Daily Archives: July 11, 2013

Arizona study confirms that “evolution” is unrealistic fable, a “just-so-story”

As an explanation for the origin of the first life, Darwinian evolution fails. It is a fairy tale about origins.

But the theory (I am being generous) also has other problems. This Arizona study finds that “warming” means that the evolutionary process (natural selection acting on mutation with survival value) must go faster than some scientists believe it has in the past. But natural selection with or without mutation has never been shown (fast or slow) to have creative power (generate new “information”), generate more complex body designs, or generate the type of assembly instructions necessary to go from a single cell organisms to something more complex with various body parts. (Has anyone ever seen a partially formed heart, acting with a partially formed lung, along with a partially formed kidney?) No. All must be fully formed, not only in man but other mammals in order for the animal or person to survive at all!

“Many vertebrate species would have to evolve about 10,000 times faster than they have in the past to adapt to the rapid climate change expected in the next 100 years, a study led by a University of Arizona ecologist has found.” Click here

Since the historical record as typically presented also shows rapid climate changes in the past, which should have wiped out vertebrate species already if they could not adapt quickly, why is any such┬álife still here? Looks like┬ásome circular reasoning is going on in the interpretation of the study results….

Indeed, natural selection and mutation can’t produce the vertebrate diversity observed today. For more on the practical limits of natural selection and mutation, I suggest reading Michael Behe’s “The Edge of Evolution” as a place to start. Although I would debate a few of the points Behe makes, it is an interesting and informative book. Reading it along with some common sense should raise the level of science literacy a few steps regarding what Darwinian evolution could be expected to do and what it cannot do. But be sure to read carefully Behe’s definition of Darwinian evolution….it differs from what most casual readers would expect.

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Michael J. Behe launched the intelligent design movement with his first book, Darwin’s Black Box, by demonstrating that Darwinism could not account for the complexity of biochemistry. Now he takes a giant leap forward. In The Edge of Evolution, Behe uses astounding new findings from the genetics revolution to show that Darwinism is nowhere near as powerful as most people believe. Genetic analysis of malaria, E. coli, and the HIV virus over tens of thousands of generations, not to mention analysis of the entire history of the genetic struggle between them and “us” (humans), make it possible for the first time to determine the precise rates, and likelihood, of random mutations of varying kinds. We now know, as never before, what Darwinism can and cannot accomplish. The answers turn conventional science on its head and are certain to be hotly debated by millions. After The Edge of Evolution, life in the universe will never look the same.

Evangelical letter to Congress on climate change is an embarassment

This was indeed sad to see. (click here) Not only are the very few “facts” stated in the letter incorrect but the selective use of Bible verses out of any context is really quite indefensible.

Implicit in the statements made in this letter are invalid presuppositions. Teaching at a Christian University, I would not even consider signing such a poorly written and misleading statement that does not reflect a fair consideration of the science.

This “Evangelical Panel on Climate Change” (or EPCC) does not speak for all Christians or even evangelicals, any more than the “International Panel on Climate Change” (IPCC) speaks for all scientists.

Scientists of any persuasion are certainly free to enter public policy debates. But to the degree that they make unsupported and/or poorly written statements like this one, they will be ignored or do more harm than good for their cause.