Is there scientific evidence supporting evolution? Well, in 1979 president candidate of the USA, Ronald Reagan, made an amazing statement to the contrary. He declared that he was drawn to the idea of a creator who made all things. From that day the world became aware that it had to take the idea of a creator God seriously! As a Christian the ongoing debate between evolutionary Darwinism and creation cannot be ignored. However, God calls us to use our sanctified common sense and we definitely need to look closely at the facts so that we can give everyone who asks us a reason to believe the faith in Christ and His creation which we hold so precious.
So is there scientific evidence supporting creation? The fact is that more and more scientists are becoming skeptical about the theory of evolution and Darwin’s evolutionary theory. The following are some quotes from famous scientists; there are indeed some scientists who believe in creation :
Dr Leslie Orgel
Dr Leslie Orgel was a biochemist whose studies of early life on primitive earth helped lead to the formation of a now widely accepted theory about the development of DNA.
Dr Orgel inserted this statement in the midst of writing ‘ Darwinism at the very beginning of life’ – “We must next explain how a prebiotic soup of organic molecules … evolved into a self replicating organism. While some suggestive evidence has been obtained, I must admit that attempts to reconstruct this evolutionary process are extremely tentative. The origin of the genetic code is the most baffling aspect of the problem of the origins of life and a major conceptual or experimental breakthrough may be needed before we can make any substantial progress”.
Professor L H Matthews
Professor L H Matthews wrote in his introduction to Introduction to Origin of the Species, by Charles Darwin, 1971 edition: “Belief in the theory of evolution is thus exactly parallel to belief in special creation. Both are concepts which the believers know to be true, but neither, up to the present, has been capable of proof“.
Nigel Calder (2 December 1931 – 25 June 2014) was a British science writer. Between 1956 and 1966, Calder wrote for the magazine New Scientist, serving as editor from 1962 until 1966. After that, he worked as an independent author and TVscreeenwriter. He was aware and objected at the lack of proof that was tending to make a kind of religion out of Darwin’s theory and he wrote :
“Neo- Darwinism has already showed signs of hardening into a quasi-religious dogma….some of the critivs of Kimua and Ohata ( two Japanese biologists who dared to criticize Darwin) react like priests scenting blasphemy“.
Biologist C F Robinow
Biologist C F Robinow has written, “Dissatifaction with Darwinian theory of evolution continues to be felt by a fraction of professional biologists. It is surely better in the long-run to recognize present limits to our understanding than to be lured into the acceptance of attractive, lucid solutions which are unrealistic“.
CLIMATE OF DOUBT ON THE CONTINENT
British as well as Americans have the incorrect notion that ‘ practically everybody accepts Darwinism!’ The climate on the continent of Europe ( where a great volume of scientific work is published in foreign languages) is far more skeptical.
Scandinavian Biologist Erik Nordenskiold
Alan Hayward in his excellent book, ‘Creation and Evolution’ has explained that because English has become the international language, English speaking scientists have very little incentive to learn other languages. This is unfortunate because if they had taken notice of what was going on in continental Europe they would have realized that many good scientific thesis were being written in other languages on the continent. Some of these writings were often far more skeptical of Darwinism. For example Biologist Erik Nordenskiold wrote a work as far back as 1929 in which he stated that Darwin’s theory of the origin of species was long ago abandoned. He also said that other facts established by Darwin are all of second rate value.
Professor Andree Tetry
‘A General History of Sciences is a work that was produced by French scientists in the nineteen-sixties. It is believed to be one of the greatest histories of science ever produced. In Volume 4 of this great work Professor Andree Tetry discusses various theories of evolution and dismisses them all as inadequate. She writes in her conclusion:
“In point of fact, none of the theories we have been discussing provides and entirely satisfactory account of all the facts of evolution.
Andree Tetry went on to state that is was hard to believe that complex organs, and above all the human brain could have really have been produced by mutations controlled by sheer chance! She went on to point out that to be successful the mutation must be an exceedingly fortunate step forward, that takes place that must adjust itslef to the previous mutation. On top of this it must occur at PRECISELY the right place and time. This all involves an incredible succession of ‘luke chances’!
Summing up she said, “ No wonder therefore that J. Kalin has called the synthetic theory of neo-Darwinism a kind of ‘synthetic euphoria!’
In his excellent book , ‘ Creation and Evolution’, research scientist Alan Hayward quotes the opinions of French botanist Dr PierreGavaundan. This scientist was the holder of the chair in Botany and Cytology. He called neo – Darwinism an ‘ingenious romance’ and compared it to an eighteenth-century French writer who was said to have ‘ exalted nonsense above the level of genius’.
He declared: , “ The pretence of neo-Darwinism to be able to open on its own account the door to truth looks a little childish.‘
After that he writes concerning the supposed evolution of carnivorous insect eating plants:, “ The Darwinian theory is incapable of giving anything better than a highly fictional description of the origin of these remarkable arrangements.
The excellent book, mentioned above, ‘Creation and Evolution’ is well worth obtaining and reading. In this book, Alan Hayward cites many other scientists who’se writings seem to cast serious doubt upon Darwinism. These come from the fields of botany, zoology, mathematics, anthropology and other branches of science.