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Darwin's Dilemma

Evolution Intelligent Design Creation/Creationism

Source: The Origin of Species, J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd, London, 1971, p. 167.

Contributed By: Tom Halloran | Date Posted: 2014-09-17

Author: Tom Halloran
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"To suppose that the eye with all its inimitable contrivances for adjusting the focus to different distances, for admitting different amounts of light, and for the correction of spherical and chromatic aberration, could have been formed by natural selection, seems, I freely confess, absurd in the highest degree."

Charles Darwin

APPLICATION

Yet, Charles Darwin was willing to take that "leap of faith."  One has to wonder why men are so ready to believe some things and so slow to believe others.  After all is said in done, we simply accept what we want to be true.   So, the question is, what reward is there in believing in Darwin's theory?  The reward in which the secularist delights is a life absent any and all accountability to God.  No one will admit that that's their motivation, but we are all motivated by something, especially with our leaps of faith.  

Tom Halloran

Miracles Take Too Much Time

Evolution Miracles Apologetics

Source: MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE by Richard Swenson, p. 69

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Contributed By: Illustration Exchange | Date Posted: 2013-05-11

Author: Richard Swenson
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Richard Swenson, on the roll of “time” in evolutionary development:
 
“In his book THE SCIENCE OF GOD, Gerald L. Schroeder, PhD, explains how the ‘time solves everything’ argument was claimed in 1954 by Harvard biology professor and Nobel laureate George Wald in a Scientific American article entitled ‘The Origin of Life’:
 
’However improbable we regard this event the start of all life, or any of the steps which it involves, given enough time it will almost certainly happen at least once. And for life as we know it … once may be enough.
’Time is in fact the hero of the plot. The time with which we have to deal is of the order of two billion years. What we regard as impossible on the basis of human experience is meaningless here. Given so much time the ‘impossible’ become the possible, the possible probable, and the probable virtually certain. One has only to wait: time itself performs the miracles.
 
“It sounded authoritative, and who is going to argue with a Harvard Nobelist? The only trouble is, it was wrong. So wrong, in fact, that twenty-five years later Scientific American made the rather shocking decision to print an unequivocal retraction:
 
'Although stimulating, this article probably represents one of the very few times in his professional life when Wald has been wrong. Examine his main thesis and see. Can we really form a biological cell by waiting for chance combinations of organic compounds? Harold Morowitz, in his book ENERGY FLOW AND BIOLOGY, computed that merely to create a bacterium would require more time than the Universe might ever see if chance combinations of its molecules were the only driving force.’
 
Richard A. Swenson, MD, is a medical doctor and award winning author of several acclaimed books. He travels extensively, speaking to a variety of business, denominational and government groups on issues of faith and reason, stress, complexity, social change, and management.

APPLICATION

“Since 1979, observes Schroeder, reputable scientific journals no longer accept articles that cite the origin of life as rising from random reactions over billions of years. ‘Confirmed evolutionists agree that you just cannot win … The time is just not there.’

Time, it seems, doesn’t perform miracles,” concludes Swenson. “That is still God’s department (including the clever trick when He reached into a hat and pulled out time itself!).”

Was Hitler A Believer?

Evolution Compassion Worldview

Source: "Rumors of Another World" by Philip Yancey, Zondervan 2003, p. 23

Contributed By: Illustration Exchange | Date Posted: 2011-01-25

Scripture: John 13:34

Author: Illustration Exchange
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Was Hitler a believer? The answer is an emphatic yes!--in natural selection and Darwinian evolution.  He preached it and lived it, as evidenced by such statements as this one:

"Nature is cruel, therefore we too can be cruel." - Adolf Hitler

APPLICATION

This is a good summary statement of the philosophy that is most "natural" (pardon the pun) to Darwinism. Those who operate from an evolutionary presupposition can lay no real claim to the message of compassion. It is contradictory to the most fundamental tenets of their worldview.  Few have ever lived as consistently with what they believe as did Hitler. We seem to be able to recognize the error of his behavior, but less able to identify the belief system that justified that behavior. By contrast, the Christian message of a God who enters our world and suffers in our place to bring divine love and redemption to the human race is very consistent with the idea of living compassionately.  

May we be as consistent to our beliefs as Hitler was to his!

"A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another" (John 13:34). 

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The Search For Signs Of Intelligence

Evolution Creation/Creationism Intelligent Design

Contributed By: Illustration Exchange | Date Posted: 2010-12-24

Scripture: 1 Corinthians 1:20

Author: Keith Hunt
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Richard Dawkins' Delusion

Evolution Intelligent Design Atheism

Contributed By: Seth Dillon | Date Posted: 2010-09-29

Scripture: Romans 1:20

Author: Seth Dillon
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A Watch is Evidence of a Watchmaker

Creation/Creationism Intelligent Design Evolution

Contributed By: Seth Dillon | Date Posted: 2010-09-16

Scripture: Romans 1:20

Author: William Paley / Seth Dillon
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When Evil Became Good

Lies Deceived/Deception Worldly Mindset

Contributed By: Lingutla Raja | Date Posted: 2019-03-06

Scripture: Isaiah 5:20 ; Luke 11:35

Author: Lingutla Raja
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The Selective Search for Intelligence

Intelligent Design Seeker Atheism

Contributed By: Seth Dillon | Date Posted: 2018-07-18

Scripture: Ephesians 4:17

Author: Seth Dillon
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Jesus is Still the Only Way

Jesus, Savior Salvation Worldly Mindset

Contributed By: Seth Dillon | Date Posted: 2018-02-12

Scripture: John 14:6 ; John 3:16

Author: Seth Dillon
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Fix Your Eyes On Jesus

Perspective Trials Jesus, Good Shepherd

Contributed By: Rob Tucker | Date Posted: 2018-01-08

Scripture: Hebrews 12:2

Author: Rob Tucker
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