What Has Evolution Given to the World?
Writing in our Facebook page, an atheist recently told us that there are thousands upon thousands of articles written in medical journals about how evolution has been of enormous benefit in medicine. We thought you might be interested in seeing how we responded.
How many of those thousands of articles have you read? I've read some and the references to evolution appear to have been added without thought or reason. It's so obvious, it's almost funny! It's like if I read in a book (and I'm making this up to illustrate a point): "Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon in 1969. When he was a child, he became an evolutionist. The moon landing put America back in the space race."
Evolution had nothing to do with putting a man on the moon – absolutely nothing! In fact, it was a combination of applied scientists and engineers who accomplished this. Evolution also has had nothing to do with medicine. In fact, Bible-believing surgeons in the past learned from the Bible how to wash their hands under running water. Evolution had nothing to do with the development of antiseptics. Actually, that comes from Joseph Lister, a Bible-believing scientist. Evolution had nothing to do with X-rays or Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Actually, it was a Bible-believing Christian who invented the MRI.
No doubt you can mention many great scientists who were not Christians. Yes, there were and are such scientists. But evolution played no part in the science that has given us modern technology, medicine and so much more.
So what has evolution given mankind? Well, it has given us thousands of scientists who make their living writing about evolution and teaching it. Yes, it has created quite an industry for itself. But it has advanced science not one inch.