6 Weaknesses in the Theory of Evolution
The Origin of Life
The Descent of Man
The Explanation of Complex Features
The Continuation of Lower Life Forms
Evolution of Life opposes All Other Sciences
No Detailed Description of the Evolution of Man
Evolution or Intelligent Design: Which Is Correct? Part 3
Since Darwin, science has progressed on two tracks: Traditional (reason plus religion) and Enlightened (reason only). We still have two theories: Material (Evolution) and Mind (Intelligent Design).
The progress of knowledge and technology since Darwin’s time is hard to comprehend. Darwin’s knowledge and technology was much closer to the aborigines (whom he distained) than to us.
Evolutionary scientists have done much to develop and polish Darwin’s ideas into a true theory, so it is now correct to call it the Theory of Evolution.
Unfortunately, they seem have ignored holes in the theory that have existed since Darwin’s time.
- The Origin of Life
Whether the explanation is the Big Bang or a quiet random assembling of non-living chemicals in a pool of water, if you trace back with the question, “And where did that come from?” there is no answer.
What is the origin of the chemicals in the pool of water come from? For that matter, what is the origin of the pool water?
Fact: No one has ever observed or manipulated chemicals to form life.
This creates another problem because it breaks a rule of logic.
Rule: The simpler the problem, the easier the solution.
According to the Evolutionary Theory, the simplest life, and therefore the simplest problem, is the formation of First Life. Yet, while they have made massive gains in other, more complicated areas of natural history, they have not found a way to solve this simplest problem.
- The Descent of Man
Dr. Behe, biochemist and proponent of Intelligent Design, tells us this:
Fact: There is no missing link between the Great Apes and Man.
Fact: Evolution is self-limiting. It is never seen between families or higher. It occurs at the species level and perhaps at the genus level but has only been observed with bacteria and viruses.
Fact: Genetic changes can be neutral but are usually damaging, although there can be a short-term positive effect on survival. Eventually, the continuing genetic changes no longer support life.
Dr. Behe notes that the polar bear’s white fur, which was held up by Darwin as an example of the survival of the fittest, is a degenerative genetic change.
Today, we know that the polar bear is actually related to the brown bear and the small black bear of temperate regions.
The genetic change that causes a polar bear’s white fur is like the one that causes the white crocodile’s coloration (which is different from an albino crocodile). White crocodiles don’t survive in the wild; this is because they have no camouflage.
From the genetic studies of the polar bear, we can hypothesize that there were white bears in temperate areas but the lines died out because they were all killed due to a lack of camouflage.
The genetic change temporarily aided the polar bears above the snow line to survive, but now they are dying off there, too.
Are polar bears disappearing because of climate change? Or has the bill for continued genetic change come due?
- The Explanation of Complex Features
How can random evolution result in something as complex as the human eye? What exactly is this system? How does it work—in detail?
Each complex feature is clearly developed for a specific use by a specific species. The level of complexity, for example the eye, does not follow the evolutionary pattern. Evolution cannot explain this.
- The Continuation of Lower Life Forms
If evolution occurs to increase the odds of survival, why do bacteria still exist?
And why do they comprise the most numerous genus of animal life on the planet?
- Evolution of Life Opposes All Other Sciences
Everywhere we look scientifically, we see nature descending toward extinction. Even the stars are dying.
But evolution says all life is getting better. Why would evolution be the exception to the scientific rule?
- No Detailed Description of the Evolution of Man
Evolutionists have not provided a detailed description of human evolution.
When I try to visualize the step by step evolution of a human, he always dies quickly.
What happens first?
Does he walk a little more erect? Why? Great apes do just fine swinging through trees.
Walking more erect throws off the balance of the body. Grasping feet are not prepared to be walked on. After a few steps, the ape defaults to using all four extremities.
Overall, a human is pretty puny next to a Great Ape. It seems several steps down the evolutionary scale.
Except for the human brain. How fast did that develop to enable man to survive?
We come now to an evaluation of the Intelligent Design theory.
Behe, Michael. Darwin Devolves.
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