EVOLUTION - A HOUSE DI-VI-DED
"IF a house be divided against itself, that house cannot
stand" (Mark 3:25.
Evolutionists ardently defend their house against outsiders,
but squabble vigorously with each other inside the house. In
this article we present a collage of recent quotes
from evolutionists attacking different aspects of their own
Lest we be accused of our-of\context quoting,
we emphasize that each person quoted is a committed
evolutionist, even though his remarks remarks make him sound
like a creationist.
The standard evolutionary concept for the origin of the
universe is the Big Bang theory, but many eminent
astronomers flatly reject it.
Both the 'Big Bang' model and theoretical side of
elementary particle physics rely on numerous highly
speculative assumptions (1).
But if there was no Big Bang, how and when did the
universe begin?.. (Hannes) Alfven replies: "It is
only a myth that attempts to say how the universe
came into being....."(2).
One argument for the Big Bang, is the "red shift," but
Halton Arp and other leading astronomers say "n."
(Arp) maintains that quasars, for example, whose
large red shifts suggest they are the most distant
objects in the universe, are actually no ore distant
EVOLUTION OF-LIFE FROM NON-LIFE
It is commonly asserted that life evolved from non-living
chemicals by purely naturalistic processes. However, a
leading scientist in this field says:
At present all discussions on principle theories and
experiments in the filed either end in stalemate or
in a confession of ignorance...The problem is that
the principal evolutionary processes from prebiotic
molecules to progenotes have NOT BEEN PROVEN by
experimentation and that the environmental
conditions under which these processes occurred are
not known (4).
EVOLUTION OF SPECIES
The standard DArwinian and neo-Darwinian theories of
evolution argues that new species are developed by a natural
selection of random variations to fit changing environments.
Many evolutionists today, however, are rejecting Darwinism,
even though they still cling to evolution. One such
scientist is Kenneth Hsu.
The law of natural selection is not, I will
maintain, science. It is a ideology, and a wicked
one, and it has as much interfered with our ability
to perceive the history of life with clarity as it
has interfered with out ability to see one another
with tolerance...The law of the survival of the
fittest may be, therefore, a tautology in which
fitness is defined by the fact of survival, not by
independent criteria that would form the basis for
EVOLUTION OF HUMAN LIFE
Much ado has been made about the Laetoli fossil footprints
in Tanzania, dated at 3.5 million years ago, supposedly
proving that the australopithecine ancestors of man walked
But the first detailed study of the gaits and
footprints of modern people who walk barefooted
indicated the Laetoli prints are such like those of
Homo sapiens and were probably not produced by
Lucy's relatives, reports Russell H. Tuttle of the
University of Chicago (6).
It should be obvious that these footprints were made by true
human beings; the only reason for rejecting this fact is the
ASSUMED 3.5-million-year age, a time long before man is
supposed to have evolved.
THE FOSSIL EVIDENCE
The fossil record has traditionally been considered the best
evidence for evolution, but the utter absence of true
transitional forms continues to be an embarrassment.
If we were to expect to find ancestors to or
intermediates between higher taxa, it would be in
the rocks of late Precambrian to Ordovician times,
when the bulk of the world's higher animal and taxa
evolved. Yet transitional alliances are unknown or
unconfirmed for any of the phyla or classes
appearing then (7).
"We conclude that..neither of the contending theories of
evolutionary change at the species level, phyletic
gradualism or punctuated equilibrium, seem applicable to the
origin of new body plans (8).
EXTINCTION VERSUS SPECIATION
Evolutionists seem unable to realize the anomaly in the slow
rate of speciation versus the high rate of species
Today's rate (of extinction) can be estimated
through various analytical techniques to be a
minimum of 1000, and possibly several thousand
species a year.....It normally takes tens of
thousands of years for a new terrestrial vertebrate
or a new plant species to emerge fully, and even
species with rapid turnover rates, notably insects,
usually require centuries, if not millennia, to
generate a new species (9).
So far as ever observed, NO NEW SPECIES are now being
formed. It seems that evolution, if there is such a thing,
is going in the WRONG DIRECTION!
Although the history of the earth and life have long been
interpreted by the uniformatarian maxim, "the present is the
key to the past," more and more geologists are returning to
Our science is too encumbered with uniformitarian
concepts that project the modern Earth?Life systems
as the primary model for interpretation of evolution
and extinction patterns in ancient ecosystems.
Detailed paleoenvironmental data tell us that the
past is the key to the present, not vice versa (10).
One of the key evidences for great age is the uniformatarian
interpretation of "evaporites," but this very term is
In referring to "evaporite"...the term begs the
question as it implies desiccation. for clarity,
geology needs a new term; namely "precipitite," rock
created by precipitation. Hence rocks of the
evaporitic facies could be...precipitites, deposited
from a super-saturated solution (11).
Precipitation is, of course, a much more rapid process than
SOCIAL HARMFULNESS OF EVOLUTION
Evolutionists strongly complain when creationists point out
the historically evil influence of evolutionism. Many
evolutionists, however, do recognize this fact.
"...we were victims of a cruel social ideology that
assumes that competition among individuals, classes,
nations or races is the natural condition of life,
and that it is also natural for the superior to
dispossess the inferior. for the last century and
more this ideology has ben thought to be a natural
law of science, the mechanism of evolution which was
formulated most powerfully by Charles Darwin in
(Robert Proctor) shows how the major German
societies of physical anthropologists collaborated
with the SS program of race hygiene, helping to make
a racial policy....Eugene Fischer, the most
distinguished of German physical anthropologists,
regarded by many as the founder of human genetics,
was particularly helpful in these efforts...But
surely American physical anthropologists spoke out
clearly against the Nazi perversion of their science?
They did not (13).
Creationists are not the only ones who find it difficult to
get a hearing from the scientific establishment. Even
evolutionists who do not conform to the majority viewpoint
in evolutionary dogma at a given time encounter this same
bigotry, through the so-called "peer review" process.
One of the most distinguished modern astronomers is Nobel
prize-winner Hannes Alfven, who espouses an alternative
cosmology to the Big Bang. Here is his testimony (even Nobel
laureates must defer to the scientific establishment!).
"..it has given me a serous disadvantage. when I
describe the phenomena according to this formalism,
most referees do not understand what I say and turn
down my papers (14). But the argument "all
knowledgeable people agree that..." (with the tacit
addition that by not agreeing you demonstrate that
you are a crank) is not a valid argument in science.
If scientific issues always were decided by Gallup
polls and not by scientific arguments, science will
very son be petrified forever (15).
One day it will be said: "...the winds blew, and beat upon
that house (evolution); and it fell: and great was the fall
of it" (Matthew 7:27).
1. R.L. Oldershaw, "The Continuing Case for a Hierarchical
Cosmology, "Astrophysics and Space (v 92, p354)
2. E.J. Lerner, "The Big Bang Never Happened, "Discover (v
9, p 78)
3. John Horgan, "Big Bang Bashers," Scientific American )v.
257 p. 22)
4. Dose, Prof. Dr. Klaus, "The Origin of Life; More
Questions Than Answers," "interdisciplinary Science Reviews
(v 13, no 4, p. 348) Dose is director, Institute for
Biochemistry, Gutenburg University
5. Kenneth J. Hsu, "Is Darwinism Science?" Earthwatch (3/89
p.17) Hsu is Earth Science Head at the Swiss Institute of
6. Bruce Bower, "A Walk Back Through Evolution," Science
News (v. 135, 4/89 p. 259)
7. J.W. Valentine and D.H. erwin, "The Fossil record, in
Development As An Evolutionary Process, p. 84
8. Ibid, p. 96. Valentine is
9. Norman Myers, "Extinction Rates Past and Present",
Bioscience (v. 39, p.39)
10. Eric Kauffman, "The Uniformatarian Albatross," Palaios
(v. 2, no. 6)
11. Robert S. Dietz and Mitchell Woodhouse, "Mediterranean
Theory May Be All wet," ,Geotimes (v.33, p.4)
12. Kenneth J. Hsu, op cit, p. 15
13. Matt Cartmill, "Misdeeds in Anthropology, " Review of
Bones, Bodies, Behavior: Essays on Physical Anthropology,
(Science (v. 244, p. 858)
14. Hannes Alfven, "Memoirs of a Dissident Scientist,"
American Scientist (v. 76 p. 250)
15. Ibid, p 251
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