Wednesday, July 16, 2008

What’s Wrong with Evolution?

The case for evolution rests on the assumption that three actions have happened. However, not one of them has been observed in action, and all three would necessitate an exception to the natural laws of the universe:

1. Evolution assumes that order can emerge naturally out of chaos. No law of nature can account for order coming out of chaos. The idea contradicts inviolable laws of entropy, which say, in a nutshell, that life always plays out into death; the organic decays into the inorganic. Stars burn out and disintegrate. Planets slow infinitesimally with each orbit. Energy is consumed, and we consistently observe a universe that is irrevocably running down.

2. Evolution assumes that all life emerged from dead matter. Never in the history of our world has anyone caused life to start up from dead matter or witnessed such a phenomenon. No one has ever been able to create a single organic cell or bring a dead cell to life even under the most carefully controlled laboratory conditions. A totally naturalistic universe that begins with nothing in it but dead, inorganic elements will remain dead and inorganic. To believe otherwise is to turn a rational, foundational principle of science upside down.

3. Evolution assumes that human intelligence and reason evolved from dead matter. According to the theory, no thinking, reasoning organisms existed when the big bang went off. What principle operating in nature accounts for the spontaneous appearance of a self-aware, thinking organism arising out of formless gases and inanimate minerals? The answer is simple: There is no such force or principle.

Nothing can give more than it has. A universe that begins in lifeless chaos will remain lifeless and chaotic. Yet evolution asks us to suspend reason and assume an exception has occurred despite the fact that no exception has ever been observed or demonstrated. Evolution is not as concrete as scientists would like you to believe.


Anonymous said...

Entropy might apply on a large scale, while evolution occurs in localized areas. This answers your first objection.

if all of life is interconnected, then there is no such thing as dead matter. This answers your second objection.

It is not necessary to believe that the soul evolved to uphold evolutionary theory. The Catholic Church accepts evolution, yet also maintains that at a critical moment, God created the human soul. In short, one does not have to be a reductionist to believe in evolutionary theory. This answers your third objection.

Anonymous said...

Re anonymous's comment on 'no dead matter'--Let's give him a rock, non-radioactive, and let him report back every few days as to what life activities the rock exhibits. Pasteur et al strongly disagrees, by scientific proof with anon.'s assertions.