Evolution removes the authority of an intelligent Designer
The idea that Darwin’s Theory of Evolution may be false is a difficult idea for many people to accept, particularly when a lot of well-educated smart people and highly esteemed institutions espouse it. How can it be that so many people are so wrong? Most people are taught in school, and from television documentaries and museums, that the theory of evolution explains the origin of our universe and all living things, and state so as a proven fact. Yet most have never been told about the problems with this unproven theory, nor have they been given the opportunity to actually study the concept of an evidence-based scientific theory about life’s origins–one that challenges strictly materialistic views of evolution.
Many people worldwide are taught that the fossil record furnishes “proof” of evolution. But, if that were the case, where are the multitudes of fossils of half-evolved dinosaurs or other creatures? While the proven laws of science can explain how life and the universe operate and work, those laws do not indicate nor suggest that there is no Architect.
Would it be rational to believe that there is no designer behind airplanes because the laws of science can explain how airplanes operate and work? Look at the structure of DNA, which stores information in the form of a four-character digital code.
Strings of precisely sequenced chemicals, called nucleotide bases, store and transmit the assembly instructions — the information — for building the crucial protein molecules and machines the cell needs to survive. DNA functions like a computer program. We know that software comes from programmers. We know generally that information — whether inscribed in hieroglyphics, written in a book, or encoded in a radio signal — always arises from an intelligent source. Therefore, the discovery of information in the DNA molecule provides strong grounds for inferring that intelligence played a role in the origin of DNA, even if we weren’t there to observe the system coming into existence.
Today, more and more of the most prestigious scientists and academics are admitting that every reasonable test or investigation to test Darwin’s theory has failed. In spite of this, the world charges forward indoctrinating our children that they were not the product of a designer, but evolved from the primeval ooze into a living cell, then fish, then land animal, then ape, then human over millions (and billions) of years. This takes much more imagination to believe than the concept of a divine designer and us being His creation.
For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse. — The Bible, (ESV) Romans 1:20
Continued in “Life is Enormously Complex”