The following is an organized presentation on the creation vs. This is the fourth revision of a set of essays which I had originally submitted in note 840 of the now-archived Christian_V5 conference, with first revisions submitted in note 24 of the Christian_V6 conference and note 35 of the Biology conference, and second and third revisions submitted in note 25 and 640 of the now-archived Christian_V7 conference as of this writing, respectively.(These are employee-interest forums at my place of employment.) It is my hope that this will provide a logical and coherent framework for defending the fact of special creation and the abrupt appearance of life on earth against the popular dogma of evolution.I also wish to thank those who have encouraged me by telling me that this presentation has made a difference. Wiebe February, 1997 This is an abstract of the presentations on the creation/evolution issue that follow: As design demonstrates the existence and capability of a designer, the inherent design in life, the earth and the universe implies the existence and capability of its Designer.The best source of information regarding a design can be had by inquiring of the designer.The laws of biochemistry, probability and statistics, and basic information theory are against it. But no one has ever shown them to be beneficial, so as to result in complex and sophisticated designs. Random genetic mutations) The "survival of the fittest" clause is a tautology and success does not imply complexity.Natural selection shouldn't be expected to result in functionally different or more complex designs. Animals vary based on coded genetic information that is already there.In fact, within the laws of probabilities and statistics we should not expect order and selection to be the result of "random" processes. ) Effects caused by random genetic mutations (that is, those that are phenotypically expressed) are almost always bad.Order and selection are the result of directed, non-random causes. "Chance" is not a cause) Living matter does not and could not have been spontaneously generated from non-living matter. Once in a while they produce some interesting benign abnormalities.
If I hope to accomplish anything, it will be to simply encourage critical thinking.
Those defending creation today who don't have the time to devote their life's study to gaining expertise in all fields of inquiry must principally be prepared to think critically, logically, and challenge unsubstantiated assumptions made by these people.
They must also keep a level head in the face of some vicious attacks and diatribes that will be directed against them, as is advised in the scriptures (1 Peter -16).
I have not written it with a view towards receiving any sort of financial or other personal gain, and I request that others utilizing this document do likewise.
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