What Is Evolution?
Evolution is the theory that the world, universe, and everything they contain has evolved from one state of origin into another into what we have today. Since the beginning of creation, all mankind has been without excuse to the existence of God and creation, however scientists and others who refuse to admit that fact have come up with the theory of evolution. While people and all of life itself evolves, meaning it develops or changes gradually, such as an embryo changing itself into a new born baby, most people have the wrong idea of what the creation/evolution question is all about. They do not understand the real issues involved and think that evolution is a scientific discovery.
Evolution has never been proven fact, or is based on any scientific fact, their idea behind all this is to try and prove that there has been and is NO Creator of life. Without a Creator, you throw out the entire account of Genesis, denying the fall of man from sin, and the need of a Saviour in Jesus Christ. Life by EVOLUTION and life by CREATION cannot coincide with each other.
How Evolution Evolved
Naturalists at the beginning of the 1800’s, studying fossils suspected that some kind of evolution had given rise to living things around them. However, they had no unifying explanation to explain how evolution might have occurred. Two scientists led the way in the search for a mechanism of evolution, something they could use to prove their theory. The first systematic presentation of evolution was put forth by the French scientist Jean Baptiste de Lamarck (1774-1829) in 1809. Lamarck described a mechanism by which he believed evolution could occur. This mechanism was known as “the inheritance of acquired characteristics.” His Example: He assumed that there were salamanders living in some grasslands.
Lamarck argued, that these salamanders had a hard time walking because their short legs could not trample the tall grasses or reach the ground. He believed that these salamanders began to slither on their bellies to move from place to place. And because they did not use their legs, the leg muscles wasted away thus becoming small. Lamarck’s theory said that the salamanders passed this acquired trait to their offspring. In time the salamander’s legs were used so rarely that they eventually disappeared. Thus, Lamarck argued, legless salamanders evolved from salamanders by inheriting the acquired characteristic of having no legs. Lamarck presented no experimental evidence or observation and his theory fell out of scientific favor.
French naturalist, Georges-Louis Leclerc, le comte de Buffon, published, Theory of the Earth (1749), in which he rejected the accepted practice of basing natural history on the interpretation of the Scripture, and Epochs of Nature (1778), in which he developed the idea of “gradual change by observable causes”and tried to determine the chronological order of the appearance of species. Due to the immense popularity of his books throughout Europe, he was an important figure in the promotion of the doctrine of descent with modification. The doctrine of descent through modification was an affront to the well established idea of the fixity of species. Although both these theories faded, they remained an influence on British naturalist Charles Darwin (1809-1882), who later came up with his own theories.
Darwin, theorized that all life is related and has descended from one common ancestor, meaning that man, animals, and plant life are all related. Darwin’s Theory of Evolution, as presented in his book, Origin of Species (1859), has been widely accepted as fact, although it is based only on Darwin’s fallible speculations. However, if the theory of natural selection is correct, then why can’t we see the intermediate forms of species, meaning the connecting links? Darwin did not have the answer to that question, nor the archaeological evidence to back it up. Although there is ample evidence for many species, fossil records provide almost no evidence for the intermediate connecting links he claims there are. Later, scientists revised Darwin’s theory with their “Punctuated Equilibrium” evolutionary theory, supposedly making evolution invisible in the fossil record. Yet this theory is not verifiable in any way and is highly speculative.
And now for the truth, below you will find a brief explanation on the theories that Darwin based his studies on and how they cannot be proven. This is only basic information about these studies, I will not go into detail with them. This is for informational purposes only, I will not continue to corrupt myself nor my readers with every theory that tries to prove evolution to be true. These scientist take creation and make up their own conclusions based on bits and pieces of information just as people do with the Bible as well. Creation is a wonderful and beautiful gift from God, whom took the time to make each and every man, woman, child, animal, plant, and even rock in its own kind.
Darwin’s Theory of Natural Selection
The theory of Natural Selection basically states that “the strong survive.” The idea is that when change occurs in their environment, those organisms best suited to the new element will thrive. Those who are not ideally suited will not be able to compete. Charles Darwin proposed this principle after observing some population variations in birds. He noticed that animals within a species often had slightly varied traits, and that those traits made some more suited to certain conditions. Darwin’s theory was that, over time, the better suited animals would thrive and the others would die out completely. The resulting population would be entirely made up of those animals with the “better” trait. Over time, he reasoned, this could result in a species changing enough traits to eventually become a totally different creature, like a fish becoming a frog.
The truth is, there has been no scientific evidence of any gradual and permanent change in from one specie into another. There are plenty of proven cases of adaptation, which involves non-genetic changes that may change things like the thickness of hair or their size, and there are tons of examples of natural selection changing the balance of populations within a species. There is NO known instance of a natural population experiencing a permanent, complete change from one specie into another specie. The simple truth is that God Himself created animals of their own kind, yes, a donkey and a horse can populate and produce a mule, but it is still of the same kind. The seeds of an orange and a grapefruit may populate and produce another kind of citrus, but it is still of the same kind. “And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good. And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.” – Genesis 1:25-26.
People have been trying to play God since creation, and even today there are scientists up in space trying to create human tissue that they cannot sustain here on earth. Observed genetic mutations are, in the natural world, crippling and usually fatal. While scientists prefer to point to the examples of birds and moths as proof of the theory of natural selection, they often refuse to see that the same examples are as contradictory as evolution itself.
Darwin’s Theory of The Fossil Record
The “fossil record” refers to the placement of fossils throughout the surface layers of the Earth. Older fossils are buried more deeply than younger ones. Scientists use the placement of fossils as a guide for determining when life forms existed, and how they evolved. For example,they believe flowering plants evolved from non-flowering plants because flower fossils became more and more primitive the deeper they go, until they disappear all together. There are no flower fossils below a certain depth. They theorize that flowering plants evolved from non-flowering plants, then began to diversifying themselves, ans that this kind of progression is found throughout the fossil record.
Since Darwin put forth his original theory, scientists have sought fossil evidence indicating past organic transitions. Nearly one hundred and fifty years later, there has still been no evidence of evolutionary transition found in the fossil record. In Darwin’s own words, if his theory of “macro-evolution” were true, we would see a vast number of fossils at intermediate stages of biological development. In fact, based on standard mathematical models, we would see far more transitional forms in the fossil record than complete specimens. However, we see not one true transitional specimen has ever been found.
The truth is this, they based their theories on complete and whole fossils of fish that were found up on mountain tops, coming up with their own conclusion as to how they got there. And the simple explanation is the flood, the catastrophic flood waters that killed every living thing except the people and other life forms reached twenty feet higher than the highest mountain top, and that is Mt. Sinai. “And the waters prevailed, and were increased greatly upon the earth; and the ark went upon the face of the waters. And the waters prevailed exceedingly upon the earth; and all the high hills, that were under the whole heaven, were covered. Fifteen cubits upward did the waters prevail; and the mountains were covered. And all flesh died that moved upon the earth, both of fowl, and of cattle, and of beast, and of every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth, and every man: All in whose nostrils was the breath of life, of all that was in the dry land, died. And every living substance was destroyed which was upon the face of the ground, both man, and cattle, and the creeping things, and the fowl of the heaven; and they were destroyed from the earth: and Noah only remained alive, and they that were with him in the ark.” – Genesis 7:18-23.
Darwin’s Theory on The Age of The Earth
There is a lot of controversy regarding the age of the earth, even among Christians we cannot agree on whether or not the earth is billions of years old or just a few thousand. The Bible makes is clear how old the earth is right in the first book of the Bible, but many who believe in an old earth come up with a gap theory that between the verses of Genesis Chapters 1:1-2 were millions of years ago. Inserting vast ages into the Bible’s first chapter sets it at odds with modern secular scientific opinion regarding the order of events. The problem is there is many inconsistencies with the theory itself, one being that land mammals came before whales contrary to biblical claims. Many such examples show it is impossible to add long periods of time into the biblical account without seriously damaging the infallibly of the Bible.
The truth is this, the Bible clearly states that there was absolutely no death before Adam sinned. Each of the old-earth views places death, bloodshed, disease, or suffering before Adam’s sin. Further evidence for this is provided by the fact that people and animals were originally vegetarians. The Bible is self-authenticating, it does not need the help of fallible men to make it accurate. God says what He means and means what He says.”And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat. And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat: and it was so. And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.” – Genesis 1:29-31.
The Bible teaches that all was “very good” when God made it, even man. Would God have called everything that He had made “very good” if it were full of death and suffering? Absolutely not! Remember, Jesus healed the sick and resurrected the dead. Death and suffering were not a part of the original creation, but only entered because of the fall of man.”And the LORD God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it. And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.” – Genesis 2:15-17.
Darwin’s Theory on Spontaneous Generation
Darwinian (and neo-Darwinian) evolution only focuses on the mechanism for modification over time between kinds of organisms. Evolutionary theory still doesn’t deal with the first organism that arose by chance on our so-called “primitive planet” – this is called “spontaneous generation.” Without outside input, “spontaneous generation” is really the only explanation for the first organisms on Earth. The concept goes way back to Anaximander, a Greek philosopher in the 6th Century BC, who proposed that life arose from mud when exposed to sunlight. Although Darwin’s theory focused on the mechanism for evolutionary change between life forms, he also maintained that original life probably arose from a “little pond” where sunlight was acting on organic salts. In the 1920’s, scientists Oparin and Haldane updated the basic conjecture of “spontaneous generation” by proclaiming that ultraviolet light acting on a primitive atmosphere of water, ammonia & methane produced a “hot dilute soup” of basic life. In fact, evolutionary scientists themselves started looking at the odds that a free-living, single-celled organism (a bacterium, for example) could result from a chance combining of life building blocks (amino acids, for example). Harold Morowitz, a renowned physicist from Yale University and author of Origin of Cellular Life (1993), declared that the odds for any kind of spontaneous generation were one chance in 10100,000,000,000.
The truth is there is no such thing as spontaneous generation, there was instant generation when God spoke everything into existence on this earth in six, twenty-four hour days. “Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made. And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.” – Genesis 2:1-3.
Evolutionists often challenge Creationists to come up with their own scientific explanation for origins. And there is plenty of evidence to show that everything from Genesis to Revelation is true. However, the only explanation the evolutionist will accept, is a materialistic one. Whether or not we find the evidence for Creation compelling depends on our willingness to accept the biblical revelation of an omnipotent and omniscient God. Some will ask the question, “If God created everything then who created Him? The answer to that question is, He Is God, the Almighty God, the Great I Am, Creator of all, even the Charles Darwin’s and Bill Nye’s of the world that refuse to accept that. As we have seen, many scientists have great difficulty accepting the idea that some things may not have a natural explanation, they do not seem to fear the unknown so much as the unknowable. This threatens the pride and sovereignty of natural man who from the time of the fall wishes to be as gods themselves. “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 uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted 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 worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.” – Romans 1:20-25.