You have probably seen evolutionary charts like this… but you might not have seen how to expose the faulty arguments behind them. Those arguments have deceived many students into thinking the Genesis record is unscientific. In reality, all a person has to do is ask some logical questions to reveal the utter foolishness of evolutionary assumptions.
You’ve heard educated evolutionists insist that it took a loooooong time… and that it was undirected by a Designer or God so it all happened by random chance… and of course, simple things got more complex – that’s evolution in a nutshell isn’t it?
Did you get that? The 3 absurd assumptions of evolution we’re talking about here are:
Don’t forget this key piece of the discussion.
The two major evolutionary fallacies?
They are required to get us to this point and they are covered in another chapter or article. What are they? They are the absurd answers given by evolutionists to the questions: “how did the universe get here?” and “where did life come from?” You’ve heard those answers I’m sure. Here they are:
The Big Bang
And don’t forget the simple questions you can use to reveal the ‘emptiness’ of those two supposed ‘scientific’ causes for the two most significant ‘effects’ that can lead anyone to a realization that there has to be a Creator.
Two Extremely revealing questions to ask:
#1 – Did you ever see an explosion cause an increase in the orderliness and complexity of anything?
#2 – Can you even imagine how to put life into chemicals, even if they are cleverly arranged into all the organs and systems of a now-dead corpse?
What’s really at the bottom of evolution teaching?
What is seldom mentioned to unwary and impressionable young students today is that evolutionists believe in bigger miracles than Christians ever dreamed of. They even admit it on occasion. And the reason their misguided faith is really nothing less than sheer gullibility is because their miracles had no adequate cause to perform them. Nature and common sense demonstrate scientifically that any result or ‘effect’ requires an adequate cause. By definition, the Creator of the universe that exists independent of natural substances is the only adequate “cause” for the universe and life.
But, evolutionists are religiously committed to their insane ‘faith’ because they don’t want to acknowledge the reality of their Creator. Don’t forget that. That’s why the apostle Paul says in his letter to the Roman Christians in the first century:
“..just as they did not see fit to acknowledge God any longer, God gave them over to a depraved mind…” (Romans 1:28).
Answering the Evolutionist Arguments
So how do we expose the 3 absurd assumptions of evolution? And do it in a gracious and sensible way?
We go into a lot of colorful and fascinating background detail in my book, “Unlocking the Mysteries of Creation,” but let’s keep this as simple as possible. Here’s the bottom line.
Does Time (millions and billions of years of it) provide a solution to evolution’s impossible dream?
Even if there really had been millions of years of existence for all of creation, there’s one thing we absolutely know about the effects of time. Just ask the question: “have you ever heard of the second law of thermodynamics?” All processes in nature are bound by this law.
What happens to any natural object or system as you watch it exist for a long time? It degrades. It wears out. It falls apart. It deteriorates. It follows the law of what is called “increasing Entropy.” Evolutionists insist there ‘must be’ a natural way for the nagging problem of entropy to be overcome. They just don’t want to face the music that only a miracle-working Creator is capable of creating a perfect world or restoring a fallen one in a “new heaven and new earth.”
What are the chances of producing orderly sequences of understandable information and systems randomly? In their assertion that random chance is capable of evolving higher forms of life (or any kind of first life for that matter) evolutionists ignore a mountain of evidence. It’s called “mathematical probability statistics.” With modern analytical equipment we now know how extraordinarily complex living systems really are. We now have no scientific excuse for believing in naturalistic evolution.
Ask, “What are the chances of letting random accidental processes produce even a simple system of information?” Evidence of design should logically cause us to look for a designer. To the evolutionist’s shame, he refuses to “allow a Divine foot in the door” no matter how ridiculous are his ideas about how intricately designed living beings came to be.
When someone insists that random genetic mutations and natural selection are the process of evolving from ‘Goo’ to You by way of the zoo, you might want to ask them a question or two.
Have you seen what mutations really produce? They are not pretty. Thankfully they are rare. In 5,000 years we’ve never scientifically seen what is agreed by everyone to be a single positive genetic mutation. It’s clear there isn’t enough time for mutations to do their ‘magic’ even if you had billions of billions of years to arrive at a world full of amazing creatures. How do you produce a system like a caterpillar turning into a butterfly by way of random mutations? And when you consider that ‘natural selection’ is only capable of eliminating unfit offspring (the so-called “survival of the fittest”), it says nothing about the ‘arrival of the fittest’ in the first place. You can’t get “more information” from “less information.” Someone with intelligence and a high degree of technical skill has to ‘engineer’ biologically increasing complexity. To believe that bacteria evolved into worms and worms evolved into reptiles and reptiles evolved into birds (and eventually man) is not supported by ANY facts of real observable science.
Evolution is a belief system that is totally devoid of honest scientific support. Those who insist on it are doing so only because they choose to reject the Creator. Typically, they have distorted concepts about God and some kind of attitude that resists acknowledging their personal accountability for their actions.
So why do so many people choose to believe in evolution?
The apostle Paul spelled it out very plainly in a prophetic word about the future that applies very well to what we see going on right before our eyes today. In Paul’s second letter to the Christian believers in Thessalonica (2 Thes. 2:10-12)
“…because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.”
Would you say that the belief in evolution qualifies for “a lie” that condemns them to their own just outcome if they choose to reject the truth of God?
© Dennis Petersen 2011
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There is so much confusion circulating in the printed and broadcast media today that it’s very hard for average folks to sort out what’s really true. The theory of evolution is promoted widely as if it is scientifically acceptable because many academic scientists believe it, but is that sufficient to make it stand as really TRUE? When I’m talking about evolution here, let’s not mistake it for anything else but what it is: pure naturalism. As one evolutionist made it very clear, “we cannot allow a Divine Foot in the door.”
What is science?
The Oxford Dictionary defines science as “a branch of study…concerned either with a body of demonstrated truths or with observed facts systematically classified…under general laws, and which includes trustworthy methods for the discovery of new truth within its own domain.”
G.G. Simpson, a leading evolutionist, said:
“It is inherent in any definition of science that statements that cannot be checked by observation are not really about anything…or at the very least, they are not science.”
TRUE Empirical SCIENCE IS
Observation is absolutely essential for the practice of what we call empirical ‘Science.’ And there are many things outside of that sphere like history and angels and prayer and God Himself. If you include ‘forensic’ or historical science in the discussion then you are dealing with theories of past events that cannot be witnessed again and which depend on the confidence we can have in the words of the informant.
Does science contradict the Bible?
Some feel that God’s Word and His world could conflict. Keep in mind that the Bible makes no apology about the supernatural origin and operation of the natural world. The straightforward narrative of creation in Genesis was approved by Jesus Christ and by the apostles who wrote the New Testament. We must be careful with what we accept as science. True science will not contradict the clear teachings of the Bible, but miracles described as actual events, by their very nature, are understood to bypass the limits of what science is typically able to observe.
Despite all the work that has been done in all the science disciplines, there are major enduring problems. What is electricity? What is light? What is gravity? Why do these phenomena behave so consistently? Some features of these things are known but not the basic “why” behind them.
CAUTIONS FOR SCIENCE
- There are many special disciplines (niches) of science. Being an authority in more than one realm is impossible for most men. So, many scientists are unaware of the assumptions in other areas outside of their specialty.
- Scientists are real people; they are inclined to have the same human weaknesses and biases as non-scientists. They are just as prone to sin, denial, deception and bad attitudes toward God.
- Scientists who wish to be credible must be cautious not to make broad declarations on issues of religion or human spiritual matters in the name of science.
- When scientists do say things about origins, supernatural powers and spiritual things, you should be careful to examine and challenge them. Ask for their basic assumptions about God and origins. Theories are not facts!
What is a theory?
The average person may suppose a theory is like a hunch or a guess, but scientists regard theories as accepted principles or concepts that stimulate research to explain natural phenomenon.
Have scientists been proven wrong?
False ideas have commonly been promoted by scientists of the past only to be discarded by their descendants. You can probably think of many examples like:
- The geocentric theory of astronomy
- The idea that bloodletting is appropriate medical procedure for reducing fever
- Embryonic recapitulation (the theory that human embryos develop by evolutionary stages of animal ancestry)
- Phlogiston was believed by 17th and 18th century scientists to be the magical ingredient of all combustible things that enabled them to burn. French chemist, Lavoisier, showed that oxygen was the key for fire (rapid oxidation) to burn.
Is evolution scientific?
No matter how you look at it, the theory of evolution must trace back to a point where inanimate matter became a living creature. Look at the foundation of this theory.
- UNKNOWN CHEMICALS in the primordial past…through…
- UNKNOWN PROCESSES that no longer exist…produced…
- UNKNOWN LIFE FORMS that are not to be found…but could, through
- UNKNOWN REPRODUCTION METHODSspawn new life…in an…
- UNKNOWN OCEANIC SOUP COMPLEX…at an…
- UNKNOWN TIME and PLACE.
Is it any wonder why many scientists insist that evolution does not even constitute a bona fide scientific theory!
THE BIG QUESTION
Bible-believing Christians are often mocked by those who say:
“Prove your eternal God created all this!”
But what’s the alternative?
Why not ask the scorner:
“Prove to me that atoms are eternal! If God is not the Creator, how did the atoms get there?”
MYSTERIES OF EVOLUTION?
For any creation or upward development there are basically three things that are absolutely essential:
- A PROGRAM to direct the growth.
- A MECHANISM to energize the growth.
- A PROTECTION SYSTEM to sustain the growth.
Does change equal evolution?
Everyone who cares to study it can see that physiological changes sometime occur in living systems. Some call this “micro-evolution.” We must acknowledge that the amount of change is always limited within fixed “kinds.” The commonly held belief in evolution can be more specifically called “macro-evolution.” It requires more than minuscule mutations to produce all the different living kinds. Indeed, TRANSMUTATION is the order of the philosophy, and that is the word that was used in the early 19th century before the word evolution became acceptable.
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The popular family Creation classic has been vastly enlarged and upgraded for the new century. Page after fascinating page colorfully unfolds before your eyes as you tour creation with the insight of the Bible as your guide. Expose and dismantle evolutionary deceptions that have distorted our generation’s view of the seen world. The skepticism and unbelief, sown by those who disregard the divine authorship of the Bible, are refreshingly overturned through this God-honoring “mini-encyclopedia” of the Creator’s insight.
By “considering the work of His hands,” parents and children encounter a vast wealth of evidences that confirm a confident faith in the Genesis account of creation. Every student in every school will be challenged to THINK! as he is guided by these insightful and lavishly illustrated chapters to “reason together” with God’s Word. Evolutionary myths are exposed and a rich Biblical foundation is laid as you explore mountains, planets, fossils, strange animals, dinosaurs, and the astonishing world of ancient civilizations. This book has been used as a basic curriculum by thousands of Christian home-school families.
“When God was taken out of science and history studies, those subjects became boring for many students. This book puts God’s power and awesome orchestration into the equation and suddenly science and history come alive!”
 Simpson, George Gaylord, Science (1964) 143:769
Does God really expect us to worship Him with all our mind? Do you think God is reasonable? Through His prophet, Isaiah, He makes the bold challenge to His listeners to: “Come let us reason together…” (Isaiah 1:18).
Only a fool would argue with the Bible’s claim that “Wisdom is …. The principal thing!” (Proverbs 4:7). God’s promise to His children is that, “When wisdom enters into your heart, and knowledge is pleasant to your soul; discretion will preserve you and understanding shall keep you” (Proverbs 10-11).
We probably need to remind ourselves that we are foolish to ‘serve pearls to pigs’ but wise to give insights to true seekers of truth. As Solomon rightly guides us, “Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser; teach a just man, and he will increase in learning. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom and the knowledge of the holy is understanding” (Proverbs 9:9-10).
Here is a simple outline that can prove useful in guiding a listening student to the discovery that he can truly love God with all his mind because he can believe God’s Word with complete confidence.
There are theological reasons to believe the God of the Bible ALONE is capable of producing the universe. Each of these could easily warrant a significant study session.
1 – Jesus had confidence in the clear words of the Torah
Thus Genesis, the first book of the Torah, is included when He said in Luke 16:31 “If they do not hear Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rise from the dead.” Also, His endorsement of the reality of Adam and Eve from the BEGINNING, and not billions of years AFTER the beginning is clear in Matthew 19:4.
“Have you not read that He who made them at the beginning made them male and female.” The creation of Adam and Eve being referred to here is clearly not intended to mean that their creation was billions of years after the beginning of the Genesis six-day week of creation.
There are many passages testifying to Jesus’ absolute endorsement on the principal of the inerrancy of the Holy Hebrew Scriptures.
2 – If Jesus is not all-powerful enough to be our Creator, there is no way He could be powerful enough to be our Savior.
Be sure to know John 1:1, 14, Col. 1:16 & 17.
3 – Christian faith is based on the authority and integrity of Holy Scripture.
So if we cannot trust the foundational statements of Genesis to be clear, unambiguous, accurate, and totally truthful, there is no reason for anyone to place their personal confidence in other passages of Scripture upon which their hope for eternal salvation should rest. Check out Heb. 11:3 and Rev. 14:7.
4 – Paul’s preaching of the resurrection of Christ to pagans at Mars Hill was based on the premise that the same God was also CREATOR and SUSTAINER (LORD) of heaven and earth.
“For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him; And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.”
5 – The cornerstone of Christian faith is the declaration of God’s law at Sinai,
In that awesome ‘decalogue’ from God it is clear that the literal miraculous creation of God in six normal DAYS is the basis for the timeless order of the law of work and rest. Without this there is no explanation for the historic 7-day week that has transcended cultures worldwide from before the most ancient secular historic records. Exodus 20:11 is one of the most foundational truths of the entire Bible because it was part of a speech made by YHWH Himself in the hearing of all the family of Israel at Mount Sinai.
There are logical reasons to believe the Biblical account of creation is a better explanation for origins than evolution.
1 – Creation is intricately designed, integrated, purposeful, and full of aesthetic beauty.
These attributes can only be satisfactorily explained by virtue of an intelligent, personal, meaningful Creator because the only alternative is randomness with no purposeful or orderly cause.
2 – The natural creation and all living creatures are filled with systematic information…
…that cannot have originated by itself. Information requires an intelligent source. Increasing orders of information are observed from simple levels of life to the most complex and they cannot be explained naturalistically because you can never get MORE information from LESS information.
3 – To exclude the purposeful intelligence of the Creator from the creation requires one to believe…
…that natural physical elements are eternal and that those elements, left to themselves over time, can randomly produce all the vast variety of living things. Such false reasoning is similar to expecting the chemistry of paper to produce the knowledge of the encyclopedia to be written on it without the external application of intelligent creativity.
4 – There are seemingly infinite scientific observations that cause the creation explanation to make more common sense than evolution.
Just consider the amazing design required to transform a caterpillar to a chrysalis and then to a butterfly.
5 – Irreducible complexities in the most basic living systems demand an intelligent designer,
…creator and sustainer. Innumerable complex details must be simultaneously in place for even the most “simple” creatures or their organs to function at all. There can be no “incipient” (incomplete) immune system, reproductive system, digestive system, visual perception system, circulatory system, etc.
6 – The Anthropic Principle,
…witnessed in thousands of ways on planet earth, clearly demonstrates that the creation is designed for life, and particularly man, to thrive here. Earth’s environment is so delicately balanced that even slight adjustments or deletions of certain features would make life and human life utterly impossible. A whole book could be written on this with chapters on the perfect order of features in the cosmos (solar system), the atmosphere, the earth’s chemistry, the geology, the hydrologic cycle, the synergy of life forms, the sizes of everything from tidal variations, to bananas, and the timing of everything from seasons and days to animal growth cycles and migratory patterns.
7 – The computer-like code of all life called DNA,
which carries the genetic information regulating every phase of all living systems, is so exceedingly complex that even pagan scientists have acknowledged their absolute awe at the miraculous marvel of its complexity.
There are general reasons why a thinking person should believe the Biblical account of creation rather than evolution.
1 – The intricate order of nature demands an explanation.
To deny the purposefulness of the Creator requires NOT FAITH (of the Biblical kind in a Supreme Awesome Designer) but GULLIBILITY in simplistic, humanly contrived concepts that ascribe powers to material objects that are totally impossible.
2 – The rejection of divine creation…
…(and its cultural implications of moral accountability) by much of modern society has led to a plague of meaninglessness, moral depravity, lawlessness, and the bloodiest century of death in all of human history.
3 – Every aspect of evolutionary dogma is totally unsupported by ANY facts.
Much of evolutionary scenarios are completely opposite to Biblical and scientific realities. Every evolutionary axiom and supposed proof has been thoroughly controverted by careful scientific exploration and examination. Many hoaxes of evolutionary scientists have been popularized by a seductive popular press for decades, only to be exposed and defeated by serious collective investigation.
So why do intelligent people believe in materialistic evolution?
The Creator, as He has revealed Himself through His Holy Scriptures in the Bible, gives us a plain answer that is consistent with His grace and His providential nature. Read it in Paul’s letter to the Romans in Romans 1:18-32. Also read more insight on His answer in Paul’s letter to the Thessalonians in 2 Thessalonians 2:10-12.
“(vs 18) For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth. (19) For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. (20) 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. (21) For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened. (22) Claiming to be wise, they became fools, (23) and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man and birds and animals and creeping things.
(24) Therefore God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, to the dishonoring of their bodies among themselves, (25) because they exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever! Amen.
(26) For this reason God gave them up to dishonorable passions. For their women exchanged natural relations for those that are contrary to nature; (27) and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in themselves the due penalty for their error.
(28) And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a debased mind to do what ought not to be done. (29) They were filled with all manner of unrighteousness, evil, covetousness, malice. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, maliciousness. They are gossips, (30) slanderers, haters of God, insolent, haughty, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, (31) foolish, faithless, heartless, ruthless. (32) Though they know God’s righteous decree that those who practice such things deserve to die, they not only do them but give approval to those who practice them.”
Here is the passage in 2 Thessalonians.
“(vs. 10) …and with all wicked deception for those who are perishing, because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. (11) Therefore God sends them a strong delusion, so that they may believe what is false, (12) in order that all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.”
1 – Moses, Jesus and the Apostle Paul specifically pointed out facts that make it impossible to force extensive evolutionary time (i.e. “millions of years”) into the Holy Scriptures. See Exodus 20:11, Mark 10:6 and Romans 5:12.
2 – There are over 80 “clocks” (called geochronometers) that we can examine to get an idea how long the earth has existed.
These clocks are actual processes that keep ticking away through the centuries. All of them are based on the obvious reality that natural processes, occurring steadily through time, produce cumulative and often measurable results. These studies reveal maximum upper limits for the time these processes could have continued.
Almost all of them point to a rather young earth. Only the least accurate and highly speculative few are misleadingly used to support billions of years. Those few are vigorously publicized to persuade the uninformed public that there is no reasonable alternative to evolutionary gradualism.
3 – From the dozen or so volcanic eruptions each year comes about one cubic mile of juvenile water. Using the standard evolutionary assumption that the present is the key to the past, this process would produce all the ocean water of the world (340,000,000 cubic miles) in just 340 million years. The implication is that volcanic emissions alone would insist there were no oceans at all on the earth 340 million years ago! According to traditional evolutionary charts of earth’s history, 340 million years ago was the height of the “age of fishes!” Do you see the problem?
4 – All short-period comets (with less than a 200 year orbit) would be gone in as little as 10,000 years! Since there are several hundred known comets in our solar system, and knowing comets are rare now compared to the many seen in the time of the Greeks or Romans, it seems that comets are “wearing out” pretty fast. Because many astronomers aren’t willing to admit this process might indicate that comets, as well as the solar system itself, originated only a few thousand years ago, they’re forced to dodge the issue by devising another theory. So they suppose there must be a huge “nest of comets” far out in the solar system. Every now and then some cosmic disturbance supposedly kicks some new comets out of the nest. Has anyone ever seen this nest? (they call it the Oort cloud). No one has ever seen a cosmic comet “nest.” This is pure speculative fantasy.
5 – If oil deposits had been encased in earth’s sedimentary rocks for more than 5,000 years, in some cases there would be no oil pressure left, even though there is huge pressure in reality! The only objective explanation is that these oil deposits were suddenly and catastrophically encased in these flood-deposited layers just a few thousand years ago.
6 – Millions of tons of cosmic dust falls to the surface of planet earth each year. This dust floating around in the space between the planets is high in nickel content and may have originated from the explosion of a planet between Mars and Jupiter that created the asteroid belt. We don’t find much of this dust on our continents because it keeps washing into the sea. But the amount of nickel dissolved in the sea is about what the rivers would erode off the continents in only 18,000 years at the present rate. There is no sign that a saturation of minerals like nickel in the seawater caused them to precipitate on the sea floor. So the evidence would make us suspect that the process must not have been going on for millions of years. What do evolutionists do? We’re told the ocean floors are slowly “sub-ducting” under the continents. So the dust that is supposed to have been precipitating out of the seawater for millions of years has been “swept under the carpet” so to speak. If that is true, then of course there is no way to ever find the missing cosmic dust.
7 – Since evolutionists believed that fine powdery cosmic dust has supposedly been gathering on the moon for nearly five billion years, the space agency was concerned and built the first lunar landing module with wide saucers at the base of each leg. Some NASA scientists estimated a one-hundred-foot thick layer of dry cosmic powder covered the Moon. Conservative calculations expected a layer 54 feet thick. Fearing the astronauts might disappear in a poof of deep powder, NASA did everything possible to make a very gentle landing. That’s why the huge saucer “pods.” They even built sensing rods extending about three feet straight down under those saucer-like landing pads to measure the subsurface temperature of the lunar dust. But what did astronauts actually find when they got there?
About one eighth to three inches of dust was all that was there! They were surprised. Putting up the flag on solid rock was a job of drilling. How long would it take to gather that much dust? About 8,000 years MAX!
8 – At the current rate of erosion there should be 30 times more sediment in the ocean than there actually is. Of course to believe that you have to assume that the ocean has been there for at least a billion years.
9 – At the present rate of erosion all the continents on earth would have worn down to sea level in just 14 million years. But there’s no evidence such drastic erosion even happened once. In the Rocky Mountains billions of fossilized animals in the rock layers are claimed to be 100 million years old. They are thousands of feet above sea level. How many times did these high mountains wear down to sea level in the last 100 million years? How did those fossils manage to stay undisturbed all that time while the mountains eroded down to sea level six or seven times?
10 – At the present rate the entire Mississippi River delta would accumulate in only 5,000 years! What was there before that? Well, the river couldn’t have been there, could it? How could this be? Unless of course the North American continent, and all the other continents for that matter, just haven’t been in their present positions any longer than that.
11 – The oldest living things on earth are not the giant redwood trees in California. The gnarly Bristlecone pine trees survive in one of the most hostile climates on earth, in the high desert Mountains between California and Nevada. These rare trees have been growing for almost 5,000 years!
The Bristlecone trees are so hardy it is fair to say that they will likely go on living for thousands of years, unless some catastrophe destroys them.
The fact that we don’t find a grove of trees somewhere in the world dating back to 8,000 years, or ten or fifteen thousand years implies that these trees may have begun growing on a virgin earth less than 5,000 years ago!
12 – The present human population would develop from a single family in just 4,000 years if the growth rate were reduced to only ½ % per year – an average of only 2½ children per family per generation. That is a fourth the present rate of growth. It would easily allow for long periods of no growth due to famines, wars, epidemics and natural disasters.
13 – If evolutionists insist that humans have been populating the earth for a million years, do you have any idea how many people would be on earth in one million years? Even if the population growth rate were reduced to a fourth the present average, or a scanty ½ per cent a year… You’d have a number 10 with 2,100 zeros after it! They’d never fit… even in the entire universe!!!
14 – Every 1400 years the Earth’s magnetic field strength decreases by half. Careful measurements worldwide reveal the strength of the field must have been much greater in the past. That would be fine back to 6,000 years ago, but if you project back 10,000 years ago we run into serious difficulties. The earth’s magnetic field would then have been equal to that of a magnetic star. According to Dr. Thomas Barnes, we can only conclude that life on earth would not have been possible more than 10,000 years ago. The weakening magnet of our planet will eventually cause the disappearance of the magnetosphere and the accompanying Van Allen Radiation Belts. These are invisible but vitally necessary to support life. There are no such structures around the planet Venus because Venus has no magnetic field.
15 – The Moon is receding. Tidal friction and other things are making the earth’s rotation speed slow down a very tiny amount each year. That also causes the moon’s distance from the earth to constantly increase! Accurate recent lunar measurements show the moon is drifting two inches farther from the earth each year. The rate would have been higher in the past. Though that may not sound like much, if you believe the evolutionary view, in five billion years the moon would have receded 380,000 miles, a distance that would have prevented normal tide fluctuations that are necessary for the cycles of living things on earth.
16 – The sun’s diameter appears to have been decreasing. Every hour the sun is shrinking about two feet. If the sun is shrinking 0.04 percent per century, then it totals 0.4 percent per millennium.
If you believe the sun’s age is only 6,000 years there’s no real problem. In that time the sun will have shrunk only about 2.4 percent. Life on earth would go on quite fine. But if you believe the earth and the sun have been around for nearly five billion years, you’ve got a problem! If the sun existed only 250,000 years ago it would have been double its present diameter. At that size with the earth at its present distance from the sun, it would be too hot on earth for life to exist.
Thirty million years ago the surface of the sun would be touching the earth! There is no reason not to think this rate of shrinkage, or something close to it, has been consistent since the origin of the sun. But astronomers also admit that stars much larger than the present size of our sun, burn hotter and shrink faster than the sun. From the pure simple evidence it is clear that life would have been totally impossible on earth even a million years ago.
17 – Supernovas have been observed about every 30 years when stars violently explode, leaving remnants behind called a “nebula.” The total of observable nebulae should have tallied in the thousands by now, if the universe is old. Only 205 have been detected. This number is 65 less than expected by astronomers, even assuming the universe is only 7,000 years old.
18 – There are currently estimated to be 70 sextillion stars in the universe that formed in less than 20 billion years. That’s 3.5 trillion stars per year or 6.5 million every minute of every year. Yet, nobody has ever observed even one star forming from material that was not a star.
19 – The amount of Helium 4 in the upper atmosphere would accumulate in only 175,000 years at its present rate of release from Earth’s crustal rock formations. There is no evidence it is flying off into outer space. It is feasible to think that the Creator would have included some helium in the atmosphere from the start, but there is no explanation for why there is no evidence for billions of years worth of helium.
20 – A candid evolutionist admitted: “It is obvious that radiometric techniques (like potassium-argon and uranium-lead) may not be the absolute dating methods that they are claimed to be. Age estimates on a given geological stratum by different radiometric methods are often quite different (sometimes by hundreds of millions of years). There is no absolutely reliable long-term radiological ‘clock.’ The uncertainties inherent in radiometric dating are disturbing to geologists and evolutionists.”
One geologist was honest enough to admit the shortcomings of the whole system by writing, “No coherent picture of the history of the earth could be built on the basis of radioactive datings”