Predicting the future: Evolution will be a joke

Will we figure out how life began?

This is the question posed in the April 10, 2000 issue of Time magazine.  The issue dealt with the theme: what questions will the 21st century answer for us.

Stephen Jay Gould, professor at Harvard and New York University, was selected to give us the answer.  Mr. Gould is (was, he is now deceased) perhaps the most fervent evolutionist evangelist and anti-creationist of our day.  Therefore, he was especially qualified to tell us a story about the future due to his years of experience perfecting the evolution fairy tale.

Gould avoided addressing the question of ultimate origin.  This is amazing since, isn't that what's really being asked by the question, "How did life begin?"  That is, where did the primordial soup come from?

The reason Gould so skillfully avoided the essence of the question is because he does not have an answer.  He said in volume 96, number 10, page 21 of the journal, Natural History, "evolutionists can't resolve the ultimate origin of the inorganic components that later aggregated to life."

He also said, "creationists can't explain life's beginning…this inability is at the very heart of creationist logic and central reason why their doctrine is not science."

Do you see the double standard?

Gould demands an explanation of ultimate origin from creationists while excuses evolutionists from the trouble of dealing with the issue.  So, predictably, in answering the question for Time magazine, he embedded the subject in irrelevant technical details to make it look scientific and then successfully avoided the embarrassment of having absolutely no answer.

The answer to this question, of course, is found in the very first verse of the Bible.  Genesis 1:1 reads, "In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth."

We see how God created in Genesis 1:3, 6, 9, 11, 14, 20, 24 and 26 with the two most powerful words of all time, "God said."

That is, there was no preexisting material, then God spoke, and ex nihilo (Latin, meaning "out of nothing") the heavens and the earth were created.

"By the word of the Lord were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth…For He spake, and it was done."  (Psalm 33:6,9)

This is called "fiat" creation-God willed it and spoke it into existence.  This eyewitness account from our Creator recorded by Moses, is all we need to explain how all life began.  Any alternative to this explanation of beginnings is simply not rational.

Believing that, without any intelligent Being involved, matter just "came into existence" then organized itself upward to a higher level eventually producing life is illogical, preposterous, impossible and scientifically inaccurate.

How about this prediction for the future: True science will prevail.  The evolution model of origin will no longer be allowed to masquerade under the "impartial banner of science;" and the creation model will predominate.

The great journalist Malcomb Muggeridge said, "I myself am convinced that the theory of evolution, especially the extent to which it's been applied, will be one of the great jokes in the history books of the future.  Posterity will marvel that so very flimsy and dubious an hypothesis could be accepted with the incredible credulity that it has."

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©Tom Carpenter
Originally published in the Rockdale/Newton Citizen