C.H. Spurgeon

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Monday, August 06, 2007

Blogger Suggest: 17 Evidences Against Evolution

I found an interesting list today, entitled 17 Evidences Against Evolution, which may have originated from here. I am fully aware of some of the rebuttals.

The 17 topics are as follows:

1. MOON DUST
2. MAGNETIC FIELD
3. FOSSIL RECORD
4. EMBRYONIC RECAPITULATION
5. PROBABILITY
6. SECOND LAW OF THERMODYNAMICS
7. VESTIGIAL ORGANS
8. FOSSIL AND FOSSIL FUEL FORMATION
9. PUNCTUATED EQUILIBRIA
10. HOMOLOGY/MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
11. DATING METHODS
12. DINOSAURS
13. SUN'S DIAMETER
14. NILE RIVER'S OVERFLOW
15. EARTH'S ROTATION
16. WRITTEN RECORD
17. THE BIBLE

I realize that some of the readers of my blog may find fault with this idea (being supporters of evolution), but I believe these writers make some valid points. And I fully believe that if one disagrees with the presented information, they should be able to discuss civilly as to why they disagree, or simply dismiss what is presented.

2 comments:

The Alpha said...

1. Moon Dust - “It thus appears that the amount of meteoritic dust and meteorite debris in the lunar regolith and surface dust layer, even taking into account the postulated early intense meteorite and meteoritic dust bombardment, does not contradict the evolutionists’ multi-billion year timescale (while not proving it). Unfortunately, attempted counter-responses by creationists have so far failed because of spurious arguments or faulty calculations. Thus, until new evidence is forthcoming, creationists should not continue to use the dust on the moon as evidence against an old age for the moon and the solar system.” Source: Answers In Genesis

2. Magnetic Field – “First, it should be obvious that one cannot perform an unweighted fit, completely ignoring any experimental uncertainties. The early data from the mid 1800's, which are derived from experimental methods that are far less accurate and precise than modern methods, necessarily have much larger uncertainties associated with them, and should be weighted accordingly in any attempt to fit the data to a curve.”Source: Talk Origins


3. Fossil Reord – “There are many transitional fossils. The only way that the claim of their absence may be remotely justified, aside from ignoring the evidence completely, is to redefine "transitional" as referring to a fossil that is a direct ancestor of one organism and a direct descendant of another. However, direct lineages are not required; they could not be verified even if found. What a transitional fossil is, in keeping with what the theory of evolution predicts, is a fossil that shows a mosaic of features from an older and more recent organism.” Source: Talk Origins


4. Embryonic Recapitulation -“The fact that contemporary biologists reject the literal or universal form of recapitulation theory has sometimes been used as an argument against evolution by some creationists. The argument is: "Haeckel's hypothesis was presented as supporting evidence for evolution, Haeckel's theory is wrong, therefore evolution has less support". This argument is not only an oversimplification but misleading because modern biology does recognize numerous connections between ontogeny and phylogeny, explains them using evolutionary theory without recourse to Haeckel's specific views, and considers them as supporting evidence for that theory.” Source:
> Wikipedia


5.Probability – “In other words, ignoring all the laws of chemistry, which create preferences for the formation and behavior of molecules, and ignoring that there are millions if not billions of different possible proteins--and of course the result has no bearing on the origin of life, which may have begun from an even simpler protein. This calculation is thus useless for all these reasons, and is typical in that it comes to Coppedge third-hand (and thus to us fourth-hand), and is hugely outdated (it was calculated before 1942, even before the discovery of DNA), and thus fails to account for over half a century of scientific progress.” Source: Infidels.org

6. Second Law of Thermodynamics – “The second law of thermodynamics says absolutely nothing about programs to direct growth, and the only "power converter" it deals with is change in entropy. Growth and order can be seen arising without a program in many places. Clouds form complex orderly patterns. Streams sort the size of the stones in their bed along their length. Cooling basalt forms a hexagonal pattern of cracks. All of these show an increase in organization, and none involve any program.” Source: Talk Origins

“Any atom can be an energy conversion mechanism. Atoms routinely convert between light energy, thermal energy, and chemical potential energy. The energy conversion mechanism is ubiquitous.”Source: Talk Origins

7. “Vestigial does not mean useless or nonfunctional (although vestigial organs could possibly be such, it is difficult if not impossible to prove that any particular structure is actually functionless). The term "vestigial" is used in the sense of an organ no longer or not being used as it is in most other animals.” Source: About.com: Agnosticism/Atheism

After I found the rebuttals for the first seven, I stopped because the rebuttals are available for any and everyone to find if they look for them.

Writer, Splinters of Silver.com said...

I appreciate your comments, and I will check them out.

Tim

John Bunyan

To be saved is to be preserved in the faith to the end. 'He that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.' (Mt. 24:13) Not that perseverance is an accident in Christianity, or a thing performed by human industry; they that are saved 'are kept by the power of God, through faith unto salvation.' (1 Pet. 1: 3-6) But perseverance is absolutely necessary to the complete saving of the soul…. He that goeth to sea with a purpose to arrive at Spain, cannot arrive there if he be drowned by the way; wherefore perseverance is absolutely necessary to the saving of the soul.