Honestly, if we test it, evolution can’t hold as much evidence as the Bible- yet it is taught in every school in America as truth. Why do I say that? The entire idea of evolution came from one man: Charles Darwin, during 20 years in history (due to a delay to publish the book due to his own doubts). He was a scientist who found the cell, but with his limited microscope the cell appeared as a very simple organism. From this discovery he concluded that this “simple” cell could spit and form another, and another, and so on. He made the conclusion that because cells split to make more cells, that the origin of all species (mammals, reptiles, birds, plants, bacteria, etc) came from one “simple” cell and that cell split to form everything that is here today. He called it the tree of life.
There’s some loopholes in this theory. Remember: In science you need to be able to test it, observe it, and repeat it for it to be true. I will list 3 evidences why evolution cannot be true in the science of today.
Cells do not change into new species or make new information.
We have found, with stronger microscopes, that cells are NOT simple in any sense. A cell works like a very complex city with each piece playing a specific big important part. If one piece doesn’t work it causes problems (mutations), or death, with the entire cell and every cell formed thereafter. In the center of each cell there is the nucleus which holds the DNA: an even more complex structure than the cell. When a cell divides it creates an exact copy of itself over and over- same parts, same pieces, same nucleus, same DNA= same organism. It cannot create something new without new information which would lead to only a single organism, not millions of plants, animals, bacteria, fungi, etc that we see today. There is no, and never has been, any new information added to today’s organisms.
If two dogs breed- they have puppies, if two elephants breed- they have an elephant. Elephants do not suddenly grow wings, whales do not grow legs, humans cannot form gills to live underwater, nor sharks lungs. There are mutations in the genome (extra legs, chromosome disorders, albinism, etc. caused by missing, extra, or misplaced pieces of DNA) but these typically do not benefit the organism, makes them sterile, challenges their life, they are easily eaten, or die early from complications. There are fish who have lungs, but so do their parents, Mammals who lay eggs- but so do their parents, and fish who can change from saltwater fish to freshwater- but so do their parents, same with amphibians, butterflies, etc. They have the DNA already to share with the offspring, it is nothing new added or created to today’s creatures. One organism cannot breed to change kinds or completely different features than those of their parents.
Natural selection not evolution
Evolution is defined as “ the process by which new species or populations of living things develop from preexisting forms through successive generations”. https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/evolutionhttps://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/evolution. Natural selection is defined as “process that results in the adaptation of an organism to its environment by means of selectively reproducing changes in its genotype, or genetic constitution. “. https://www.britannica.com/science/natural-selection.
The basis of evolution is that an organism starts as a simple organism, and gradually changes into something more complex. Macro evolution has never been observed (chimp to human). Natural selection is animals that are better adapted for their environment are more likely to survive and reproduce. This is observable, repeatable, and testable. Charles Darwin tried to relate the finches to evolution (the finches had “evolved” different sized beaks) but the finches were a great example of natural selection as some had big beaks and some had small but in the end they were still finches, and we still have finches to this day. None of them formed 4 legs or became something other than what they are today. The finches can breed together and have little finches with big or small beaks. They did not go from a simpler to more advanced organism.
Another example: Dog breeders have taken dogs with similar desirable features and breed them together for hundreds of years to make the breeds there are today and bred out the undesirable features. Breeding removes features, accentuates other features, but it doesn’t add new features. A chihuahua bred to a chihuahua will never have wolf puppies because the genes to make a big dog have been bred out. The only way to return the chihuahua back to a wolf would be hundreds of litters of rebreeding back in hundreds of types of dogs to put the different information back into the genome. Even than, this is not new information, just lost information that was bred out to bring out more desirable qualities.
This also introduces new challenges such as structure and health problems- specialized breeds like German shepherds are known for hip dysplasia, bull dogs for breathing problems, and now cancer and allergies are found in dogs as well. The chihuahua is not a more complex, advanced, or healthier breed of dog- it is a breed that was bred to be small by breeding out the big genes.
Unlike organisms cannot reproduce.
If Darwin’s theory were true than all organisms would also be able to combine their DNA because they came from the same source. This would mean humans could breed with bananas, elephants could have offspring with ants, bacteria could breed with whales since everything is related. This is not true. This is not observable, repeatable, testable science. These kinds of organisms are very different as are their cells are very different and cannot be combined successfully to create a hybrid that can continue to breed, or even sustain its own life.
• Polar bears and grizzly bears can mate to make a growler bear- they are both of the bear kind.
• Horses can breed with zebras- they are of the horse kind.
• Bottlenose Dolphin can mate with a false killer whale- they are both of the dolphin kind.
There are many other hybrids, but each animal is of the same kind. Many of these hybrids are sterile and cannot continue its DNA in future offspring ending its lineage.
“Each according to their kind.”
-found multiple times in Genesis
Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution and the origin is not accurate and not science. It is not observable or repeatable to see one animal change to a completely different animal, breed with unlike organisms, or that life started from a single cell. It was simply a theory made by one man with limited technology that has been disproven, yet still taught to schoolchildren across the world.
“The Lord God said to the serpent, “Because you have done this, cursed are you above all livestock and above all beasts of the field; on your belly you shall go, and dust you shall eat all the days of your life. I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and her offspring; he shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise his heel.””
Genesis 3:14-15 ESV
The heel is a metaphor for the foundation of Gods Word. If he can convince people Gods word isn’t true, or even if parts of it aren’t true, than the foundation (the heel) is injured and people won’t stand on it or support it. To read more about the Evidence of the Bible click this link.
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God Bless you and your journey,
Darrick and Kay