Creation Navigation Part 2: Evolution Has No Leg to Stand On
In part 1 of Creation Navigation, the goal was to expose the root of what men call “Scientific Evolutionism”. Knowing that the philosophy of evolution was birthed as a doctrine of devils and incubated in the hearts and minds of sinful men should be enough to keep its sales pitch locked outside of any reasonable man’s consideration. However, since there’s been such a massive propaganda movement over the last 300 years to give evolution a scientific veneer, it’s worth examining a few of its biggest scientific errors. Part 2 will not explore every minute detail of evolution for one simple reason – it is not necessary. It’s this author’s conviction that if someone does not have an adequate answer for the big picture pillars of their belief system, attempting to refute all the tiny details is irrelevant.
Take, for example, a cake. What if two people come across a cake and one believes the cake was made by a secret factory run by ants? The same person then desires to discuss his belief about the frosting being mixed and applied by an invisible herd of elephants. If the man cannot provide adequate evidence for his primary belief regarding a secret factory, there’s really no point taking time discussing the probability of an invisible herd of elephants that manufactures frosting. Forgive the simple (and silly) analogy, but I believe it makes the point.
Part 2 of this post will focus on the following three key scientific pillars or legs necessary for evolution to be a reality: time, chance, and mutations. If even one of these legs can be shown to be contrary, then evolution cannot scientifically stand. It is the goal of this post, however, to demonstrate that not only one, but all three legs are in direct opposition to “scientific evolutionism” and its underlying ideas. Before starting, please consider carefully the following quotes:
Dr. Colin Patterson, who was senior paleontologist of the British Museum of Natural History, delivered a speech at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City on November 5, 1981. He began by saying:
“I’m speaking on two subjects, evolutionism and creationism, and I believe it’s true to say that I know nothing whatever about either.
For over twenty years I had thought that I was working on evolution in some way. One morning I woke up, and something had happened in the night, and it struck me that I had been working on this stuff for twenty years, and there was not one thing I knew about it.
I tried that question on the geology staff in the Field Museum of Natural History [Chicago], and the only answer I got was silence. I tried it on the members of the Evolutionary Morphology Seminar in the University of Chicago, a very prestigious body of evolutionists, and all I got there was silence for a long time, and then eventually one person said: “Yes, I do know one thing. It ought not to be taught in high school.”
In the book of Romans, the Apostle Paul, through the inspiration of God, wrote,
“For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: because that, when they knew God, they glorified Him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, And changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and four footed beasts, and creeping things.”
“Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshiped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.” Romans 1:18-25
Three Legs of “Scientific Evolutionism”
Leg 1 – Time: In an evolutionary sense, time is really the glue that holds everything else together. Unfortunately, the darkened heart can be so easily fooled into believing anything is possible given enough time. There are many time issues with evolution, however one of the the main ones is connected to the Second Law of Thermodynamics. In a basic sense this law states that matter/energy in a contained state becomes more wild and less stable over time. In other words, over time things wear out. This is a simplification, however true nonetheless. Energy is slowly wearing out. For evolution to be true, time would have to work in its favor, however according to the 2nd Law of Thermodynamics, it’s one of evolution’s greatest enemies.
Leg 2 – Chance: For evolution to be a viable process, no intelligence could be possible. Those who originally embraced and promoted the philosophy of evolution as a science were mainly looking for a process that would be able to naturalistically explain the origins of the universe. If naturalism is the actual answer to this universe, then, strictly speaking, there would be no need for a intelligent Creator, and if there’s no intelligent Creator, then there would be no intelligence behind the process of evolution. Blind chance is the strict evolutionist’s replacement for anything intelligent, namely a Creator God. The problem here is that there are way too many things that mathematically and scientifically cannot function if chance is a main factor in the equation. The odds of everything in this world working properly to sustain life, let alone produce life are so astronomically high that they are simply impossible. Sir Fred Hoyle calculated the odds of getting just the correct enzymes necessary for life (mind you, not life, just the enzymes necessary for life) by random chance to be 1 chance in 10 with 40,000 zeros after it. Christian author and researcher, Dave Hunt, wrote,
“The astronomical odds make evolution mathematically impossible. Hoyle calculated that the odds of producing just the basic enzymes of life by chance are 1 over 1 with 40,000 zeros after it. By comparison, the odds of plucking a particular atom out of the universe is 1 over 1 with 80 zeros. Even if each atom became another universe, the odds of plucking a particular atom out of all those universes by chance are 1 over 1 with 160 zeros. One chance in 1 with 40,000 zeros after it just to produce the basic enzymes! But enzymes perform incredible feats, which fact further compounds the already impossible odds.” (http://www.thebereancall.org/content/evolution-or-gods-word)
Putting aside all the supposed fossil and biological evidence for evolution, if the math doesn’t add up, evolution just cannot stand. Random, mindless chance has absolutely no room in the explanation of the complex and symbiotic relationships that help maintain this universe. Ironically, any scientist seeking to prove that life came through random chance must do so using his intelligence. No successful research scientist begins a complex project deciding that random chance will govern his direction.
The other huge contradiction to the concept of chance is the scientific Law of Biogenesis. This law basically states that life CANNOT come from non-life. We could roll the dice for eternity and still not see the little plastic cubes grow legs and walk off. No amount of chance can produce something that is scientifically impossible.
The “Chance” leg of evolution is neither mathematically nor scientifically possible!
Leg 3 – Mutations: This is arguably the most confusing, popular, and mystical legs in the philosophy of evolution. One popular, Sci-Fi movie starts out with this opening quote,
“Mutation: it is the key to our evolution. It has enabled us to evolve from a single-celled organism into the dominant species on the planet. This process is slow, and normally taking thousands and thousands of years. But every few hundred millennia, evolution leaps forward.” (http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/X-Men_(film)
The most popular and mystical idea regarding evolution is wrapped in a mythical understanding of mutations. You can have trillions of year, but without some sort of vehicle or engine causing matter to change from the “simple” to the more complex, there would be no point to the story. The pop concept of mutations teaches that new information can be and is readily added to organisms causing them to evolve over unimaginably long periods of time. In reality, this understanding of mutations is simply that, a popular sci-fi story. Scientifically, mutations cannot cause an increase of information. Instead, mutations are scientifically defined as either a loss of or rearrangement of the information already present. Yes, some mutations might be beneficial to a local region, however, mutations never introduce new information to a creature’s DNA. This popular idea of mutations is necessary for evolution to be a credible belief system, however it is neither observable nor biblical.
A quick reading through Genesis 1 makes it clear that God has set a permanent wall between each of the created kinds: plant, animal, and human. The Bible uses the phrase “after their kind” ten times in Genesis 1. (Genesis 1:11, 12, 21, 24-25) Creatures were not created to eventually change from one kind into another. If the perfect God is the one who created, then why wouldn’t He create everything perfectly in the first place? Most of man’s inventions evolve because men are not perfect. Interestingly, even when considering man’s inventions, additions are almost never intended to change a product from one category to another. No car designer hopes that his invention will be eventually changed into anything other than a “better” automobile.
Mutations never cause a gain of information within an organism, NEVER! Over the last several years there’s been a new field of study called Information Sciences. Through their study there has been an observable and repeatable process defined by the following law- The Law of Information. This law states that information, such as that which makes up a creature’s DNA, always comes from something or someone who has a great amount of information. Take, for example a DVD. A DVD is packed full of information, but is produced by a machine that has a greater amount of information than the DVD. That machine was designed and produced by a man that has even a greater amount of information. A book is also a simple, yet proper example. A book is filled with information, but is originally written by a person with even more information. Information always comes from something or someone with a greater amount of information. This directly contradicts the belief system of evolution. In order for evolution to be true at any level, new information must be introduced from somewhere, yet this has never been observed. And based on Genesis 1, it is this writer’s conviction that it never will.
Based on the Second Law of Thermodynamics, the Law of Biogenesis, and the Law of Information, not to mention the mathematical and statistical laws mentioned above, evolution is not nor ever will be viable at any level. It is nothing more than a metaphysical philosophy adorned in scientific jargon designed to intimidate and confuse the average listener.
Truly “Scientific Evolutionism” does not have even one leg to stand on!
One Final Question: Even though evolution is clearly not an accurate belief system or explanation of the origin of the universe, what makes the Bible the reliable source?
There are many reasons to trust the Bible as God’s Word, but taking into consideration the parameters of this article, the laws mentioned above are a great place to start. Simply said, we have no reason not to believe God’s Word because all of the laws mentioned above are consistent with, not contradictory to the Bible. Consider each law in light of the Bible.
1. The Second Law of Thermodynamics: Matter in a contained state becomes more wild and less stable. Although science has no satisfactory answer for the reason matter and energy are wearing out, the Bible addresses the issue and supplies a completely credible origin for corruption. “And unto Adam [God] said, Because you have hearkened unto the voice of your wife, and has eaten of the tree, of which I commanded you, saying, You shall not eat of it: cursed is the ground for your sake…” Genesis 3:17. “Against its will, all creation was subjected to God’s curse. But with eager hope, the creation looks forward to the day when it will join God’s children in glorious freedom from death and decay. For we know that all creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time.” Romans 8:21-23.
2. The Law of Biogenesis: Life cannot come from non-life. Although there is no evolutionary or scientific answer for the origin of life, the Bible clearly explains that the Living God is the Creator of life, creating living creatures. (See Genesis 1) “For as the Father has life in Himself; so has He given to the Son to have life in Himself…” John 5:26. Jesus says, “I am the way, the truth, and the life.” John 14:6. “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” Genesis 1:1
3. The Law of Information: Information always comes from a greater amount of information. Neither science nor evolution can answer where information originated from. Logic would dictate that if information comes from a greater amount of information, then if one goes back to the origin we would find the Originator as the One infinite in information, that is to say the all knowing One. The Bible is clear that God is the exclusive, all knowing Creator. “You know my sitting down and my rising up; You understand my thought afar off. You comprehend my path and my lying down, and are acquainted with all my ways. For there is not a word on my tongue, but behold, O LORD, You know it altogether.”Psalm 139:2-4
4: Mutations: Mutations cannot cause a gain of information, but rather produce a rearrangement or loss of information. Observable science proves that mutations cannot cause a gain of information. Yes, some mutations are locally beneficial, however none cause a gain of new information. No plant or living creature has ever been observed to be anything other than that which it was designed to be. This “wall of separation” has been clearly designed by God Himself. One such example is from Genesis 1:24. “Then God said, “Let the earth bring forth the living creature according to its kind: cattle and creeping thing and beast of the earth, each according to its kind”; and it was so.” (Also consider:Genesis 1:11,12, 21, and 25)
God’s Word has been tested and God’s Word can be trusted!
Regardless of the physical facts of science, there is something much more pressing at stake, namely the destiny of men’s souls. The True and Living God is not only the Creator of physical life, but also the One who created Adam and Eve in the image of God, giving each a living spirit that would last forever housed in perfect bodies. Sadly, they stole their responsibility and privilege in hopes of reflecting their own glory. They sinned against their Almighty Creator, rejecting His Word in favor of their own foolish thoughts, introducing sin and death into God’s perfect creation, eternally separating themselves from God.
All men since then have been born in separation, embedded with this same disillusionment of grandeur in the very fiber of their hearts and minds. Men have desperately desired to be their own gods, seeking to destroy the very thought of the One True God. Regardless of men’s continued predilection for perversity, God, in His great kindness and love, sent His only begotten Son to this darkened planet, a planet groaning from centuries of rebellion. He became a man and never stopped being God, all to provide the opportunity for those seeking souls to be liberated from the shackles of darkness and death. True light and life are offered in only One. He is Jesus Christ. “Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.”John 8:12.
“Nor is there salvation in any other [than Jesus], for there is no other name under Heaven given among men by which we must be saved.” Acts 4:12
A Few Helpful Articles:
- “What is Science” Roger Patterson
- “Are Mutations Part of the Engine of Evolution?” Boddie Hodge
- “Creation: Where’s the Proof?” Ken Ham
- “Evidence for Creation” Institute for Creation Research
Amen! Thank the Lord for His great lovingkindness toward us, His rebellious creation.