Evolution: Too Fast to See.

To skirt around the fact that the evidence refutes Darwin’s theory of gradualism, some scientists have proposed their own theory: punctuated equilibrium. This theory, championed by Stephen Gould and others, proposes that evolution happened in rapid spurts (by some mysterious genetic mechanism) followed by long periods of stability. They suggest that species had to evolve quickly based on sudden changes in their environment, such as a flood or drought.

There are a couple of problems with this theory as well. First, according to the website “Understanding Evolution,” which explains evolution to teachers, “Factors in the environment…are not generally thought to influence the direction of mutation.” They state that experiments showed mutations “did not occur because the organism was placed in a situation where the mutation would be useful.” Again, mutations are completely random and not based on the environment. So if there is no evidence to show that mutations could cause creatures to evolve gradually over millions of years, why would we think they could somehow manage to evolve very rapidly?

Second, there is nothing in the fossil record that would lead us to believe this was the case. Very conveniently for proponents of this theory, evolution supposedly occurred so quickly that there wasn’t time to leave any fossils as evidence. The theory of punctuated equilibrium was proposed only as a way to explain the lack of fossil evidence. I’m afraid the only thing actually evolving is their theory.

In his book Darwinism: The Refutation of a Myth, Swedish embryologist Soren Lovtrup writes, “I suppose that nobody will deny that it is a great misfortune if an entire branch of science becomes addicted to a false theory. But this is what has happened in biology…I believe that one day the Darwinian myth will be ranked the greatest deceit in the history of science.”

(Adapted from How to Know God Exists.)

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3 Responses to Evolution: Too Fast to See.

  1. Karin Warren says:

    How pitiful that scientists would deny the truth that is constantly revealed (the truth of creation)because of a false theory. I can remember as a child in a high school biology class, seeing the drawings of Darwin. My father was an atheist and my home was not a Christian home, but my young mind looked at those drawings and I thought “How stupid!”…No one was influencing me and yet I could see the stupidity of the theory. Thank God , the Lord pursued me and saved me and showed me the “truth” in His Word. Archeologists continually find the “proof” of creation. I pray for the blind eyes to be opened to truth about the One who created it all.

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