First, there are some Christians who have a weak view of the inspiration of Scripture as revealed by God. As a result they feel that some of the Bible is legend, has errors, and does not need to be read literally (especially Genesis). These are the people who often take the most interpretational liberties with Genesis, and their origin theories are viewed by others as compromising the doctrine of inspiration and Christian theology. [Read more…]
Evolutionists often assume that the individual components must give the organism some advantage even before all the components come together to begin the beneficial function. No one knows what that advantage might be, but evolutionists have faith that there must be one and that eventually science will discover it.
They believe this because of their commitment to the theory of macroevolution. There is currently no scientific evidence to support the view that individual components without a known function can give the organism some advantage for natural selection to act upon for evolution to occur.
This question and its answer are somewhat technical. Components of biological systems are often complex proteins which together function to create structure (like muscle tissue) or to catalyze reactions (like enzymes). Many different proteins work together in multiple systems to create functions (like the blood clotting mechanism and the “motor” of the bacterial flagellum). [Read more…]
If something is designed, what is left for the scientist to do, right? For one thing, it would stop unnecessary millions of dollars going for research to generate stories to account for the origin of the eye (as one example) through a gradual succession of undirected natural causes. [Read more…]
Sometimes Christians who attribute the origin of the universe, plants, and animals to a special creation by God are accused of promoting a “god of the gaps” theology. This is the practice of attributing to God’s creative power and wisdom anything in nature that we do not understand or for which we have no scientific explanation. As if to say, “We can’t explain it, so it must be God.”
The problem is that if and when science discovers a natural explanation, God would no longer be needed! The claims of intelligent design are not the result of a lack of knowledge of nature. Instead, it is the result of knowledge gained by the scientific observation of nature itself. Therefore, it is not the result of ignorance (God of the gaps explanation) but of scientific observation and knowledge.