This week’s correspondents ask about natural selection and models for the time fossils take to form. CMI’s Dr Jonathan Sarfati and Dr Tas Walker show how biblical principles can help point us in the right direction on these issues.

Scott M. from Australia writes:

Hi, I have been debating with a theist evolutionist on William Lane Craig’s profile, so this article (Genesis: the roots of the Gospel)

was truly a blessed timing from God, he said this in regard to a part of your article.

“mutation n genetic drift often decreases genetic information-but NATURAL, SEXUAL AND KIN SELECTIONS VIA SPECIATION INCREASES IT, AS DOES Adaptation.

anybody who disputes this fact knows not a whit about evolutionary theory.”

can you give me a hand here please.

God bless,


CMI’s Dr Jonathan Sarfati responds:

Dear Scott

Thank you for asking. All the same, I would advise against wasting too much time on debate sites like this, since many opponents bring up the same tired old canards. The time would be well spent becoming thoroughly familiar with our articles.

For example, don’t expect one article to cover everything. The article cited was mainly about the importance of the book of Genesis as the roots of Christian doctrines, so it can’t be expected to cover natural selection in detail. We have many articles on natural selection, and it would likewise be unreasonable for them to answer, ‘why does evolution v creation matter anyway?’ We do have some major articles that cover lots of ground such as Science, Creation and Evolutionism, Who’s really pushing ‘bad science’? and Church of England apologises to Darwin, but even they can’t possibly do everything….

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