Regarding My College Experience – James Taylor (2005 Archive)

Regarding My College Experience:
Thoughts on Evolution VS Creation

 

I can honestly say my reason for not believing in evolution certainly wasn’t because I was not taught it.  We had weeks even months of evolutionary teaching during my time at Texas A&M.

Thankfully, I was already involved in digging up fossils and seeing the real evidence for myself.  I knew from first hand experience that when all the facts are known, evolution simply doesn’t add up.  My college professors, indeed all evolutionists, only ever tell you half the story and it’s the half that’s slanted to make evolution look true.  I will have to tell you they made a very convincing case.  Were it not for my knowledge of all the facts and especially my faith in Christ, it would have been easy to succumb to the lie of evolution.

Ultimately, belief in evolution or creation is a matter of faith.  Hebrews 11:1 describes faith as the “evidence of things not seen.”  Has anyone seen where the dinosaurs or any fossils came from?  Has anyone seen how they were buried?  Has anyone seen how the creatures originally came into existence?  Rhetorically the answer is of course, no.  No matter whether you believe in creation or evolution your belief about origins is based on faith.

Believing that the universe started with a big bang and that things evolve from a state of lower order to a state of higher order (which is a flagrant contradiction of the Second Law of Thermodynamics*) can only be believed by faith.  In order to be scientific, it must be able to 1. be observed and 2. be repeatable under carefully controlled experiments.  The “theory” of evolution regarding origins fails both these qualifications miserably.  You can’t observe the origins of the universe, the earth, the plant and animal life any more than you can repeat it.  Therefore, what you believe about origins, whether you are a creationist or evolutionist can only ever be believed by faith.  All the fossils that can be dug up can only tell us that we found a fossil and it was in the dirt (or rock as the case may be) and that’s it.  Nothing more.  It’s a dead animal or plant and it can’t say one word about where it came from or how it got there. Period.  We can interpret, based on any number of factors, such as geology and geography etc., how it got there but that is called interpretation based on evidence.  And interpretations are always subject to your predisposition.  That’s not to say the evidence is unimportant or that we can’t learn anything from the evidence.  The point is there is no scientific mechanism to prove how it got there or why it is there.

I think it’s funny, sad and ironic that the evolutionists expect us to believe that everything evolved from nothing purely by chance with no intelligence and then these same “brilliant” minds can’t make one single little simple life form either by chance or with their genius intellect.  Frankly, they prove the opposite of what they expect us to believe.  Only a dummy (talking about the scientists) believes it takes no intelligence to start life and then they with all their supposed brilliance have not the first clue about how to create a life using their “intelligence”.  If it can just happen by chance without the catalyst of intelligence then it should be a simple matter for their genius intellect to make one little itty bitty bacteria shouldn’t it?   They make a laughing mockery of themselves.  Of course that’s what the Lord said about them in the first place, Ps 2:4.  Even if our science advances to the point (I don’t think it will) that we can create life then these same people who have been telling us for the last 100-150 years that it takes no intelligence to create life will have just proved that it does take intelligence to create life.

Ultimately their fight isn’t for the truth.  They don’t want the truth because they hate it and suppress it as Paul said in Rom 1:18.  They hate one person and especially one person, Jesus Christ.  They hate him pure and simple.  If, “In the Beginning God created the heaven and the earth”, then you owe God your obedience but the nature of fallen man despises God and loves sin and disobedience, Rom 3:10-18.  If they acknowledge that God created the universe (as Moses said that He did) then they will have to follow Moses’ command given in Duet 18:15, to hear the person who would come after Moses.  Moses went on to say you must not only hear but obey Him.  That “Him” is none other than Jesus Christ, Acts 3:22.

My faith in Jesus and the infallibility of the Bible were instrumental in keeping me from falling for the lie of evolution.  I read Genesis chapter 1 a lot in those days.  Second semester biology was almost entirely about evolution.  In that particular course I didn’t do very well grade wise and ended up just barely passing with a C-.  But when it comes to believing God’s word, however, I’m thankful to believe that I have passed with an A+.  Whether one just barely passes their required evolutionary course work in college with a C or an A, I hope that all will pass God’s examination of your belief in Him and His creation with an A+.

The evidence that we at Mt. Blanco dig up contradicts evolution and “proves” God’s special creation to be true.  But, dear reader, your faith ultimately stands or falls on “Thus saith the Lord.”   In the end I hope we can all be like the Apostle Paul and simply say, “I believe God”, Acts 27:25.

James Taylor
Biomedical Science Director


*The second law of thermodynamics states that all work processes tend towards a greater entropy (disorder/lower energy density) over time.  Since the universe is tending towards a greater entropy (expanding over time), all work processes within the universe also tend towards a greater entropy.
Cited from Wikipedia.org.

In layman’s terms, the Second Law of Thermodynamics states that in a closed system things always go from a state of order to a state of disorder without exception.  Think about a nice orderly child’s bedroom, or any room for that matter.  Do nothing and it will “magically” become an absolute mess.  You must put energy into the system to make it orderly again.  This is why evolution is impossible.  There is no physical law that can account for inanimate objects going from a state of disorder to a state of life.  The Second Law of Thermodynamics is a powerful advocate that someone had to create the incredibly sophisticated order we see all around us, Rom 1:20.

Evolutionists completely ignore this law and when pressed about it they side step it and say “Well that only applies to a closed system and since the earth receives energy from the sun it is open and not closed.”  My own college professor actually said this when I questioned her about evolution vs. the Second Law of Thermodynamics.  Indeed, they all say this and quickly change the subject because they know their answer is a non-sequitur.  Why is that you ask?  The reason is arrived at on two separate accounts.

First, the earth and sun must be considered as being in the universe which is by definition (from a physics standpoint) a closed system.  Where then does the universe get this strange ability to defy the Second Law of Thermodynamics?  Answer, it doesn’t.  Therefore, things on the earth always go from a state of order to disorder unless work not just energy is applied to reverse the disorder.

Second, if we allow the earth/sun relationship to be an open system (as my college professor suggested) then we have to take into consideration the quality of the energy being put to work in the system.  Let’s go back to our bedroom analogy.  If you tell a two year old child to clean up his bedroom and leave him unattended, every mother knows exactly what you will get, an even bigger mess than before.  As you can see it’s not the quantity of the energy but the quality of the work that makes the difference.  A two year old child is more than happy to put energy into the room but it’s not the kind that will clean up the mess. Likewise with the sun.  Yes, the sun will put tremendous amounts of energy into the earth.  But as any thinking person knows not all sun energy is good energy.  Think about what happens when summer rolls around and you go outside on the first hot day of the year with your sleeves rolled up.  You get a sun burn.  The sun put energy into you all right.  However, it was not good energy but destructive energy.  The sun actually killed life (the cells in your skin) it did not create life.  Yes, without the sun we would not live long.  We need its energy to have life.  But, it takes highly developed systems which are capable of taking advantage of the sun’s energy to utilize any useful workfrom it.  It can’t work any other way.  The amount of sun energy that would be necessary to jump start life would kill it before it ever got started.

This is the dilemma that all evolutionists face regarding the origin of life.  And they run from it like a scientist fleeing Jurassic Park.
James Taylor

“If someone points out to you that your pet theory of the universe is in disagreement with Maxwell’s equations, then so much the worse for Maxwell’s equations. And if your theory contradicts the facts, well, sometimes these experimentalists make mistakes. But if your theory is found to be against the Second Law of Thermodynamics, I can give you no hope; there is nothing for it but to collapse in deepest humiliation”.

Sir Arthur Eddington, British Astrophysicist


Article and photos copyright Mt. Blanco, originally published 2005.  Re-posted August 2015

*Mt. Blanco Archives: Because of the many changes since Mt. Blanco opened in 1998, we are re-posting many of the old updates, articles, etc. that were originally on our website.  Some of the information may be out of date, but each of our archived articles are an important part of Mt. Blanco Fossil Museum’s history.

 

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