Evolution Based on Modern Myths

There is a preponderance of scientific evidence to support creation as the correct explanation for our existence. The misconception that evolution is science while creation is religion is propagated by a variety of “myths” surrounding the evidence for evolution.

Myth: Our universe is the result of the explosive expansion of the “Cosmic Egg” billions of years ago.

Reality: This just ignores the bigger question—who laid the “cosmic egg”? The first law of thermodynamics proves that matter and energy cannot just appear. Evolutionists must ignore the most basic law of science at the very start of their belief system. Furthermore, explosions do not result in increased organization of matter. Has an explosion ever created ordered complexity?

Myth: The fossil record proves evolution.

Reality: There are no clear transitions between vastly different types of animals in either the living world or the fossil record. Lining up three objects by size or shape does not prove that one turned into the other.

Myth: Structural and biochemical similarities prove common ancestry.

Reality: The lack of fossil transitions strongly refute this myth. Common ancestry is only one of two possible explanations for similarities. Purposeful design can explain the same features in a more direct way. In addition, totally different organisms often display similar features. This supports the existence of a common designer.

Myth: The rock layers of the earth form the pages of earth’s history showing millions of years of evolutionary progression.

Reality: The fossil record does not show a clear, “simple-to-complex” progression of life forms. Life is complex and well developed wherever it is found in the fossil record. Major groups of plants and animals appear suddenly in the fossil record, with nothing leading up to them. Most rock layers and the fossils they contain can be explained better by a worldwide flood and subsequent events.

Myth: Radiometric dating methods are “absolute.” They are accurate and reliable.

Reality: Although radiometric dating methods seem to show a trend of great age, these methods depend upon numerous unprovable assumptions. When used to date events of known age, such as the lava flows in Hawaii or the Grand Canyon, they have been wrong by orders of magnitude. How can we be sure they are accurate for events of unknown age? Furthermore, the vast majority of other dating methods indicate a very young earth.

Myth: The human body contains many “vestigial organs,” left overs from our evolutionary development.

Reality: Although at one time there were dozens of features of the human body listed as vestigial, most have been shown to have important functions. After all, even if a few parts have lost their original function that does not prove evolution. To demonstrate evolution, you need to show the development of completely new structures, not the loss and degeneration of previous characteristics.

Myth: The fossil record for human evolution is complete and clear.

Reality: All too often the propagandists for evolution present their story with statements such as, “Every knowing person believes that man descended from apes. Today there is no such thing as the theory of evolution, it is the fact of evolution.” (Ernst Mayr) The evidence for human evolution is fragmentary and reconstruction involves artistic license. Many competent scientists totally reject evolution. They acknowledge that it is not even a good scientific theory, much less a fact.

This is a condensation of an article by Dave Nutting of Alpha Omega Institute. Alpha Omega is a non-profit creation education organization in Colorado and can be reached at www.discovercreation.org.