Creation And Evolution

Creationism vs. Evolution, the argument disputed by more scientists, more
paleontologists and more everyday people than probably any other argument since
the dawn of man. Who is right? Do the theories and evidence of evolutionists
have the right answers or do the faith and facts of creationists hold the
answers? What is creationism? “Creationism” is the idea that all forms of
life, and particularly humans, were independently created by a willful act on
the part of God or a deity. Whats wrong with creationism? That depends on
what form of creationism you are referring to. There are several forms of
creationism that all differ from one another. None are really scientific, though
not all are unscientific to the same degree. “Old earth creationism” holds
that the earth was created a very long time ago and populated with life
more-or-less shown in fossil records. However, new species of organisms were
created one-by-one over all that time, each the result of a separate creative
act by the Deity. This theory is not scientific, because it cannot be falsified;
any evidence can be made to fit into it. “Sequential creationism” says that
the earth is old, and the major groups of fossils do reflect organisms living at
different times in earths history. However, the major mass extinction
represent times when all living things were destroyed, and then the earth was
repopulated by a new creative act. The last extinction happened recently, after
which the current animals and humans were created, but this isnt scientific
either. Sequential creationism simply doesnt agree with the evidence. None of
these mass extinctions wiped out all life. In many cases, we find the same
species of organisms both before and after the extinctions. “Day-age
creationism” says that the book of Genesis is accurate in describing the order
of creation, but that each “day” in Genesis actually represents a long
period of real time. This position also runs out of evidence, primarily because
the order of creation as given in Genesis doesnt agree with the order as
shown in fossil records. Of all the different forms of creationism”young-earth creationism” is the worst. This is the position that most of
the politically active creationists hold. Young-earth creationists demand a
literal reading of Genesis. They insist that the earth is less than ten thousand
years old; that it and all life were created in just six twenty-four-hour days;
and that the entire fossil record is a result of Noahs flood. Other forms of
creationism are simply different interpretations of the known geological and
fossil evidence. Only young-earth creationism requires its believers to either
reject or rewrite most of the hard sciences. Atomic physics, astrophysics, most
of geology, most of paleontology, much of biology and nearly all of genetics
would have to be torn down for young-earth creationism to be true. If this were
true then all the fossil evidence, researchers, scientists and many others
supporting evolution are not only wrong, but also have wasted centuries of time
and research. There are absolute arguments to disprove the theories of
evolution. The first being that evolution cannot take place unless random
mutations occur, but in the case of advanced animal defense mechanisms, random
mutation cannot produce them. An example of this would be a particular beetle
called the bombardier beetle. This particular beetle houses two chemical tanks
in its body which are used for the purpose of self-defense. When a predator
attacks the beetle, the two different chemicals in the tanks are sprayed out
from the beetle. They combine in the air and create a hot chemical explosion in
the face of the predator insuring the beetles survival. According to
evolution when the very first mutation appeared and the chemical tanks were just
beginning to form but were not yet functional, they would not provide any
survival benefit to the beetle. It would take many thousands of mutations over
millions of years to produce the end mechanism, but since mutations are random,
they could never follow a pattern to produce an end result, especially since the
mechanism would not provide any survival advantage until it was fully developed.


Evolution just simply cannot work! A current modernized example would be like
copying a computer program on a computer that randomly changes one byte during
each copying process. You could copy the program a million times but all you
will get is a nonfunctioning program, not a program with more features. Life
forms can adapt and change within a species because God built into their DNA the
possibility of many variants, but one species can never evolve past these limits
into another totally different species. The second argument against the theory
of evolution is all observed mutations cause a loss of DNA information.

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Scientists of creationism and non-creationism both show examples of the loss of
DNA information. All experiments in the laboratory that involve the DNA of
mutated specimens always show a loss of DNA information, for evolution to truly
take place there must be the addition of new data to the DNA chain, yet this has
never been the case. In fact many evolutionists always show animals that have
lost some feature and hold that up as an example of evolution. Thirdly, no
intermediate fossils have been found to support evolutions theory that we
evolve through stages. An eye-opening example is if evolution were true there
should be numerous examples of animals which are between mutated stages. There
has never been a fossil discovered that shows how wings develop, never a fossil
of a creature whose forelimb is half way between an arm and a wing, yet
evolutionists base recreated creatures on these premises. In finding common
ground in evolution and creation it should be mentioned that science itself can
only deal with how the universe operates or works, because this is what we can
actually observe and test. The subject of the origin of life and the universe is
outside the scope of human observation and, therefore, does not technically come
under the definition of science. Since no human was present to observe the
universe coming into existence by chance or evolution, and no human was present
to observe the universe coming into existence by design or creation, both
evolution and creation are, ultimately, positions of faith and not science. So
whether creationist or evolutionist the believer must be a person of faith.

Creation And Evolution

The majority of people in this world believe that a spiritual being created
earth. In fact, “most religions and cultures believe the universe was
created by a ‘creative hand,’ either a sky god or some other physical
object” (Encarta 1). Think of it, as a trial to see which will win,
creation or evolution. It has been the most argued debate in all of history, but
creationism is more logical than evolution. To first understand what creation is
about, we have to know what creation is. The Bible defines creation as the
action by God that brought the universe and all its contents into being. The
Bible also states, “God created great whales and every living creature that
moveth, and so God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he
him; male and female created he them” (Genesis 1:21, 27). To Doug LaPointe,
the author of Top Evidences against the Theory of Evolution, there are nine
articles of evidence pointing weaknesses in evolution, or strong points in
creation. The first evidence is that there are no links between the fossil
record and present times; therefore, there is nothing to show that evolution
actually happened. Second, that natural selection cannot advance an organism to
a higher order. The third being that although evolutionists believe life just
came about, matter resulted from nothing, and humans evolved from animals, all
of these are against scientific and natural understandings. Fourth, even though
evolutionists present them as if they were, the hominids’ bones and skull
records, for example the famous Lucy, the finds are unrevealing and
inconsistent. The fifth and sixth articles of evidence are the nine out of 12
hominids that evolutionists use are really extinct apes, and the other three are
modern human beings and not part ape. This would conclude that all of the twelve’hominids’ are something other than hominids and are not half-human, half-ape.


Evidence seven and eight show that natural selection has practical, social, and
logical inconsistencies. The last evidence says that the rock strata finds are
better explained by a universal flood than by evolution, which would show yet
more proof in the Bible (LaPointe 1-2). Michael Behe, author of the recent
bestseller Darwin’s Black Box, states, “I was amazed that people believe in
evolution when there was this clear argument against it” (Behe 3). At first
Darwinism was taught at schools, but there were so many flaws that these ideas
were turned down, and a different form of evolution was taught. The new form was
then taught along with a type of scientific creation (Encarta 2). This shows
that schools feel that Darwin was wrong, and Darwin is evolution’s top scholar.

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In order to disprove a way of thinking we must first know what we are trying to
disprove. The definition of evolution is the complex process by which living
organisms originated on earth and have been diversified and modified through
sustained changes in form and function (Encarta 2). Thomas Robert Malthus first
stated that the human population was growing too fast for the food supply. This,
he said, “Is regulated by disease, famine, and war” (Infopedia 1).


Darwin applied this to animals and plants and came up with the theory of
evolution by natural selection. His theory stated that the children of a species
intensely compete for survival. Those young that survive to produce the next
generation tend to be embodying favorable natural variations and these
variations are passed on by heredity. Therefore, each generation will improve
adaptively over the preceding generations, and this gradual and continuos
process is the source of the evolution of the species (Infopedia 1-2). The
notion that populations of organisms can be transformed over generations into
descendant population of different kinds has been suggested repeatedly since the
early-recorded history of ideas, but if you trace all the species back to their
origin, you would get one object. Now the real part of this argument is right
here. How did that one object come into being? It couldn’t have happened by mere
chance. It did not always exist so there had to be nothing before it. If there
was nothing before it, how was it created? Now some would like to say that it
was created by the Big Bang, but if you look at the Big Bang theory, it is
suggesting that the one object did not just appear that it was created by the
Big Bang. This is a contradiction because the Big Bang is supposed to have just’happened’ (Encarta 1). The other contradiction to this statement is that by the
laws of science matter has to come from other matter, but the Big Bang theory
used by scientists states that the first matter just happened at the Big Bang
and came from nothing. Now that we have the facts, we should be able to look at
it from an atheistic point of view, and be able to easily crush the argument
that the earth might have just happened and evolved into present day. This
argument without a doubt shows proof of a Creator. There had to be a Creator
because even by the scientific or atheistic point of view, it is not possible
for something to come from nothing. So that something, that existence came from
God, the Creator.


Bibliography
Befe, Dr. Michael. “The Evolution of a Skeptic.” The Real Issue.

–: Leadership U., 1197. Encarta. “Creation.” Microsoft Corp., 1998.


Encarta. “Evolution.” Microsoft Corp., 1998. Holy Bible. King James
Version. Camden, New Jersey: Thomas Nelson Inc., 1972. Infopedia. “Darwin,
Charles Robert.” Softkey Multimedia Inc., 1996. LaPointe, Doug. Top
Evidences Against the Theory of Evolution. Lakewood, New Jersey: Calvary
Academy, 1995.

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