UNDERSTANDING THE CREATION. Charles Darwin and the Theory of Evolution. Charles Darwin. An Agnostic Wrote “Origin of Species” in 1859 About the Theory of (Macro) Evolution Change thru random variations Darwin nevertheless had doubts. Doubts in the 1800’s.
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Theory of Evolution
While experimenting with garden peas, Gregor Mendel, discovered that peas do not vary in heredity in any such slip-shod, haphazard fashion as was supposed by Darwin, but according to definite, orderly laws that he researched and recorded for posterity. Bateson, the famous British biologist and a student of Mendelian heredity, in 1866, said that Darwin would never have written “Origin of Species” if he had known of Mendel’s work.
Within one species
Identical # of chromosomes
Minute variations resulting from interbreeding
Species to species change
Differing # of chromosomes
“Evolutionary” relatively large and complex steps
White Pekin Duck
A Hybrid Duck
* Piltdown Man Hoax
* Nebraska Man Hoax
“It remains true, as every paleontologist knows, that most new species, genera, and families, and that nearly all categories above the level of families, appear in the record suddenly, and are not led up to by known, gradual, completely continuous transitional sequences.”
Studies in the Bible and Science,
Henry M. Morris
# of chromosomes:
DNA differs 4% including:
35 million single-nucleotide changes &
5 million insertions/deletions
“There is no scientific basis for the creation account, but it is important to remember that there is no scientific basis for the theory of evolution either. Certainly, not everyone who accepts the evolution theory is an atheist, but the person who believes in God and believes that He is a God of miracles has no need to maintain that the earth is as much as five billion years old.”
Theodore H. Epp, The God of Creation