Evolution’s Biggest Problem

Question: Scientifically speaking, what is the biggest problem with the theory of evolution?

The basic hypothesis of evolution is that there has to be a change in both the physical and biological worlds with the background of long ages. This change is defined as “going upward,” an appearance of an increase in organization and complexity. For example, in the physical realm, the Big Bang would produce the universal force to construct stars, planets, meteors, and any other observable heavenly bodies we can observe. In the biological realm, the molecules will eventually organize themselves to become a living cell. Then for millions of years, this evolutionary change would spring-up to you and me. Over the years, public surveys have revealed controversy over these broad claims. The Pew Research Center in June 9, 2009 reports that only 32 percent of the public agree that living things evolved due to natural processes Yet this is the dominant position that 87 percent of scientists hold.
This month, we will attempt to describe the scientific problems with biological evolution. Next month, we will address the scientific challenges with the cosmic (Big Bang) evolution theory in the universe.

Let’s imagine you bring your car to the mechanic to fix a problem with your car engine. He reveals that he does not know how the engine works and neither does any other mechanic in the world. In frustration, you ask him where the engine originated, and he put his hands up and suggests that perhaps it came from another planet.
This illustration is similar to the discussion about how biological evolution works. Certainly, if you believe evolution is a scientific fact, you should be able to clearly explain how it works. In the context of biology, evolution be defined as the force to move all living forms forward to diversify and eventually become you and me. However, scientists have no agreed upon explanation for how evolution really works. In Science and Creationism: A View of the National Academy of Sciences (1999), the National Academy of Science made this statement, “While the mechanisms of evolution are still under investigation, scientists universally accept that the cosmos, our planet, and life evolved and continue to evolve.”
Despite numerous molecular biology discoveries, pinpointing evolution’s mechanism has stayed dismal. It was for this reason that 16 of the most prominent evolutionists met to resolve this crisis at a special symposium. In 2010, Susan Mazur wrote a straightforward report on this meeting in her book The Altenberg 16: An Exposé of the Evolution Industry. Using candid statements, she exposes this theory’s weakness by reporting major problems these theorists had.

Jerry Fodor of Rutgers University says, “Basically I don’t think anybody knows how evolution works [emphasis added]” (p. 34).
“The Altenberg 16… recognizes that the theory of evolution which most practicing biologists accept and which is taught in classrooms today, is inadequate in explaining our existence [emphasis added]” (p. 19).

Stuart Kaufman, complexity pioneer and philosopher from the University of Calgary, Canada says, “There are people spouting off as if we know the answer. We don’t know the answer” (p. 54).

Even the icon of Darwinian’s natural selection is under fire. Along with genetics, it is used as a primary component of evolution’s mysterious mechanism for branching off in different species and somehow moving up the tree of life. According Mazur, in holding on to such belief, we are heading into a hopeless vacuum. She summarizes it in her book this way:
“Natural selection cannot solve that problem: it cannot ‘look ahead’ and create an embryological toolkit for some future use. It cannot develop the ‘tools’ for making multi-cellular bodies when there are no multi-cellular bodies. Natural selection is insufficient, so once again evolutionists are appealing to mechanisms of self-assembly and self-organization.”
The profound question is how life came from the dust of the earth by a naturalistic process. Even the simplest life forms point to the overwhelming complexity of life. Scientists are giving up hope that life can arise from materials and conditions observed here on earth. Francis Crick, a Noble Prize winner and co-discoverer of DNA says this in his book, Life Itself: Its Origins and Nature: there had to be a miracle for life to appear on earth.

“An honest man, armed with all the knowledge available to us now, could only state that in some sense the origin of life appears at the moment to be almost a miracle, so many are the conditions which would have had to have been satisfied to get going.”

Our DNA contains complex information, which is programmed to affect every single cell bacteria in every kind of insect, animal, and person. Where did this program come from? How did all this organization come from inert material by some random process? The majority of scientists have started to doubt that life arose on earth with these massive obstacles; they now have resorted to question the heavens with zealous faith to find their answers. They are examining whether this is science or science fiction.
You might think evolutionary scientists would admit that all of these insurmountable problems points to the possibility that their evolutionary ideology is not working. But instead of moving away from naturalism, they have maintained their stubbornness based on a materialistic worldview. Paul describes this type of behavior in Romans 1:22 as, “Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools.” There has been a poetic statement circulating for a number years in the creationists network that best summarizes the unknowns of evolution as stated below:

Chemicals in the primordial past
Unknown Processes, which no longer exist
Unknown life forms, which are not to be found
And could through,
Unknown reproduction methods spawn new life forms
In an,
Unknown oceanic soup
At an,
Unknown time and place
Evolution is…….

Tom DeRosa is the Executive Director and Founder of Creation Studies Institute, He is an author, teacher, and sought out speaker with a passion to equip other believers with the tools needed to refute the lies of evolution. Tom can be reached at [email protected].

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