Yesterday, we looked at Darwin’s theory of evolution. We also saw that the fossil record was and is a problem for his theory as the Cambrian Period witnessed an explosion of complex forms including 35 of the world’s 40 phyla without any evidence of the gradual mutations that is central to Darwin’s theory. You will still hear some Darwinists object that the pre-Cambrian “transitional” fossils must have been too soft-bodied to have been preserved but in the past 20 years, pre-Cambrian sponges and other soft tissue fossils such as embryos have been found especially in parts of China.
Many paleontologists have abandoned any hope of finding transitional fossils of any kind. They feel they have looked long enough and hard enough and they just aren’t there. The overwhelming majority of Phyla or major body plans just show up in the Cambrian explosion. Instead of the Darwin tree of life rising from a common ancestor you get a lawn with millions of blades of grass, each a separate species. There is overwhelming evidence of diversification within species but nothing leading from one species to a new species.
As I write this, there is absolutely NO evidence of the gradual changes Darwin predicted would be there. To quote arch Darwinist Richard Dawkins, “Without gradualness…we are back to miracle.”
But Darwinists do not just have a fossil problem but a molecular one as well. How do naturalists explain the origin of life? Some have speculated there was a “prebiotic soup” of amino acids that eventually came together to form a life. But Biologist Doug Axe estimates that the odds of nature randomly producing a protein fold capable of producing a new species to be one in ten to the seventy-fourth power or one chance in a hundred trillion, trillion, trillion, trillion, trillion, trillion…and that’s just one protein fold and you need several hundred to produce a single complex cell.
Studies such as these led Darwinist Francis Crick, who helped discover the double helix form of DNA, to state ”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 it going.” Crick’s commitment to naturalism, however, also led him to theorize that space aliens sent a super bacteria to earth to begin life.
And they make fun of Christians?!?
There is another problem for Darwinists–evidence of such an amino acid rich “pre-biotic soup” has never been found. If such a “soup” existed, we should find large deposits of nitrogen but they aren’t there.
But the problems don’t end there and to that we will turn tomorrow.
Until then, grace and peace.