Evolution vs. Intelligent Design

Evolution vs. Intelligent Design: Scientific evidence that God is in the details

by Richard A. Wiedenheft

 

The theory of evolution by natural selection has dominated the scientific world for almost a century and a half. And while most evangelical Christians have always disparaged and dismissed the theory, their arguments have done little to loosen its grip on the thinking of most scientists, educators, and millions of their students.

But now evolution is being challenged on a new front by scientists themselves–not necessarily Christians–who are part of what is called the Intelligent Design (ID) movement. They claim that evolution simply cannot explain the incredible complexity and exquisite pattern so apparent in the natural world. On the contrary, these could only be the result of intelligent design.

The roots of this movement can perhaps be traced back to a book written in 1984 by three scientists. These men challenged the validity of experiments that supposedly demonstrated that life could have arisen by chance from some primordial soup. Near the end of their book they write:

“A major conclusion to be drawn from this work is that the undirected flow of energy through a primordial atmosphere and ocean is at present a woefully inadequate explanation for the incredible complexity associated with even simple living systems, and is probably wrong.”

In his 1996 book Darwin’s Black Box, Michael Behe, professor of biochemistry at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, puts it this way…”

(This article is an excerpt from the July-August 2005 edition of The Sabbath Sentinel)

To read the rest of this article, which starts on page 5 click the link below: http://biblesabbath.org/tss/514/tss_514.pdf

 

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