A Few Thoughts on Creation vs. Evolution
Spontaneous Generation was Disproven Long Ago
Scientists such as Redi demonstrated that maggots do not spring spontaneously out of dead meat, but are actually from the eggs of flies. Before that time everyone thought the meat produced the maggots. Redi covered one piece in glass and left the other one open to the air. The exposed piece developed maggots, while the covered piece did not.
His conclusion: Living things do not come from nonliving things.
A person in the middle of a wilderness finds a working pocket watch on a tree stump. The watch is ticking and is set to the right time.
His conclusion? Someone put it there, someone who knew the right time and could wind the watch.
Further, the watch didn't make itself. It was made by a person intelligent enough to make the parts and assemble them correctly.
This is what those who favor intelligent design are trying to say. The universe is very complex, and all the pieces fit together correctly. They move in such a way as to support and protect life on earth. The positions and movements of the moon, sun, and earth, for example, are so complex and so perfect that they are unlikely to have arrived in this position by mere chance.
Microevolution Does not Convert One Species to Another
Microevolution is a term used by scientists to describe the adaptive changes that we see happening at the present time. Rabbits who live near snow develop white fur. Animals of the same variety, separated over a course of years, develop small variations in size, shape, and color. From a common wolfish ancestor we get both 100 pound Huskies and 10 pound Pomeranians. But we do not observe any larger changes. One species doesn't become another. Each creature carries its written DNA pattern and stays true to its characteristics with only slight variations. Big or little, a dog is still a dog.
Some evolutionists argue that the reason we cannot see larger changes is that it took millions of years for them to happen. We cannot observe it, but we have the fossil records to examine.
Fossils tell us a lot about the world before we came to inhabit it. Fish skeletons have been found on mountaintops. Some give different explanations for this phenomenon, but I will say it again: we were not there. Some believe it was the worldwide flood described in Genesis. And the Bible is not the only place the story of a flood can be found.
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