Evolution in Under 1000 Words:
It has been said that the belief in evolution is the biggest reason people have for rejecting the Bible.1 According to Richard Dawkins in The Blind Watchmaker, "Darwin made it possible to be an intellectually fulfilled atheist." Philosopher Daniel Dennett describes Darwinism as a “universal acid” that “eats through just about every traditional concept and leaves in its wake a revolutionized world-view;" a worldview without God. We are taught beginning in kindergarten, throughout high school and then into college that evolution is a scientific fact. We watch television shows (often on PBS or the Discovery Channel), and read books and magazines that say the same thing.
But, is evolution a fact? National Geographic Magazine (NG) featured a 33 page cover story titled “Was Darwin Wrong?”2 The answer according to NG is No. The author states that those who deny evolution are willfully ignorant of the evidence that supports evolution. “Evolutionary theory,” the article stated, “is such a dangerously wonderful and far-reaching view of life that some people find it unacceptable, despite the vast body of supporting evidence.” Actually, “some people,” as the article acknowledges, are almost 50 percent of the American population. “That percentage,” National Geographic notes with surprise, “has barely changed over the last two decades.”3 This is confirmed in a 2001 Gallup poll, which found that 45 percent of Americans believe God created everything no more than 10,000 years ago. Is this anti-evolutionary view warranted? Yes.
Space does not permit me to adequately point out all the fallacies within Evolutionary Theory (it is not a fact, only a theory) so I will illuminate just one.
Information is perhaps the biggest problem for evolutionists. They cannot explain the origin or complexity of information. In Creator Beyond Time and Space, Mark Eastman writes that “a fertilized human egg is about the size of a pin head. Yet, it contains information equivalent to about six billion ‘chemical letters’ [of DNA]. This is enough information to fill 1000 books 500 pages thick with print so small you would need a microscope to read them.” Dr. Eastman says, “If all the DNA letters in the human body were printed in [ordinary] books, it is estimated they would fill the Grand Canyon fifty times!”4 In fact, according to the May 21, 2004, Answers In Genesis Newsletter, there is enough information in the genes from just one man and woman, that they could have more children than atoms in the entire universe without getting two that looked alike.
Where did this information come from? Evolutionists have no explanation. Researchers cannot explain how the high degree of order and specificity could arise by random processes.5
If you go to the Biology department at most universities and ask them where the information in the cell came from, they will tell you that it arose by chance millions and millions of years ago. But if you go to the Computer Science department at the same university, and ask them where information comes from, they will tell you that information is created by removing chance (noise). That, in fact, information is the opposite of chance.
Werner Gitt, information scientist, and author of In the Beginning Was Information writes, “There is no known law of nature, no known process and no known sequence of events which can cause information to originate by itself in matter.”6
So where did the information come from? Dr. John Baumgardner, Geophysicist at Los Alamos National Laboratory tells us: “The answer should be obvious -- an intelligent Creator is unmistakably required.”7
Not only is the origin of information a problem, but evolutionists cannot explain how life became more complex. The theory of evolution is supposed to explain how life progressed from simple lifeforms to more complex lifeforms.
However, the amount of information in a single cell - a protozoa - is far less than the amount of information in a person. According to Don Batten, for a typical bacterium to be transformed into a human over some billions of years, one has to add the information for an additional 100,000 genes - an impossible task for mutations to achieve.8
Natural selection is a logical process that can be observed. However, natural selection can only operate on the information already contained in genes — it does not produce new information.
Actually, this is consistent with the Bible’s account of origins; God created distinct kinds of plants and animals, each to reproduce after its own kind. One can observe great variation in a kind, and see the results of natural selection. For instance, lions, tigers, and cheetahs have developed over time as a result of natural selection operating on the information in the genes of the cat kind, but no new information was produced — these varieties have resulted from rearrangement, shuffling, and sorting out, of the information in the original cat kind. One kind has never been observed to change into a totally different kind with new information that previously did not exist! For example, amoeba DNA has no information for making hooves, hair, tails and eyes, but horse DNA does; and alligator DNA has no genetic information for producing feathers, hollow bones and one-way lung systems, but bird DNA does. Etc… Etc…
Darwinian evolution and the biblical account of creation are incompatible. Either God made man in His own image as morally accountable beings, male and female, reproducing after their own kind, or He didn’t. If the theory of evolution is a scientific fact, then the Bible should be discarded as mere mythology. But if the Bible is right, Charles Darwin single-handedly propagated a fantasy that has hoodwinked millions; which is what the evidence supports.
Animals and human beings do reproduce after their own kind. And the Bible is right. You and I are sinners in need of God’s forgiveness.
For further information see “Evolution Defined And Examined” by going to
1 Tom DeRosa; Evidence for Creation; 2003; pg. 7
2 David Quammen, “Was Darwin Wrong?” National Geographic; Nov 2004, p 4
4 Dr. Mark Eastman; Creator Beyond Time and Space; Word for Today; Costa Mesa, CA; 1996; pg 84.
5 Luther D. Sunderland; Darwin's Enigma; Master Books, San Diego, USA, 1984, p.9.
6 Werner Gitt; In the Beginning Was Information; p. 107
7 J. Baumgardner, Highlights of the Los Alamos Origins Debate.