Very often I will start off my day on my back porch having a cup of coffee. Since I live outside the city and am bordered by water on two sides I have some privacy. Because of this I get to observe quite a few squirrels and birds. As I observed some of their characteristics, a question formed in my mind. The question. How does evolution work so that squirrels become squirrels and birds become birds?
How does evolution work?
If you were to ask this question to the average well-educated person their answer might go something like this.
“Millions of years, if not billions of years ago, by chance a single-cell life form appeared in a small pool. It then reproduced itself over and over. As it did so, it became more complex as it adapted to its environment. That continued for millions and millions of years until we have the world that we see.”
That is basically what Darwin’s theory of evolution proposed for how all the life forms came to be. Mr. Darwin’s definition of evolution was simply stated as “change over time”. With the scientific tools available to that time (1859) it seemed logical.
Does evolution work?
William Paley set forth the argument that there was design in biological life. David Hume tried to counter this by intimating that the brain only derives design because it imposes it.
The problem for the debate was that each was coming from opposing directions. Paley began with the axiom that there was a Creator. Hume was an anti-theist and therefore did not allow for any supernatural input to the equation. So, from Hume’s point of view, evolution was the only alternative.
What are the odds of evolution being true?
In the interest of being fair-minded, let us consider the odds of evolution being true.
Living things are made up of proteins. Proteins are molecular machines that carry out processes which enable biological life. Every living cell of every living thing must produce proteins or it cannot live.
Proteins as we know them are made up of amino acids. Living things use only 20 of the more than 100 amino acids in nature. To complicate it even further, living things only use the left-handed versions. When amino acids are produced in nature, equal amounts of left handed and right handed are formed.
Proteins are formed and folded to a specific shape to carry out the process they are built to perform. Every step in the building of a protein is precise. There is no margin for error. Even a wrong fold of the chain of amino acids will cause the protein to be discarded. There is no almost in protein production.
Continuing with the odds of evolution being true
The simplest life form that fulfills the definition of a living thing contains just over 400 proteins. It is true that viruses contain as little as 256 proteins. But, viruses cannot be viable apart from another host body.
Let’s look first at the probability of one protein forming by chance. The probability of one protein 150 units long forming is one in 10^164.(That number is the number 10 followed by 164 zeros.) To give you a little more perspective, there are only 10^80 atoms in the whole universe.
Though no probability scientist will say that spontaneous generation of life will never happen, it won’t happen in this universe.
Evolutionists continue the lie
Even though the evidence proves life did not spring from non-life, evolution persists. How can a thing be scientific when it is founded on a lie? The answer may be that those who believe it do not wish to honor the truth.
How does evolution work?
Evolution is usually defined as change over time. The example that Darwin first used was the finches on the Galapagos Islands off South America’s Pacific coast. He observed that some had longer beaks than others. He was able to document a change in beak size from one generation to successive generations.
In his mind, he projected this many generations into the future. He generalized that this could bring about continual change. But he had no proof, just stories.
This type of change could, given enough time, bring about new species, or so he reasoned.
How would the change be brought about
It was all founded on small changes that were observed in many species of animals and plants. It seemed probably from what science could ascertain up until about the mid 20th century. Then DNA was discovered.
This was to be the linchpin that proves evolution. DNA contains the information that every living thing used to build its life form. It was found that mutations occurred in the DNA transcription which brought about changes. Most of these were recognized as malformations within a species.
It became very clear by the 1980s that DNA was the “hard drive” of life. All the information for a given life form was in its DNA. The information contained in the molecule was voluminous.
Once again evolutionists had hope. All you needed was a means to add to the information and thereby develop a new life form. They already had mutations. So the search began to prove how evolution worked through mutations.
Mutations – the anti-hero
The search began for mutations that would provide the means of upward evolution. There were plenty of mutations from which to pick. In fact, it was found out that from one generation to the next there were always mutations. There was a glimmer of hope.
But real science would not be shoehorned into a lie. Science is the search for knowledge and truth. But the truth about mutations did not fit well with DNA information.
In all the years since the 1980s every mutation that has been discovered has not helped evolution. Not one mutation has ever been shown to increase information in the genome. The truth of the matter is, every mutation subtracts information from the DNA.
The final nail in the coffin
The fact that mutations cause a decline in the amount of information says that complexity decreases. There is no way that life could progress from simple to complex with that understanding. These findings are based on science, not future findings.
Real science is not served by anything in evolution. Evolution was a vain attempt to deny the fact of a special creation event. It was not just to deny the event, but deny the Creator Who brought it about.
If you have studied evolution or creation you will notice the difference between the two.
Evolution is constantly having to change positions or they are looking forward to future findings. Those who believe in evolution are regularly being surprised by the failure of hypothesis. Creationists, though not always right, are more often correct in their hypothesis.
Choose your worldview
Science is not a “know it all” position. It is a “search for truth” motivation. If your worldview says it will not accept certain truths, then it is not logical or honest. The evolutionist worldview will not allow him to accept the possibility of a Creator. They cannot accept the possibility that there is a higher being than himself. Simply stated, he, or she is his own “god”.
The evolutionist cannot allow a free thinker to be among them. They must conform to the propaganda or be put out. There is no room for logic or reason. Only conformity is allowed.
If you cannot reason for yourself, then you should join the evolutionists and their worldview.
A better choice
There is a better choice. You can read and study for yourself. Read the Bible. Find out if what it says is true, or not. See if the things it says in regard to science lines up with sound scientific principles.
I am convinced that you will find that the science of the Bible is firmer than any science of the evolutionist. If you ask an evolutionist, “How does evolution work?” you will get a lot of “Jabberwocky” but very little truth.
Jesus put it this way. “If you abide in me, and my words abide in you; you shall know the truth. And the truth shall make you free.”
I invite you to choose freedom. If the Son makes you free, then you are free indeed.
God bless you!