Evolution vs. Creation Essay

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     “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth” (Gen. 1:1). Words of this nature have been questioned for thousands of years—by naturalists, materialists, humanists, etc.—and, in more recent times, have led to court cases, heated arguments, and public debates. The major debate intended to be covered in this piece is that of whether or not evolution should be taught in classrooms. Also, if it is to be taught, should it be taught as fact or theory? It is also intended to present enough evidence to disprove evolution altogether and, as a result, make it much less than a theory, but actually the vain opinions of a man who chose not to accept the truth.
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Organisms either appeared on the earth fully developed or they did not. If they did not, they must have developed from preexisting species by some form of modification. If they did appear in a fully developed state, they must indeed have been created by some omnipotent intelligence” (qtd. in Gish).
Furthermore, if evolution were true, “there would be countless fossils of transitional forms…., millions of fossils showing various stages in the gradual transition of kinds of organisms into different kinds…., and ‘missing links’” (Parker, et al, 367). “Charles Darwin himself recognized this problem: ‘The number of intermediate varieties, which have formerly existed, must be truly enormous. Why then is not every geological formation and every stratum full of such intermediate links? Geology assuredly does not reveal any such finely graduated organic chain; and this, perhaps is the most obvious and serious objection to the theory” (Parker, et al, 367). Darwin’s doubts, however, do not stop there: ”To suppose that the eye…could have been formed by natural selection, seems, I freely confess, absurd in the highest possible degree” (Parker, et al, 381). Also, with respect to transitional forms and the fact that the animal must be alive and fully functional during any change, he says, “If it could be demonstrated that any complex organ existed, which by numerous, successive modifications, my theory would absolutely break down. Gregory Parker’s text also

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