Refuting Unguided Evolution

Creation and Life by a Rational God or Non-directed Evolution

By Mike Robinson

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth (Genesis 1:1).

The universe could so easily have remained lifeless and simple--just physics and chemistry, just the scattered dust of the cosmic explosion that gave birth to time and space. The fact that it did not -the fact that life evolved out of literally nothing, some 10 billion years after the universe evolved literally out of nothing -is a fact so staggering that I would be mad to attempt words to do it justice. And even that is not the end of the matter. Not only did evolution happen: it eventually led to beings capable of comprehending the process by which they comprehend it (Richard Dawkins).

This creation myth, like many others, tries to answer the questions we all ask. Why are we here? Where did we come from? (Stephen Hawking).

The opening verse of the Bible declares that God created the heavens and the earth. God created the universe out of nothing. Most non-Christian scientists, for many decades, did not believe that the universe had a beginning. Today, most scientists believe that the universe had a starting point. This is one of the many reasons we are not to submit God’s word to modern science. Moreover, men must press the antithesis: all science must be submitted to God’s word. 

No other ancient philosophy or religion asserts that the whole universe was created out of nothing, at one point in time. The Hindu’s believe Brahma created the water from an eternal universe. He then moved over the water and out of his eye went the sun. Out of his lips went the fire, and out of his ear went the air. Then Brahma got tired and laid down his tired self for over four million years. After that little power-nap, this Rip Van Winkle god, destroyed the world, and then out of the chaotic material, created the world again. He did this again and again. He continues to sleep, wake up, destroy the universe, and then make it again. Creation and demolition, then four million years of sleep. Brahma and all the false gods may sleep, but the true and living God neither slumbers nor sleeps. He alone created the whole universe out of nothing at one moment in time.

Only the true God supplies the basis to study, analyze, and make theories on the origin of the universe since He alone provides the necessary universal operational features of rationality. This means that only the living God allows us to account for the logic, induction, and ethics required to make scientific discoveries.

Meyer’s Information Theory

If the whole universe has no meaning, we should never have found out that it has no meaning: just as, if there were no light in the universe and therefore no creatures with eyes, we should never know it was dark. Dark would be without meaning (C.S. Lewis).

A Summary of an Important Aspect of Stephen Meyer’s Information Theory:

· Material causes alone lack the ability to produce large specified information.

· Intelligent directed causes have the ability to produce specified information.

· Intelligent design has the greatest explanatory power for the information in the cell.

All living organisms have a DNA code. It is a code. A code requires information. Information requires a mind, and all living cells have information encoded in them. If I walked down the beach and in the sand I read: “I love George, now and forever,” I would know an intelligent source wrote that prose. Intelligence was needed to put the information on the sand, just as the DNA code requires an intelligence to encode it into every living cell. So it is blind faith that asserts that the information in a cell comes from blind chance. Chance producing life and information is one of the articles of faith within the evolutionary theory. Theists see design in nature, we say there is at least one designer; we see information, we know an intelligence put it there; we see machines running efficiently, and we say there was an intelligence that built that machine. This is what most would call: common sense.

Selected dictionaries define “stupid” as failing to utilize common sense. One, who asserts materialism or evolution in the face of all these “facts,” is not being intelligent. Yet, we are not merely to trade a factual blow with a factual blow in our verbal exchange with the strict evolutionist. We should take the knife out of his hand, disarm him, and show him that the sword we hold, the Bible, is the precondition for the intelligibility of our world. Deny God and one must rest his view on a mutable unnecessary cosmos. Without God one cannot account for the necessary universal operating features of intelligibility.

Imagine a team of researchers who set out to explore a string of remote islands near Antarctica. After many days at sea, they arrive on an icy, windswept shore. Shouldering their packs, the team hikes inland and eventually takes shelter from the bitter cold in a cave. There, by the light of a small campfire built to cook their freeze-dried rations, they notice a curious series of wedgelike markings vaguely reminiscent of Sumerian cuneiform. It occurs to them that perhaps these scratches in the rock constitute some sort of written language, but dating techniques reveal that the markings are more than five hundred thousand years old, far older than any known human writing and, indeed, far older than anatomically modern human beings. The researchers investigate other possibilities. Perhaps the markings are animal scratchings… After extensive research by investigators with a broad range of expertise, [non-rational] explanations invoking purely mindless undirected causes fail to explain the evidence…. the explorers make an inference. They note that, although the markings do not reveal the identity of the scribes, they do point to intelligent activity of some kind. The markings reveal a sophisticated system for conveying information, and the only known cause for such a thing is intelligence—conscious rational activity. They conclude that the remote and barren islands were once settled by a group of toolmakers and hunters who employed written, alphabetic language some five hundred thousand years before modern humans were believed to have invented the technique (Stephen Meyer).

It appears the theory of unguided evolution forever fights common sense and basic human understanding. I’ll go with God and common sense and let the Darwinists scramble to argue for non-reason producing information.

Beyond Information and ID Theory

The conception of his (God’s) counsel as controlling all things in the universe is the only presupposition which can account for the uniformity of nature which the scientist needs. But the best and only possible proof for God is that his existence is required for the uniformity of nature and for the coherence of all things in the world. [4]

The unguided evolution of the species is a philosophical claim dissimulated by those who believe they are composed of just an assembly of atoms. How could a mere assembly of material atoms produce a immaterial philosophical theory? This theory is religious and it takes stone-blind faith to believe in it. Material-only evolutionists are fundamentalists who preach immaterial theories to maintain a materialistic worldview.

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1. God furnishes all the necessary universal operational features utilized in all rational pursuits. God has the ontic attributes of omniscience, immutability, and omnipotence (He has universal reign) thus enabling Him to be the ground for the universal and immutable laws of logic that are utilized in all thought and analysis. Any position that rejects the true God, as the epistemic (knowledge) base, not only leaves an unnerving fissure, but hopelessly fails too. Consequently, whatever evidence one discovers must be discerned and processed with the rational implements that arise from Christian theism and the worldview that emanates from God. The immaterial, transcendent, and immutable God supplies the indispensable pre-environment for the use of immaterial, transcendent, universal, and immutable laws of logic. Atheistic thought, because it rests upon mutable and non-universal ground of a closed cosmos, cannot furnish the necessary preconditions for the immutable universal laws of logic; therefore it results in futility because of its own internal weakness.

2. C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity.

3. Stephen Meyer, The Signature of the Cell.