When Charles Darwin offered his speculations about the “origins of species” in 1859, scientific technology was in a primitive state compared to today’s society. Darwin essentially proposed that the myriads of species, as they existed in our modern world, were little more than collections of adaptive tissues that evolved accidentally into the species known to the modern world. He had no explanation of how species evolved from generation to generation and no explanation why it was that so vast an array of species, including not only mankind, but also mammals, birds, fish, amphibians, etc. reproduced exclusively via a male and a female union. Creation week’s explanation in Genesis 1, on the other hand, offers a logical explanation for that reality.
Over time, Darwin’s “theory of evolution” was embraced by a scientific community which did not want to retain God or the Bible in its knowledge. It was prophesied in the Bible itself that such a time would come (Romans 1:28). Romans 1 is a remarkable prophecy about the theory of evolution coming into existence. Paul prophesied in Romans 1:22-23 that mankind would eventually develop a system of beliefs where it “exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man or birds or animals or reptiles” (RSV). The King James Version translates this verse as they “changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image like to corruptible man, and to birds, and four footed beasts and creeping things.” These are apt descriptions of what the theory of evolution does. It worships the creation and declares that it came into existence in all its varied wonder by accident without a Creator. The theory of evolution is a good example of “science falsely so-called” (I Timothy 6:20). It declares as fact something which cannot possibly be proven to be true under the known laws of the Universe.
When Darwin made his fanciful speculations, perhaps he could be forgiven a bit as he had no clue just how complex life forms really were. Once mankind advanced enough to invent microscopes powerful enough to look deep into human cells and discover the double helix of DNA that governs all life forms and species, mankind was without any excuse. Once DNA, RNA, etc. were discovered, scientists were staring straight into the obvious: that all life forms were intelligently “blueprinted” in a complex way that mankind had not previously dreamed. No species came into existence as an end product of adaptive tissues developing under some god-life force called “natural selection,” but rather each member of each species was “blueprinted” individually in a way where each living being inherited chromosomes from its father and its mother. Did scientists acknowledge the existence of a Creator God as the only possible explanation for such complex design-work for every being? No. They denied God and gave him no credit at all. Romans 1:22 describes what happened quite accurately in stating: “Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools.”
Darwin was a scientist. I wonder if he would have repudiated his theory of evolution if he had known that every living being is individually “blueprinted” to be what it is? There are so many organs, systems and senses of the bodies of physical organisms that are incredibly designed to interact together to sustain and continue life that it is self-evident and obvious that they had to all come into existence at once to exist at all. The interdependence of the internal organs and systems of every living thing demands a Creator. That species reproduce via male-female unions is not explicable via random tissue adaptations, but is only explicable only via a Creator who made all species according to a common blueprint with each species having variations on a theme. Humans can see such similarities in a human designer’s work by being able to tell which buildings were designed by Frank Lloyd Wright or R. Buckminster Fuller or which paintings were done by which master painter by looking for similarities in their style and variations on their themes, but scientists fail to see the same thing in the creative pattern of the Creator God, who utilized all kinds of similarities in making each species. For example, vast numbers of non-insect species have a backbone and appendages off their bodies (wings, fins or limbs) to ambulate themselves depending on whether they live in the air, water or on land. Brains are the central processing unit of each species and their nervous systems transmit the brain’s commands to the body. Organs and senses are very similar for most species. All these are examples of a Creator Being utilizing a basic “blueprint” for life and making variations on his theme via DNA changes to create each individual species. The reality of a master Creator God who is the designer of all life via the DNA blueprints for life is obvious, and Romans 1:20 states that they should be “clearly seen.” However, modern science doesn’t want to believe in a Creator God so they pretend he doesn’t exist. God, rightly offended, gives them over to a “reprobate mind” (Romans 1:28) when they refuse to acknowledge what is clearly obvious.
I’d like to close this post by giving you some information about just one human organ: the brain. I can recall when evolutionists used to think so much of the DNA strands and genetic material were “junk DNA” because they couldn’t figure out its purpose. The first link explains that what used to called “junk DNA” (supposedly “left over” from an evolutionary process) isn’t vestigial at all but is essential to the functioning of the created organism. The second link adds more information about the astonishing complexity of the human brain. How can anyone think that such complexity randomly evolved or that DNA, the brilliantly designed “blueprint for life” also randomly came into existence. I think if Darwin had proposed his theory of evolution at a time when DNA’s true complexity was known, he’d have been laughed out of the classrooms and academia.
The third link is also well worth your reading. It is an article from the February 2014 issue of National Geographic magazine entitled “Secrets of the Brain.” Did you realize that there is a “network of some 100,000 miles of nerve fibers…that connects the various components of the mind…,” as this article notes? Do you seriously think all these connections happened by random?…in every species? There is a caption with one of the initial photos in the article that “blows my mind.” It shows an incredibly elaborate contraption worn on a human head which creates “brain maps” of how the brain functions. The caption to that photo states that the energy used to power that brain-scanning apparatus and its back-up instrumentation requires “almost as much power as a nuclear submarine.” Amazing! That much power just to try and map a single human brain, it is so complex. Allow me to finish by asking a couple simple questions. So you think that this elaborately designed brain-scanner accidentally came into existence by random chance without any designer or engineer, or do you think a nuclear submarine, with all its attendant sub-systems, came into existence by random chance without any architects or designers or workmen? Obviously, only a fool would say “yes.” However, the human brain, an incredibly complex organic computer that is self-aware, is far more complex than an analytical lab machine or a nuclear sub, neither of which is self-aware. Yet students are taught today that the human brain, so complex it is still not fully understood, happened by accident or random chances. Nonsense!
David had it right when he wrote in Psalm 139:154 that we are “fearfully and wonderfully made,” and in Psalm 14:1 that “The fool has said in his heart, there is no God.” David was right…and he didn’t even know about DNA’s complexity. Modern mankind knows about DNA’s complexity, and it has no excuse for not confessing and acknowledging the truth that there is no explanation for the creation other than a Creator God.