The Scientific Evidence for Creation
According to evolutionary theory the Universe began with a Big Bang which created hydrogen and helium gases. Supposedly these gases expanded outward just short of a perfect vacuum and at very low temperature. Somehow from these highly dispersed gases, stars and galaxies created themselves, the Solar System eventually created itself, life evolved on the earth and that microscopic single‑celled organism, via millions of random DNA accidents, evolved into everything that has ever lived. All of this occurred by naturalistic, mechanistic processes with no intelligent assistance of any kind. Creation scientists reject this unscientific scenario on the basis of:
The Laws of Thermodynamics. The Second Law of Thermodynamics states that an isolated system can only become less ordered, less organized, less complex. It can never go in the reverse direction. In violation of this natural law, evolutionists believe that the Universe is an isolated system that began in the state of chaos and disorder of a primeval explosion and converted itself into the incredibly complex universe we have today. This belief is based on an unscientific, irrational faith contrary to natural law.
The Laws of Probability. The average protein contains 400 amino acids of 20 different kinds arranged in precise sequence. Even 100 amino acids of 20 different kinds can be arranged in 20100 (10130) different ways. There are only 1080 particles in the entire Universe. If 100 amino acids were arranged randomly a trillion times per second for five billion years, the probability of them being arranged just once in a predetermined order is essentially nil. In order to have even the slightest possibility an evolutionary origin of life in an ocean containing 355 million cubic miles of water would require many billions of tons each of hundreds of different protein molecules and hundreds of different DNA and RNA molecules. Before the existence of life there could be no reproduction and thus no natural selection. All of this must occur by pure chance. A naturalistic, mechanistic evolutionary origin of life would be impossible.
The Fossil Record. The evolution of a single‑celled organism into all the creatures that ever lived during hundreds of millions of years would have produced an enormous number of transitional forms. Our museums should have on display vast numbers of undoubted transitional forms. But as predicted on the basis of creation there is a systematic absence of transitional forms between basically different kinds of plants and animals. For example, the fossils of a vast array of complex invertebrates ‑ clams, snails, jellyfish, trilobites, sponges, worms, brachiopods, etc. ‑ abruptly appear in the fossil record. Billions times billions of fossils are in the rocks. Nowhere on the earth has anyone found fossilized ancestors for a single one of these creatures. Each appears fully formed. Supposedly one of these invertebrates evolved in fishes, believed to be the first vertebrates. Some believe this would have required 100 million years. We should have billions times billions of fossils of the transitional forms between invertebrate and vertebrate. We don't have one. Every major kind of fish appears fully formed with no trace of ancestors or transitional forms linking one kind to another. These facts alone are sufficient to demonstrate that evolution has not occurred on the earth. This evidence on the other hand is exactly as predicted on the basis of creation.
Sensational claims are frequently made concerning alleged intermediates between ape and man. But all such claims are questionable and disputable. For example, Lord Solly Zuckerman and Charles Oxnard assert that "Lucy" and her fellow australopithecines did not walk upright, were not intermediate between ape and man, and certainly were not human ancestors. Evolutionists have a sorry track record here Piltdown Man was a fraud, Nebraska Man was a pig's tooth, Ramapithecus is now said to have been essentially the same as a modern orangutan, and Neanderthal Man is now classified Homo sapiens, fully human.
Various other arguments. The theory of embryological recapitulation is now a thoroughly discredited theory. The list of so‑called vestigial organs has shrunk practically to zero. The attempt to give an evolutionary explanation for the existence of homologous structures has been given up as hopeless by many experts in this field.
The undeniable evidence for complexity, intelligent design and purpose in the Universe demands origin by an intelligent Creator.
For further information and free literature, write to the Institute for Creation Research,
P.O. Box 2667, El Cajon, CA 92021
ICR Website icr.org
Books available from the Institute for Creation Research (write for a catalog of the many books and videos offered or order toll free 800‑628‑7640)
1. Evolution: The Fossils Still Say No! Duane T. Gish, 1995
2. What is Creation Science? Henry Morris and Gary Parker, 1987
3. Creation Scientists Answer Their Critics, Duane T. Gish, 1993
4. Teaching Creation Science in Public Schools, Duane T. Gish, 1995
5. Scientific Creationism, Henry Morris, 1986
1. Evolution: A Theory in Crisis, Michael Denton, (PhD‑MD), Woodbine and Associates, Bethesda, Maryland, 20817 (A devastating critique of evolutionary theory by an eminent scientist who is neither a Christian nor professing creationist. Also available from ICR.
2. Mystery of Life's Origin, Charles Thaxton, PhD. Walter Bradley, PhD. and Roger Olsen, PhD, 1984. Lewis and Stanley, 13612 Midway Road, Dallas, Texas 75244. A thorough scientific challenge to origin of life theories.
Duane T. Gish, PH. D.(Institute for Creation Research, P.O. Box 2667, El Cajon, CA 92021)
ICR Website icr.org