Presentation on theme: "Evolution – a Theory in Crisis"— Presentation transcript:
1 Evolution – a Theory in Crisis Part 1 of 3The Scientific Bankruptcyof Darwinian EvolutionAlso available:Part 2 of 3 – The Philosophical Bankruptcy of Darwinian EvolutionPart 3 of 3 – The Biblical Creation Alternative & Its Implications
2 Richard Dawkins “No qualified scientist doubts evolution is a fact.” 100 Scientists dissent:“We are sceptical of claims for the ability of random mutation and natural selection to account for the complexity of life.”
11 A sample of what’s involved To turn into a mammal, a reptile must:Evolve a 4th chamber in its heartEvolve mammary glands and a milk supplyEvolve a hair coveringEvolve a temperature control systemEvolve a corti in the inner earEvolve a diaphragm
37 Prof. Simon Conway Morris (Cambridge palaeontologist) “When discussing organic evolution the only point of agreement seems to be: ‘It happened.’ Thereafter, there is little consensus…”(Evolution: Bringing Molecules into the Fold, Cell 100, (Jan ):1-11)
38 1. The nature of mutations 8 Problems with Darwinism:1. The nature of mutations2. The limits of mutation3. Natural selection’s limits4. The Cambrian explosion5. Lack of transitional fossils6. Complex beginnings7. Irreducible complexity8. Mathematics/Probability
39 Three Pathways to a Creator InformationComplex specified information demands an intelligent designer.EliminationOnly 4 options.RevelationEvidences that God has spoken.
40 Harvard geneticist Richard Lewontin ‘‘We take the side of [neo-Darwinian] science in spite of the patent absurdity of some of its constructs, in spite of its failure to fulfil many of its extravagant promises of health and life, in spite of the tolerance of the scientific community for unsubstantiated just-so stories, because we have a prior commitment, a commitment to materialism. It is not that the methods and institutions of science somehow compel us to accept a material explanation of the phenomenal world, but, on the contrary, that we are forced by our a priori adherence to material causes to create an apparatus of investigation and a set of concepts that produce material explanations, no matter how counter-intuitive, no matter how mystifying to the uninitiated. Moreover, that materialism is an absolute, for we cannot allow a Divine Foot in the door.’’(Billions and billions of demons, The New York Review, January 9, 1997, p. 31).