“Not one change of species into another is on record … we cannot prove that a single species has been changed.” (Charles Darwin, My Life & Letters)
Many today explain our existence here on Earth based on the very out-dated “scientific” notions of the 1850’s, while ignoring all that we have discovered with modern technology, (from molecular to astronomical), choosing instead to cling to Darwin and his musings found in On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life . (That’s right, “Favoured Races”. Proponents do not want you to know the full title of the book because its parades Darwin’s racism. More on Evolution’s link to racism in future posts). They believe that we are the products of random chance that began with an explosion in space. But what is Evolution? Does it have one meaning? And on it’s meaning, does everyone agree?
The Theory of Evolution begins 18-20 billion years ago with the Big Bang. It teaches that 4.6 billion years ago the Earth cooled down and that 3.4 billion years ago, the first single-celled organisms began to swirl the pre-biotic soup. From that time forward, Evolutionists purport that every plant, animal and human had a common ancestor and that modern man is descended from primates.
Definitions are critical for meaningful and edifying dialogue. Unless both sides are using the same definitions for the same terms, debate becomes difficult, if not impossible. In an embarrassing US Presidential impeachment hearing, council and defendant President Clinton, could not even agree on the definition of the word “is”.
With that said, there are at least six different definitions to the term “Evolution”, and unless these definitions and distinctions are delineated, discourse will doubtlessly dissolve.
Evolution Definition #1 – Cosmic Evolution
In order for Evolution’s Big-Bang to have occurred, Time, Space and Matter all had to come into existence randomly. That means that without direction, intention or information, the dimensions of Time, Space and Matter, not only had to spring into existence, they had to do so at the same time. Why? Well if you have Time and Matter without Space, where would you put it? If you had Matter and Space without Time, when would you put it? Yet when you say the word “evolution”, this is automatically assumed to have occurred without a shred of evidence or scientific substantiation. Having to “imagine” something happened is not good Science.
This event is however outlined in the first ten words of Scripture:
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Genesis 1:1
In the beginning (Time), God created the heavens (Space) and the earth (Matter). Not only did God create Time, Space and Matter and did so at the same time, each one also has three parts:
Time – past, present future
Space – length, width, height
Matter – solid, liquid, gas
Therefore, you not only have an explanation to evolution’s first definition, Cosmic Evolution, you have, by divine design, a trinity of trinities in the first ten words of the Bible.
Evolution Definition #2 – Stellar & Planetary Evolution
The second type of evolution that would have been necessary is Stellar & Planetary Evolution. Stellar & Planetary Evolution means that all the planets, stars, moons and sun had to have evolved from absolutely nothing. Scientists offer no explanation as to how this occurred either. Also, don’t forget that all of the energy and universal laws guiding these celestial bodies would also have had to come from no where as well. Where did the matter come from? Where did the energy come from? Where did the laws like Gravity, Inertia, Centripetal Force come from? Laws require a Law Giver.
Evolution Definition #3 – Chemical Evolution
The third type of evolution bundled into the generic use of “evolution” is Chemical Evolution. Chemical Evolution requires that all of the elements on the periodic table must all have evolved from Hydrogen. Anyone paying attention in Chemistry knows that it is impossible from Hydrogen alone to produce every known element. You think we got Uranium from Hydrogen? Some desperately submit that through fussion, this could in fact have happened. However, the truth is, you cannot fuse past Iron. This is also circular reasoning because they claim the stars made the elements, but also purport that the elements made the stars. Once again, no scientific proof offered. Science is testable, repeatable, demonstrable, not something you have to accept by faith.
Evolution Definition #4 – Organic Evolution
The fourth type of evolution necessary in order for the Big Bang and Evolution to be true is Organic Evolution. Organic Evolution simply means that organic life appeared from nothing. Science has absolutely no explanation for how life got started. Also, Urey and Miller never created life in the laboratory contrary to what our textbooks teach. They created a toxic tar-based substance that was 97% fatal to life. They created a few single facing amino acids when they really needed to produce a library of dual facing acids by comparison. If a frog becomes a prince quickly, we call it a fairytale. If a frog becomes a prince slowly, we call that science.
Evolution Definition #5 – Macro Evolution
Macro Evolution is the fifth type of evolution that is packaged into the belief system. Macro Evolution is the preposterous notion that one kind of animal becomes another kind of animal. “Origin of Species” misses the mark entirely because we are not discussing “species”, we are discussing “kinds”. A “kind” defines animals that can “bring forth”. A horse and a donkey can being forth. A whale and a chihuahua, not so much. Since the fossil record is completely barren of transitional forms, proponents have been forced to conclude that perhaps the changes occurred so rapidly, that they were not preserved in the strata. This gave rise to the silliness of Punctuated Equilibrium which states that perhaps a reptile laid an egg and a bird flew out. Besides there being only about a million differences between reptiles and birds, who did that bird find to marry, hmm? And if that occurred, why do we no longer observe animals producing off-spring of different kinds today? However, we see this truth laid out in Genesis, the first chapter.
And God said, “Let the land produce living creatures according to their kinds: the livestock, the creatures that move along the ground, and the wild animals, each according to its kind.” And it was so. God made the wild animals according to their kinds, the livestock according to their kinds, and all the creatures that move along the ground according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good. Genesis 1:24-25
Evolution Definition #6 – Micro Evolution
The sixth definition of evolution is called Micro Evolution. Micro Evolution is observable and scientific. However, it is not evolution at all, but merely adaptations within the kind. No new information is entering the gene code. The variations that can and do occur are often related to climate. For instance, the 5 types of bears in the world all come from the same two bears that were on Noah’s Ark. The bears that traveled north to the Arctic, developed thicker coats of fur, while the bears that went south to the desert, developed thinner coats. This however is not a mutation or evolution because the genes for thicker and thinner coats were already in the DNA of the bear. Therefore, there is no new information introduced, which is what evolution demands.
In the end, all of the components of Evolution must be accepted, not by scientific scrutiny, but by faith.
Evolution is a religion.