- Irrational Belief
In my example above, a just-so story might be: "well 747s have been known to ferry the space shuttle around. If the space shuttle were attached, and it's engines operable, it may be able to take off and fly." But there's always a problem with just-so stories. Besides the clearly apparent desperation in the answer (typical of just-so stories) the problem(s) with this one should be obvious: 1. A 747 with the space shuttle attached was not what was in view in the original statement. So that would be the error of equivocation. A common error among evolutionist explanations. And 2. The engines used in such a scenario are not the 747's engines. So that would be the error of changing the conditions and thus changing the question. Which in this case is a form of equivocation.
- Unwilling to accept the Truth (over the Atheist
So now that I've clarified why evolutionists will continue to believe evolution regardless of how many ways you demonstrate it's impossible; for the more reasonable among you, let me state them anyway. Keep in mind the goal of Darwin's theory was to explain the variety of life we see manifested. For all practical purposes, though he does not explicitly state it, that includes the origin of life . Following are 15 reasons why apart from God the creator, life is impossible, and further, why even the concept of evolution is impossible and thus did not, could not, and will never happen.
15 Reasons why Evolution is impossible and never happened (Part 1)
But we have stronger evidence than Pasteur's that abiogenesis does not happen. All you have to do is look around you. Death is everywhere. People, animals, fish, insects, birds - dying all around. Once lifeless for days, they never come back to life. Never. Regardless of the circumstances you put the lifeless body in. Regardless of whether you try to shock them back to life like Dr. Frankenstein did. Once they're lifeless for days, they're lifeless forever. Which is true of people also. A sobering thought. This is evolution's problem.
This problem of death and lifelessness has held for all cases except one: Jesus, the Christ from Nazareth. He died, and rose to life on the third day. And here's what proves that atheists know life does not come from lifeless things: The resurrection of Jesus is such an extraordinary event, they refuse to believe it happened. What does that mean? It means they know that normally, dead things stay dead. Lifeless things remain lifeless. That's always true. That includes lifeless chemicals and cells. That's always true, unless of course you're the Son of God - the Living One who is alive forever and ever. (Rev 1.18) In that case, you (meaning Jesus) can defy death at will and give life to whomever you please. (John 5.21) What's the atheist's answer to the resurrection? Denial. But denials and hiding your head in the sand do not change the facts. Lifeless objects do not start living by themselves. The origin of life has but one answer: Life comes from the Living One who is alive forever and ever.
2. Inability to Create Proteins
DNA is of course a huge problem for evolutionists, which leads us to our next problem. But for a more detailed description of the problem of creating proteins, without design and without information, see Mt. Improbable and other impossible evolutionary dreams.
3. The Information in DNA
The double strands of the DNA molecule contain coded information. That statement by itself presents two unsolvable problems for evolutionists. First, since the information is coded, who created the code? Consider languages used to code computers: Java, Visual Basic, Python, SQL, etc. They have varying levels of complexity. But one thing they have in common: They did not just come about by accident. An intelligent designer (or designers) had to create every coding language that exists.
Now take note of a second important fact: having a language with which to program something does not provide you with the finished product: specially arranged (coded) information. (In the case of computer languages we call such finished products "programs" or "applications.") Languages provide you with are the tools with which to create the product, that is, to encode that information. But it does not provide the information that needs to be encoded. Just like being able to read English does not give you information unless you have something encoded with the words of English to read. Which brings us to the second problem: Where did the information that's encoded in DNA come from? It could only have come from an intelligent source.
Since information can only come from an intelligent source, and living cells have DNA packed with information, Meyer correctly concludes:
In other words, the discovery of information in DNA has again sounded the death knell of all forms of Darwinism.
4. Body Designs - Where do they come from?
The next problem: where does the design for the body plans come from? Body plans are the details of the layout of the various body parts of a creature. For instance in simple terms, the body plan for a human would include two arms, two legs, a torso, neck and head. For a horse it would be four legs, a large torso, long strong neck and head; while a bird would have two legs, two feather covered wings, a strong core section to support those wings, and a small head. You get the idea.
The problem is that DNA contains information for building
the materials used to build the body parts, but not information for what
the body parts are, or how they're constructed or arranged. For
instance, consider the Ishtar gate constructed by Nebuchadnezzar in the
old Babylonian empire. I will provide a link to a depiction of it
This is the problem evolutionists have with DNA and body plans. DNA can create the various chemicals and tissues needed in the body, but it doesn't contain information on how it's put together. Because "the body plan, as far as we know, is not in the DNA." So DNA, by itself, does not give you the information for constructing a completed creature.
Could anyone construct the 40 foot tall Ishtar gate (how would you know the height by the way?) complete with animal depictions, working gate and parapets exactly as shown and correctly painted having never seen it and with no plan? Of course not. But these are the constraints the evolutionary process must work under. How could the much more complex body and its various parts "evolve" into the needed body shape with different organs, tissues and body parts with different functions, all working together, all coming together with no plan and no design?
Remember the use of plans and design for creating a living organism are by definition not allowed in evolution. That is the goal of evolution. This is a big problem for evolutionists. One that natural selection cannot over come because for selection to work, there must be something to select. Lack of plans means the creature cannot evolve beyond a few lifeless chemicals clinging together. So there is nothing to select. And even if evidence of plans were ever discovered somewhere in the cell or elsewhere, what would it point to? A planner of course. It would point to the creature's designer, the creator who evolutionists deny exists. Because plans originate, obviously, from a planner.
5. The Existence of Irreducible Complexity in living Organisms
To understand irreducible complexity you start by understanding that specific functions must be completed. An object is irreducibly complex when it is composed of a number of individual components (which themselves have the appearance of being designed for this specific function in the object) all of which much exist, together at the same time, and correctly connected for the object to complete the specific function as intended. Michael Behe, the originator of the concept, uses the example of a common mouse trap to explain the concept. I'll use an example I've used before - the suspension bridge. Take a look at the components of a suspension bridge.
Listed in the diagram are the main cable, suspender cables, the towers, cable anchors, and the deck or roadway. If you remove any of the components, the bridge will fail to be able to complete its purpose - suspend the roadway between two points so the distance between may be traversed. It's beyond the scope of this brief description to go into detail, but as mentioned above, if you look into it you'll find even the components of this irreducibly complex system are themselves complex and specifically designed. Such design on top of design does not happen by itself without a designer.
The point: such irreducibly complex systems cannot come about by natural means. Not only is it impossible for the components, to just naturally come together, (Consider one of the main cables: it's actually 27,572 individual cables, woven together, then carefully strung over two towers and securely anchored into place. This cannot happen by any natural means!) but the individual components themselves, cannot exist apart from the careful planning, design, and crafting execution of an intelligent designer. If you believe a suspension bridge can come about without design and erected by unguided natural forces, then I defy you to show me any such bridge anywhere in the universe.
Naturally occurring irreducibly complex systems do not exist because they are a contradiction in terms. It's like claiming impossible things like "square circles" exist. Such is the problem faced by evolutionary biologists who must explain irreducibly complex systems like the bacterium flagellum or the human eye without appeal to a designer. It simply cannot be done. (If you think the evolution of the eye has been explained, you've been deceived - see here.)
To be Continued
1. For a brief
explanation on why Darwinian evolution necessarily includes origin of
life issues (though some evolutionists will deny it) see the correction
to the meme concerning this issue here: