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    “Many of the views which have been advanced are highly speculative, and some no doubt will prove erroneous; but I have in every case given the reasons which have led me to one view rather than another.”  Charles Darwin Chapter XXI, The Descent of Man

 

    “(C)ontrary to what is widely assumed by evolutionary biologists today, it has always been the anti-evolutionists, not the evolutionists, in the scientific community who have stuck rigidly to the facts and adhered to a more strictly empirical approach.” [1]

 

 

 

TABLE 2 - ORIGIN FACTS CHECK

 

 Green highlighted items agree with facts.   Red highlighted items are contrary to facts.  

 

 

 

FACTS 

 

BIBLICAL CREATION 

 

 NEO DARWINIST AND DARWINIST EVOLUTION

 

 

1

 

There is no evidence of pre-biotic (organic) soup in the earliest sedimentary

rocks. [2] [3]

 

 

God created man and every beast and bird from the ground.

(miracles)

 

Life on earth had to begin in a pre-biotic soup.

 

     (natural materialist means)

 

2

 

The earliest dated rocks show that the Earth had an oxygenic atmosphere. [4] [5]  

 

First atmosphere intentionally created to support life.

 

Earth’s atmosphere had to be reducing (lacking significant amounts of oxygen) for chemical evolution to take place.

 [6]  [7] 

 

 

3

 

“(I)f every event in the universe over its entire history were devoted to producing combinations of amino acids of the correct length in a prebiodic soup” there would be “roughly 1 out of a trillion trillion - of the total number of events needed to have a 50 percent chance of generating … any functional protein of modest length.” [8]

 

 

 

 

Life began by special creation.

 

Life came about by random chance.

 

4

 

Cell life depends on the activities of at least 10s of 1000s and possibly 100s of  1000s of different proteins. [9]   

 

A cell forming by chance requires “at least one hundred functional proteins” forming “simultaneously in one place.”   An estimated probability of this happening is 1/102000 [10]  

 

 

Life was not by chance but by the creative acts of God.

 

Life evolved by chance.

 

5

 

The genetic code is physically and chemically arbitrary and therefore not inevitable. [11]

 

 

 

Life was intelligently engineered.

 

The genetic code is an enigma for which evolutionists have made highly speculative scenarios attempting to explain its evolution.

 

 

6

 

Natural selection has no foresight. [12]  Only intelligence can visualize a high end objective and bring together what is needed to actualize the end point. [13]

 

 

Life was planned.

 

Life evolved by natural selection acting on random variations.

 

7

 

In terms of their basic biochemical design, the cell system of any organism is not primitive or ancestor as compared to another’s. [14] 

 

 

All kinds of plants and animals were created at the beginning.

 

The general evolutionary theory requires that organisms advanced from primitive ancestral forms.

 

8

 

There is currently no evidence that organic plant and animal life can exist outside the membrane of a cell. [15]  [16]

 

 

Organic plant and animal life started out fully developed and self replicating.

 

Life must evolved outside a cell or in a bubble.

 

9

 

There is no such thing as a simple cell. [17]  All cells are extremely complicated whether prokaryotic or eukaryotic.

 

 

God purposely created everything necessary for life.

 

Life evolved from simple to complex.

 

10

 

Almost all animal phyla came into being in a relatively short period of time called the Cambrian explosion with no trace of any evolutionary ancestors in the Precambrian rocks.  [18] [19] 

 

 

God created everything in a very short period of time.

 

Number of animal phyla increase very gradually over time.

11

 

The fossil record is characterized by gaps with a lack of transitional forms. [20]  [21]

 

 

With special creation there will be a lack of transitional forms between kinds. 

 

 

Requires a continuum of innumerable transitional forms. 

 

12

 

The fossil record shows no branching from one phyla to another. [22]  

 

 

All kinds created were intended to reproduce after their kind only.

 

All life branches from common ancestors like a tree branches.

 

13

 

Based on comparisons of related molecules in different present day species, nature’s basic order is circumferential not sequential. [23] 

 

 

All kinds of organisms were made independently therefore sequential steps between the kinds will be nonexistent.  See Note [24]  for an explanation of variations within kinds.

 

 

Evolution from one species to another theoretically requires very small sequential steps over millions of years.

 

14

 

Cambrian trilobites are as complex and sophisticated as modern crabs. [25]

 

 

Life was very good in the various kinds from the beginning.

 

 

Life evolved from simple to complex.

 

15

 

Mutations produce degradation of the information in the genome.  “(D)egradation is counteracted by natural selection that helps maintain the status quo.” [26]  

 

 

God created everything very good.

 

At its core, Neo-Darwinism requires beneficial information gaining mutations in the genome [27] to take place as organisms evolve towards perfection.

16

 

 Cilium, flagellum, and human immune system are irreducibly complex. [28]

 

Special creation had purpose that required fully functional complex organs.

 

Darwin’s theory breaks down

 “(I)f it could be demonstrated that any complex organ existed which could not possibly have been formed by numerous, successive, slight modifications…” [29]

 

 

17

 

Incredible ingenuity is so often manifest in the design of living organisms. [30]

 

Ingenuity involves cleverness and high intelligence. 

 

Evolution results from random processes and therefore without the direction of intelligence.

 

 

18

 

At the molecular level, the pattern of diversity of organisms conforms to a “highly ordered hierarchic system.” [31]

 

 

God intentionally organized everything creating order out of disorder.

 

Evolution is undirected.

 

19

 

“Each class (of organism) at the molecular level is unique, isolated and unlinked by intermediates.” [32]

 

 

God specially created different kinds of organisms.

 

Evolution requires innumerable intermediates.

 

20

 

Almost every nucleotide (in the human genome) is associated with some sort of (biochemical) function. [33]

 

 

Predicts purpose and function for everything.

 

Predicts a lot of junk left over in the cell due to random processes.

 

 



[1]  Denton, Michael, Evolution: A Theory in Crisis (Maryland: Adler & Adler, Publishers, Inc.,1985),  353-354

[2]  Ibid., 352

[3]  Meyer, Stephen C., Signature in the Cell, (New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 2009), 225

[4]  Denton, 261 

[5]  Wells, Jonathan, Icons of Evolution Science or Myth (Washington, DC: Regnery Publishing Inc., 2000), 18-19

[6]  Ibid., 18   

[7]  Meyer, 225.  “Further, even a small amount of atmospheric oxygen will quench the production of biologically significant building blocks and cause biomolecules otherwise present to degrade rapidly.”

[8]   Ibid., 218    

[9]   Denton, 329      

[10] Ibid., 323  

[11] Meyer, 248 

[12] Ibid., 282

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

[14] Denton, 250   

[15] Ibid., 249

[16] Wells, Jonathan, Disproving Atheists in 82 Seconds, YouTube

[17] Denton, 250

[18] Johnson, Phillip E.,  Darwin on Trial (Illinois: Inter Varsity Press, 1993), 54-55

[19] Darwin’s Dilemma

[20] Denton, 162

[21] Scientific Creationism, Ed. by Henry M. Morris (Arizona: Master Books, 1985), 78-80

[22] Darwin’s Dilemma

[23] Denton, 288

[24] “Plants and animals were originally created with large gene pools within created kinds.  A large gene pool gives a created kind the genetic potential (the potential to produce a variety of types within a kind) to adapt to a variety of ecosystems and ensure the survival of that kind of organism through natural selection.”  Natural Selection and Adaptation Preserve Life Forms, Rather Than Generate New Ones, Institute of Creation Research,  http://www.icr/natural-selection/

[25] Darwin’s Dilemma

[26] Bergman, Jerry, Darwinism and the Deterioration of the Genome, Christian Research Society, 2005, http://www.trueorigin.org/mutations01.asp Also, “...most mutations which cause changes in the amino acid sequence of proteins tend to damage function to a greater or lesser degree.”  Denton, 322   

[27] Ibid.

[28] Behe, Michael J., Darwin’s Black Box (New York: The Free Press, 2003), 65, 72, Chapter 6

[29] Darwin, Charles (1872) Origin of Species, 6th ed. (New York University Press, 1988), 83

[30] Denton, 332   

[31] Ibid., 290

[32] Ibid. Words within parentheses were added for clarification

[33] Tomkins, Jeffrey, ENCODE Reveals Incredible Genome Complexity and Function, Institute of Creation Research, 2012, http://www.icr.org/article/7064/

 

 

 

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