Does evolution occur and if so, how many family trees are there?
There are at least six different and unrelated meanings to the word “evolution” as used in science textbooks.
- Cosmic evolution– the origin of time, space and matter. Big Bang.
- Chemical evolution– the origin of higher elements from hydrogen.
- Stellar and planetary evolution– Origin of stars and planets.
- Organic evolution– Origin of life from inanimate matter.
- Macroevolution– Origin of major kinds.
- Microevolution– Variations within kinds- Only this one has been observed, the first five are religious. They are believed, by faith, even though there is no empirical evidence to prove them in any way. While I admire the great faith of the evolutionists who accept the first five I object to having this religious propaganda included in with legitimate science at taxpayer’s expense.
Even a quick review of a typical public school textbook will show that students are being deceived into thinking all six types of evolution above have been proven because evidence is given for minor variations called micro-evolution. The first five are smuggled in when no one is watching.
This deception is a classic case of bait and switch. One definition of evolution (such as “descent with modification”) is given and the others are assumed to be true by association. The first five meanings are believed by faith, have never been observed and are religious. Only the last one is scientific. It is also what the Bible predicted would happen. The animals and plants would bring forth “after their kind” in Genesis 1.
If you were to design several different types of creatures on a computer program you might end up having an artistic signature in your work. Perhaps you would find eyes and arms and more to be functionally useful and aesthetically pleasing and end up using eyes and arms on several original designs from a start.
Should we look at eating utensils or limbs of living creatures and assume any similarity between either of the two groups would automatically be the result of common ancestry? Who shares common ancestry with who if similarity among creatures on even a genetic level can be seen as evidence for both common ancestry and a common designer? What does the fossil record say?
In most people’s minds, fossils and Evolution go hand in hand.
In reality, fossils are a great embarrassment to Evolutionary theory and offer strong support for the concept of Creation.
If Evolution were true, we should find literally millions of fossils that show how one kind of life slowly and gradually changed to another kind of life.
But missing links are the trade secret, in a sense, of palaeontology. The point is, the links are still missing.
What we really find are gaps that sharpen up the boundaries between kinds. It’s those gaps which provide us with the evidence of Creation of separate kinds.
As a matter of fact, there are gaps between each of the major kinds of plants and animals. Transition forms are missing by the millions.
What we do find are separate and complex kinds, pointing to Creation. Dr Gary Parker Biologist/palaeontologist and former ardent Evolutionist.
Modern apes … seem to have sprung out of nowhere. They have no yesterday, no fossil record.
And the true origin of modern humans … is, if we are to be honest with ourselves, an equally mysterious matter. Lyall Watson, Ph.D., Evolutionist
A growing number of respectable scientists are defecting from the evolutionist camp … moreover, for the most part these ‘experts’ have abandoned Darwinism, not on the basis of religious faith or biblical persuasions, but on scientific grounds, and in some instances, regretfully. Wolfgang Smith, Ph.D., physicist and mathematician
The intelligent layman has long suspected circular reasoning in the use of rocks to date fossils and fossils to date rocks. The geologist has never bothered to think of a good reply. J.O’Rourke in the American Journal of Science
It cannot be denied that from a strictly philosophical standpoint,
geologists are here arguing in a circle.
The succession of organisms has been determined by the study of their remains imbedded in the rocks, and the relative ages of the rocks are determined by the remains of the organisms they contain. R H Rastall, Lecturer in Economic Geology, Cambridge University: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Vol.10 Chicago: William Benton, Publisher, 1956, p.168
That a mindless, purposeless, chance process such as natural selection, acting on the sequels of recombinant DNA or random mutation, most of which are injurious or fatal, could fabricate such complexity and organisation as the vertebrate eye, where each component part must carry out its own distinctive task in a harmoniously functioning optical unit, is inconceivable.
The absence of transitional forms between the invertebrates retina and that of the vertebrates poses another difficulty. Here there is a great gulf fixed which remains inviolate with no seeming likelihood of ever being bridged.
The total picture speaks of intelligent creative design of an infinitely high order. H.S.Hamilton (MD) The Retina of the Eye – An Evolutionary Road Block.
Micromutations do occur, but the theory that these alone can account for evolutionary change is either falsified, or else it is an unfalsifiable, hence metaphysical theory.
I suppose that nobody will deny that it is a great misfortune if an entire branch of science becomes addicted to a false theory.
But this is what has happened in biology: …
I believe that one day the Darwinian myth will be ranked the greatest deceit in the history of science. When this happens many people will pose the question: How did this ever happen? S Lovtrup, Darwinism: The Refutation of a Myth London:Croom Helm, p.422
How many believe in universal common descent on earth in the 21st century?
But what actually suggests a big bang occured and earth cooled down and formed a hard rocky crust before being rained on and bringing forth life from amino acids? What actually suggests that dogs and roses share common ancestry?
And the devil, taking him up into an high mountain, shewed unto him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time.
And the devil said unto him, “All this power will I give thee, and the glory of them: for that is delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I will I give it.”
Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?
The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against YHWH, and against his anointed, saying,
Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.
And shall not YHWH avenge his own elect, which cry day and night unto him, though he bear long with them?
I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?
For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;
And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.
Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts,
And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.
For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of YHWH the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water:
Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished:
But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of wicked men.
But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with YHWH as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.
O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called:
Which some professing have erred concerning the faith. Favour be with thee. . .
Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seemeth to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise.
For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with YHWH. For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness.
And again, YHWH knoweth the thoughts of the wise, that they are vain.