CREATION (VERSES EVOLUTION)

"Little Tommy, what do you want to be when you grow up?" "I want to be a fireman!"

"Little Johnny, what do you want to be when you grow up?" "I want to be a policeman!"

"Little Kory, what do you want to be when you grow up?" "I want to be a geologist specializing in paleontology!"

This was me as a child in grade school. In part, I was pleased with the look of shock that adults would give me when I used the word "paleontology." I was, however, sincere. While my classmates all had posters of singers and movie stars on their walls, I had a picture of the geologic column; and I had it memorized. I remember one time when my grandma took me and my older brother into a bookstore and told us that we could pick out any one thing that we wanted. My brother chose some type of magazine and I walked out with The Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Fossils (I still have that book, and it has "May 1986" handwritten on the inside cover). This was my passion. I can now say, from studied experience, that it is impossible to study paleontology apart from the principles of evolution, and long before I had come to my own religious conclusions, I had concluded that evolution was a weak theory, and poor science. In high school, I made the prediction that in twenty years, every reference to evolution would begin with "once upon a time."

Although my timing was obviously wrong, we are much closer to that point now than we have ever been. Evolution remains a theory in crisis, and one need not watch the news too long before seeing more examples of people (not necessarily Christians!) turning their backs on it.

I will not attempt to disprove evolution in this brief summary, but I will state my opinion that the mountains of evidence against evolution testify to the fact that blatant wishful thinking is the only thing that could have kept it going as long as it has. People wanted it to be true. Despite this wishful thinking, the holes in evolution are simply too big. The contradictions too irreconcilable. The assertions too illogical. Astronomy, geology, paleontology, biology, heredity, physics, chemistry, and sheer unadulterated mathematics scream out against evolution.

With the final nails being hammered into the coffin of evolutionism, the world is left with the unanswered question: "How, then?" Evolution was man's best attempt to explain a world with no God, and it has failed miserably. Though it is a logical fallacy to claim that disproving evolution necessarily proves the existence of God, it does beg the question: how did we get here?

I suggest that the most reasonable theory, that best accounts for all the logical and scientific evidence, is the Biblical perspective. Although all theories of intelligent design must ultimately rest on faith, I believe it takes far more faith, and a much greater disregard for science, to believe in evolution.

With that, I present the following, as the only preserved eye-witness account of the beginning of life on this planet:

Genesis 1
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. Then God said, "Let there be light"; and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good; and God divided the light from the darkness. God called the light Day, and the darkness He called Night. So the evening and the morning were the first day. Then God said, "Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters." Thus God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament; and it was so. And God called the firmament Heaven. So the evening and the morning were the second day. Then God said, "Let the waters under the heavens be gathered together into one place, and let the dry land appear"; and it was so. And God called the dry land Earth, and the gathering together of the waters He called Seas. And God saw that it was good. Then God said, "Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb that yields seed, and the fruit tree that yields fruit according to its kind, whose seed is in itself, on the earth"; and it was so. And the earth brought forth grass, the herb that yields seed according to its kind, and the tree that yields fruit, whose seed is in itself according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. So the evening and the morning were the third day. Then God said, "Let there be lights in the firmament of the heavens to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs and seasons, and for days and years;"and let them be for lights in the firmament of the heavens to give light on the earth"; and it was so. Then God made two great lights: the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night. He made the stars also. God set them in the firmament of the heavens to give light on the earth, and to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness. And God saw that it was good. So the evening and the morning were the fourth day. Then God said, "Let the waters abound with an abundance of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the face of the firmament of the heavens." So God created great sea creatures and every living thing that moves, with which the waters abounded, according to their kind, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. And God blessed them, saying, "Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth." So the evening and the morning were the fifth day. Then God said, "Let the earth bring forth the living creature according to its kind: cattle and creeping thing and beast of the earth, each according to its kind"; and it was so. And God made the beast of the earth according to its kind, cattle according to its kind, and everything that creeps on the earth according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. Then God said, "Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth." So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. Then God blessed them, and God said to them, "Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth." And God said, "See, I have given you every herb that yields seed which is on the face of all the earth, and every tree whose fruit yields seed; to you it shall be for food." Also, to every beast of the earth, to every bird of the air, and to everything that creeps on the earth, in which there is life, I have given every green herb for food"; and it was so. Then God saw everything that He had made, and indeed it was very good. So the evening and the morning were the sixth day. (NKJV)

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