Pay no attention to the men behind the curtain

See Evolutionist: Let’s Admit it, We Don’t Fully Understand How Evolution Works — We live in interesting times, where the average person — saturating in a lifetime of Darwinist propaganda in education, media and entertainment — is still defending an evolutionary model that the professionals know is false.  Oh, the professionals haven’t given up on their godless worldview, but they know that their paradigms have been shattered and they are desperately trying to find another explanation that leaves out a creator.

On this 60th anniversary of the discovery of the DNA double helix, Ball reviews a few of the recent findings that have rebuked the evolution narrative that random mutations created the biological world. Unfortunately Ball fails to take his own advice and ends up doing precisely what he advises other evolutionists against—whitewashing the science.

For instance, evolutionists have had to resort to the explanation that rather than mutations tweaking the DNA’s protein-coding genes to create or improve protein functions, those mutations must have sometimes tweaked regulatory networks that control the expression of said genes. What Ball doesn’t mention is that this new epicycle relies on the prior existence of those regulatory networks and the protein-coding genes they control.

In other words, we now must believe that evolution first constructed the incredible genes and regulatory networks (for which there is no scientific explanation, but that’s another story) which then enabled evolution to proceed.

Such serendipity is unlikely, to put it kindly, but Ball presents it with a straight face . . .

I almost feel sorry for them.  Every day they go to work and get mocked by God when they see how His design is even more exquisite than they realized the day before.  But they trudge on with their blind faith science-of-the-gaps.  Suppressing the truth in unrighteousness must be exhausting.

Romans 1:18–20 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth. For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse.

Read it all, then be sure to read Signature in the Cell: DNA and the Evidence for Intelligent Design and Darwin’s Doubt: The Explosive Origin of Animal Life and the Case for Intelligent Design, both by Stephen C. Meyer.

One thought on “Pay no attention to the men behind the curtain”

  1. Of course Neil, you realize as well as I do that evolution has moved well beyond the domain of “science” and into philosophy. It’s not about demonstrating or researching the origin of life at all, but about finding imaginative ways to write the Creator out of the story, because the implications of a capital-C Creator make them uncomfortable. I’ve probably mentioned this to you before, but it’s something I’m fond of saying, today for the benefit of your readers.

    There are a lot of people walking around today who realize (at some subconscious level) that if they allow a divine foot in the door – as Ravi Zacharias called it – that this carries with it a LOT of really hard questions, and certain ramifications that some of these people just aren’t prepared to live with. If there’s a Creator, an honest scientist is forced to ask questions like:

    – Who was this Creator, exactly?
    – Is He still around today?
    – What did or does He want from me?
    – In what way am I morally accountable?
    – As a deliberately created being, what are my responsibilities toward others who claim the same description? How am I obligated to treat them?
    – Etc.

    Remember how in the Bible, the Pharisees and other teachers of The Law were so quick to claim allegiance to Moses? Whereupon Jesus turned it right back at them and said, “Moses is your accuser.” I think it’s a little like that for evolutionists and this thing they call “science”, as well as companion terms like “logic” and “reason” that are continually being thrown around. They claim allegiance to these concepts (standards, philosophies, whatever word you prefer) when all three are decidedly hostile not just to the Theory of Evolution and its proponents, but really to the entire atheist worldview. As I wrote on someone’s blog awhile back, “You don’t call yourself a scientist when you discount one possible conclusion before even starting your investigation.” You don’t get to claim the mantle of “science” or “reason” when you discount the possibility of a Creator before even getting around to examining the origins of life or how it’s ostensibly changed over the eons.

    If you’re going to try to claim those, you had better be prepared to explain how life arose from nonliving matter in the first place…or where we get our moral concepts from, especially the ones that seem to be common to all of humanity (it is wrong to kill without cause, wrong to steal, etc). I’ve actually had people try to tell me that the Ten Commandments were worthless because the Sumerians actually had prohibitions on murder before the time of Moses! (Who told the Sumerians it was wrong for them to kill one another?)

    On the contrary, the science and the logic and the reason are on the side of Christians and others who mention that all the evidence points to only possible conclusion – that this universe and all the infinitely complex processes and organisms found within…are no accident. Someone did this on purpose, and furthermore, He really, really knew exactly what He was doing.

    A lot of so-called scientists simply aren’t comfortable with that, and it’s frankly baffling to me how many mental gymnastics and contortions they’ll go through in order to keep the illusion going.


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