It never fails to amaze me just how uninformed most people are about evolution and biblical creation. They have been so brainwashed by the secular public schools, colleges, television, movies and most other mainstream media. Like hypnotized victims in a B movie, they walk around and repeat the lies that have been planted in their unsuspecting brains. Today’s Feed Back is an example of two such people that made the same rhetorical comments without really knowing what they are saying or what we really teach. So once again, I will address their comments and pray that it may finally sink into their heads to do some research before they reveal just how uninformed they seem to be.
The second comment below by Sage was in response to the first comment by Jared and I thought I would address them both.
From: Jared C.
Evolution is a scientific FACT just so you know…
Jared, if evolution is a fact, then I beg of you to please tell us just what the fact or facts are. I have a Bachelor of Science Degree in Wildlife and Fisheries Biology and a Master of Science Degree in Biology. My thesis dealt with the Founder Principle and population genetics. I spend more than double the amount of time studying what evolutionists say, write and believe than what creationists say, write and believe, and have been for the past 40 years. I have yet to see any scientific evidence that proves evolution to be a fact.
As I have often said, I have read everything that Charles Darwin wrote. I’ve also read most of what Thomas Huxley, Stephen Jay Gould, Ernst Mayr, Richard Dawkins, Stephen Hawking, George Gaylord Simpson, Niles Eldredge, John Ostrum, Francisco Ayala, David Berlinski, H.L. Carson, Theodosius Dobzhansky, William Provine, Sewall Wright, A.R. Templeton wrote, to name just a few.
I ask if you have spent any time studying exactly what biblical creationists say, write and believe? Have you read anything written by Jonathan Sarfati, Carl Wieland, Steve Austin, Andrew Snelling, Tas Walker, John Morris, Henry Morris, D. Russell Humphreys, John Baumgardner, Michael Oard, John Whitomb, Don DeYoung, or Danny Faulkner to name just a few?
If not, then I ask you what gives you the right and authority to challenge our belief if you have no idea what that belief really is?
If you had taken the time to read any modern creationist material, or even read some of the posts on the Creation Revolution website, you would be aware that evolution is not a fact, but merely an interpretation of the facts, just as is creation.
We all have the same facts, like a dinosaur bone. The evolutionists will interpret that bone based upon his belief in millions of years of gradual evolutionary processes. He may say that the dinosaur died at the edge of a lake, fell in and was slowly covered with sediment that eventually preserved and fossilized the bone.
The creationist will interpret it based upon his belief in several thousand years. He’ll look at the layer the bone was found in and determine that it was laid down during the Genesis Flood about 4,360 years ago. The Flood would have rapidly buried the dinosaur, helping to preserve and fossilize the bone.
Both scenarios are interpretations based upon fact and the person’s presuppositional beliefs. Creationists are honest enough to admit this, but I have found many evolutionists that are so entrenched in the dogma that they fail to admit that it really is a belief system that they use to interpret and guide their scientific endeavors.
Let me ask you this: has anyone ever witnessed the formation of life from non-life? Has anyone ever witnessed the random formation of workable molecules, proteins, enzymes or better yet, DNA? Has anyone ever witnessed the evolution of one kind of animal into another? Has anyone ever witnessed the formation of a universe?
The answer is a resounding NO! We have beliefs in how these things came about, but we do not have any scientific evidence of any of them ever happening. In fact, evolution actually defies the very laws of biology, chemistry, physics, information and astronomy that evolutionists themselves teach.
Jared, I challenge you to do some homework before you start making statements you cannot defend.
From: Sage S-P.
Seriously, how can people believe that we ALL came from two white people?
Sage, please read my response to Jared above.
If you had done your homework, you would have found that we do not believe or teach that all people on earth came from two white people. What we believe is that Adam and Eve were most likely a middle or medium brown skinned couple. Like most of God’s creation, they would have carried a large amount of genetic variety in their DNA, meaning that they both could have carried a dominant gene for darker skin color and a recessive gene for lighter skin color. In only one generation you can get a variety of skin colors in the children. Here is a previous posting that shows the possibility – Blond Baby from Black Parents a Genetic Mystery.
Are you familiar with a Punnett square? It is used to demonstrate simple genetics. Although there is more than one gene that controls the amount of melanin in the skin, here is a very simple Punnett square to demonstrate the possibilities from just one set of genes that Adam and Eve could have possessed.
Now think of the many different shades of skin color you could get by doing a Punnett square with multiple genes involved. The color spectrum would easily run from near black skin for all dominant dark genes to near white or light pink for someone with all recessive light genes.
Page, I give you the same advice I gave Jared and highly suggest that you spend a little time researching what creationists really teach and believe before you offer up anymore nonsensical strawman arguments that only hurt your own position.
by Jonathan Sarfati
Dr. Jonathan Sarfati, author of the world’s best-selling creation book, takes outspoken atheist Dr. Richard Dawkins on head to head in the book The Greatest Hoax on Earth? Refuting Dawkins on Evolution. Dawkins’ most recent book, The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution has provided yet another opportunity for Sarfati to show that biblical Christianity best explains the natural biological world, not atheistic evolutionism. Sarfati thoroughly exposes the bankruptcy of Dawkins’ arguments and methods, highlighting tactics which he deems are unreasonable and illogical—such as Dawkins frequently resorting to straw-man arguments.
Sarfati—a scientist, chessmaster, logician and Christian apologist—knows well the creation vs. evolution controversy. Before publishing The Greatest Hoax on Earth?, he authored the bestselling book, Refuting Evolution, which now has over 500,000 copies in print. His confident and rigorous approach always makes for interesting and thrilling reading, as he tackles his opponents head-on. Sarfati also tackles the ethical and biblical issues that accompany the creation vs. evolution issue.
The Greatest Hoax on Earth? Refuting Dawkins on Evolution provides a penetrating examination of Dawkins’ anti-creationist magnum opus. Drawing on his extensive knowledge of biology, geology, fossils, radiometric dating and more, Sarfati thoroughly exposes the bankruptcy of Dawkins’ arguments. Thousands of years ago, King Solomon wrote, “The first to plead his case seems right, until another comes and examines him.” Sarfati maintains that arguments for evolution and against creation sound convincing only when they are unexamined.
Richard Dawkins is known for his strident atheism, for which he needs evolution. Jonathan Sarfati is known for declaring that the biblical account of origins has abundant evidential support and has withstood the test of time. And unlike some writers, he is able to make the science accessible to the lay reader, making it an informative and educational read that is also an intellectual feast for the scientifically trained. The Greatest Hoax on Earth? pulls together the most up-to-date arguments against evolution and in defense of the biblical account of origins and may very well prove to be Sarfati’s second bestseller.
“In my opinion Sarfati’s book beats Dawkins’ book, point by point, on all issues.” —Dr. John Sanford(Professor, Cornell University and inventor of the gene gun)
“The Greatest Hoax on Earth? is an excellent rebuttal to the best evolution has to offer. The reader should walk away with the understanding that evolutionary theory is a house of cards and its chief spokesmen are promoting poor, illogical, and false arguments against the only viable alternative: biblical creation.” —Dr. Robert Carter (Ph.D., Marine Biology and Genetics, University of Miami)
Paperback; 336 pages