The Absurdity of Scientific Creationism Essay

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The Absurdity of Scientific Creationism

We humans have always thought of ourselves as being unique, whether by divine sanction or by a self-established belief in superiority. For some, this understanding is intimately tied to the traditional tenets that have long been held as fact, having only recently been challenged. For modern Christians, the literal interpretation of the Bible=s account of creation has come under attack by the development and widespread acceptance of Darwinian evolution. To some, undermining the credibility of Biblical creation directly calls into question the Bible=s authority on its moral teachings. As Ken Ham, from the WGBH Boston Video Evolution Series: What About God? states, AYwhat it [the Bible] says
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On the contrary, Henry Morris is shrewd with his presentation and explanations, and it is easy to see how a non-science versed individual could be persuaded into doubting the merits of evolution.

Case 1: AThe Wistful Search for Good Mutations@

In Morris= The Modern Creation Trilogy: Science & Creation[ii], he challenges the scientifically and commonly held notion of genetic mutations as the raw material of evolution (p. 176)[iii]. Although many scientists have acknowledged that the chance occurrence of a beneficial mutation is significantly low in comparison to any random mutation in general, Morris runs off with this idea and exploits it as another example where evolution has got it wrong. For Morris, it almost appears as if the evolutionary theory is part of the a greater Aconspiracy@ to deny the existence of God. AThe concept seems merely to be a commentary on the intense desire of evolutionists to avoid the Creator@ (p. 39)[iv].

Continuing on with Morris= logic on the unfeasibility of genetic mutations as a valid mechanism of evolution, he states that Aa >beneficial= mutation, even if natural selection is there waiting to conserve one if it comes along, is simply a figment of the evolutionary imagination. None has yet been documented in >real life= B that is, a mutation beneficial to the creature experiencing it@ (p. 39)[v]. To refute this claim, let us consider a well-known and characterized genetic disease,

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