What I Believe About Evolution

Evolution is the belief that new kinds of creatures came about from variations of other kinds of creatures.  For example, amphibians forming from fish, reptile from amphibians, etc.  This belief was popularized by Charles Darwin, and he was the first to have an explanation for how this occurred.  His explanation was natural selection, or survival of the fittest.

To begin with, Charles Darwin’s book, The Origin of Species, was speculation.  His ideas weren’t proven, nor have they been proven today.  Yet, they are accepted as truth.  Secondly, natural selection, the means by which he believed evolution occurred, does not work to create new organisms but to preserve the existing creatures.  How, then, could natural selection create new species? Natural selection in nature has never resulted in a new species, and is not visible in the fossil record.  And mutation cannot be the means by which new organisms are derived.  Mutations result in flawed, broken, non-functional cells; not new, better organs.

Darwin said that “probably all the organic beings which have ever lived on the earth have descended from some one primordial form, into which life was first breathed.”  For all of the creatures that have ever lived to actually have come from one first creature, there must be transitional forms that connect all the different creatures today. And have those “missing links” been found?  No.  Darwin himself acknowledged that the lack of these transitional forms in the fossil record was the greatest weakness of his theory.

Darwin’s beliefs were merely speculation.  Evolution is not proven.  There is no evidence for it; in fact there is much evidence against it.  But today so many people have accepted a lie for truth.

Richard Lewontin, an evolutionist, said this:

“We take the side of science in spite of the patent absurdity of some of its constructs,… because we have a prior commitment, a commitment to materialism.**  It is not that the methods and institutions of science somehow compel us to accept a material explanation of the phenomenal world, but, on the contrary, that we are forced by our a priori adherence to material causes to create an apparatus of investigation and a set of concepts that produce material explanations, no matter how counterintuitive, no mater how mystifying to the uninitiated…. for we cannot allow a Divine Foot in the door.”

What I see this man as saying is this:  that we adhere to the belief of evolution, the theory that attempts to explain the creation of the world without God, because we are stuck on a false philosophy.  Even though there is evidence that there is a God, someone who created the world, we choose not to believe.

Alexander Solzhenityn said this in his book Men Have Forgotten God:

“Material laws alone do not explain our life or give it direction.  The laws of physics and physiology will never reveal the indisputable manner in which the Creator constantly, day in and day out, participates in the life of each of us, unfailingly granting us the energy of existence… And in the life of our entire planet the Divine Spirit surely moves with no less force…”

To quote my Biology book: “The glaring contradiction between Darwin’s predictions and the facts of the fossil record make it clear that evolution has not occurred.” 1

I believe that God created the world, and man did not evolve from animals.  I believe that God sent his Son Jesus Christ to die for our sins on the cross, and that Jesus rose from the dead.  I believe that if we accept God’s free gift of salvation, we can spend eternity with him in heaven.

**Materialism is the theory that physical matter is the only reality and that everything, including thought, feeling, mind, and will, can be explained in terms of matter and physical phenomena.

Definition of materialism taken from Dictionary.com

1Abeka Biology, Third Edition

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