Modern neo-Darwinian evolutionists explain the origin of new
traits and relationships in terms of mutations, which are random
changes in an organism's genetic code. Mutations certainly do
occur and indeed are responsible for perhaps 1500-2000 hereditary
abnormalities in humans alone.
But could mutations produce the
coordinated set of behavioral adaptations necessary to originate
cleaning symbiosis? The comments of two well known evolutionary
scientists are especially helpful in answering this question.
Nobel laureate Albert Szent-Gyorgi writes the following about a
relationship much simpler than cleaning symbiosis. He is talking
only about a young herring gull pecking at a red spot on its
parent's beak to elicit a food regurgitation response:
"All this may sound very simple, but it involves a
horribly complex underlying nervous mechanism...All this
had to be developed simultaneously [like the cleaner
entering the big fish's mouth at the same time the big
fish suspends his normal habit of eating small fish],
which as a mutation has the probability of zero. I am
unable to approach this problem without supposing an
innate drive in matter to perfect itself."
-Albert Szent-Gyorgi, Drive In Living Matter, vol. 1,
Szent-Gyorgi then goes on to coin the term "syntropy", by which
he means some impersonal creative force that drives the
evolutionary process upward.
The point is this: the study of nature itself has forced a
brilliant scientist to postulate the existence of some sort of
unobserved, impersonal creative force. Is it so unreasonable,
then, to infer from our observation of order in nature the
existence of a personal Creator God?