Saturday, July 02, 2011

The Language of Evolution by John D. Morris, Ph.D.

"In case you haven’t noticed, evolution has its own special language. Science properly uses specific words, often from Latin, to clarify information to those who know the “language,” but evolution’s words often confuse, clouding the true meaning. One such term is “natural selection.” Let’s break this down, carefully examining each word, and maybe we can then discern if it clearly portrays truth.

The word “selection” is an action word, implying that someone or something is selecting from available options. These variants from which it chooses are thought to be provided by random mutations, genetic recombinations, or even non-random mutations. In evolutionary thinking, there is no overriding mind or thoughtful selector, and there certainly is no designer who can make intelligent choices. So, the selection must be made in a mindless, thoughtless fashion, with no end goal in sight. True natural selection can be only unthinking, unable to plan for the future or produce specific choices on purpose. It is impotent to influence the raw material and facilitate its (non-existent) choices."


Mel & Craig said...

I found your blog while searching for what Kay Arthur and Beth Moore really believe about teaching men. I didn't want to believe they felt it was ok, but I don't see any real committment from them against it, just vague responses. Anyway, at first, reading your responses to others' comments, I got the impression that you were defensive and too literal, even though I believe that when I'm not sure what a scripture is teaching me, I always believe I should take it in the most literal way. However, after reading all the way through, and some of your other entries, I definitely agree with you. Scripture is clear on everything. If we aren't sure about something, then keep studying Scripture, and depend on God to show us the truth. I guess I just wanted to say thank you for standing for the truth in a world that is rapidly sliding down the slippery slope to no absolutes. And for not being afraid of the enemy's fiery darts. As his time comes to a close, he will wage a more furious war on those that are faithful. We need to encourage and support our brothers and sisters in Christ, and hold each other is our responsibility to do that.

Denise said...


Thank you for your kind words of encouragement. May the Lord be glorified even as the days grow darker. His Word really is faithful and true. We can't afford to compromise on what He has already said, for sure and I think as we strive to learn and walk in the Truth according to Scripture, He is honored.