Rainbow Science Curriculum
- From a general science textbook covering Physics, Chemistry, and Biology by Durell C. Dobbins, Ph.D., published by Beginnings Publishing House, Inc. in Alvaton, KY. First edition, pages 154-155.
How does an evolutionist think a small molecule that makes copies of itself might develop into the diversity of life that we see on Earth today? The only possibility is for this molecule to become more complex without losing its ability to reproduce. But do things in our world tend toward greater or lesser complexity? By now you know that everything tends toward less complexity—that is, toward a lower level of potential energy. Being supplied with bursts of energy may cause an increase in that potential energy, but the results will be like building blocks that have been blown around with dynamite—less orderly and less likely to do anything useful. The more energy you blast the organism with, the less likely it is to reproduce.
You already have enough knowledge of chemistry and physics to understand how unlikely biological evolution is. Remember that everything we have observed tends toward a lower level of potential energy. Evolution from lower organisms to higher ones requires the opposite to occur—not just once, with a momentary blast of energy, but countless thousands of times. Each unlikely change must produce an organism that is more capable and highly organized than the one before it.
These days, you may read articles in any popular magazine about the presumed linkage between apes and humans. People are obsessed with the notion. But just remind yourself that there is no evidence that any such linkage exists. Certainly the human-like fossil remains that have been found are neither exactly like modern humans, nor exactly like modern apes. That in no way implies that they represent some relative of either one. Perhaps neither ape nor man is exactly what he was in the ancient past. History records people who lived much longer than they do today, and that life span would have to show up in the appearance of those ancient people. All animals have changed significantly in their appearance over time. There is no reason to believe, based on these fossil remains, that there is any common ancestry among separate groups of organisms. In fact, there is fossil evidence to the contrary.
Darwinian evolution is believed by many scientists to explain how people came into existence through a common ancestor with modern apes. In truth it makes apes out of a lot of people.