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Evolution and Special Creation
 
The Cases for Evolution and Special Creation
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Special creation and evolution are in opposition: they both cannot be true.  To prove one is to disprove the other.

 

Evolutionists best hope for proving their case has been the fossil record. However, after more than 150 years of intense searching, the fossil record does not support the theory of evolution because each phylum (each major group of species having the same general form) appears suddenly; the innumerable transitional forms required by evolutionary theory are not there. [1] Even supposed missing links like Archaeopteryx[2] or Lucy [3] may have had no ancestors that varied significantly from them and no living descendants. Arguments that humans descended from a chimp like creature based on the similarity of DNA between humans and chimps are flawed and are based on partial information only. [4] The case for evolution appears logically weak when all observations are considered.

 

In recent years the case for special creation has received logically strong support including but not limited to:

1. the extreme mathematical improbability of life [5]

2. the complexity of living organisms [6]

3. the fact that intelligence appears to be the only possible source of information needed for life to exist [7]

4. the fact that mutations degrade information in the DNA [8]

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[1] Darwin’s Dilemma, DVD produced by Illustra Media in association with Carmel Entertainment Group, LLC, 2009, www.illustramedia.com

[2] Item 5, Table 3 - Evolutionary Myths

[3] Item 19, Table 3 - Evolutionary Myths

[4] Item 17and 18, Table 3 - Evolutionary Myths

[5] Items 3 and 4, Table 2 - Origin Facts Check

[6] Item 9, Table 2 - Origin Facts Check

[7] Unlocking the Mystery of Life, DVD produced by Illustra Media 2002, www.illustramedia.com

[8] Item 15, Table 2 - Origin Facts Check

[9] Woetzel, Dave, Can Science Consider Supernatural Explanations, Creation Matters, Volume 10, Number 4, Aug/Jul 2005, 4