After more than 100 years of Darwinian evolution’s nearly complete dominance in our public schools, the most popular theory of origins for Americans is…. creationism. According to Gallup, 38% believe God created humans in their present form & 38% believe humans evolved but with God guiding the process. Only 19% believe humans evolved from molecules-to-man with God having no part in the process (Darwinian evolution). Read http://news.gallup.com/poll/210956/belief-creationist-view-humans-new-low.aspx
Even among college graduates, only 45% believe in Darwinian evolution. 51% believe in… creationism (24%) or a God guiding process (27%).
Darwinian evolution is a dying theory. It will take it a long time to expire, but it is dying. Even among scientists, many are questioning it. Thousands of scientists have signed “A Scientific Dissent From Darwinism” (www.discovery.org/scripts/viewDB/filesDB-download.php?id=660).
With so many people either not believing it or expressing doubt about it, it should be very easy to at least remind students that it’s just a theory. Not so! The Dover, PA school board put a sticker on their biology textbooks that said Darwinian evolution was just a theory. The evolutionists went berserk. They went to federal court and had a judge (who was not a scientist) tell the school board to remove the stickers because it was ‘religious’. Unbelievable! You know your theory is dying when you have to go to those lengths to protect it.
Unfortunately, theories always take a long time to die. Darwinian evolution will be the dominant theory in public schools for quite some time. But, as time rolls on, the inconsistencies continue to pile up.
Below are some quotes from scientists and websites & books expressing various other theories of origins. I’ve grouped the websites & books according to their particular theories and then by
easy, medium & advanced reading levels.
“The probability of life originating from accident is compatible to the probability of the unabridged dictionary resulting from an explosion in a printing shop.”
-Dr. Edwin Conklin, evolutionist, professor of biology, Princeton University, Quoted in: Cliffe Knechtle (1986) Give Me an Answer, p. 70
“We have not the slightest chance of a chemical evolutionary origin for even the simplest of cells.”
-Dr. Dean Kenyon, professor emeritus of biology, San Francisco State University, At 4:39 in video at https://www.allaboutscience.org/dna-double-helix-video.htm
“I am convinced…that Darwinism, in whatever form, is not in fact a scientific theory, but a pseudo-metaphysical hypothesis decked out in scientific garb.”
-Dr. Wolfgang Smith, reentry physicist, former professor of mathematics, MIT & UCLA, Wolfgang Smith, “The Universe Is Ultimately to Be Explained in Terms of a Metacosmic Reality” in Margenau and Varghese (eds.), Cosmos, Bios, Theos, p. 113
“Suspicions about Darwin’s theory arise for two reasons. The first: the theory makes little sense. The second: it is supported by little evidence.”
– Dr. David Berlinski, mathematician & philosopher, David Berlinski, The Devil’s Delusion, p. 187
The Non-Darwinian forms of the origin of the universe/life are:
YEC…young earth creationism (6 day earth creation, about 10,000 years old for human/earth/universe creation)
OEC…old earth creationism (called various names like progressive creation, day age theory, gap theory, ruin-reconstruction theory…it teaches recent human creation but an old earth & universe)
ID…(Intelligent Design…can encompass almost all of non-darwinian theories, it claims that since there is great design in the universe, there must be a great designer without specifying who that designer is. Covers YEC, OEC & non-darwinian evolution theories)
Theistic evolution…(God guided evolution, it teaches old ages of humans, earth & universe)
YEC: creation.com, answersingenesis.org, creationscience.com, trueorigin.org, trueorigin.org/camplist.php, ICR.org & rae.org
OEC: godandscience.org & reasons.org
ID: uncommondescent.com & discovery.org
Theistic evolution: biologos.org
Books (check out most of these under my Recommended Resources link… I classify the books as easy, medium or advanced knowledge required for reading):
The Death of Evolution by Dr. Jim Black—easy
The Case For A Creator by Lee Strobel—easy/medium
Darwin, Then & Now by Dr. Richard William Nelson—medium
YEC; Dismantling the Big Bang by Dr. John Hartnett—medium/advanced Starlight, Time and the New Physics by Dr. John Hartnett—advanced
AIG Answers Books 1-4—easy/medium In The Beginning by Dr. Walt Brown—medium
ID; The Politically Incorrect Guide to Darwinism and Intelligent Design by Dr. Jonathan Wells—medium/advanced
The Privileged Planet by Drs. Gonzalez & Richards—advanced
Evolution: A Theory Still in Crisis by Dr. Michael Denton—advanced
Darwin’s Black Box by Dr. Michael Behe—advanced
Darwin On Trial and Defeating Darwinism, both by Philip Johnston—easy/medium
Progressive Creationism; Who is Adam by Drs. Fazale Rana and Hugh Ross—advanced
Origins of Life by Drs. Fazale Rana and Hugh Ross—medium/advanced
There are many, many other good websites & books out there.
But tell me, what do you think?
With you on the journey,