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2 UNDERSTANDING THE CREATION Charles Darwin and the Theory of Evolution

3 Charles Darwin An Agnostic Wrote Origin of Species in 1859 About the Theory of (Macro) Evolution Change thru random variations Darwin nevertheless had doubts

4 Doubts in the 1800s If it could be demonstrated that any complex organ existed which could not possibly have been formed by numerous, successive, slight modifications, my theory would absolutely break down. Charles Darwin Evolution is not an established theory but a tentative hypothesis, an extremely valuable and even probable hypothesis, but a hypothesis none the less. Thomas Huxley

5 Mendels Laws More Doubts on the Theory While experimenting with garden peas, Gregor Mendel, discovered that peas do not vary in heredity in any such slip-shod, haphazard fashion as was supposed by Darwin, but according to definite, orderly laws that he researched and recorded for posterity. Bateson, the famous British biologist and a student of Mendelian heredity, in 1866, said that Darwin would never have written Origin of Species if he had known of Mendels work.

6 Microevolution vs Macroevolution MICROEVOLUTION: Within one species Identical # of chromosomes Minute variations resulting from interbreeding MACROEVOLUTION: Species to species change Differing # of chromosomes Evolutionary relatively large and complex steps

7 Microevolution in the Dog Species All dogs are in the same species 78 chromosomes for all By inter breeding you get minute variations and minor genetic alterations

8 Interbreeding of Domestic Ducks White Pekin Duck plus Mallard Duck equals A Hybrid Duck

9 A Couple of Hoaxes * Piltdown Man Hoax 1912 * Nebraska Man Hoax 1922

10 Paleontologist George Simpson in 1953 with a Dissenting View on Evolution It remains true, as every paleontologist knows, that most new species, genera, and families, and that nearly all categories above the level of families, appear in the record suddenly, and are not led up to by known, gradual, completely continuous transitional sequences. Studies in the Bible and Science, Henry M. Morris

11 Extinct Fish Shows Up In Fishermans Nets Fossils of extinct Coelacanths fish found from the Triassic Age over 90,000,000 years ago Oops! Identical previously thought extinct Coelacanths was caught in deep water in 1938

12 The DNA Chasm Between Humans and Chimpanzees # of chromosomes: Humans 46 Chimpanzees 48 DNA differs 4% including: 35 million single- nucleotide changes & 5 million insertions/deletions

13 A Parting Quote There is no scientific basis for the creation account, but it is important to remember that there is no scientific basis for the theory of evolution either. Certainly, not everyone who accepts the evolution theory is an atheist, but the person who believes in God and believes that He is a God of miracles has no need to maintain that the earth is as much as five billion years old. Theodore H. Epp, The God of Creation

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