Questions for Evolutionists- Family Guardian Fellowship

Posted: July 23, 2012 in Devotionals & Bible Studies
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QUESTIONS FOR EVOLUTIONISTS:

The test of any theory is whether or not it provides answers to basic questions. Some well-meaning but misguided people think evolution is a reasonable theory to explain man’s questions about the universe.  Evolution is not a good theory—it is just a pagan religion masquerading as science.  The following questions were distributed to the 750-plus people who attended a Creation Science Evangelism debate at Winona State University in Winona, Minnesota, on January 9, 1993.  (The videotaped debate is #6 on my order form, $9.95., available from the Creation Science Evangelism website)  Questions added since the debate are marked with an asterisk (*).

1. Where did the space for the universe come from?

2. Where did matter come from?

3. Where did the laws of the universe come from (gravity, inertia, etc.)?

4. How did matter get so perfectly organized?

5. Where did the energy come from to do all the organizing?

6. When, where, why, and how did life come from dead matter?

7. When, where, why, and how did life learn to reproduce itself?

8. With what did the first cell capable of sexual reproduction reproduce?

9. Why would any plant or animal want to reproduce more of its kind since this would only make more mouths to feed and decrease the chances of survival? (Does the individual have a drive to survive, or the species? How do you explain this?)

10. How can mutations (recombining of the genetic code) create any new, improved varieties? (Recombining English letters will never produce Chinese books.)

11. Is it possible that similarities in design between different animals prove a common Creator instead of a common ancestor?

12. Natural selection only works with the genetic information available and tends only to keep a species stable. How would you explain the increasing complexity in the genetic code that must have occurred if evolution were true?

13. When, where, why, and how did

a.   Single-celled plants become multi-celled? (Where are the two and three-celled intermediates?) b.   Single-celled animals evolve? c.   Fish change to amphibians? d.   Amphibians change to reptiles? e.   Reptiles change to birds? (The lungs, bones, eyes, reproductive organs, heart, method of locomotion, body covering, etc., are all very different!) How did the intermediate forms live?

14. When, where, why, how, and from what did:

a.   Whales evolve? b.   Sea horses evolve? c.   Bats evolve? d.   Eyes evolve? e.   Ears evolve? f.    Hair, skin, feathers, scales, nails, claws, etc., evolve?

15. Which evolved first (how, and how long, did it work without the others)?

a. The digestive system, the food to be digested, the appetite, the ability to find and eat the food, the digestive juices, or the body’s resistance to its own digestive juice (stomach, intestines, etc.)? b. The drive to reproduce or the ability to reproduce? c. The lungs, the mucus lining to protect them, the throat, or the perfect mixture of gases to be breathed into the lungs? d. DNA or RNA to carry the DNA message to cell parts? e. The termite or the flagella in its intestines that actually digest the cellulose? f. The plants or the insects that live on and pollinate the plants? g. The bones, ligaments, tendons, blood supply, or muscles to move the bones? h. The nervous system, repair system, or hormone system? i. The immune system or the need for it?

16. There are many thousands of examples of symbiosis that defy an evolutionary explanation. Why must we teach students that evolution is the only explanation for these relationships?

17. How would evolution explain mimicry? Did the plants and animals develop mimicry by chance, by their intelligent choice, or by design?

18. When, where, why, and how did man evolve feelings? Love, mercy, guilt, etc. would never evolve in the theory of evolution.

19. *How did photosynthesis evolve?

20. * How did thought evolve?

21. *How did flowering plants evolve, and from what?

22. *What kind of evolutionist are you? Why are you not one of the other eight or ten kinds?

23. What would you have said fifty years ago if I told you I had a living coelacanth in my aquarium?

24. *Is there one clear prediction of macroevolution that has proved true?

25. *What is so scientific about the idea of hydrogen gas becoming human?

26. *Do you honestly believe that everything came from nothing?

After you have answered the preceding questions, please look carefully at your answers and thoughtfully consider the following questions.

1. Are you sure your answers are reasonable, right, and scientifically provable, or do you just believe that it may have happened the way you have answered? (Do these answers reflect your religion or your science?)

2. Do your answers show more or less faith than the person who says, “God must have designed it”?

3. Is it possible that an unseen Creator designed this universe? If God is excluded at the beginning of the discussion by your definition of science, how could it be shown that He did create the universe if He did?

4. Is it wise and fair to present the theory of evolution to students as fact?

5. What is the end result of a belief in evolution (lifestyle, society, attitude about others, eternal destiny, etc.)?

6. Do people accept evolution because of the following factors?

a.   It is all they have been taught. b.   They like the freedom from God (no moral absolutes, etc.). c.   They are bound to support the theory for fear of losing their job or status or grade point average. d.   They are too proud to admit they are wrong. e.   Evolution is the only philosophy that can be used to justify their political agenda.

7. Should we continue to use outdated, disproved, questionable, or inconclusive evidences to support the theory of evolution because we don’t have a suitable substitute (Piltdown man, recapitulation, archaeopteryx, Lucy, Java man, Neanderthal man, horse evolution, vestigial organs, etc.)?

8. Should parents be allowed to require that evolution not be taught as fact in their school system unless equal time is given to other theories of origins (like divine creation)?

9. What are you risking if you are wrong? As one of my debate opponents said, “Either there is a God or there is not.   Both possibilities are frightening.”

10. Why are many evolutionists afraid of the idea of creationism being presented in public schools?  If we are not supposed to teach religion in schools, then why not get evolution out of the textbooks?   It is just a religious worldview.

11. Aren’t you tired of faith in a system that cannot be true?   Wouldn’t it be great to know the God who made you, and to accept His love and forgiveness?

12. Would you be interested, if I showed you from the Bible, how to have your sins forgiven and how to know for sure that you are going to Heaven?  If so, call me.

CREATION VS EVOLUTION:  TWO COMPETING THEORIES OF LAW AND GOVERNMENT

Creation Evolution Laws come from the creator Laws come from man’s majority opinion Rights are “unalienable” Rights are granted by government Government is subordinate to the will of the people and should be limited to the punishment of evildoers and defense. Government should be all-powerful and superior to either the individual or collective will of the people. God is a sovereign and omnipotent being and he controls the universe. There is no God and the only influence on individuals is random chance and survival of the fittest as part of Darwinian evolution. Based on Constitutional Republic Based Democracy or oligarchy–Always degenerates eventually into totalitarianism. Government based on God’s unchangeable laws Government based on “polls” or the arbitrary whims of some usually corrupt government ruler or bureaucrat. Truth and right and wrong are absolute There are absolutely no absolutes regarding right and wrong (are you absolutely sure!) George Washington and Thomas Jefferson were constitutional republicans and based their philosophies on creationism. Karl Marx was a communist and based his philosophy on evolution. All human beings are created to be equal by their creator. Some races of humans are superior to others.  Less superior races must be eliminated (e.g. Hitler) because only the best and fittest should rightfully survive (Darwinism).

Copyright Family Guardian Fellowship Last revision: October 27, 2010 07:13 AM  

Comments
  1. While I agree these are fundamental questions of science, most of these have nothing to do with evolution. Evolution is about explaining how organisms change over time, not about how the universe or life was created in the first place. You wouldn’t expect the theory of gravity to answer all of these questions, would you?

    Quite of a few of the factual questions you posed is answered in a typical high school or college introductory course on biology.

    What’s more important though is what science and scientific theories seek to understand. The theory of evolution explains much of our observations about the diversity of life in the world, and we continue to see examples of it in the modern day. Just because there are certain mechanisms of it that we do not understand does not make the aspects we do understand wrong.

    For example, I assume you are in agreement that the theory of gravity I mentioned earlier is true, that two bodies with masses will attract each other in accordance to Newton’s law of gravitation. However, the exact mechanism of why gravity exists and how we can relate gravity to the other fundamental forces of nature is still an open problem. This does not mean though that our entire theory of gravity is incorrect.

    • CREATION
      GOD IS THE CREATOR

      How many are your works,
      O LORD! In wisdom you made them all;
      the earth is full of your creatures.
      PSALM 104:24

      “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth” (Gen. 1:1). He did it by fiat, without any preexisting material; his resolve that things should exist (“Let there be . . .”) called them into being and formed them in order with an existence that depended on his will yet was distinct from his own. Father, Son, and Holy Spirit were involved together (Gen. 1:2; Pss. 33:6, 9; 148:5; John 1:1-3; Col. 1:15-16; Heb. 1:2; 11:3). Points to note are as follows:
      (a) The act of creation is mystery to us; there is more in it than we can understand. We cannot create by fiat, and we do not know how God could. To say that he created “out of nothing” is to confess the mystery, not explain it. In particular, we cannot conceive how dependent existence can be distinct existence, nor how angels and human beings in their dependent existence can be not robots but creatures capable of free decisions for which they are morally accountable to their Maker. Yet Scripture everywhere teaches us that this is the way it is.
      (b) Space and time are dimensions of the created order; God is not “in” either; nor is he bound by either as we are.
      (c) As the world order is not self-created, so it is not self-sustaining, as God is. The stability of the universe depends on constant divine upholding; this is a specific ministry of the divine Son (Col. 1:17; Heb. 1:3), and without it every creature of every kind, ourselves included, would cease to be. As Paul told the Athenians, “he himself gives all men life and breath and everything else. . . . In him we live and move and have our being” (Acts 17:25, 28).
      (d) The possibility of creative intrusions (e.g., miracles of creative power; creating new persons through human procreative activity; reorienting human hearts and redirecting human desires and energies in regeneration) is as old as the cosmos itself. How far God in his upholding activity actually continues to create new things that cannot be explained in terms of anything that went before, it is beyond our power to know; but certainly his world remains open to his creative power at every point.
      Knowing that God created the world around us, and ourselves as part of it, is basic to true religion. God is to be praised as Creator, by reason of the marvelous order, variety, and beauty of his works. Psalms such as Psalm 104 model this praise. God is to be trusted as the sovereign LORD, with an eternal plan covering all events and destinies without exception, and with power to redeem, re-create and renew; such trust becomes rational when we remember that it is the almighty Creator that we are trusting. Realizing our moment-by-moment dependence on God the Creator for our very existence makes it appropriate to live lives of devotion, commitment, gratitude, and loyalty toward him, and scandalous not to. Godliness starts here, with God the sovereign Creator as the first focus of our thoughts.

  2. How would science synthesize a disease or find a cure apart from what creation has enabled? Bible quotes are not scientific, nor are they meant to be. The Bible assumes the existence of God apart from science. The bible also states that each of us is able to see the handiwork of God in our everyday observances. I think many scientists who do not believe in a creator are selling themselves short. Even before I believed in Jesus, I understood that man did not just come on the scene by accident. Our bodies, our reasoning, ability to solve problems, use our minds, invent are to be marveled at. Granted, we are also capable of so much hatred, destruction etc. That is where we have fallen short or missed the mark. With this said, I believe one can function as a scientist and also embrace creation without sacrificing anything. The greatest scientists in history were themselves Christians or at least believed in a creator.

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