Evolution debating with Ark Times Bloggers Part 3 “Evolution and spontaneous generation”

The Long War against God-Henry Morris, part 3 of 6

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I have debated with Ark Times Bloggers many times in the past on many different subjects. Here are some of the subjects: communism, morality, origin of evil, and the Tea Party. I have always loved to post about evolution and I have had a chance in the past to correspond with scientists such as Carl Sagan and George Wald and also had the opportunity to write reviews of science related books that were published.

Recently I got into the subject of evolution on the Ark Times Blogand the subject came up on the Ark Times Blog. I go by the username “Saline Republican”:

On March 18, 2013 the  person using the username Olddoc asserted:

Saline, Who cares? “Steven Jay Gould not being a creationist but what he did was undercut traditional Darwinism. Take a look at this big battle that he started. ”

What kind of idiot would think that Darwin was able to make a quantum leap, describing an entirely new concept and didn’t leave major points to be studied, refined and modified……that’s what a theory is. Thanks to Gould for improving the theory.

Think about when Darwin wrote. Perhaps closer to the age of spontaneous generation (rats from rags, maggots from porridge, etc) than the neat world of genomics.

How incredible that a man who had NO CLUE how traits might be passed from one animal to its offspring got so much correct!

I replied on March 18, 2013:

Olddoc, you have to explain the fossil record if you are Darwin because he believed there were missing links out there and he was wrong!!! That is where Gould comes in and shows the Emperor has no clothes on.

Ozarkrazo what I said was this, “Do you ever get on a plane without meeting and questioning the ability of the pilot? You have faith in that airline because of evidence you have from the past concerning their reliability.” In other words you have to do things on faith and you should base your faith on evidence that leads you to believe that Southwest Airlines is dependable and then you book a flight with them. If you say that you firmly believe that the world evolved by chance through time then where is your evidence in the fossil record that supports Darwinism? How does evolution explain the origin of life from nonlife? Doesn’t the second law of thermodynamics contradict evolution? You are an educated person and you can read facts for yourself. You don’t have to just take evolutionists word for it. Did you know that many agnostics have rejected evolution. Ayn Rand thought it was stupid.

Adrian Rogers observed: 1. The fossil record. Not only is the so-called missing link still missing, all of the transitional life forms so crucial to evolutionary theory are missing from the fossil record. There are thousands of missing links, not one! 2. The second law of thermodynamics. This law states that energy is winding down and that matter left to itself tends toward chaos and randomness, not greater organization and complexity. Evolution demands exactly the opposite process, which is observed nowhere in nature. 3. The origin of life. Evolution offers no answers to the origin of life. It simply pushes the question farther back in time, back to some primordial event in space or an act of spontaneous generation in which life simply sprang from nothing.

Dr. George Wald (Nobel Prize winner) of Harvard : “When it comes to the origin of life, we have only two possibilities as to how life arose. One is spontaneous generation arising to evolution; the other is a supernatural creative act of God. There is no third possibility…Spontaneous generation was scientifically disproved one hundred years ago by Louis Pasteur, Spellanzani, Reddy and others. That leads us scientifically to only one possible conclusion — that life arose as a supernatural creative act of God…I will not accept that philosophically because I do not want to believe in God. Therefore, I choose to believe in that which I know is scientifically impossible, spontaneous generation arising to evolution.” – Scientific American, August, 1954.

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I actually had the chance to correspond with George Wald twice before his death. He wrote me two letters and in the first one he suggested that he was just using hyperbole when he made the assertion that is quoted by Dr. Rogers. He also suggested the religion of Buddhism although he said he was not a Buddhist himself, but he thought that would be closest to the truth which he thought was atheism.

During the 1990′s I actually made it a practice to write famous atheists and scientists that were mentioned by Adrian Rogers and Francis Schaeffer and challenge them with the evidence for the Bible’s historicity and the claims of the gospel. Usually I would send them a cassette tape of Adrian Rogers’ messages “6 reasons I know the Bible is True,” “The Final Judgement,” “Who is Jesus?” and the message by Bill Elliff, “How to get a pure heart.” I would also send them printed material from the works of Francis Schaeffer and a personal apologetic letter from me addressing some of the issues in their work.

The famous atheist Antony Flew was actually took the time to listen to several of these messages and he wrote me back in the mid 1990′s several times.

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