Education and Current Events
The Three Questions
One of the things that Ellie asked me for in our correspondence was some evidence that would support the existence of a Creator. Below is evidence from the physical world that is exactly that kind of evidence. One of the best ways to discuss the Creation/evolution controversy is by asking questions. Here are three questions that you should ask any evolutionist or those that claim that evolution is a scientific theory and not a religion. These questions are not just unanswered by evolutionists; they are unanswerable by evolutionists based on established scientific fact. While these three questions are not the only good questions to ask, they are a good start.
Question 1, where did the information for DNA originally come from? DNA contains a massive amount of information, but the science of information theory tells us that information only comes from information, it cannot arise all by itself. So what was the source of the original information required for life to exist? Just as a book cannot write itself just because there is paper and ink present, so the language of life, DNA, cannot just form out of a collection of chemicals. What information represents is the output of a mind, God or human. Just as the existence of a building represents the information output of an architect’s mind, so DNA is an example of the information output of God’s mind that He used in creating life.
Question 2, how can mutations that are only capable of rearranging or losing information, cause brand new information to appear? Mutations are called the engine of evolution by evolutionists, but it is now known that mutations cannot cause totally new information to appear. Yet that is exactly what would have had to have happened if evolution were true. It would require a massive amount of totally new information to turn a one-celled animal into multi-cellular animal, but creating new information is precisely what mutations cannot do. Mutations can bring about new traits in animals, eyeless cavefish and wingless beetles to name just two, but these new traits are the result of the loss of information in the creature. Mutations are a manifestation of the curse that God put on the world because of Adam and Eve’s sin. God created a perfect world, the only place for it to go from there is down, which in fact is what is happening to the whole earth. Mutations are one example of this downhill slide in the living world.
Question 3, why is there no evidence of 2, 3, 4 celled animals etc. having ever lived? There is abundant evidence for one-celled animals, but in both the living world and fossil record there is not one shred of evidence of any animal above the one-celled level until it reaches the many thousands of cells in multi-cellular creatures. Yet if evolution were true there should be innumerable examples of 2, 3 and 4 celled animals in both the living world and fossil record. In fact if evolution were true it should be impossible to classify animals at all. We shouldn’t find cats and dogs and cows and horses. What we should see around us is a world filled with dats and cogs and hows and corses, a blending of all of the different kinds of animals. The existence of distinct kinds of creatures as well as the lack of intermediate animals is clear evidence of a created world.
Romans 1:20 tells us that the evidence for what God has done in this world is there for those who want to see the truth. While there are some people who have made themselves incapable of seeing the truth, many people will see what God has shown us in nature if we are knowledgeable enough to point it out.