Science is based on observation and experimentation. Science does not observe evolution happening today. Although many experiments have attempted to duplicate some form of evolutionary change, no one has ever come close to “evolving” anything in the laboratory. Examine the evidence confirming recent creation in this audio blog.
Science Does Not Observe Evolution Happening Today
Anyone with a basic education (or even access to television) knows that science is based on observation and experimentation. Scientists in every discipline follow the rules of the famous “scientific method” when investigating phenomena and acquiring new knowledge.
Simply put, a hypothesis (i.e., an educated guess) is formed, based on observation or a prediction, then it is tested and the results are analyzed. If the test results repeatedly verify what was anticipated by the hypothesis, then the “scientific method” is said to have “proven” the theory.
In the pure sciences (physics, chemistry, biology, etc.), the evidence must be observable and measurable, and the experiment itself must be repeatable.
In the applied sciences (engineering, medicine, pharmacology, etc.), the testing is more rigorous, since unknown information may well result in the kind of failure that will do great damage.
Many scientists would insist that to be satisfactorily proven, the hypothesis must be “falsifiable” as well. That standard—which, by the way, is demanded in courts of law whenever scientific evidence is used in a case—simply means that one must understand the processes and procedures used in the testing of the theory so well that the “wrong” answer must be also known.
The scientist must understand the information so thoroughly that he would know what would disprove his theory. This level of rigor is applied by most experimental scientists today.
Adaptive or Directed Change Is Not Evolution
Although many experiments have attempted to duplicate some form of evolutionary change (e.g., from a lower form of life to a higher form, or from a mixture of chemicals to some kind of reproducing life form), no one has ever come close to “evolving” anything in the laboratory.
Certain kinds of “change” can be replicated, such as mutations, which have often produced hideous results in various creatures. But the most brilliant scientists using the most expensive and advanced equipment cannot transform a “lower” form of life into a “higher” form.
And yet, evolutionary scientists and philosophers strongly believe this to be possible.
They insist that since we can see adaptive (horizontal) change among living things (such as big dogs and little dogs), there must be evolutionary (vertical) change among living things over long periods of time (such as some common ancestor developing into both dogs and cats).
Nothing like that is observed in the present.
Scientists have, through selective breeding, made some pretty severe changes to the shapes and sizes of animals.
For instance, there are over 450 breeds of dogs—everything from a tiny Chihuahua to the enormous Great Dane and Afghan Wolfhound. But they are still dogs. Never once has one of these dogs ever changed into a horse or a pig.
The same can be said for cats. Although the Cat Fanciers’ Association recognizes only 39 breeds of cats, all of the various sizes, shapes, and colors are still cats.
Change among kinds of creatures can “happen” or be made to happen, but those changes are always, always observed to remain within very specific and defined limits.
Ever since humanity has been able to study these issues, there has never been a change from one kind of animal to another.
Evolutionary theory insists that somewhere back in the unobserved past, a common ancestor to both dogs and cats (possibly a small, meat-eating animal called creodont) began to “evolve” over time into the different kinds of animals that we now recognize as dogs and cats.
However, there is no evidence for such changes—not in the present, certainly, and not in the fossil record.
There are no “cogs” or “dats” anywhere!
Finches, for example, may display variations in beak sizes in isolated population groups (as in Darwin’s Galapagos Islands). However, finches do not become woodpeckers. Nor do fish become amphibians. There are no “fincheckers” and there are no “fishibians.”
Modern science observes absolutely no upward evolution taking place today—anywhere.
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[Post adapted from 5 Reasons to Believe in Recent Creation.]
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- What Happened on the First Day of Creation?
The Days in Genesis 1 Were Literal 24-Hour Days
- God Made the Stars Also
Starlight and Time—Day 2 through Day 4
- God Created Life
Birds, Dinosaurs, Humans, a Day of Rest, and a Mandate from the Creator