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Not-So-Smart Irritation
Psalm 119:11
“Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.”
I am completely relaxed. I have my work under control. I have a cup of coffee with me. And Beethoven's Pastoral Symphony is playing in the background. Then there is an ugly sound. It is a pinging...

Evolution's Mistakes


Genesis 1:1
“In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.”

DiagramIn the beginning was Ida, the initial Darwinian ancestor – the first material on Earth to transform from inert to, well, ert. Ida begat Luca, the last universal common ancestor, and the molecule that gave rise to every kind of life on Earth, from lowly bacteria to the giant panda.

Cavemen at the Crossroads

Genesis 11:8-9
“So the LORD scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth: and they left off to build the city. Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because the LORD did there confound the language of all the earth: and from thence did the LORD scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth.”

SkullAccounts of the supposed evolution of human beings read like the modern equivalent of fairy stories. These intricate fables often seem to mask the inability to reject evolutionary theories when they come up against unfortunate or difficult facts.

The Humanity of Neanderthals

Ecclesiastes 3:21
“Who knoweth the spirit of man that goeth upward, and the spirit of the beast that goeth downward to the earth?”

Human SkullIn 1957, a dead Neanderthal man was discovered with nine other skeletons in Shanidar Cave in the Kurdistan region of Iraq. This particular Neanderthal Man had serious injuries, probably inflicted by other people. Police are looking for a 50,000-year-old murderer.

There's Glory for You!

Matthew 5:37
“But let your communication be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: for whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil.”

Image: Alice and Humpty Dumpty talking. "There's glory for you!" said Humpty Dumpty.

"I don't know what you mean by 'glory'" Alice said.

 Humpty Dumpty smiled contemptuously. "Of course you don't – till I tell you. I meant 'there's a nice knock-down argument for you!"

 "But 'glory' doesn't mean 'a nice knock-down argument,'" Alice objected.

A Snowball's Chance

Job 38:22-23
“Hast thou entered into the treasures of the snow? or hast thou seen the treasures of the hail, which I have reserved against the time of trouble, against the day of battle and war?”

Image: GlaciaWe are all familiar with the concept of the Ice Age – probably due to the eponymous cartoon feature film series. Evolutionists believe that this event took place about 2.6 million years ago. There is considerable evidence around the world of valleys carved by glaciation, and glacial moraines – deposits of rocky debris left at the end of glaciers.

Careless Words

2 Timothy 1:13
“Hold fast the form of sound words, which thou hast heard of me, in faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.”

Image: Chart of the evolution of manThe apostle Paul told Timothy that he should “hold fast the pattern of sound words which you have heard from me”. Words are very important, and it is very easy to miscommunicate by using the wrong words. For example, I was a teacher in government schools in England and Wales for many years and well used to teaching students the science national curriculum.

Roosting Dinosaurs

Genesis 1:20
“And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven.”

Image: Drawing of Oviraptor skeleton.Current evolutionary thought suggests, as most people are aware, that birds evolved from therapod dinosaurs. Therefore, evolutionary scientists must find their evidence, not only for the evolution of the skeletal structure of birds and features such as feathers, but many other behavioral characteristics.

Just So

Romans 1:25
“Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.”

Image: Rudyard KiplingI used to love it when my elementary school teacher read stories to the class. She had some favorite stories. One of her favorite collections was Rudyard Kipling’s Just So Stories. The idea of each story was to give a fictional account of how certain features of various animals came to be. Of course, Kipling was not presenting a scientific thesis. He expected his stories to be received as works of imagination.

Evolving Computer Code

Genesis 11:1
“And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech.”

Image: Data on a computer screenSome years ago, a major international software company took out some commercials on British television. The theme of the commercials was that their software was now better than it had ever been because it had evolved. The commercials showed images of dinosaurs and so-called primitive animals as they evolved into more modern, up-to-date varieties.

Discovery at Piltdown

Genesis 1:26
“And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.”

Image: Illustration of a primative manIt must have been a very exciting meeting of the Geological Society of London in December 1912. Charles Dawson was presenting a paper concerning a skull that he said had been found at a gravel pit in Sussex, England. The skull appeared to be half human half ape. The prevailing opinion of the time, as it is today, was that apes and humans had a common ancestor from which they had all evolved.

Does It Look Old?

Deuteronomy 33:15
And for the chief things of the ancient mountains, and for the precious things of the lasting hills.

One lady who approached me after one of my presentations said, “God made the Earth 10,000 years ago, but he made it look like it was millions of years old.”

Evolution by Euphemism

Ephesians 5:6
"Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience."

In my book Where Birds Eat Horses, I talk about the way that evolutionists use, or rather misuse, language in order to make their case. One type of language much loved by evolutionists is what we call “fuzzy words”.

Volcanoes Opened Jurassic Park?

Psalm 104:32
"He looketh on the earth, and it trembleth: he toucheth the hills, and they smoke."

It was, they say, the “Great Dying” – supposedly 250 million years ago. 57% of all land-dwelling vertebrates became extinct. Yet, amidst the death and destruction of this event, a new group of animals arose. We call them the dinosaurs.

Photo of a volcano.

How Nature Selects

Genesis 1:24
“And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so.”

Evolutionists often use a language all of their own. Frequently that language involves reification. Reification is a logical fallacy whereby an abstract concept is treated as if it were something real or concrete. Evolutionists frequently refer to selection of  Pictures of different  dog breedsgenetic information by nature – the so-called Natural Selection. Nature is an abstract concept.

Dinosaurs and Feathers

Genesis 1:25
“And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good.”

I am a long-time fan of the BBC science fiction show Doctor Who, having watched it since the mid-1960s when the show was in black and white with no computer graphics and Daleks were upturned trash cans with sink plungers attached. One of my  Dinosaurfavorite episodes of the modern era was entitled Dinosaurs on a Spaceship. The title said it all. 

Evolution Lacks Logic

Isaiah 43:26
“Put me in remembrance: let us plead together: declare thou, that thou mayest be justified.”

Logic can sometimes be a little difficult to follow without seeing pictures. But if we take this carefully, it should make sense. There is a type of logical sequence called a syllogism, where two Charkboard with Terms on itpremises are made, followed by a conclusion. The conclusion should be based on those premises. For example:

Premise 1: If it is raining, the streets are wet.

Premise 2: It is raining.

The Birth of Deep Time

Psalm 78:15
“He clave the rocks in the wilderness, and gave them drink as out of the great depths.”

I was on an open-topped tour bus, seeing the sights of downtown Edinburgh—the capital city of Scotland. From this vantage point, our guide stopped frequently, to tell us about John Knox’s grave and Hillside city of  Edinburg Scotlandhouse, the Royal Mile, and beautiful Edinburgh Castle. At one stop, there were three things to see. To our left was Britain’s ugliest building—the Scottish Parliament.

A New Volcano Inside the Old

Psalm 83:14
“As the fire burneth a wood, and as the flame setteth the mountains on fire;”

Many people know about the devastating and explosive eruption of Mount St Helens in 1980. Not so many people know that the volcano has erupted since then, but in less spectacular fashion. 

Hourglass of the Rocks

Ecclesiastes 1:10
“Is there any thing whereof it may be said, See, this is new? it hath been already of old time, which was before us.”

Evolutionary geologists find ages for rocks, using a method known as radiometric dating. For example, uranium-lead dating relies on the change of uranium into lead. The rate at which Hour glassuranium changes into lead is not linear, but can nevertheless be measured. This value is called the half-life.

Peppered Moths Again and Again

Romans 1:21-22
“. . . because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools.”

Every so often, we need to return to the topic of peppered moths, which we have featured a number of times before. Previous Creation Moments have explained why Peppered Moths are not Peppered mothan example of evolution, and how, in the 1980s, it was found that the famous photos showing light and dark moths on light and dark tree trunks had, in fact, been staged.

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