Creationism Vs. Evolution

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The theory of evolution, as set forth by Charles Darwin in 1859, stated that all plant and animal life evolved over long periods of time from simple to more complicated forms through mutation and adaptation. He also taught that only the fittest of each species would survive. He further postulated that the first living cell evolved in a "warm warm little pond" and that it took billions of years for the present diversity of living things to evolve. At the time, it was thought that the few "missing links" in the fossil record would be soon filled.(Darwin, 1927 ). Today, however, there is today a considerable body of scientific evidence that refutes this entire theory. The findings of the last 50 years both deny the possibility of Darwin's theory and make a very good case for creationism. Creationism is the belief that all of life came into being suddenly, that it still exists in much the same form, and that the earth is much younger than Darwin thought. The Law of Biogenesis states that life only comes from life. The Harvard University Nobel Prize winner (in physiology and medicine) George Wald wrote(1954) that "the reasonable view was to believe in spontaneous generation," (evolution). He said "the only alternative is to believe in a single, primary act of supernatural creation," and "there is no third position." He explains the impossible odds of spontaneous generation, and yet refuses to accept the alternative. Later, he attempted to find whether a single amino acid change in a hemoglobin mutation could be found that doesn't adversely affect the function of that hemoglobin. He was unable to find such an instance. He also explored the interactions between proteins, amino acids, and oxygen, with energy sources s... ... middle of paper ... ... 6, 46. Oxnard, C.E.(1979).Human Fossils: New Views of Old Bones. The American Biology Teacher, 41, 5, 273. Patterson, C.(1981). Prominent British Scientist Challenges Evolution Theory.(Videotape). Washington D.C.: American Museum of Natural History. Raup, D.M.(1979). Conflicts between Darwin and Paleontology. Field Museum of Natural History Bulletin,50, (l), 25. Rensberger, B. (1981). Facing the Past. Science 81,(10), 49. Salisbury, F.B.(1969). Natural Selection and the Complexity of the Gene. Nature, 224, 10/25, 342. Shockey, D.(1986). Agri-Dagh(Mount Ararat): The Painful Mountain. Taylor, G.R.(1983). The Great Evolution Mystery. New York: Harper & Row. Wald, G. (1954,August). The Origin of Species. Scientific American, 190,46. Walton, J.C.(1977). Organization and the Origin of Life. Origins, 4, (1), 30-31.

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