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Title: God

Gods Place in Evolution
Where do we come from?
Creation vs. Primordial Soup
A minimal cell contains over 60,000 proteins of
100 different configurations. The chance of this
assemblage occurring by chance is 1 in
British astronomer, Sir Frederick Hoyle, says,
The likelihood of the formation of life from
inanimate matter is 1 to a number with 40,000
noughts (1040,000). He goes on to say, At all
events, anyone, even a nodding acquaintance with
the Rubiks cube will concede the near
impossibility of a solution being obtained by a
blind person moving the cubic faces at random.
Now imagine 1050 (thats a number 1 with 50 zeros
after it) blind people, each with a scrambled
Rubiks cube, and try to conceive of the chance
of them all simultaneously arriving at the solved
form. He later says, Supposing the first cell
originated by chance is like believing a tornado
could sweep through a junkyard filled with
airplane parts and form a Boeing 747.

The Creation Story of Genesis
First Daylight (so there was light and
darkness) Second Daysky and water (waters
separated) Third Dayland and seas (waters
gathered) vegetation Fourth Daysun, moon, and
stars (to govern the day and the night and to
mark the seasons, days and years) Fifth Dayfish
and birds (to fill the waters and the sky) Sixth
Dayanimals (to fill the earth) man and woman
(to care for the earth and to commune with
God) Seventh DayGod rested and declared all He
had made to be very good.
For each day, an almost identical narrative
occurs God made the wild animals according to
their kinds, the livestock according to their
kinds. And God saw that it was good.
Dr. George Wald, professor emeritus of biology at
Harvard and Nobel Prize winner in biology in 1971
There are only two possible explanations as to
how life arose Spontaneous generation arising
to evolution or a supernatural creative act of
GodThere is no other possibility. Spontaneous
generation was scientifically disproved 120 years
ago by Louis Pasteur and others, but that just
leaves us with only one other possibilitythat
life came as a supernatural act of creation by
God, but I cant accept that philosophy because I
do not want to believe in God. Therefore I
choose to believe in that which I know is
scientifically impossible, spontaneous generation
leading to evolution.
George Wald, Origin, Life, and Evolution,
Scientific American (1978).
Evidence for Creation
1.) The fossil record. 2.) They decay of the
earths magnetic field. 3.) The Global
Flood. 4.) Population statistics. 5.) Human
artifacts found throughout the Geological
Column. 6.) Helium content in Earths
atmosphere. 7.) Design in living systems.
Time magazines description of Cambrian fossil
Time magazine writes In a burst of creativity
like nothing before or since, nature appears to
have sketched out the blueprints for virtually
the whole of the animal kingdomSince 1987,
discoveries of major fossil beds in Greenland, in
China, in Siberia, and now in Namibia have shown
that the period of biological innovation occurred
at virtually the same instant in geological time
all around the world. What could possibly have
powered such a radical advance?
Darwin wrote in the Origin of the Species, The
abrupt manner in which whole groups of species
suddenly appear in certain formations has been
urged by several paleontologistsas a fatal
objection to the belief in the transmutation of
species. If numerous species, belonging to the
same genera of families, have really started into
life at once, the fact would be fatal to the
theory of evolution through natural selection.
J. Madeline Nash, When Life Exploded, Time
(December 1995), p. 68. Charles Darwin, The
Origin of the Species, p. 344.
Even evolutionary specialists admit downfalls in
the fossil record
Dr. Colin Patterson, former senior paleontologist
at the British Museum of National History,
London If I knew of any intermediary, fossil
or living, I would have certainly have included
them in my book, EvolutionYet Gould Dr.
Stephen J. Gould, professor of geology and
paleontology at Harvard University and the
American Museum people are hard to contradict
when they say there are no transitional fossilsI
will lay it on the linethere is not one such
fossil for which one could make a watertight
Paleontologist Stephen Stanley of Johns Hopkins
University says, The known fossil record fails
to document a single example of phyletic
evolution accomplishing a major morphologic
transition, and hence offers no evidence that the
gradualistic model can be valid.
Dr. Mark Ridley, a zoologist at Oxford, says, In
any case, no real evolutionist, whether
gradualist or punctuationist, uses the fossil
record as evidence in favor of the theory of
evolution as opposed to special creation.
Archaeopteryxhalf-bird, half-reptile??
Most evolutionists believe that birds evolved
from reptiles. Archaeopteryx is thought to be an
example of a transitional formhalf-bird and
half-reptile. However, with close examination,
it looked like a modern birdit had flying
feathers, elliptical wings, both upper and lower
jaws (maxilla and mandible) moved (in most
reptiles, only the mandible moves), and it had a
large cerebellum and cortex (just like todays
flying birds).
Dissention on claiming that Archaeopteryx and
other fossils are transition form creatures
Alan Feduccia of the University of North Carolina
at Chapel Hill (an evolutionist and world
authority on birds) examined the characteristics
of the Archaeopteryx on the previous slide, as
well as examining other transitional form
fossils, including the Sinosauropteryx prima and
Mononykus. After examining these dinosaur-birds,
he disproved them, concluding, Its
biophysically impossible to evolve flight from
such large bipeds hind legs with foreshortened
forelimbs and heavy, balancing tails.
The decay of the Earths magnetic field
Dr. Thomas Barnes, Emeritus Professor of Physics
at the University of Texas at El Paso, is one of
the most respected magnetic field physicists in
the world and has published the definitive work
in this field. He says, If we went back about
ten thousand years, the earths magnetic field
would have been as strong as the field in a
magnetic star. A magnetic star is like our sun
it has a nuclear power source. Surely our earth
never had a nuclear source like the sun. Surely
our earth never had a magnetic field stronger
than that of a star. That would limit the age of
the earth to ten thousand years. Under those
conditions many of the atoms necessary for life
processes could not form. Scientific
observations since 1829 have shown that the
earth's magnetic field has been measurably
decaying at an exponential rate, demonstrating
its half-life to be approximately 1,400 years.
These data demonstrate that earth's entire
history is young, within a few thousand of years.
The Great Flood
Remnants of this worldwide flood can be found all
over the earth. Marine crustaceans have been
discovered on 12,000-foot mountaintops. Pillow
lava is formed only under water, and yet
geologists have found a field of pillow lava as
high as 15,000 feet on Mount Ararat.
Hippopptamuses, now living only in Africa, have
been uncovered in England. Hundreds of dinosaurs
have been found buried together with other
creatures that did not share the same habitat.
The Norfolk forest beds in England contain
fossils of northern cold-climate animals,
tropical warm climate animals, and temperate zone
plants all mixed together. How were such diverse
creatures transported and buried thousands of
miles from their normal environments, at
unexplainable elevation, except by a devastating
universal flood? And what about the sedimentary
rocks? There is a fossilized seven-foot-long
ichthyosaur (a fish-shaped marine reptile, now
extinct) giving birth they have found fossils of
fish in the act of swallowing other fish. There
is a fossilized tree trunk oriented vertically.
It extends through several layers of sedimentary
rock. These layers must have all been laid down
at the same time. Otherwise, if the upper layers
had taken millions of years (or even much more
than one year) to form, the top of the tree would
have decomposed long before it was encased in
Population Statistics
World population is estimated to grow an average
of about 2 per year. To be very conservative,
if the population increased only ½ per year (to
allow generously for plagues, wars, starvation,
etc.), in one million years (the evolutionists
general estimate of the age of man on planet
Earth) there would have been 102100 people
somehow stacked on the earth. (That number of
people would actually fill countless trillions of
entire universes.) Even if an almost zero growth
rate of population were assumed, in a million
years the earth would have housed
3,000,000,000,000 people up until the present
age. There is no cultural or fossil evidence for
numbers anywhere near that level. At the ½
growth rate, it would take about 4,000 years to
produce todays population from a single couple.
This is the approximate amount of time elapsed
since the worldwide flood when only Noahs family
was spared. Current world population
Fossilized human evidence
Man-made artifactssuch as a hammer in Cretaceous
rock, a human sandal print with trilobite in
Cambrian rock, human footprints and a handprint
in Cretaceous rockpoint to the fact that all the
supposed geologic periods actually occurred at
the same time in the recent past (just before the
Great Flood in Genesis?).
Did humans co-exist with dinosaurs?
Discoveries have been made of cave-dwelling
humans with drawings and carvings of dinosaurs on
the walls of caves in Arizonas Hava Supai Canyon
(as well as 30 other places world-wide). Fossilize
d footprints of man and footprints of dinosaurs
have been reported in the same geological strata
in New Mexico, Arizona, Mexico, Kentucky,
Missouri, Russia, Illinois, Texas, and other
places. A Biblical reference? Look at the
behemoth, which I made along with you and which
feeds on grass like an ox. What strength he has
in his loins, what power in the muscles of his
belly! His tail sways like a cedar the sinews
of his thighs are close-knit. His bones are
tubes of bronze, his limbs like rods of iron
Job 4015-18
Helium content in the Earths atmosphere
Physicist Melvin Cook, Nobel Prize medalist found
that helium-4 enters our atmosphere from solar
wind and radioactive decay of uranium. At present
rates our atmosphere would accumulate current
helium-4 amounts in less than 10,000 years. The
current amount is only about 1/2000 of what we
would expect if the atmosphere were billions of
years old.
Complexity of design in living systems
The human body has 100 trillion cells. All the
cells in the human body lined up side-by-side
would encircle the earth 200 times. If all the
DNA in a human were placed end to end, it would
reach the sun and back 400 times. The human eye
can handle 1.5 million simultaneous messages. In
a day, the eye moves 100,000 times (its like
walking 50 miles). 137 million nerve endings
within each eye pick up every visual message the
eye sends to the brain. The human heart beats
40,000,000 times a year. A single drop of blood
can be delivered to anywhere in the body within
20 seconds. The information in the brain equals
that contained in 20 million separate books.
Can Darwins theory explain the complexities of
To suppose that the eye with all its inimitable
contrivances for adjusting the focus to different
distances, for admitting different amounts of
light, and for the correction of spherical and
chromatic aberration, could have been formed by
natural selection, seems, I freely confess,
absurd in the highest sense.
Charles Darwin, The Origin of the Species
(London A.L. Burt, 1859), p. 170.
We descended from apes?
Then God said, Let us make man in our image, in
our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of
the sea and birds of the air, over the livestock,
over all the earth, and over all the creatures
that move along the ground. So God created man
in his own image, in the image of God he created
him male and female he created themThe Lord God
formed the man from the dust of the ground and
breathed into his nostrils the breath of life,
and the man became a living being. Genesis
125-27, 27
Some scientist claim the reason there are no
fossilized samples of humans is due to the
phenomenon called punctuated equilibrium
(stress factors cause evolution to happen on a
much quicker time scale). However, Dr. Robert
Jastrow, NASA Science Director disagrees, saying,
It is the nature of biological evolution that it
always proceeds slowly. Indeed, it is that same
bit of evidence that evolutionists use to avoid
proving that macroevolution actually happens.
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