Mike Roth's original document
Evolution is a Theory, NOT
a Scientific Fact:
* Evolution is a theory
universally accepted not because it can be proven by logically coherent
evidence, but because the only alternative, special creation, is ignored and
* Generations of students
continue to be indoctrinated in outdated evolutionary theories, not even
understanding that such teachings are continually modified and discarded in the
* Evolution is a
philosophy, NOT a science as claimed. It is unproven and unprovable. It has no
written record or eyewitnesses.
o In contrast, the biblical
view of history is from the written record of eyewitnesses to all events of
history. Secular authors from Christ’s time, such as Josephus corroborate
* Evolution isn’t even a
good scientific theory - it violates numerous scientific laws.
* To qualify as real
scientific theory, it must be supported by events, processes, or properties
which can be repeatedly observed in the present, not just chance. This is
impossible with evolution.
* Increasing numbers of
biological scientists and evolutionists have rejected evolution and have become
* Many scientists accept
the theory of evolution because they are unbelievers; and desire to accept a
materialistic, naturalistic explanation for the origin of all things rather
than divine creation.
* Creationists have engaged
evolutionists in debates throughout the USA and many other countries in
hundreds, if not thousands, of debates. Evolutionists have admitted that the
creationists have won nearly all of them.
* Creationists often appeal
to the facts of science to support their view, and evolutionists often appeal
to philosophical assumptions from outside of science.
* Evolutionists are often
not consistent with their own rules against an intelligent designer. For
example, when archaeologists find an arrowhead, they know it was designed, even
though they haven’t seen the designer. And, the whole basis of the SETI program
is that a signal from outer space carrying specific information must have an
intelligent source. Yet their bias causes them to reject an intelligent source
for the literally encyclopedic information carried in every living cell.
* Stephen Jay Gould and
others have shown that Darwin’s purpose was to destroy the idea of a divine
designer. Richard Dawkins applauds evolution because he claims that before
Darwin it was impossible to be an intellectually fulfilled atheist, as he says
* The origin of life, what
actually did happen, can only be decided, scientifically, by an examination of
the historical fossil record.
* If evolution is true, the
hundreds of thousands of fossils collected over the years would include at
least a few intermediate, transitional, evolutionary forms (ie. apes to man,
fish to birds, etc). Yet, not one has ever been found. It is physically
impossible to have millions of years of evolution, producing a vastly diverse
collection of complex invertebrates, without leaving a trace of these!
* Practically every scrap
of bone that is discovered is given a new species designation. What joy is
there in plodding in someone else’s footsteps, and what fame is there in
paleoanthropology unless one finds a fossil pointing the “true way” to man’s
ancestry, especially if the claim is made that it is the very oldest in this
* Evolutionists Glenister
and Witzke state: “it is our contention that the fossil record is much more in
accord with the predictions based on [biblical] creation than with those based
on the theory of evolution, and actually strongly contradicts evolution theory.
Cave-men and Skeletons
* So called “cave-men”
(Neanderthal, Cro-Magnon”¦,) most likely were descendants of Noah’s family,
scattered throughout parts of Africa, Europe, Asia, and elsewhere, as they
the site of their ancestral
home. They are believed to be descendants of post-flood man because all the
remains have been discovered in the so-called Pleistocene deposits, which are
believed to be post-flood. They are now known to have been living at the same
time as “modern” man.
* “Ape men” are a
side-branch of man, not ape-men leading to man. Their differing bone structures
can be compared to the Aborigines or the Mayans, who have noticeably different
bone and soft tissue structures.
* DNA is quickly broken
down by water and oxygen, so under favorable conditions, DNA might last tens of
thousands of years at best. This raises serious questions about the
100,000-year “age” that some scientists have assigned to skeletons.
* Numerous forgeries have
been revealed that supposedly were the remains, skeletons and skulls of
* There’s a common practice
to call all change in organisms “evolution. This is not correct. While
organisms do change, the difference lies in the type of change.
* The fish-to-philosopher
type of evolution requires that non-living chemicals organize themselves into a
self-reproducing organism. It is similar to throwing a box full of Legos onto
the floor and having them organize into a city by themselves!
* Many evolutionists point
to allegedly imperfect structures as “proof” of evolution. This is actually an
argument against perfect design rather than for evolution.
* Organisms lose
information over time, they do not gain it from nothing. The proof likes in
sexual reproduction where each organism inherits only half the information
carried by each parent.
Descended from Apes?
* Since DNA contains the
coding for structures and biochemical molecules, we should expect the most
similar creatures to have the most similar DNA. Apes and humans are both
mammals, with similar shapes, so have similar DNA.
Old Earth (millions of
years) vs. Newer Earth (thousands of years)
* There are many examples
where modern dating methods give “dates” that are wrong for rocks of known
historical age. Example: a rock from a dacite lava dome at Mount St. Helens
volcano. Although we know the rock was formed in 1986, the rock was “dated” by
the potassium-argon (K-Ar) method as 0.35 + - 0.05 million years old!
* Red blood cells and
hemoglobin have been found in some (unfossilized) dinosaur bone. But these
could not last more than a few thousand years
Forms - Where’s the Proof?
* Even Charles Darwin was
concerned that no transitional fossils had ever been found, which contradicted
his theory. Many evolution books claim transitional forms, but provide
absolutely no evidence! Darwin stated, quite correctly, that if his evolution
theory was true, there should be very large numbers of “in-between types” found
* Intermediate theory
presents a real problem. If a bat or bird evolved from a land animal, the
transitional forms would have forelimbs that were neither good legs nor good
wings. They would not have been naturally selected for survival!
* In addition, the
hypothetical intermediate stages of “bellows” - style lungs of reptiles
evolving gradually into avian lungs, would mean that the poor animal would have
been unable to breathe at some point in the “evolutionary” process.
* We should remember that
the media often sensationalize “proofs” of evolution, but the later dis-proofs,
even by other evolutionists, hardly rate a mention.
Do We See Evolution
* In brief, no, though
living things do change. Every living thing contains a program. For a human
being it specifies whether that person will have brown or blue eyes, straight
or curly hair, etc.
* Evolution teaches that a
comparatively simple creature, like the one-celled amoeba, has become a much
more complicated one, like a horse. The simplest known one-celled creatures are
complex, but they clearly do not contain as much information as a horse or a
man. So to go from cell to man would require many steps, each involving an
impossible INCREASE IN INFORMATION.
* The fact is that the many
small changes we do see in creatures do not involve increasing information -
they actually involve the taking away of information
Natural Selection Is Not
The Same As Evolution
* When we look at inherited
changes occurring in living things, we see information either staying the same
(and recombining in different ways resulting in great species variation), or
being corrupted or lost (mutation, extinction), but we never see anything that
qualifies as real, informationally “uphill” evolutionary change.
* Consider a roomful of
dogs; they are all the descendants of one pair. Some will be shorter, some
taller. But this normal process of variation does NOT involve any new
information - the information was already there in that original pair of dogs.
* In fact, starting with
the short breed only, no amount of breeding and selection will produce a tall
variety, because some of the “tall” information has been lost in that
* When information is
transmitted (reproduced), it either stays the same or reduces. Meaningless
“noise” gets added (ex. copying one audio tape or CD to another repeatedly). At
best, the information stays the same. However, usually it will degrade over time.
It can be shown mathematically that this is just one more consequence of the
Second Law of Thermodynamics.
* Natural selection can
favor some information above others, and can cause some of the information to
be lost, but it cannot create any new information. Therefore organisms must
have been created miraculously/supernaturally.
* Insecticide resistance
shows how the information for resistance was already there in some of the
insect population before man began to spray insecticide. Resistance did not evolve.
* Also, the once-perfect
environments have deteriorated into harsher ones. Creatures adapted to this new
environments, and this adaptation took the form of weeding out some genetic
information. This is natural selection, not evolution.
* Evolutionists obtain
their dates by INDIRECT dating methods that other scientists show cannot be
* Carbon-dating does not
determine millions of years. It is actually a method that can date only those
things which still contain organic carbon (unlike most fossil bones, for
* Radiometric methods -
dates in the ‘nearest ballpark’ are assumed to be correct and are published,
but those in disagreement with other data are seldom published nor fully
* Dinosaurs were real (the
fossils prove it) and first existed around 6,000 years ago; land animals were
created on the sixth day.
* Dinosaurs could not have
died out before this time because death, bloodshed, disease, and suffering only
occurred after and is a
result of Adam's sin.
* Evolutionists are
dogmatic that dinosaurs never lived beside humans. But, in fact, there’s plenty
of historical evidence they did. Cave paintings done by Indians in America
clearly depict dinosaurs.
* When scientists dig up a
few bones of a dinosaurs, the flesh is not still intact. Even if they found all
the bones (and they often have only a few fragments), scientists still would
have less than 40 percent of the animal to tell them what it originally looked like.
Most dinosaur depictions are simply assumptions.
* Evidence indicates
dinosaur bones are not very old. In fact, scientists at the University of
Montana found T-rex bones that were not totally fossilized.
* The word
"dinosaur" was first coined in 1841 by Sir Richard Owen, from two
Greek words, deinos and sauros, which means "terrible lizard."
Therefore we would not see the word "dinosaur" in the Bible! However,
the Bible does speak of dragons.
* Job 41 describes a great
animal that lived in the sea, Leviathan, that even breathed fire.
* The Hebrew word
translated "whales" is actually the word for "dragon."
* One of the oldest books
of British history - The Anglo-Saxon Chronicles, records encounters people had
with dragons, and many of the descriptions fit well-known dinosaurs.
* In the 1500s, a European
scientific book, Historia Animalium, listed several animals, which to us are
dinosaurs, as still alive. However, many of these animals, like today, have
* The evolutionist
teachings on dinosaurs cannot be defended, However, if one accepts God's Word,
beginning with Genesis, as true and authoritative, then one CAN explain
dinosaurs and make sense of the evidence we observe in the world around us.
Noah’s Ark and the Flood
* Representatives of all
the KINDS of land animals, including two of every kind of dinosaur went on
board Noah's ark.
* Since none of the
creatures of the sea were taken on Noah's ark, there would be a strong
possibility that some plesiosaurs or ichthyosaurs survived the flood. The
violent and turbulent waters of the flood would surely have killed and buried
many of the sea creatures (over 90% of fossils found are of marine animals).
* To form the billions of
fossils we see worldwide (in layers sometimes miles thick), the organisms, by
and large, must have been buried quickly, not over millions of years.
* Since the flood, many
animals have died out from diseases, lack of food, etc., including the
* Noah's ark was huge. At
least 75,000 individual animals (more than enough for all the
"kinds") could have fit on just one of the three floors of the ark.
* The average size of a
dinosaur (based on the skeletons all over the earth) is about the size of a
* It is realistic to assume
that God would have sent young adults on the ark, not fully grown creatures as
is often portrayed.
* Land animals (including
dinosaurs) that didn't go on the ark obviously drowned. Many of their bodies
were preserved in the layers formed by the massive flooding, thus the billions
* Many marine species
became extinct at the time of Noah's flood. Many plants and air-breathing,
land-dwelling animals have become extinct since the flood. Today, between
10-100 species go extinct each year!
* Because sedimentation
(layers and thickness of soil and rock) usually occurs slowly today, it is
assumed that it must have always occurred slowly. Unless fish were buried
quickly, and the sediments (e.g., mud and sand) hardened fairly rapidly, fossil
features would not be preserved.
* Ironically, NASA
scientists believe there have been “catastrophic floods” on Mars that carved
out canyons although no liquid water is present today. Yet, they deny that a
global flood happened on earth, where there is enough water to cover the whole
planet to a depth of 1.7 miles if it were completely uniform, and even now
covers 71% of the earth’s surface! If it weren’t for the fact that the Bible
teaches it, they probably would have no problem with a global flood here.
* Researchers at Argonne
National Laboratory (USA) have taken ordinary wood fragments, mixed
them with some
acid-activated clay and water, heated the mixture for 28 days at only 150
degrees Celsius with no added pressure in an air-free sealed quartz tube, and
obtained high-grade black coal. It doesn’t need millions of years!
* Massive amounts of moving
water can rapidly perform an enormous amount of geological work. When Mount St.
Helens erupted, there were landslides, mud flows, and other sedimentary
phenomena. Over 180 meters of layered sedimentary rock has built up since the
initial explosion. A canyon 30 meters deep and somewhat wider was carved in one
day by one mud flow.
* Whether Australian
Aborigines, Arctic Eskimos, or American Indians, virtually every tribe and
nation on earth has a similar flood story. Not one of these ancient records
puts the date of creation earlier than 7000 B.C. It is surely more than
coincidental that ancient civilizations, which were by no means ignorant of
timekeeping by astronomical methods, should all begin their historical record
at this arbitrary date. Only modern man in the last 150 years or so has
attempted to stretch the age of the earth to millions of years.
Garden of Eden
* Evolutionists claim that
since many animals have sharp teeth, they could not have been vegetarian as
many say they were in the Garden of Eden. However, there are many animals today
that have sharp teeth, but are basically vegetarian, including the panda, male
camels, bears etc.
* Additionally, after the
Fall and the Flood, God could easily change the behavior of animals from plant
eating to flesh eating.
logically and physically impossible
* It is a physical and
logical impossibility for matter to create itself from nothing as in the “Big
Bang” theory; the universe cannot be eternal because this violates several
scientific laws such as the First and Second Laws of Thermodynamics, which teach
that the universe had to have a beginning, is slowly running down (or running
out of energy), and that, left to its own, will one day become lifeless and
* The “Big Bang” theory
also has too many irremediable problems, including how the “cosmic egg” ever
originated, as well as how a chance explosion of matter could ever produce such
incredibly fine-tuned accuracy to result in extremely ordered galaxies, solar
systems, planets, moons and life.
* The claim that life in
its simplest forms could originate on earth by chance is also a mathematical
impossibility. This idea violates the law of biogenesis, that life originates
only from life, as well as other scientific laws, and is proven false by the
science of probability:
o The chance that life
could evolve from non-life is statistically zero no matter how old the
universe. Many evolutionists have conceded that if the odds of evolution
occurring are just 1 in 10250 (the figure 1 with 250 zeros), then in the words
of Henry Quastler in The Emergence of Biological Organization (Yale University
Press 1964, p. 7), “It is virtually impossible that life has originated by a
random association of molecules.”
o Borel’s single law of
chance tells us that when the chance exceeds 1 chance in 1050, absolutely no
chance remains for an event to occur.
* If the “Big Bang” model
were accurate, there should not be galaxies out there at all and they certainly
shouldn’t be grouped together the way they are.
* Astronomers and
physicists, Copernicus, Galileo, Kepler and Newton were all young-earth
* There is an obvious
difference between writing by an intelligent person, e.g. Shakespeare’s plays,
and a random letter sequence like WDLMNLTDTJBK or even a repetitive sequence
ABCDABCDABCD. The latter is
an example of order, which must be distinguished from specified complexity such
as Shakespeare’s writings.
* Another example is the
SETI program (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence). It’s a wasteful and
pointless program since there’s no way of determining whether a certain type of
signal from outer space is proof of an intelligent sender. It again, would have
to be a signal with a high level of specified complexity. Neither a random nor
a repetitive sequence would be proof.
* Crystals have been used
by evolutionists as evidence of structure that can arise naturally. But again,
this is simply a repetitive arrangement of ordered atoms, not specified
* If it’s unreasonable to
believe that an encyclopedia could have originated by itself, then it’s just as
unreasonable to believe that life could have originated by itself without an
* For those who doubt that
the human race could have risen to today’s numbers from just 8 people on an
ark”¦ It’s actually a fact that today, human populations are increasing
consistently at more than 1% per year. Allowing for disease, famine, wars, and
so forth, and using a much more conservative figure of 0.5%, at this rate, it
would take only around 4,000 to 5,000 years, staring with eight people from
Noah’s Ark, to reach today’s population.
* Since mutation-caused
defects, occurring after a fault-free beginning, take time to accumulate over
generations, Adam’s offspring need not have feared deformities in the children
of close marriages for many centuries.
* One Race: many are
surprised to learn that there is only ONE main coloring pigment in humanity.
* Truth is not decided by
majority vote! Truth is truth, not what people want it to be.
* The more people reject
God and believe evolution, the more they could logically say, "There is no
God. Why should I obey authority? No one owns me - I own myself and can do what
I want.” That is why belief in evolution is very appealing to most people -
they will have no god ruling over them.
* If a person wanted to
destroy any building, the best way would be to destroy the foundation.
Likewise, if someone wanted to attempt to destroy Christianity, then they would
need to destroy the foundations which are established in the Book of Genesis.
This is the goal of evolutionary thinking.
* Ernst Haeckel was
Darwin’s advocate in Germany. His evolutionary ideas were instrumental in the
later rise of Nazism.
* Soren Lovtrup, Professor
of Embryology, University of Umea, Sweden: “I believe that one day the
Darwinian myth will be ranked the greatest deceit in the history of science.
When this happens, many people will pose the question: how did this ever happen?”
* Evolutionist Richard
Dickerson: “Science is fundamentally a game. It is a game with one overriding
and defining rule: Let us see how far and to what extent we can explain the
behavior of the physical and material universe in terms of purely physical and
material causes, without invoking the supernatural [God].”