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1 What Evolutionists Wish You Didn’t Know about Darwin’s Theory What Evolutionists Wish You Didn’t Know about Darwin’s Theory Higher Things, Given 2010, Nashville, TN Rev. Christian C. Tiews Associate Pastor, Grace Lutheran Church, Tulsa, Oklahoma 1 Rev. C.C. Tiews, Higher Things, 2010, Nashville

2 Definitions Microevolution = Adaptation Macroevolution = One species “evolving” into a new and different one Driven by natural selection 2Rev. C.C. Tiews, Higher Things, 2010, Nashville

3 In what respect has the Darwinian theory taken fatal hits since Darwin’s day? – Darwin realized he had a number of fatal flaws to his theory. If only one of them were ever proven to be true, they would sink his theory… – Scientific research has confirmed many of the fatal flaws Darwin so feared. While the global scientific community is largely ignoring these facts (“The Emperors’ New Clothes” Syndrome), an ever-growing number of scientists in the U.S. is challenging the monolithic Darwinian theory. 3 Rev. C.C. Tiews, Higher Things, 2010, Nashville

4 1) Where Did the Matter Come From? 4 “Big Bang” supposedly occurred 14 billion years ago Term “Big Bang”coined by Sir Fred Hoyle But where did the matter that exploded come from? This is evolution’s weakest link and is usually ignored Rev. C.C. Tiews, Higher Things, 2010, Nashville

5 2) Lack of Transitional Fossils = “Missing Links” “Why is not every geological formation charged with such links? Why does not every collection of fossil remains afford plain evidence of the gradation and mutation of the forms of life? We meet with no such evidence and this is the most obvious and forcible of the many objections which may be urged against my theory.”“Why is not every geological formation charged with such links? Why does not every collection of fossil remains afford plain evidence of the gradation and mutation of the forms of life? We meet with no such evidence and this is the most obvious and forcible of the many objections which may be urged against my theory.” Darwin, Origin of Species, p. 379 (Bantam, 1999) 5 Rev. C.C. Tiews, Higher Things, 2010, Nashville

6 Lack of Transitional Fossils Lack of Transitional Fossils Darwin’s theory predicted that scientists would find many transitional forms in the fossil record. 6 Rev. C.C. Tiews, Higher Things, 2010, Nashville

7 Lack of Transitional Fossils Lack of Transitional Fossils In reality, only very few transitional forms have been discovered. And all are debatable. 7 Rev. C.C. Tiews, Higher Things, 2010, Nashville

8 The So-Called “Missing Links” 8 All “missing links” between ape and man are either human, ape, or hoaxes: Piltdown Man: hoax Nebraska Man: hoax Ramapithecus: ape Australopithecus (“Lucy”): ape Cro-Magnon: human Neanderthal Man: human Java Man: human Peking Man: human Rev. C.C. Tiews, Higher Things, 2010, Nashville

9 “From the marrow cavity of a fossilized Tyrannosaurus rex thighbone, scientists have extracted what appears to be the only known preserved soft tissue from a dinosaur. The flexible tissue can be stretched (see arrow) and returns to its original form.” 3) Soft Tissue in Dino Bones Geologists claim that fossilization requires millions of years to occur. However, many fossils have been found with fully articulated skeletons, hair, scales, feathers, and soft fleshy parts such as skin, cartilage, unborn fetuses and stomachs containing the animals' last meal. Science 25 March 2005: Vol no. 5717, pp DOI: /science Rev. C.C. Tiews, Higher Things, 2010, Nashville

10 4) Haeckel’s “Embryos” Are Frauds 10 Rev. C.C. Tiews, Higher Things, 2010, Nashville

11 Haeckel’s “Embryos” Top row: Haeckel’s drawings of several different embryos, seeming to show incredible similarity in their early ‘tailbud’ stage. Bottom Row: Richardson’s photographs of how the embryos really look at the same stage. From:http://www.answersingenesis.org/images/embryo4.jpg From:http://www.answersingenesis.org/images/embryo4.jpg 11Rev. C.C. Tiews, Higher Things, 2010, Nashville

12 5) Darwin’s Finches Explain Microevolution, Not Macroevolution 12 Finches with different beaks are simply variations of finches, not products of evolution (that is, new species of birds) All of these finches interbred Rev. C.C. Tiews, Higher Things, 2010, Nashville

13 6) Stanley Miller’s Experiment a Fraud 13 Wrong starting materials (methane, ammonia, hydrogen but no O 2 ) Wrong conditions (electric spark) Wrong results (deadly amino acids) One of the weakest links of the theory of evolution is the origin of life from non-living chemicals. “There was no primeval soup, neither on this planet nor on any other. If the beginnings of life were not random, they must therefore have been the product of purposeful intelligence,” Sir Fred Hoyle, Nature, Nov. 12, Rev. C.C. Tiews, Higher Things, 2010, Nashville

14 7) Circular Reasoning of “Dating Game” How are the stratigraphic layers dated? Index fossils are used to determine the age of the layers—and the layers are used to determine the age of the fossils.How are the stratigraphic layers dated? Index fossils are used to determine the age of the layers—and the layers are used to determine the age of the fossils. This is circular reasoning.This is circular reasoning. 14 Rev. C.C. Tiews, Higher Things, 2010, Nashville

15 8 )“Out of Place” Fossils Assumption: The last appearance of a fossil is the time when it went extinct. The Coelacanth was thought to have gone extinct with the dinosaurs million years ago…until living specimens were discovered off the coast of Madagascar in 1938 and Coelacanth Living Fossil 15 Rev. C.C. Tiews, Higher Things, 2010

16 Other Living Fossils  Crocodiles - date back 230 million years  Army Ants - date back 100 million years  Cockroaches - date back 350 million years  Coelacanth - dates back 400 million years  Crinoid or Sea Lilly dates back 150 million years  Cycads date back 240 million years  Dragonfly dates back 230 million years  Ginkgo dates back 270 million years  Horseshoe Crab - dates back 300 million years  Nautilus - dates back 500 million years  Neopilina mollusks - dates back 400 million years  Salamanders date back 150 million years  Sturgeon dates back 250 million years  Tuatara dates back 200 million years.  Velvet Worm dates back 500 million years  Wollemi Pine - dates back 150 million years 16 Rev. C.C. Tiews, Higher Things, 2010, Nashville

17 Catastrophism vs Uniformitarianism Catastrophism - Catastrophes such as the Biblical flood were responsible for the majority of the earth’s fossiliferous rock. Uniformitarianism - Around 1850 the non-catastrophic view of earth’s geology began to develop, which suggested that gradual processes and uniform intensities were instead responsible. Is the Grand Canyon evidence of a catastrophe or millions of years of erosion? 17Rev. C.C. Tiews, Higher Things, 2010

18 Catastrophism vs Uniformitarianism “Uniformitarianism” is challenged by catastrophism and “God’s gift to creationists,” Mt. St. Helens erupting in May 1980.“Uniformitarianism” is challenged by catastrophism and “God’s gift to creationists,” Mt. St. Helens erupting in May A new model for formation of coal: Instead of “Lots of time and a little bit of pressure,“ the new model suggests, “Lots of pressure and heat – and a little bit of time”.A new model for formation of coal: Instead of “Lots of time and a little bit of pressure,“ the new model suggests, “Lots of pressure and heat – and a little bit of time”. A new model for formation of Grand Canyon: “Lots of water and a little bit of time.”A new model for formation of Grand Canyon: “Lots of water and a little bit of time.” 18Rev. C.C. Tiews, Higher Things, 2010

19 In Noah’s flood, fountains of water would have jetted supersonically into and far above the atmosphere. Much of the water would have fragmented into an “ocean” of droplets that fell as rain great distances away. This would have produced torrential rains such as the earth has never experienced—before or after. 19Rev. C.C. Tiews, Higher Things, 2010, Nashville

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21 9) Carbon-14 throughout the Geologic Record Carbon-14 has been shown to exist in fossils throughout the geologic record. This means that all these fossils are young (i.e., thousands of years old). Dr. J. Baumgartner, RATE Group Dr. J. Baumgartner, RATE Group And there are many more “evolution killing” facts… 21 Rev. C.C. Tiews, Higher Things, 2010

22 A Matter of Interpretation Modern historical geology is built on a foundation of assumption, speculation, singular interpretation and dogmatic authoritarianism. The quarrel isn’t with the data of historical geologists, but with the interpretations of those data. The data of Earth’s current geology can be explained in light of a Biblical flood model. While the biblical model cannot be PROVEN in the true scientific sense using the scientific method, its explanations work just as well or better than uniformitarian explanations. 22 Rev. C.C. Tiews, Higher Things, 2010, Nashville

23 The Cr / Ev Issue and Our Faith 23 Rev. C.C. Tiews, Higher Things, 2010, Nashville

24 Salvation “Jesus Christ, our God and Lord, died for our sins and was raised again for our justification (Rom 4:24-25). He alone is the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world (Jn 1:29), and God has laid upon Him the iniquities of us all (Isa 53:6)…” All have sinned and are justified freely, without their own works or merits, by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, in His blood (Rom 3:23-25)…” (See SA, II, Art. I) 24 Rev. C.C. Tiews, Higher Things, 2010, Nashville

25 The Cr / Ev Issue and Our Faith If you believe in theistic evolution (that is,that the earth is billions of years old and that God somehow used evolution), you must deal with these uncomfortable questions: Did God actually use death to create? Evolution not only requires death, it requires a lot of death and suffering. 25 Rev. C.C. Tiews, Higher Things, 2010, Nashville

26 The Cr / Ev Issue and Our Faith What is the relationship between sin and death? The Bible clearly links sin and death together. Rom 5:12: “death spread to all men because all sinned.” Rom 6:23: “The wages of sin is death…” 26 Rev. C.C. Tiews, Higher Things, 2010, Nashville

27 The Cr / Ev Issue and Our Faith If God used evolution to create, how did human beings acquire a soul or the image of God? Gen 2:7: “…and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life…” 27 Rev. C.C. Tiews, Higher Things, 2010, Nashville

28 The Cr / Ev Issue and Our Faith What does all this mean for us 21st Century Lutherans?What does all this mean for us 21st Century Lutherans? We need not fear the Darwinian theory. Not only does it contradict the Word of God, but in recent decades the rug has also been pulled out from under the Darwinian theory scientifically. 28 Rev. C.C. Tiews, Higher Things, 2010, Nashville

29 LCMS and Creation “Resolved, That all educational agencies and institutions of Today's LCMS including early childhood programs, elementary schools, high schools, colleges, universities, and seminaries continue to teach creation from the biblical perspective…”“Resolved, That all educational agencies and institutions of Today's LCMS including early childhood programs, elementary schools, high schools, colleges, universities, and seminaries continue to teach creation from the biblical perspective…” 2004 LCMS Convention Proceedings, Res. 2-08A, p Rev. C.C. Tiews, Higher Things, 2010, Nashville


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