10 Questions For Evolutionists

The following article is reposted from drdino.com.

The test of any theory is whether or not it provides answers to basic questions. Some well-meaning, but misguided people think evolution is a reasonable theory to explain man’s questions about the universe. Evolution is not a good theory—it is just a pagan religion masquerading as science.

10 Questions to Ask Evolutionists:

  1. Where did the space for the universe come from?
  2. Where did matter come from?
  3. Where did the laws of the universe come from (gravity, inertia, etc.)?
  4. How did matter get so perfectly organized?
  5. Where did the energy come from to do all the organizing?
  6. When, where, why, and how did life come from non-living matter?
  7. When, where, why, and how did life learn to reproduce itself?
  8. With what did the first cell capable of sexual reproduction reproduce?
  9. Why would any plant or animal want to reproduce more of its kind since this would only make more mouths to feed and decrease the chances of survival? (Does the individual have a drive to survive, or the species? How do you explain the origin of reproduction?)
  10. How can mutations (recombining of the genetic code) create any new, improved varieties? (Recombining English letters will never produce Chinese books.)

I’ve got many more where this came from, but let’s start with these ten.

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17 Comments

  1. James McGraw February 8, 2011 10:46 pm Reply

    The test of any theory is NOT simply whether or not it answers basic questions. More importantly, the test is whether or not it makes successful, definite predictions about the results of future observations. That’s what sets evolution apart, and what makes evolution scientific.

    And, as you know, evolution is only a religion if one waters down the definition of “religion” enough to be meaningless. Go ahead – try it!

    I’ll start with number three: the laws of the universe come from scientists’ attempts to describe the world around us.

    (Of course, Newton’s ‘law’ of gravity isn’t really a ‘law’ at all, just a subset of the theory of gravity. Nevertheless, it’s is a great example of science making predictions, throwing out wrong answers, and testing over and over so that right answers get righter all the time.)

  2. Caleb February 9, 2011 6:29 pm Reply

    Mr. Hovind I have a question that I would like to add to that. If mutations in an individual makes evolution happen, then how come that mutation is not corrected by the rest of the population. For example if one animal “mutates” and lets just say for arguments sake it is a beneficial mutation, in just ten generations there will be over 2000 different individuals that put there dna into the great great times 5 grand child of the creature with the beneficial mutation. By that math we should not see any evolution.

    On the other hand if you believe in the flood then the amount of inbreeding after the flood would have caused it, because even though there are no beneficial mutations, there are mutations (by that I mean loss of data in the genetic code) and due to small population of all the animals the inbreeding should have made that genetic trait stand out.

    I wonder if there is a evolution chart showing the necessity of inbreeding?

  3. Caleb February 10, 2011 5:57 pm Reply

    James Mcgraw what are your predictions about evolution? I have seen the future is wild and according to their predictions there will be birds with six wings and in a billion years squids will be the new humans and swing from trees. If this is science I dont want it building cars or skyscrapers.

  4. James McGraw February 11, 2011 10:15 pm Reply

    Caleb, instead of some fanciful thought that would neither prove nor disprove evolution, here are two realistic predictions. If you can prove either one wrong, with enough evidence to stand up to rigorous examination, then you have proven evolution wrong. (And, as a bonus, you’ll probably be a shoe-in for a Nobel prize.)

    DNA sequencing will continue to confirm the patterns of descent predicted by analyzing shared physical characteristics.

    Fossilized bunnies will never be found in Precambrian rock. Human fossils will never be found in Jurassic sediments. Indeed, no fossil will be found manifestly out-of-sequence in the fossil record.

  5. Caleb February 11, 2011 11:41 pm Reply

    James. If someone finds a fossil out of place they automatically call it a new species such as the case of “sea sloths” or they change their mind on what strata the fossil was found in. Wonder if they would keep this up if they stopped getting government funding. Heck if you disprove evolution you automatically prove creation and we all know that you must have “separation of church and state” so anything disproving evolution would violate that and they would lose their money.

    Finally the noble peace prize never goes to anyone who deserves it. I think Julian Assange deserves it this year but since he actually did something to promote peace he will probably not get it.

  6. Hans February 13, 2011 6:28 pm Reply

    When I was on my eight grade class trip we saw human tracks inside or and along with clear dinosaur tracks in AZ north of Flagstaff and South of the Grand canyon. How does that fit with the order of the layers? I really do not know, I am asking.

    There have been too many findings to list, of items out of order of the layers. You need to take an open minded look, at the findings.

  7. Jason February 16, 2011 6:34 am Reply

    Hi Kent,

    These are indeed good questions and I am grateful that your admin staff saw fit to repost them again upon this blog.

    As always I would like to say that I am forever grateful to you for all your hard work in the field of science (and elsewhere too) as you have put meat on the bones of the faith and understanding of both my family and I.

    I look with great pleasure as my children stand up with confidence in God’s written word against all adversaries, knowing that the King James Bible truly is word for word perfect and can be relied upon without question. Although saying that they are confident to question knowing that the truth can withstand all scrutiny (God’s word is solid).

    Kent, I owe so much to you, for your work has been such a foundational stone in our lives… THANK YOU!!

    I am truly looking forward to seeing you set free from this bondage you are enduring, I know that this experience will only have made you stronger.

    Lots of Love

    Jason x

  8. Jason February 16, 2011 6:39 am Reply

    samoan Says: February 4th, 2011 at 12:33 am

    Jason buddy you see the problem with “faith alone” or bible alone will not make in athiest into a believer of christ they are in other words like Thomas they need prove just as you need prove in the bible what we catholic do can be backed up.

    Hi Samoan,

    It’s nice of you to call me buddy (meaning friend), and as a friend I would like to say that believing in Christ is not quite enough to be saved. As the Bible says….

    Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble.
    (James 2:19)

    I am sorry to say that I can find no subtle or gentle way of saying this…
    The problem with the Roman Church (AKA the Catholic Church) is that it does not have a doctrine that will lead to salvation. Likewise, in the same way neither do the Jehovah’s Witness church or the Mormons. There are many false gospels and the one promoted by the Roman church is probably the most popular.

    I truly fear for Joseph Ratzinger that he will die in his sin believing that he has earned his salvation. As opposed to receiving it as a gift in full by Faith in the Grace of Christ, knowing that the sacrifice that Jesus made was simply and absolutely ENOUGH… Our works to salvation are nothing but filthy rags in the sight of God. (Works are good but will never contribute in any way towards our salvation).

    As a friend I would urge you to study the scripture to see if this is not true…

    For as Paul said to Timothy…

    “…..from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. ALL scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.”
    (2 Timothy 3:15-17)

    Do you watch the Kent Hovind Video’s? Try fast forwarding to the bit (usually at the end) where Kent talks about the true Gospel of Salvation. Or you could try these web sites from “living waters”, I think they too might be helpful.

    livingwaters.com
    needgod.com/
    livingwaters.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=81&Itemid=229

    I hope you do look further, as I would like to one day not just call you friend, but “Brother in Christ”.

    (I may be opposed to the Church of Rome, but I am not opposed to the people)

    Lots of Love

    Jason x

  9. clint vaughan February 21, 2011 5:40 am Reply

    great questions Dr.Hovind, of course, non of them will be able to give you factual evidence,but rather vague answers like “with enough time,anything can happen”,or “just because we don’t have an answer still doesn’t prove their’s a God.”

    I’ll post the 10 you asked in a forum overrun by atheist.

  10. Chase February 22, 2011 12:59 am Reply

    I find it interesting that James McGraw basically said that if you can’t disprove certain aspects of evolution then it must be a scientific fact. Well, heck, you can’t prove the nonexistince of an intangible and invisible flying giant pig causing the wind to blow instead of the rotation of the earth,…..gee fellas! I must be a scientist!(; Quite obviusly, since we can’t disprove it, the flying pigs must be a fact! Wow, these athiests really crack me up sometimes with their…….logic….? =D

  11. Chase February 22, 2011 1:02 am Reply

    I agree, Jason. Though Jesus made it clear that is by faith that we are saved, it is not that faith that does the actual saving, it’s accepting the blood of Christ that saves us!(=

  12. Mike March 1, 2011 10:55 pm Reply

    You may not have intended for a Christian to answer this, but if the challenge is issued to any “evolutionist”, and if evolution can refer to any theory that results in the evolving of species, then I accept that challenge. Here are my answers.

    1. God created it.
    2. God initiated the Big Bang.
    3. God.
    4. It followed the physical laws God put in place.
    5. God.
    6. Started with algae 3.9 million years ago. Earth. To please God.
    7. Wording implies life itself has a consciousness. Life without a spirit does not. That aside, it is by God’s design that organisms reproduce.
    8. A cell by itself is not capable of sexual reproduction. It is unknown what the first organism capable of sexual reproduction was.
    9. Plants and animals have no conscious want to reproduce. It is conditions and behavior that result in reproduction. God created the conditions, and programmed animals and plants with behavior. For people, He threw in free will. Natural Selection is the logical outcome.
    10. The question implies that mutations can only work with what is there. But God can do what He wants. Turn the english letters into Chinese letters, and you make any Chinese document you want.

    http://geocreationism.com

  13. Mike March 1, 2011 10:56 pm Reply

    Typo in #6. 3.9 billion years ago, not million. My bad.

    http://geocreationism.com

  14. William Bell March 14, 2011 4:59 pm Reply

    I will try and answer them all when I have time but for now I would like to deal with #10, the thing is DNA is made of 4 base pairs that are the same four in every living thing on the planet, so to use your analogy, everything is not only in the same language but the language has only four letters and 64 words which often are synonyms for other words, simplifying the analogy a lot, and really the big difference is how the sentences are arranged that makes the difference and many combinations of “words” are successful and even improvements, and because only small changes are made the chance of the change being disastrous is very small (otherwise we would have died by now, even on a creationist timeline.
    My hopes are low of getting a good response to this, but I guess anything could happen, is there any sort of subscribe to comments button? (until I find one it might be a while in between responses).

    http://evolutionguide.blogspot.com/

  15. William Bell March 14, 2011 5:01 pm Reply

    Excuse the bad grammar in my last post, I forgot to proof read.

    http://evolutionguide.blogspot.com/

  16. William Bell March 15, 2011 5:49 pm Reply

    “Caleb Said…Mr. Hovind I have a question that I would like to add to that. If mutations in an individual makes evolution happen, then how come that mutation is not corrected by the rest of the population. For example if one animal “mutates” and lets just say for arguments sake it is a beneficial mutation, in just ten generations there will be over 2000 different individuals that put there dna into the great great times 5 grand child of the creature with the beneficial mutation. By that math we should not see any evolution.

    On the other hand if you believe in the flood then the amount of inbreeding after the flood would have caused it, because even though there are no beneficial mutations, there are mutations (by that I mean loss of data in the genetic code) and due to small population of all the animals the inbreeding should have made that genetic trait stand out.

    I wonder if there is a evolution chart showing the necessity of inbreeding?”
    You are under a poor understanding of genetics in reality genes don’t mix like liquids, they stay separate like solids so they never get what could be called “diluted”, they just get passed down and are inherited and inherited unchanged.

    http://evolutionguide.blogspot.com/

  17. Rik Storey April 12, 2011 1:48 pm Reply

    Awesome! Thank you so much and God bless Kent Hovind.

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