- in my opinion
Johan Blignaut, July 2009
is regarded by many people as the backbone
of the biological sciences. If this “backbone” is wrong then at
some time the decisions, work, theories and lives depending on it
a student I learnt about evolution and did not question its validity
for 30 years till I read a book by a scientist questioning the
probabilities. In this article I review literature by mostly
evolutionist scientists in three fields:
of life – For life to originate by evolutionary (materialistic) processes would require that proteins and nucleic acids (DNA) to be formed simultaneously, at the same place and time. The probability is so minute that these chemicals could be formed by random natural means – and the one cannot exist
without the other – that evolutionists Stephen W. Hawking (physicist),
Richard Dawkins and Carl Sagan have postulated that life began
elsewhere in the universe and was “seeded” to earth. They have concluded that life could not have started on earth by random undirected means.
Cambrian Explosion took place 540 million years ago. At that time whole new body
plans suddenly appeared without any “evolutionary history”. For
3.3 billion years only simple sponges and single cells existed.
Then in a geologically very short period of 10 million years, 50 new phyla appeared. No
new phyla have emerged in the 530 million years since. Evolutionary theory cannot explain the sudden appearance of new body plans that emerged in the Cambrian Explosion.
irreducibly complex systems – defined as a single system comprised of several well-matched,
interacting parts that contribute to the basic function, wherein
the removal of any one of the parts causes the system to
effectively cease functioning. Such a system cannot be produced
gradually – as required by evolutionary theory - it would have to
arise as an integrated unit, in one fell swoop, which would require
intelligence and design.
evolution by random natural processes cannot explain life – where
do we come from? The data indicates that living organisms are
designed by intelligence – the only source of all the information
contained within living cells.
theory of intelligent design holds that certain features of
the universe and of living things are best explained by an
intelligent cause - i.e. a mind designed it, not an undirected process such as natural