- 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. But for the more reasonable among you, here are 15 reasons why 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 if 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 atheist 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 answer to the resurrection? Denial. But denials and hiding your head in the sand does 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.") What 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 2 arms, 2 legs, a torso, neck and head. For a horse it would be 4 legs, a large torso, long strong neck and head; while a bird would have 2 legs, 2 feather covered wings, a strong core section to support those wings, and a small head. You get the idea.
The problem is - 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. Here's a depiction of the gate restored to its original splendor. The structure is made of baked mudbrick while the gate is wood and bronze. Let us suppose you had all the ingredients to create the various needed materials - the mud for the bricks, heat to bake them with, the wood and bronze for the doors, whatever they used for the deep blue coloring and other colors. So you could produce all the needed materials. But where is the information for building and arranging the structure? For constructing the gate? For the design of the arch? For hanging the doors? For constructing the parapets on the top? For etching the intricate animals (some of which appear to be dragons (aka dinosaurs))? Just because you can create the materials does not mean you can arrange them to create the structure.
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 you construct the 40 foot tall Ishtar gate 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 "evolve" into the needed body shape with different organs, tissues and body parts with different functions, all working together, all coming togehter 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. 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 nothing to select. And 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.
5. The Existence of Irreducible Complexity in living Organisms
To understand irreducible complexity you start by understanding specific functions must be completed. An object is irreducible 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 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.Jeffrey Tomkins, ref. from Unlocking the mysteries of Genesis episode – “What is life?”, ICR DVD documentary series, 2014