We talked last week of the major, and insurmountable problems… With the beginning of the Universe…And the possibility of life by chance... From nothing... For nothing... With nothing... Caused by nothing...And we also heard statements from a number of devoted evolutionists...Saying that in reality, these issues…Do seem to point to a Creator!
We could go on with this topic for many weeks...
So today we will lightly cover a series of topics with the time we have left...
Hopefully to get you interested in your own research if you need more...And these areas of science, which have exploded in just the past decade...Absolutely, in view of an objective witness...Close the door to evolutionary thinking with overwhelming proof!
I want to begin by clarifying that...Evolution has all but completely replaced any teachings of Special Creation or Intelligent Design in our school systems...With most polls saying that the majority of Americans support that schools should still teach BOTH SIDES of the issue!! (1)
(1) Encycolpedia.com, "Evolution And Creationism In American Public Schools, Retrieved on 3-21-21 from https://www.encyclopedia.com/science/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/evolution-and-creationism-american-public-schools
Because the foundational reason for removing Creationism...Was NOT based upon inferior proof...But upon the political decision to remove what was considered...A "Religious view" from the public school system!
As we will see... Current discoveries in science have pressed some of the most staunch and anti-Christian scientists to rethink their position...Concerning unguided, accidental appearance and evolution of life... WITHOUT DESIGN OR PURPOSE! Some of their conclusions are a bit astounding!
Last week we saw that the Evolutionary view of the beginning of the Universe... Had to conclude, using "Scientific Laws"...That the Universe DID HAVE a beginning... It is not infinite...That by Scientific Law, it had to be a reaction to Something Bigger and more Powerful than the entire universe...Which had acted outside the realm of all time, space and matter...From absolutely nothing!
And then, according to the best of atheistic Astronomers and mathematicians...
Go against calculated odds so staggering... Even THEY agree it is considered a "mathematical absurdity"...That the conditions in the visible and invisible Universe could ever support life! (Including the existence of the Laws holding it together!)
Let's pick up from there, & continue on our course of study in what science truly, openly says about Evolution verses Creation! Life From Non-Life...In our following of the evolutionary thought process...After the Big Bang from nowhere…Accidentally created the impossible environment perfectly fitted for life to spontaneously form...
Then, this simple form of life would...Through mutations and natural selection, continue to develop... Unguided and without purpose or design... Until bacteria rose in complexity to became human beings!
Let's look at what evidence OBJECTIVELY PROVES...Verses the subjective "spin" placed upon it in textbooks and media! We are going to start broad, and focus into some unbelievable evidences! As we move into this study of the origin & the complexity of life...It is important to start at the beginning, to get the big picture...
That beginning being this... What is the unbiased, scientific synopsis of whether it is possible for life to have just sparked into existence from nonlife, without intelligent design?
Well, it is summarized in the understanding of this LAW...Law meaning, a cornerstone truth claim...That says no matter where you look, data will follow this rule!
"The principle stating that life arises from pre-existing life, not from nonliving material. " - http://www.biology-online.org/dictionary/Law_of_biogenesis
This Law has been tested in theory and observation…And it yields to the fact that life comes only from preceding life…And perpetuates itself by reproducing only its own kind or type!! What do even Biology textbooks say about this Law? (Microbiology Textbook Online)
“It was not until almost 100 years later (mid 1800’s) that the great French chemist Louis Pasteur put the debate (spontaneous generation) to rest… While this debate may seem silly from a modern perspective, remember that the scientists of the time had little knowledge of microorganisms… Spontaneous generation was a severe test of scientific experimentation, because it was such a seductive and widely held belief. Yet, even spontaneous generation was overthrown when the weight of careful experimentation argued against it.” - Microbiology, 1-5 Spontaneous generation was an attractive theory to many people, but was ultimately disproven., https://www.microbiologytext.com/6th_ed/book/displayarticle?aid=650
Dictionary.com defines, "Abiogenesis", the modern term for spontaneous generation as:
"The now discredited theory that living organisms can arise spontaneously from inanimate matter; spontaneous generation."
BUT IT IS THE FOUNDATIONAL ELEMENT FIR ALL IF EVOLUTIONARY THINKING!
"One has only to contemplate the magnitude of this task to concede spontaneous generation of a living organism is impossible. Yet here we are- as a result. I believe in spontaneous generation." (1)
"Most modern biologists, having reviewed with satisfaction the downfall of the spontaneous generation hypothesis, yet unwilling to accept the alternative belief in special creation, are left with nothing." (1)
(1) George Wald, “The Origin of Life,” Scientific American, Vol. 190, August 1954, pp46, 48., https://evolutionnews.org/2018/08/enzymes-are-essential-for-life-did-they-evolve/
So, let's get a realistic picture of how this plays out...Ask many evolutionists today about life's origin & they say..."Oh, it began 4.6 billion years ago, in a pond, through spontaneous generation!" Then ask, “So, tell me more about spontaneous generation?” And get..."Oh, it's a theory that was scientifically disproven about a hundred years ago by Louis Pasteur in his Law of Biogenesis!!"
So who seems to clearly hold onto FAITH, "...in spite of, even perhaps because of, the lack of evidence."? Evolutionists' only attempt at justifying this belief, is to say that, "although spontaneous generation could never occur today...
It MAY HAVE BEEN possible in the far, prehistoric world!
But to show how, sometimes even purposefully...The information concerning this hypothesis is misrepresented... Listen to this Biology Textbook explanation of, "Abiogenesis!"
“By re-creating the early atmosphere (ammonia, water, hydrogen and methane) and passing an electric spark (lightening) through the mixture, Miller and Urey proved that organic matter such as amino acids could have formed spontaneously.” - Kenneth Miller and Joseph Levine, Biology, 5th ed. (Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Prentice Hall, 2000), Retrieved on 3-20-21 from https://books.google.com/books?id=RTc_lsnp0r0C&pg=PA23&lpg=PA23&dq=By+re-creating+the+early+atmosphere+(ammonia,+water,+hydrogen+and+methane)+and+passing+an+electric+spark+(lightening)+through+the+mixture,+Miller+and+Urey+proved+that+organic+matter+such+as+amino+acids+could+have+formed+spontaneously&source=bl&ots=CmOdbFacB3&sig=ACfU3U3uSYkIQ6eYp2sOsWW2MJ2HCp_4Ow&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiindu09L_vAhUyElkFHdieC184ChDoATACegQIBBAD#v=onepage&q=By%20re-creating%20the%20early%20atmosphere%20(ammonia%2C%20water%2C%20hydrogen%20and%20methane)%20and%20passing%20an%20electric%20spark%20(lightening)%20through%20the%20mixture%2C%20Miller%20and%20Urey%20proved%20that%20organic%20matter%20such%20as%20amino%20acids%20could%20have%20formed%20spontaneously&f=false
Without going into deep detail (which I'd like to do)…The only problem with this statement is that…IT IS ABSOLUTELY NOT TRUE! The Miller-Urey Experiment in the early 50's, to which this textbook refers...Created an environment for the experiment, that was nothing like evidence supports our world ever was in the past...With no oxygen, though this was against everything science actually shows as reality... (Again, listen to atheistic evolutionists)
(Harry Clemmey IS AN EVOLUTIONIST)
“There is no scientific proof that Earth ever had a non-oxygen atmosphere such as evolutionists require. Earth’s oldest rocks contain evidence of being formed in an oxygen atmosphere.” - H. Clemmey and H. Badham, “Oxygen in the Atmosphere: An Evaluation of the Geological Evidence,” Geology 10 (1982): 141, Retrieved on 3-20-21 from https://books.google.com/books?id=RTc_lsnp0r0C&pg=PA19&lpg=PA19&dq=There+is+no+scientific+proof+that+Earth+ever+had+a+non-oxygen+atmosphere+such+as+evolutionists+require.++Earth%E2%80%99s+oldest+rocks+contain+evidence+of+being+formed+in+an+oxygen+atmosphere.&source=bl&ots=CmOdbFb4z8&sig=ACfU3U1whrDlMMgNfrWQPYUS_NbCRRl_2A&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwj9ofSM9b_vAhWZElkFHQwbBBQQ6AEwDHoECBcQAw#v=onepage&q=There%20is%20no%20scientific%20proof%20that%20Earth%20ever%20had%20a%20non-oxygen%20atmosphere%20such%20as%20evolutionists%20require.%20%20Earth%E2%80%99s%20oldest%20rocks%20contain%20evidence%20of%20being%20formed%20in%20an%20oxygen%20atmosphere.&f=false
“The only trend in the recent literature is the suggestion of far more oxygen in the early atmosphere than anyone imagined.” - Thaxton, Bradley, and Olsen, The Mystery of Life’s Origin, p. 80, Retrievd on 3-20-21 from https://books.google.com/books?id=atC52cn9SZQC&pg=PA42&lpg=PA42&dq=The+only+trend+in+the+recent+literature+is+the+suggestion+of+far+more+oxygen+in+the+early+atmosphere+than+anyone+imagined.&source=bl&ots=dnWdXlzNBu&sig=ACfU3U1thw-XrZe35-ki5kseoO7tWUPfOg&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwinrNC09b_vAhU0GFkFHSYXCvAQ6AEwAHoECAIQAw#v=onepage&q=The%20only%20trend%20in%20the%20recent%20literature%20is%20the%20suggestion%20of%20far%20more%20oxygen%20in%20the%20early%20atmosphere%20than%20anyone%20imagined.&f=false
And if there WAS NO oxygen, it would have been worse...Because oxygen makes up our ozone layer, without which, any molecule that could form would immediately be destroyed! And the radiation present with no ozone would evaporate any water vapor present anyway! And, even in this false atmosphere, only 9 of 20 amino acids needed were produced! And THEY HAD TO BE IMMEDIATELY REMOVED FROM THE ENVIRONMENT in which they were made, in order to survive! This, along with a number of other problems, ending up proving the OPPOSITE of its original claim! Spontaneous life is NOT possible under ANY ENVIRONMENT, BY ACCIDENT! Even Miller and his colleague admit to the fault in their own experiment:
Harold Urey, who organized Miler's experiment, said:
“All of us who study the origin of life find that the more we look into it, the more we feel it is too complex to have evolved anywhere. We all believe as an article of faith that life evolved from dead matter on this planet. It is just that its complexity is so great, it is hard for us to imagine that it did."
Now, here is where I cannot help but get a little angry at the representation of the whole thing to the public...While studying this... I pulled an article from the internet that is part of a... "College Biology Study Course"...And in their explanation of life from nonlife, this is quoted:
"What he (Miller) found was these chemicals under the right conditions spontaneously formed organic molecules! This experiment suggests that organic molecules could have spontaneously formed on primitive Earth giving way to the first living things."
How can this be allowed, when even the scientists in the experiment discredit the results?!! And even worse, a couple of paragraphs later, you read this:
"Okay, so we know organic molecules and RNA can spontaneously form,"
WHAT?! NOT ONE SINGLE experiment or discovery (other than Miller-Urey) is quoted or footnoted as proof of this claim... BUT THEY KNOW RNA can spontaneously form??!!
Good gravy! Let's look at the magnitude of this outright UNTRUTH...Because it will uncover the most awesome proof of our God as Creator!
NOTHING was given (by the course) as PROOF that even the building blocks of RNA could ever form accidentally... BUT IF IT COULD, that would mean absolute, "ZERO" for the possibility of RNA EVER FORMING BY SPONTANEOUS GENERATION!
PLEASE CATCH THE UNFATHOMABLE CRAZINESS THAT WAS JUST FED TO THE STUDENT IN A, "MATTER-OF-FACT", "HO-HUM" ATTITUDE!!!!!(As though it were just common, accepted knowledge!!)
Has anyone ever heard of SETI? (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence)
For many years we have, "listened" to the Universe through electromagnetic radiation, in hopes of seeing signs of transmissions from intelligent life! Looking for even the simplest pattern or code, that would stand out against random radio waves, that would reflect intelligence!
And in our long, laborious, expensive, scientific search to find this pattern, code, or language that would prove intelligence somewhere OUT THERE...We totally dismiss the language that is literally coded into every living thing on earth...A language so complex, we are only beginning to translate it!
Listen to the college biology quote again, "We know... RNA can spontaneously form."
Let's see the pitiful, deceptive failure of that statement...Even if the Miller-Urey experiment HAD been successful, and we had amino acids to work with...These amino acids form together to make proteins…And proteins come together to create a cell! But, the coding, planning, & work that occurs at a subatomic level to make it happen is beyond imagination!
“If it could be demonstrated that any complex organ existed, which could not possibly have been formed by numerous, successive, slight modifications, my theory would absolutely break down. But I can find no such case.”
- Charles Darwin, The Origin of Species
Forget about a, "complex organ"... How about taking it down to even the smallest living structure... The single cell we just mentioned?!!
"To Darwin, the cell was a 'black box'—its inner workings were utterly mysterious to him. Now, the black box has been opened up and we know how it works. Applying Darwin's test to the ultra-complex world of molecular machinery and cellular systems that have been discovered over the past 40 years, we can say that Darwin's theory has 'absolutely broken down.'"
- Michael Behe, biochemist and author of Darwin's Black Box
Why do scientists say this? A cell relies on an incredible work arrangement between three classes of molecules; DNA, RNA, and Proteins…The DNA (Deoxyribonucleic Acid), stores the cell’s “master plans” or the blueprints of the structure! It is literally the brains behind ever cell! It is called, the language of life!
It has its own extremely complex software code!!
Bill gates, founder of Microsoft, says of this DNA code...
"...far, far more complex than any software we have ever developed."
A pinhead volume of DNA contains enough information to equal a stack of paperback books that would reach 500 times farther than the distance from the earth to the moon!! In the Beginning Was Information, by Dr. Werner Gitt on May 6, 2008; last featured October 14, 2016, (Video #2, 18min.), Retrieved on 3-20-21 from https://answersingenesis.org/media/video/science/beginning-was-information/
“… a one-square-inch chip of DNA could encode the information in over seven billion Bibles.” - The New Answers Book 2, Ken Ham, Editor, May 2008, p. 22, ISBN – 13: 978-0-89051-537-2
And an adult has enough uncoiled DNA to stretch to the sun and back 70 times!!! (6ft per cell) DNA is a 3 BILLION-lettered program telling each cell of the human body how to be built and act in a specific way..Each is an instruction manual for building and running a human being! And ALL of this ENCODED INFORMATION... In a TRANSLATABLE LANGUAGE... Is supposed to be a complete accident!
And we have listened to the stars for decades with SETI…To find what?
(Even a simple pattern to represent intelligent patterns) Again, this is not unrecognized by honest, atheistic and agnostic scientists:The Co-discoverer of DNA itself, Francis Crick (atheist) had this to say about DNA's impossibility by accident...
"Natural selection could never have produced the first molecule. Many scientists believe that the coding within the DNA molecule points to an intelligence far exceeding what could have occurred by natural causes."
A very prominently known British philosopher, Antony Flew… Who was most noted in his career as a STRONG defender of atheism... Changed his life-long unbelief in the early 21st century… When he studied the intelligence behind DNA... He says:
"What I think the DNA material has done is to show that intelligence must have been involved in getting these extraordinarily diverse elements together. The enormous complexity by which the results were achieved look to me like the work of intelligence... It now seems to me that the finding of more than fifty years of DNA research have provided materials for a new and enormously powerful argument to design."
- There is a God: How The World’s Most Notorious Atheist Changed His Mind, by Antony Flew with Roy Varghese, Harper Collins, New York, 2007, Also... Quoted in Gary Habermas, “My Pilgrimage from Atheism to Theism”: Interview with Antony Flew, Philosophia Christi, (Winter, 2005).
For Flew, who was known as the, "world's most notorious atheist", to change his mind on evolution based upon DNA...Some jokingly have compared this to Hugh Hefner becoming a celibate! One writer puts this event into proper perspective:
"Antony Flew’s rejection of atheism is a nightmare for skeptics, because the most influential atheistic philosopher of the twentieth century is rather harder to dismiss out-of-hand." - http://creation.com/review-there-is-a-god-by-antony-flew
So, we have this DNA, a literal coded blueprint for life in a cell...With more complexity in its language...And more information in its structure...Than anything man could imagine... Much less produce!!!!
That brings us BACK to RNA... The thing our COLLEGE COURSE said could happen, "spontaneously", without design or help! Well that simple, ACCIDENTAL RNA... AMAZINGLY...DECODES DNA Plans IN AN INCREDIBLY COMPLEX WAY... Checks it for errors...And Transcribes the info so it can be used to assemble proteins in an assembly station in the Cytoplasm!
All this doesn't happen by magic, but through an… Unbelievable structure of moving, working, dedicated machines...There are first- Stations which read "stop & start" points on the DNA strand... Split the DNA strand, and replicate it as RNA...Then the RNA transports to the assembly stations...Which use the RNA as a guide to transport & link amino acids...ACCORDING TO THE
ENCODED LANGUAGE... Into polypeptide chains! Then these chains swim away to be used to construct proteins...Then, these proteins are used to construct designs according to the blueprints!!!
“Further, chaperons and many other assembly tools are needed to ensure that the protein is properly assembled. ALL of these parts are necessary and must exist as a properly assembled and integrated unit. DNA is useless without both RNA and proteins,” - Dr. Jerry R. Bergman, Biology, January 1, 2001, https://answersingenesis.org/answers/books/in-six-days/jerry-r-bergman-biology/
So, what the College Course dismissed in one sentence as random and spontaneous... Is a complete and absurd impossibility! Life does not rise from nonlife... (And even if it did...)The RNA could never have possibly formed by accident, When it shows so much complex purpose and design. (Purpose=design!) And if the RNA did spontaneously invent itself, with perfect coding intact...It is USELESS without DNA and Proteins all present at the same time...Working together instantly!!
On top of all of this... What good is a library of blueprints if we have no machinery to build the building??!!! If you put a frog in a blender, everything you need to make the frog a living creature is present...That blender contains more chemicals for life than any primordial soup! And, it even has the blueprints all over it! right?! (DNA) So, why do we not have life? Because the machines necessary to build it are not working!!
Have you ever considered this heart-stopping fact?! All the information...All the proper conditions for life mean NOTHING...If there aren't machines, programmed machines…To decipher the code...Machines to transport, machines to actually build life!!!
“At a cellular level, literally thousands of “machines” need to exist before life ever becomes possible. This means that evolution from chemicals is impossible.” - The New Answers Book 3, Ken Ham, Editor, April 2010, pp. 17-18, ISBN – 13: 978-0-89051-509-9
And, in case you think I am trying to twist facts to make a case... Richard Dawkins was well aware of this problem!!!
“A Xerox machine is capable of copying its own blueprints, but it is not capable of springing spontaneously into existence… if replication needs complex machinery, since the only way we know for complex machinery ultimately to come into existence is cumulative selection (slow, unguided evolution), we have a problem.” - R. Dawkins, The Blind Watchmaker, W.W. Norton & Co., New York, 1987, pp. 139-140.
Even at the molecular level of life... WE HAVE AN IRREDUCIBLE COMPLEXITY! Where if even ONE part of a vast network were removed... FAILURE!
Now... The TRUE NAIL IN THE COFFIN ABOVE EVEN ALL OF THIS...Everything we see involves coding, copying, and decoding INFORMATION!!! Information so incredibly vast and complex...It is well beyond our ability to comprehend or duplicate... Even with our intelligence!!!
The problem with this is...There is NOTHING in the natural world which can produce information...There is NOTHING in the natural world which can write coded language!
Listen to these powerful words from:
Dr. Werner Gitt, Genetisist, Director and Professor of Information Technology Division at the German Federal Institute of Physics and Technology in Braunschweig, Germany; Director and Professor of Research in Information Science, Numerical Mathematics and Control Engineering; Credited with many original findings and published in scientific journals...
"A coding system always entails a nonmaterial intellectual process. A physical matter cannot produce an information code. All experiences show that every piece of creative information represents some mental effort and can be traced to a personal idea-giver who exercised his own free-will, and who is endowed with an intelligent mind." p 7.
"There is no known law of nature, no known process and no known sequence of events which can cause information to originate by itself in matter." p107.
- Dr. Werner Gitt, Geneticist, In the Beginning was Information, 1997, CLV, Bielenfeld, Germany, Retrieved on 3-20-21 from http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/Nave-html/Faithpathh/Gitt.html
It is a powerful, irrefutable FACT... That NEVER has a natural process created language or information to the most minuscule level...Yet, our DNA is a 3 BILLION-lettered program telling each cell of the human body how to be built and act in a specific way...Now get the last point this accumulated evidence forms!! All of the complex blueprints for life are carried in this DNA, right? This information has to be translated to be used in construction, right?
That translation system was built by a PREVIOUS BLUEPRINT!!! In other words, only the factory can create the plans to build the factory!! All of this occurs in the confines of one single cell, at one time, altogether... Or the simplest, single cell cannot exist!!!!
THIS IS IRREDUCIBLE COMPLEXITY!
“If it could be demonstrated that any complex organ existed, which could not possibly have been formed by numerous, successive, slight modifications, my theory would absolutely break down. But I can find no such case.”
- Charles Darwin, The Origin of Species
The human body has an estimated 60 trillion of these cells... Of over 200 different types...Each cell made of over 1 trillion subatomic working parts...All working together ALL AT ONE TIME...To construct perfectly crafted tissue, bones, organs, and blood...And piecing them together, to produce very specific designs for seeing, hearing, walking, talking, digesting, breathing, reproducing...AND YET, THIS WAS SUPPOSE TO BE AN UNGUIDED, ACCIDENT WITH NO PURPOSE!!!!Which by the way, came together in a Universe that exploded from nothing, producing everything, in unimaginable precision, outside the natural laws of science! With no purpose or design!
"Often a cold shudder has run through me, and I have asked myself whether I may have not devoted myself to a fantasy." - Charles Darwin, Life and Letters, 1887, Vol. 2, p. 229
So, we ask again in closing... With all of this evidence, why do many still pursue evolution?
Geneticist, Professor Jerome Lejeune, giving a lecture in Paris on March 17, 1985
"We have no acceptable theory of evolution at the present time. There is none; and I cannot accept the theory that I teach to my students each year. Let me explain. I teach the synthetic theory known as the neo-Darwinian one, for one reason only; not because it's good, we know it is bad, but because there isn't any other. Whilst waiting to find something better you are taught something which is known to be inexact. . ." - https://answersingenesis.org/theory-of-evolution/quotes/quotable-quote-lejeune/, Translated by Peter Wilders of Monaco.
So far... In order to "Have Faith" in Evolution...We have had to break or refute all of these Scientific Barriers:
The function of every living cell in life, according to intricate instructions (proofs too!)
How could I have FAITH in my Creator?
HOW COULD I NOT?
It is recent scientific discoveries like these...That have some of the most avid atheists BACKTRACKING ON THEIR OWN CLAIMS OF UNGUIDED EVOLUTION VERSES INTELLIGENT DESIGN...
The Co-discoverer of DNA itself, Francis Crick (atheist)… Developed a theory for this dilemma called, "Directed Panspermia "...
Which says life must have been transported to earth from another planet!
Richard Dawkins himself, in this rich quote from an interview he did in the Ben Stein's movie, "Expelled"... Said of the first replicating molecule:
"Well, it could come about in the following way. It could be that at some earlier time, somewhere in the universe, a civilization evolved, probably by some kind of Darwinian means, probably to a very high level of technology, and designed a form of life that they seeded onto perhaps this planet. Now, um, now that is a possibility, and an intriguing possibility. And I suppose it’s possible that you might find evidence for that if you look at the details of biochemistry, molecular biology, you might find a signature of some sort of designer."
- Discovery Institute, Is Richard Dawkins a Raelian?, By Wesley J. Smith, April 15, 2008, Intelligent Design, Retrieved on 3-20-21 from https://www.discovery.org/a/4589/
With just these few examples of "SCIENCE"…Which stop Evolution in it's tracks...We come, once again....To ONE ABSOLUTELY INESCAPABLE CONCLUSION... "In the beginning, God..."
Three thousand years ago...Hindus recorded the earth resting on giant elephants
Greek mythology said the god Atlas held it on shoulders
But about 1000 yrs before Christ, God's Word said:
Job 26:7 (NKJV)
He stretches out the north over empty space; He hangs the earth on nothing.
Psalm 139:14 (NLT)
Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it.
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