Evolutionary Theory Lacking

Since elementary school, we students have had evolution ingrained into our minds.

As we studied in our science classes through high school and college, our teachers and professors taught us that facts proved that human beings and everything around them had evolved from nothing. The idea of an infinite creator creating everything was completely laughable. Scientific evidence proved that God could not have possibly created the universe in six literal days, as the biblical book of Genesis states he did. Only those who have not looked at the data or are purposely oblivious to it could possibly cling to the ancient belief of creation.

Our society and some scientists may seek to portray creation as an age-old idea to be discarded by our modern world. The evidence, however unwilling evolutionists are to admit it, paints quite another picture. It casts a large shadow of doubt over an atheistic view of the origins of the universe. A simple glance at our everyday life will show that the world we live in is a world of immense complexity and intelligent design; mere randomness and chance cannot explain this.

If we step outside and look to the skies, we cannot help but be struck by the intricacy that is present. In 1686, a prominent scientist wrote, “”This most beautiful system of the sun, planets and comets could only proceed from the counsel and dominion of an intelligent and powerful being. This being governs all things, not as the soul of the world, but as lord over all, and on account of his dominion, he is wont to be called Lord God, Universal Ruler.””

That scientist was none other than Sir Isaac Newton, the father of modern physics and possibly the greatest scientist who ever lived. Newton attributed the creation of the natural world to God because of its intricacy, and the same intricacy that Newton saw in his day is quite evident to us today.

Thinking of the sun, we can imagine the complexity that Newton was writing about. Scientific research shows that the sun is quite out of the ordinary. To begin with, it is the only star in this solar system. Though this is taken for granted when we wake up every morning and see it rise, most other stars belong to multiple star systems. If that were true of our own galaxy, the Milky Way, Earth and the other planets would suffer from extreme temperature fluctuations.

Not only is the sun special in its quality but also in its size, which helps it to sustain life on earth. If our sun were as big as a red giant, then it would be so large that it would engulf all of the inner planets through gravitational pull. If our sun were as big as a blue-white giant, it would be 25,000 times as bright as it currently is and would thus emit too much high-frequency radiation.

On the other hand, if the sun were smaller, the energy it would emit would be insufficient to sustain any type of life — unless, of course, the planets were much closer to the sun, which would dangerously affect Earth’s ocean’s tides.

There is more intricate design evidenced by the position of the sun. The orbit of our sun within the galaxy is fairly circular. Because of its orbit, the sun doesn’t get too close to the inner galaxy, where supernovae (extremely energetic star explosions) are more common. Our sun is also at an ideal distance from the galactic center, called the co-rotational radius. Only here does a star’s orbital speed match that of the spiral arms.

A final look at the sun will show that it is immensely stable. It is true that the sun does infrequently eject huge flares. When these flares occur, they wreak havoc on modern life, disturbing power grids and satellites. One such flare disabled a power grid in northern Canada in 1989.

However, the stability of our sun is shown when we compare it to other stars similar in luminosity, size and composition. Comparable stars are known to erupt in super flares every 100 years, on average. Super flares, true to their description, are much more potent than regular ones, 100 to 100 million times stronger than the 1989 flare that disabled the power grid. If such a super flare were to be directed toward Earth, the ozone layer would be completely destroyed.

A careful look at the size, position and stability of the sun will show that it’s all part of a complex design that chance cannot account for. The design can only be attributed to “”the counsel and dominion of an intelligent and powerful Being,”” in Newton’s words. The self-evident design undeniably gives credence to the ancient view that God said, “”Let there be light,”” and there was light. In addition, the uniqueness of our sun shows that the “”Heavens are telling of the glory of God, and their expanse is declaring the works of his hands”” (Psalm 19:1).

Evidence of design and a designer does not merely stop at the heavens. Our own human bodies are probably the greatest evidence of a creator. The human body is, by all accounts, a masterpiece. The degree to which our bodies are efficient and precise is frankly mind-boggling. Looking at any aspect of our bodies reveals convincing evidence of a creator.

An investigation of the human eye will cause the observer to note how intricate and complex it is. There are three imperceptible movements that the eye makes.

The first is a tremor, which is the tiniest of the movements. The tremor continuously and rapidly revolves the human eye around its center. The diameter of that movement is approximately one one-thousandth of a millimeter. In a matter of about six hours, the eye muscles that cause the tremors revolve the eye more than a million revolutions. If the eye were not able to make these revolutions, the light-sensing cells in the eye would quickly stabilize and cease to give information to the brain. This would cause the images perceived by the eye become blurry and gray in a matter of seconds. A very intelligent creator has evidently provided us with vision through the use of these tremors.

The wonder of the human eye does not stop with tremors. The next two eye movements are closely related. The muscles of the eye not only allow for it to tremor but also to drift and saccade. During a drift, the eye drifts relatively slowly and smoothly off the target until it reaches an angle equal to about 12 times the size of a tremor.

At this time, the eye automatically jerks, via a “”saccade,”” back to its original position. Saccades, which happen up to several times a second, are very quick, jerk-type movements that are used to correct whatever drifts are occurring. The saccade allows for the human eye to read. When reading lines of text, the alignment of a person’s two eyes is synchronized by a saccade.

The investigation of the human eye shows that it would be nearly impossible for only a relatively intelligent being, such as a person, to create such a mechanism. When noting the complexity of the eye alone, it is quite easy to understand why the Psalmist wrote, “”I will give thanks to you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; wonderful are your works, and my soul knows it very well”” (Psalm 139:14).

The nature of this complexity reveals that there must be some intelligent design behind both the sun and the eye. Both a design and designer are clearly evident. The evolutionist, on the other hand, has a gaping hole in his theory, which is left by the design of the human eye and the sun. Evolutionists refrain from mentioning the innumerable other aspects of our natural world that vividly show design and a creator.

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