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James Ussher’s Education
Proverbs 22:6
Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it
James Ussher is famous, or infamous, depending on your point of view, for his work on creation. It was Ussher who calculated that the Earth was created at 6 pm on the evening before October 23rd 4004...

Evidence for Evolution Can Be Illogical

Colossians 2:3
In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.

In a previous Creation Moments broadcast, we looked at why chimps and humans have similar features, and showed that it is because they have a common designer. Evolutionists use the similarities between organisms to suggest proof of descent from common ancestors. This is illogical. Let me explain a little logic. Suppose I use this syllogism:

Evidence for Evolution Can Be IllogicalIf it is raining, the streets are wet. It is raining. Therefore, the streets are wet.

We would know that this is logical. But suppose I said it differently:

If it is raining, the streets are wet. The streets are wet. Therefore, it is raining.

We know that this is illogical, because there are other reasons why the streets may be wet.

Evolutionists claim:

If evolution were true, we would expect animals to have similarities. Animals have similarities. Therefore, evolution is true.

This set of statements is equally illogical as saying that it is raining, because the streets are wet. It is actually a well-known logical fallacy, known as the Affirmation of the Consequent. Yet many high school biology textbooks rely on this illogical set of statements as their so-called evidence for evolution. The better explanation is the true explanation – that animals have similarities because they have a common designer – God.

Everything You have told us, Father, makes sense and is true. Thank You for placing us in this beautiful world that You have made.