now really, do you think that a court of law would support a case in which there are NO WITNESSES and NO OBSERVABLE EVIDENCE?
As I leave the courtroom that day I realize that the defense was unable to answer the pertinent facts quoted by Professors Cuvier, Mendel, Sir Fred Hoyle and Karl Ernst Ritter von Baer. The defense’s only last resort was to attempt to bring the Bible into disrepute.
That set me thinking.
On that day I return home to not only bury myself in what I now consider evolutionary propaganda that keeps spouting that it has evidence from various branches of science, but I am determined to discover the truth for myself. I then become an avid devotee of the same Bible Mr. Wallace was attempting to scandalize. I find the evidence of God all over nature: that there is an intelligent design everywhere, that God has written His signature from one end of nature to the other, and that a man is blind if he cannot see it.
Forgive me if I keep referring to my mother, but she often quoted from the Psalms of King David, “The heavens declare the glory of God, the firmament shows His handiwork.”
What I discovered has convinced me that so many details in the universe could not have come together by accident. The whole thing smells of intelligence. Only a fool would be blind to deny the obvious. In fact, another psalm that my mother often quoted said, “The fool has said in his heart there is no God.”
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