posted on Jan, 29 2013 @ 12:38 PM
Certainly, this is one of the debates that has moved Christians the most over the years. The reason this is so, I believe, is that evolution is
presented as a fact by the media and taught as such in schools and universities. Whether or not I believe in evolution is really neither here nor
there. However, it has been placed on me, i believe by God, to argue that it is not a fact. A fact is something that has been proven, observed and
recreated beyond all reasonable doubt. None of these is the case with the theory of evolution. That is not to say, therefore, that it is wrong but
that it is no more a fact than the Creation story we have been given in Genesis. I would go so far as to say that I know the Creation story as it is
written in the Bible to be true but this does not make it a fact and no Christian should ever presume to argue that it is such in those terms.
However, as a disciple of Christ for the last 11 years and a student of horticultural biology, I feel it necessary to point out some additional flaws
in the theory of evolution that I have come to see and others that I have been informed of. I will not post anything i am unable to understand because
it is not in my mandate to do so but not all of what i will post will be directly related to horticulture as i have had an interest in the subject of
how the World came about for a number of years and, by the direction of the Holy spirit, the love of Christ and the grace of God, have been lead to
this conclusion and subsequently saved. I do not profess to be an authority on the subject but I have long had a fascination with animals and,
combined with just enough God-given intellect so that all the glory goes to him, have been able to quantify the following arguments.
1. It is impossible for D. N. A. to gain information from an outside source. As a horticultural biologist, one of the initial things you learn is
that, no matter how much we want to, we are unable to make something out of what is not there. A horticulturalist very close to where I live has
recently been able to grow the only blue Streptocarpus in the World. This would suggest that tote-potency (the ability for all living organisms to
produce the same information - a fact necessary for the theory of evolution to exist) is, indeed, a reality. The reality is that, on closer
inspection, the flowers are not really blue at all. They are a mix of many of the colours that are in the Streptocarpus genealogy combined to make a
colour that appears to the human eye to be blue. The insects that pollinate the plant are blind to the colour blue. Fortunatelly for them, it does not
look blue at all. For evolution to be true, all the necessary requirements for all fauna on the planet to portray the traits that they do would have
had to have been in every organism's D. N. A from the moment they came into being. Apart from the fact that we know this is not the case, it is also
impossible because, as vast a vessel D. N. A. is, it will not hold that much information.
2. The fossil record. There has already been many things said about the fossil record on this thread but i believe there are one or two points that
are yet to be touched on. For a start, if the Earth were as old as evolution would need it to be, most of the species scientists have been able to
observe would not be around as fossils today. The metamorphosis of stone happens roughly once every million or so years (Please, correct me if I am
incorrect. This is not my area of expertise). This would mean that, according to most evolutionary scientists, most of the dinosaurs would have
descended deep into the Earth's mantle and we would not know anything about them. Does it not make more sense that they died far more recently, a few
thousand years ago, around the time the Bible claims the great flood took place?
3. A brain, be it the brain of a person or the brain of a nematode, is hugely complex. Every connection in the brain is linked to a nerve-ending
specifically designed to power one microscopic part of a body. For even a slight change to take place, massive cerebral metamorphosis would be
required to take place. This, if gotten even slightly wrong, would render an organism completely incapacitated.