"For every house is builded by some man; but he that built all things is God."
- Hebrews 3:4
All houses that are built must have a builder. All things created must have a creator. Evolution is a topic that perplexes me when I try to understand how it continues to be presented as science, when in fact it is really religion.
Love him or hate him, Dr. Kent Hovind is at his best when debating or speaking about evolution. Below is his video on "100 Reasons Why Evolution is so Stupid!" For those that don't have time to watch the entire video, I partially transcribed key portions of it in the text below the video.
"It is safe to say that if you meet someone who claims not to believe in evolution, that person is ignorant, stupid or insane (or wicked)." - Richard Dawkins, "Put your Money on Evolution", New York Times April 9, 1999 p.35
There are six different types of evolution, only one is scientific:
The first five have never been observed and are not part of science. The last is part of science.
Cosmic Evolution teaches 20 billion years ago everything started with a big bang. Question: What exploded? Where did it come from? Where did the energy come from? The Big Bang theory started with a Belgium Catholic priest named Georges Lemaître. He conceived the mass to be no more than a few light years in diameter." At the very least, that would be two light years or about twelve trillion miles.
So they started off saying a spot that was 12 trillion miles across exploded. Then in 1965 they revised it down to 275 million miles across. By 1972 it was only 71 million miles across. In 1974 it was only 54 thousand miles across. by 1983 they said it was a trillionth the diameter of a proton. Now they are saying it is nothing at all that exploded A singularity. (Bolton Davidheiser)
"18-20 billion years ago all the matter in the universe was concentrated into one very dense, very hot region that may have been much smaller than a period on this page."
- Prentince Hall General Science 1992, pg. 61
"...the observable universe could have evolved from an infinitesimal region. It's then tempting to go one step further and speculate that the entire universe evolved from literally nothing."
- Scientific America May 1984, pg. 128
Both evolution and creation are religions. The Bible teaches about 6,000 years ago God made everything and 4,400 years ago there was a big flood that destroyed everything. 2,000 years ago Jesus came today we are awaiting his return.
Both views are inherently religious you have to "believe" in creation or "believe" in evolution. the difference between the two is very simple, the evolution religion is tax supported.
Conservation of angular momentum: If a spinning object breaks off, in a friction-less environment, the fragments will all spin in the same direction.
If the big bag theory were true, the matter would be evenly distributed. Instead, it is "lumpy." There are clusters of stars then great "voids."
The big bang will occur at the end of time. 2 Peter 3:10 says, "But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up."
According to ICR, September 1988:
"I have little hesitation in saying that a sickly pall now hangs over the big bang theory."
- Sir Fred Hoyle, astronomer, cosmologist and mathematician, Cambridge University, "The Big Bang Theory Under Attack", Science Digest, Vol.92, may 1984, pg. 84
Evolution claims the earth formed from a molten mass 4.6 billion years ago. It cooled down and formed a rocky crust.
Was the earth ever a hot molten mass?
"As the earth formed, ... Earth's surface was hot and there were large pools of bubbling lava." - Holt Earth Science 1994 p. 280
The Bible says, "...And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters." Geology confirms this. When you look in the granite rock they contain tiny halos made of polonium. The polonium halos have a half-life of less than a few minutes. In the rock were hot when the radioactive polonium decayed and sent out the little particles that made the halo, it would melt away. For the halos to remain, the polonium would have to be decaying in a rock that is already solid. Granite all over the world contain these polonium. The earth was never a hot molten mass.
Textbooks say life got started about 3 billion years ago.
The theory goes like this 20 billion years ago there was a big bang, 4.6 billion years ago the earth cooled down and formed a hard rocky crust and it rained on the rocks for millions of years and turned them into soup. the soup came alive about 3 billion years ago.
Origins of species not addressed in 1859, and is still a mystery in 1998...
"Both the origin of life and the origin of major groups of animals remains unknown." - Alfred G. Fisher, evolutionist, Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia, 1998, fossil section
This textbook tells kids that oceans formed as it rained on the rocks for millions of years creating great oceans. Swirling in the water of the oceans was a broth of complex chemicals. "Progress from a complex chemical soup to a living organism is very slow." Another textbook said, "the first replicating systems must have emerged from this soup."
Back in the 1950's a couple of guys named Miller and Urey wanted to know how the solar system had come to be. He took a mixture of earth's primitive atmosphere. He never proved how life originated, but he did add evidence that life could have stared by itself. But did he really? Let's just study the facts.
Earth Science textbook tells the kids many important events occurred during the Archean era. The most important of which... was the evolution of life. Progress from complex molecules to even the simplest living organism was a very long process. - Earth Science HBJ, 1989, pg. 344
"The first living cells emerged between 4 billion and 3.8 billion years ago."
- Biology The Unity and Diversity of Life, Wadsworth 1992, pg. 300. There is no record of this event.
"The first self-replicating systems must have emerged in this organic soup."
- The Unity and Diversity of Life, Wadsworth 1992, pg. 301
Miller studied the chemical reactions of gases that existed in earth's primitive atmosphere. His experiment included methane, ammonia, water vapor and hydrogen, no oxygen. he circulated these gases through a tube that had a spark that was supposed to simulate lightning. It produced a red goo at the bottom of the flask that had some amino acids in it. - Glenco Biology, 1994, pg. 325
Was this life? No, not even close! Miller excluded oxygen in a reducing atmosphere because life could not evolve if oxygen were present. Any amino acids that tried to get together would oxidize. Cut a banana open lay it on a table and it will oxidize and turn black, so will an apple or anything else alive. That's why he didn't have any oxygen in the experiment. One of the gases was ammonia, but this creates a real serious problem because ammonia is destroyed by UV light. UV light must be blocked by ozone, which is made from oxygen.
Another textbook said, "Several billion years ago, Earth's had no free oxygen as it does today." Biology, pg. 412
The problem here is that life cannot evolve with oxygen, and it cannot evolve without oxygen. Ozone is made of oxygen and blocks UV light. Ammonia (one of the gases needed for the experiment) is destroyed by UV. - Origins of Life vol. 12, 1982.
"The earth has always had oxygen, even more than it has today."
- See Evolution a Theory in Crisis, Dr. Michael Denton pg. 262. Also Icons of Evolution, Jonathan Wells, pgs. 9-27
Air bubbles are found trapped in amber like what they did in the movie Jurassic Park where they drilled in and got mosquito blood. The air bubbles have 50% more oxygen than we do.
In Miller's experiment the the goo found at the bottom of the flask was described as "rich in amino acids." They were NOT rich in amino acids. Miller filtered out the product because if it went through the process again it would be destroyed by the spark. This is not realistic for occurring in nature. What he made was 85% tar, 13% carboxylic acid (both toxic to life) 2% amino acids.
Mostly 2 amino acids were produced, 20 different ones are needed for life to make proteins. He didn't come close to making life. The smallest/simplest proteins have 70-100 amino acids, in a precise order and all of them left handed. DNS and RNA are all right-handed molecules. They more readily un-bond in water than bond, and the surface of the earth was covered with water. Brownian motion drives them away from each other to equilibrium not together. Every experiment since then has made the problem worse. they are finding more and more things that just couldn't happen.
"The trees of life they put in the text books with their branches of our ancestors are a bunch of nonsense." - Mary Leakey, Associated Press, Dec. 10, 1996
Even evolutionists will admit that. Stephen Jay Gould, the Marxist professor at Harvard University said, "Evolutionary trees that adorn our textbooks have data only at the tips of the nodes of their branches; the rest is inference, however reasonable, not the evidence of fossils." - Stephen Jay Gould, Harvard University, "Evolution Erratic Pace Natural History", Vol. 5 May 1997
"All the many forms of life on Earth today are descended from a common ancestor, found in a population of primitive unicellual organisms. What were those first cells like? How do we know? What events led up to their formation? No traces of those events remain, and scientists can not travel backward in time to witness what happened." - Glenco Biology, 1994, pg. 324
First, there is no such thing as a primitive single cell organism. One single cell is more complex than the space shuttle. They are saying, "We know what happened, but there is no proof."
"In the years after Darwin, his advocates hoped to find predictable progressions. In general, these have not been found-yet optimism has died hard, and some pure fantasy has crept into textbooks."
- David M. Raup, former University of Chicago paleontologist, "Evolution and the Fossil Record", "Science" Vol. 213. July 17, 1981, pg. 289
They say there is evidence of evolution found in the fossils. That is not true. If you find a fossil in the dirt, you don't know if it had any kids, let alone different kids. Animals today can only produce the same kind.
Luther Sunderland asked all the major evolutionist, 'Where is the evidence of evolution?' They all said, 'Someone else has it, we don't have it.'
So Sunderland wrote a letter to Dr. Colin Paterson, Senior Paleontologist, British Museum of Natural History, quoted in "Darwins Enigma" 1988, pg. 89. They have the largest fossil collection in the world. He said, 'I read your book and noticed that you didn't show us the missing links. Why didn't you show us the missing links?' Paterson wrote back and said, "I fully agree with your comments on the lack of evolutionary transitions in my book. If I knew of any, fossil or living, I would certainty included them. I will lay it on the line-there is not one such fossil." There are NO missing links to be found.
"The absence of fossil evidence for intermediary stages...has been a persistent and nagging problem for...evolution."
- Dr. Stephen J. Gould, "Evolution Now", pg. 140, Marxist professor at Harvard University, Boston
"Maybe the first bird hatched from a reptile egg."
- Richard Goldschmidt, The Material Basis of Evolution, 1940, pg. 385, Yale University
The evolutionist have looked for missing links in the fossil record and could not find any, so they said maybe evolution happened so fast it wasn't preserved in the fossil record. Maybe a reptile laid an egg, and a bird hatched out.
Charles Darwin graduated from Bible college to be a preacher in the Anglican Church in 1830. He couldn't get a job, so his dad pulled some stings and got him a job on the HMS Beagle. He was going to sail around the world and collect bugs. During his journey he stopped off at the Galapagos Islands. On the island, Darwin noticed there were 14 varieties of finches. He studied all the birds carefully and came to the conclusion that all those birds had a common ancestor. And he was right - it was a bird.
"It is a truly wonderful fact... that all animals and all plants throughout all time and space should be related to each other..."
- Charles Darwin, "On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life", 1859, pg. 170
He saw 14 species of birds and concluded that birds and bananas are related. Birds produce birds, dogs produce dogs, etc. Each may produce numerous varieties. That is called they call micro-evolution. We should just all it a variation. Calling it micro-evolution gives it the "free-rider" effect and lends undue credibility to the five religious aspects of evolution. When you breed dogs you always get a dog. The dog, wolf and coyote probably had a common ancestor.
Variations happen, but there are limits. Farmers breed for bigger pigs, but they will never get a pig the size of Texas. Roaches become resistant to pesticides after a while, but they will never become resistant to a sledge hammer. Animals of the same kind can produce variations of the same kind of animal. This is NOT evolution. The information for that variation was already present. No new information is ever added. The dogs or pigs don't learn to fly. The gene pool of the new variety is more limited than before and is less able to to adept to future changes. Chihuahuas can not produce Great Danes.
"Other examples, included the much repeated 'gradual evolution of the horse,' have not held up under close examination."
- Biology The Unity and Diversity of Life, Wadsworth 1992, pg. 304
"Many examples commonly cited, such as the horse family or the sabertooth 'tigers' can be readily shown to have been unintentionally have been intentionally falsified and not to be really orthogentic."
- George Gaylord Simpson, Evolutionary Determination and the Fossil Record, Scientific Monthly, October 1950, Pg 264
The text books don't mention that the horse example has been proven wrong 50+ years ago. Problems with the horse evolution model:
See Frank Sherwin of ICR for more ICR.org and "Noah to Abraham, The Turbulent Years," by Erichvan Fange pg. 122
Evolutionists claim comparative anatomy provides evidence for evolution. "The commonality suggests that these and other vertebrate animals are all related. They probably evolved from a common ancestor." - Glencoe Biol. ogy, 1994, pg. 309
Commonality does not prove a common ancestor. Similar design might be evidence that the same designer made them. A lot of bridges in the world are similar to each other. It does not prove one is the father of the other, or a tornado put them up. I found that the lug nuts from a Pontiac will fit on a Chevy. Does that prove they both evolved from a Honda 14 million years ago, or the same engineers are designing the cars?
The Geologic Column is where the evolutionists claim, the different layers are different ages. "Over millions of years the Colorado river has carved the Grand Canyon from solid rock." - Prentice Hall, "General Science," 1997, pg.174
Creationist Interpretation: Canyon formed with lots of water and a very little of time.
Fact: It is a fact that the Grand Canon exist
Evolutionist Interpretation: Canyon formed with a little bit of water and a lot of time.
Creationist Interpretation: Layers formed from the flood of Noah
Fact: The earth has sedimentary layer
Evolutionist Interpretation: Layers formed slowly over millions of years
Evolutionists are always trying to erase the line between the fact and their interpretation of fact, and make their interpretation of the fact part of the fact.
If a dam were built across the Grand Cannon an enormous lake would form. The snow line tells the story. The Grand Canyon is a breech in a giant dam. The river enters at 2800 feet above sea level. as the river goes down the canyon, the banks on each side are rising up (called the Kaibab uplift). The uplift is 6900-8500 feet above sea level. The river flows downhill (as does all rivers). When the river gets to the 1800 foot level, the top of the canyon is 6900-8500 above sea level - so it is over a one mile drop.
Things to consider:
There is no way the river made the Grand Canyon. It is a breached dam.
Charles Lyell, was a lawyer in the 1800s in Scottland. He wrote the book "Principles of Geology" in 1830. He hated the Bible and mocked it throughout his book. He and others during this time invented the geologic column, where each layer is a different age. They gave each layer a name, an age and an index fossil. This was done in 1830 way before there was a carbon dating or potassium argon dating or dating method. They just made up the numbers as they went.
The Geological Column is viable for the evolutionist it only can be found in one place in the world - the textbooks. There is no geological column, and they know it. "If there were a column of sediments... Unfortunately, no such column exists." HBJ Earth Science, 1939, Pg. 326. Those layers cannot be different ages. If the geologic column were in one place, it would be 100 miles thick.
If the Geologic Column were correct, why are there no erosion marks between the layers? If each layer sat there for 10 million years and it rained on it, why didn't it erode some? The layers were deposited very rapidly. This can be shown scientifically. If you take a jar of dirt, shake it up and set it down, it will settle in layers for you automatically. It just takes a few minutes.
In the Geologic Column each layer has an index fossil. Evolutionists tell the age of a fossil by which layer it is found in. They date the age of each layer by what fossils are found in it. This is circular reasoning - Strata are dated by the fossils then fossils are dated by the strata.
"The rocks do date the fossils, but the fossils date the rocks more accurately. Stratigraphy cannot avoid this type of reasoning if it exists on using only temporal concepts, because circularity is inherent in the derivation of time scales."
- O'Rourke, J.E., "Pragmatism versus Materialism in Stratigraphy." American Journal of Science, vol. 276, (January 1976), Pg. 53
The geologic column contains limestone throughout all the layers. The only way to tell the age of the limestone is by the fossils found in it. All around the world we find petrified trees standing up running through multiple rock layers. These trees were not slowly covered by the sediments over millions of years - they would have rotted and fell down. sometimes the petrified trees are upside down running through many rock layers. These trees were petrified as a result of Noah's flood.
In the late 1940's carbon dating was invented. The earth's atmosphere is about 100 miles thick and is also protected by a magnetic field. A portion of the radiation from the sun and the stars goes right through that magnetic field and hits the atmosphere and produces carbon 14.
Carbon 14 is radioactive. Normally carbon is atomic number 6 which gives it an atomic weight of 12, but the nitrogen which is right next door to carbon gets struck by radiation and turns into carbon 14. Carbon 14 is unstable and radioactive. It is always breaking apart. You can hear it with a Geiger counter as it is decaying. It was discovered that it decays at a fairly consistent rate. About one-half of it will decay, and turn back to nitrogen, every 5,730 years.
During photosynthesis plants are breathing in carbon dioxide (CO2) and make it part of their tissue. Some of the carbon 14 is mixed in with the regular carbon. Animals eat the plants and make it part of their body. When we eat plant and animals we get carbon 14 in us.
Theoretically, what you have in you should match what is in the atmosphere in the same percentage. The atmosphere today is .0000756% carbon 14, thus it is assumed the plants will have the same percentage. when the plant or animal dies it stops breathing or eating. So what it had in it begins to decay. By comparing how much is in the plant or animal and compare it to how much is in the atmosphere to determine how long ago the plat or animal died. Sounds good, but it doesn't work. After four or five half lives, the carbon 14 is too small and can't be measured. the process is only good for 30-50,000 yeas, maximum.
The carbon 14 dated has several embedded assumptions:
First, it is assumed that the amount of carbon 14 in the atmosphere has always been the same. Good information exists showing that carbon 14 has not reached equilibrium. The amount changes over a 10 year span.
When you find a fossil, you can very accurately measure how much carbon 14 is in it, and you can measure how fast it is decaying. When did the animal die? You don't have a clue unless you assume the percentage of carbon 14 and the rate of decay has been the same throughout history - neither of which can be proven.
Things to consider about carbon dating:
"In the last two years, an absolute date has been obtained for (the Ngandong beds, above the Trinil beds), and it has the very interesting value of 300,000 years, plus or minus 300,000 years."
- Birdsell, J.B., Huffman Evolution, Chicago Rand McNally, 1975, pg. 295
Ernst Haeckel read Darwin's book and said, "It was a great theory and all it needed was some evidence." Nine years later, there was still no evidence, so Ernst decided to help. He was an embryology professor. He made fake drawings to make animal (dog) and human embryos look alike. He single-handily convinced most of Germany to believe in evolution.
Merrill Earth Science textbook, 1993 pg. 451 says human embryos has gills like a fish. The little folds of skin, are not gills. They develop into bones in the ear and glands in the throat. They never have anything to do with breathing.
Haeckel was convicted by fraud by his own university. However, his fake drawings are still used in textbooks today. These lies are kept in textbooks to justify abortion. They want you to think it is not a human yet - just a fish with gills. It is human the moment it is conceived, and abortion is murder.
Some argue that they have evidence of evolution because dinosaurs turn to birds. Archaoepteryx, meaning ancient wings, is supposed to provide evidence that dinosaurs turned into birds. It was proven false in 1986.
"Paleontologists have tried to turn "Archaoepteryx" into an earthbound feahered dinosaur. But it is not. It is a bird, a perching bird. And no amount of 'paleobabble' is going to change that."
- Alan Feduccia, a world authority on birds, UNC Chapel Hill, quoted in "Archaoepteryx: Early Bird Catches a Can Of Worms," Science Feb. 5, 1994, pg. 764-5
Even based on their twisted thing, birds are found in layers lower than Archaoepteryx. This can't be a missing link since birds were already here. Even with their flawed geologic column, it does not work.
They say bird feathers evolved from scales. They are both made from the same protein, keratin, but that is where the similarities end. Battleships and forks are both made of steel, but they did not evolve from a tin can. It proves the engineer used the same material for different functions. God used keratin for fingernails, hair, scales and feathers. Same designer is all that it proves.
The story goes (Addison-Wesley pg 151) that in England researches counted Peppered Moths on the trees and found that 95% of them were white, the other 5% were black. After many years of burning coal, the trees turned black and when researchers did a second count they found that 95% of the moths were black and 5% were white. As it turns out, the whole story is a lie and never happened.
After 40 years of watching they found two moths on the trees. So they glued dead moths to the tree to take a picture for textbooks. Then he wanted to get a picture of a bird eating a moth, so he put some moths in a refrigerator to calm them down. When he tried to put them on a tree, they couldn't stay on the tree, so he warmed them up on the hood of his car. He put it on a tree and took a picture of a bird eating it. The whole process was a lie. Even if it were true dark and light moths were there before and after.
Evolutionist say they have vestigial structures. Vestigial structures is something they say we don't need anymore. For example, they say we have an appendix that we don't need anymore, so that is proof of evolution. That statement is not true. The appendix is part of the immune system.
"Long regarded as as a vestigial organ with no function in the human body, the appendix is now thought to be one of the sites where immune responses are initiated."
- Roy Hartenstein, Grolier Encyclopedia, 1998
"Its [the appendix] removal also increases a persons susceptibility to leukemia, Hodgkin's disease, cancer of the colon and cancer of the ovaries."
- In The Beginning, Walt Brown, pg. 18
Yes, you can live without your appendix. You can also life without both of your legs, arms and eyes, but this does not prove you don't need them. There are no vestigial organs, and even if there were, that would be the opposite of evolution - that's losing, not gaining.
Evolutionist clam that whales retain pelvic and leg bones from evolution. In reality, those bones the whales abdomen are essential to hold muscles that support the reproductive system. Without those bones and special muscles, whales cannot reproduce."Humans have a tailbone at the end of the spine that is of no apparent use."
There are nine little muscles that attach to the tail bone, without which you can not perform some very valuable functions. The tailbone is not vestigial.
Dinosaurs have always lived with man. For most of history, they were called dragons. People killed most of them. There could be a few still around. In 1841 they changed the name from dragons to dinosaurs.
Evolution is based on two faulty assumptions:
Neither have been observed. Mutations happen, there is no question about it. However, mutations rearrange existing information but do not increase genetic complexity.
"No matter how numerous they may be, mutations do not produce any kind of evolution."
- Pierre-Paul Grasse, "Evolution of Living Organisms," 1977, pg. 88
Examples of mutations:
Mutations are the scrambling of information that already exist. Mutations never provide new information.
"Natural selection causes evolution."
- Holt Biology, 1994, pg. 176
"Creationists have no argument with natural selection, we thought of it first. It is only a conservative process that removes defective organisms and keeps the species strong."
- Edward Blyth - 24 years before Darwin
Natural selection is like a quality control. it makes sure the bad ones do not survive, but it will not ever change it to something else. Survival of the fittest, does not explain arrival of the fittest.
"Let me control the textbooks and I will control the state."
- Adolf Hitler
"As were many persons from Alabama. I was a born-again Christian. When I was fifteen, I entered the Southern Baptist Church with great fervor and interest in fundamentalist religion; I left at seventeen when I got to the University of Alabama and heard evolution theory."
- E.O. Wilson, the Humanist, Sep/Oct, 1982, pg.40. E.O. Wilson, an evolutionary entomologist and sociobiologist. In 1996, Wilson officially retired from Harvard University, where he continues to hold the positions of Professor Emeritus and Honorary Curator in Entomology.
"75% of all children raised in Christian homes who attend public schools will reject the Christian faith by their first year of college."
- Video "Let My Children Go," Caryl Matritiano Author, Vice President, Jeremiah films and international cult expert.
"Evolution is a fairy tale for grownups. The theory has helped nothing in the progress of science. it is useless."
- Professor Louis Bounoure Director of the Strasbourg Zoological Museum
"I myself am convinced that the theory of evolution, especially the extent to which it has been applied, will be one of the great jokes in the history books of the future. Posterity will marvel that so flimsy and dubious an hypothesis could be accepted with the incredible credulity that it has."
- Malcolm Muggeridge, journalist and philosopher, Pascal Lectures, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
"Evolution is unproved and unprovable. We believe it only because the only alternative is special creation, and that is unthinkable."
- Sir Arthur Keith (he wrote the forward to the 100th anniversary edition of Darwins book, "Origin of the Species" in 1959
A Russian, atheist astronomer came to America and spoke at one of the universities and started off his speech and said, 'Folks, either there is a God, or there isn't.' Then he said, 'Both possibilities are frightening. If there is a God, we better find out who he is, what he wants and do what he says. If there is no God, we're in trouble. We are hurdling through space around the sun at 66,000 miles per hour and nobody is in charge.'
"In the beginning, God created the heaven and earth."
- Genesis 1:1
The Christian view of history is real simple. God made the world in six days, just like He said He did. That explains all the symbiosis relationships. How can certain plants and animals require each other? Which one evolved first? These symbiosis relationships cannot be explained by evolution.Sources:
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