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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.

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Evolution has given us proof at every turn that it is a false belief and that creationism is true by creating the argument itself. If everyone just believed the Bible account of creationism, that would be great, and the question would not even exist...except, maybe, in the back of someone's mind somewhere. The possible thought of evolution has brought any doubt out into the "Light" so that it can be dispelled and no longer hidden in those dark recesses. Thank you so much for your wonderful ministry.

The belief in evolutionism has led too many people to believe that man is just an animal and that the only way to succeed and prosper is to be the first to attack and destroy. It does not offer to us any uplifting standards, codes, norms, or values, that is to say, whatever you are is good and whatever you do is right. No standards to live up to, and, thus, the break with God is accomplished. And culture as we know it is gone.

I am grieved when I see people posting rude comments saying how stupid Christianity is. They say there is no evidence for what we believe. They call the Bible a book of fairy-tales. I believe in God and have a personal relationship with Him. He sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to die for our sins. If we believe that we will live forever in Heaven with Him. You may call me crazy, but that's not the point. The point is this: let's say that everything I just wrote is untrue. There is no life after death and I lived my life thinking there was a Heaven and a God, but there wasn't. What did I lose? Nothing. In fact, I lived my life happily looking forward to a Heaven that was not there. So what? I was happy. Now, what if it IS true? I get to escape an eternal hell and live forever with God! You may think I'm loony, but the truth is, Christianity is very satisfying.

Christian friends, don't miss the point! The most important thing in life is John 3:16. The people who are mocking you and coming against you are lost. If they do not come to know Jesus as their Lord and Savior, THEY WILL GO TO HELL! Win their hearts for God. Blessings, GK

How clear-headed is this response to a society academic elites who "know not, neither will they understand; they walk on in darkness: all the foundations of the earth are out of course" (Psalm 82:5). How beautiful is the sound of sanity to those who know the truth that makes us free (John 8:32), and can see creation display the glory of God and clearly hear the universe sing of the majesty of our God and Savior. Thank you for joining the chorus!

From a 30,000 foot view, evolution has done a great deal of harm. The higher up you go, the more evident this is.

I'm not sure I understand your comment, Lou.

You have to be pretty uneducated to fall for the lie of evolutionism. The more you learn of God's wisdom, the more obvious this becomes.

Evolution/atheism has done one thing. It seems to have created a lot of mean spirited, angry people with chips on their shoulders. If there really is no God and, therefore, only an eternity of oblivion, none of this is worth the argument. Sometimes the answer from the atheist believer, in answer to questions about his intense feelings might be "I just want to better the world". My question after that is "WHY?" The atheist really has no valid answer to that.

Great question! I'll have to remember that!

I find it curious that someone who believes that humanity was given "dominion over the earth" cannot understand someone's drive to make the world a better place.

Simon,

You completely miss the point: Bible believing Christians HAVE a reason to "make the world a better place." Atheists do not. They only have their opinion, and every one else is free to ignore it.

I can answer that question. I want to make the world a better place because happiness is generally preferable to sadness, pleasure to pain, knowledge to ignorance, and because I have empathy. Let me ask if you own anything that will one day degrade into a useless pile of junk. Do you care for that item or should you let it fall apart faster in the absence of care? This is exactly the same way an atheist can approach the strange idea that without belief in god we should all just die. One more question. I know that many Christians believe that babies are innocent and that if they die they go to heaven. Within that Christian belief system, why would it not be the most moral action possible to kill as many babies as possible even if it means you spend eternity in hell? Wouldn't that person be responsible for a great many saved lives? I don't mean to presume to know your specific beliefs so this may not apply to you individually but I have little doubt it will apply to many other Christians. Thank you for your time and consideration, I look forward to a response.

I have been studying this phenomenon in great detail lately. This phenomenon is actually a symptom of something which can be identified.

The illustration of Neil Armstrong, though a whimsical concocted analogy, is an accurate illustration pointing out a phenomenon that is becoming more and more frequent today. It is not only showing up more frequently, it is already well-entrenched and growing at a steady pace.

This phenomenon manifests itself by discrediting information sources. In nearly every case, however, the sources used to discredit legitimate sources are themselves, in reality, highly illegitimate and shaky.

Case in point: An atheist recently discredited the King James Version of the Bible to me on the grounds of the attitudes regarding divorce held by King James himself. There are numerous problems with this atheist's argument, of course. But the point is that this atheist’s source of discrediting information came from Pop Culture and Internet Sub-Culture sources. Such things are shaping popular culture’s perceptions today.

As I said, it is more helpful to see beyond the mere presence of this phenomenon and recognize it as a symptom of something which can be identified.

Probably the best place to begin to look to identify what is going on is in Genesis 11:1-9. This is the story of the Tower of Babel. This should be a beacon and a huge signpost to us today, like a sign over a freeway, showing us something up ahead or something at work.

Notice 3 things about what happened: (1) Men not understanding one another due to different languages, (2) Men of (seemingly) the same language not able to understand one another, and, perhaps most importantly, (3) Men not being able to understand God’s people.

Fast-forward to Act 2:6, many centuries later. I’ll leave that for you to read and consider in the light of Genesis 11:1-9.

Now, fast-forward again to today. Talk is everywhere as it has never been before. Truth claims are regarded as opinion. Even the provision of historical data is ridiculed and branded not just unreliable, but laughable, and it is done so on the most spurious of grounds.

Contending with this atheist tactic by conventional means will send us around in circles chasing our own tails. But contend with it we must, though by using other methods, because it is a subtle technique being used to silence truth.

What method will be efficacious? For a suggestion, consider implications contained in John 1:5.

Pop culture and biased, incomplete Internet sources really do shape people's minds. I can't tell you how many shallow people I've had to argue with. They think they know a lot because they go along with politically correct views. They've never even read the Declaration of Independence with the understanding that Jesus Christ is our God and our Judge. That's because they ignore the Bible — they even scoff at it. Once you do that, you go straight into illiteracy and darkness. But they think they know something because they heard someone on TV make an uneducated comment or read a textbook written by secularists.

They know nothing. Unless you know your God and Savior, you have no knowledge worth speaking of.

Jesus truly is the light shining in the darkness, and the people who love darkness comprehend it not.

What more can one say. Except what has evolution given us? Well it's certainly not science. However, many Nazis thought it was. And that of course is the concentration camps in which not only millions of Jews were murdered but also several thousand (not entirely sure of the numbers) other individuals in order to supposedly advance science. This includes the handicapped who, according to evolutionary "science" (I use the term VERY loosely), were considered no more than "useless mouths". I work with the handicapped, both physical and mental, I also have a brother with a severe mental illness. Having said that, I have learned more from the individuals I work with than any so called normal individual regarding friendship, kindness, patience and the list goes on. Obviously someone who follows the evolution religion will use examples of the Crusades and the hunt for witches in the earlier centuries. They may even use recent history regarding the Muslim religion. But one thing to note is, evolution has caused greater misery and produced fewer if any positive results. To what am I referring? Well, I already mentioned the Nazis. Let's not forget about the millions of Russians, Chinese, Vietnamese, North Koreans and other nations who have been and in some cases continue to be killed by communists who hold evolution as their main religion and attempt to destroy any who oppose.

I have a 48 year career in food science and forensic science; never has any tenet, teaching, or axiom of evolution had any impact whatsoever on any of the operational or theoretical aspects of what I have been doing. My challenge question for evolutionists is this: Name one scientist who is credited with a new discovery, medical breakthrough, or numerical qualified prediction which was produced or guided by evolutionary theory.

Richard Lenski, who showed that bacteria can EVOLVE to take advantage of new food sources. See <a href="http://myxo.css.msu.edu/ecoli/overview.html" title="http://myxo.css.msu.edu/ecoli/overview.html">http://myxo.css.msu.edu/ecoli/overview.html</a>.

Mr Anonymous.

Richard Lenski used the word EVOLVE, however it was still the same bacteria. It did not become something completely different which is what evolution proposes. I.e.: A dinosaur becoming a bird, a monkey becoming a man, etc. Where is the evidence of that? Where are the fossils? I mean real evidence, not the bogus junk like "Lucy" that is periodically paraded out for the media, then as soon as someone looks into it they find out it's just another fraud. It is then consequently buried by the same scientist and the media to prevent embarrassment and exposure to the truth (Creationism).

They say it's impossible to reason someone out of a position they didn't reason themselves into. But I'll give it a go nonetheless. I'm assuming that proof of the theory of evolution would change all your minds?

<a href="http://youtu.be/dK3O6KYPmEw" title="http://youtu.be/dK3O6KYPmEw">http://youtu.be/dK3O6KYPmEw</a>

You're probably right, Phil, about it being impossible to reason someone out of a position like belief in evolution. If you think this argument is a good one, you've lost track of the debate. I suggest you read this article and get some education: <a href="http://www.answersingenesis.org/articles/aid/v3/n1/tale-of-two-chromosomes" title="http://www.answersingenesis.org/articles/aid/v3/n1/tale-of-two-chromosomes">http://www.answersingenesis.org/articles/aid/v3/n1/tale-of-two-chromosomes</a>

That we can prove we are 'just' a great ape doesn't rule out creationism?

Then I was absolutely right. Still, worth a go.

Someone also asked to see fossil evidence - "and don't roll out 'Lucy'" they said - which seems a strange thing to say but here goes:

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x858bOny4Gw" title="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x858bOny4Gw">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x858bOny4Gw</a>

Then I'll leave you to your beliefs. They are clearly sincerely held and I respect your right to have them. Doesn't mean I have to respect those beliefs though. And, my word, I really don't.

Here's another article on the topic from a different source: <a href="http://creation.com/chromosome-2-fusion-2" title="http://creation.com/chromosome-2-fusion-2">http://creation.com/chromosome-2-fusion-2</a>

Did the bacteria "evolve" or adapt. Adaptation is not evolution. Unless their DNA changed, which it didn't, these bacteria only adapted, as do many other animals. If I do not eat meat, I can adapt to the eating of meat if that becomes my only source of food- I did not evolve, I adapted.

The Lenski study only demonstrates that ecoli have information in their DNA that allows them to continue to be ecoli under differing conditions. The ecoli did not evolve into helicobacter or any "higher" form of life. This is not unlike observing the expression of dog DNA information which allows for poodles and hairless Chihuahuas.

Evolve is a word that is treated as though it were the Holy Grail. Many years ago, the peppered moths of England were shown to be "undergoing evolution" right before your eyes. Tree bark throughout England had turned dark from pollutants. The light colored peppered moths were disappearing. "See," the evolutionists said, "this proves we're right!" The moth has evolved to the new environment. After the factories were cleaned up, an amazing thing happened. The dark moths started disappearing. The light colored ones began magically reappearing. How did this happen? Evolution, of course. Wrong! Birds were eating more dark moths, just as before they were eating more light moths. One must suppose that if the moth had evolved, then the bird must have also.

Just because someone has thrown out the big phrase, "It evolved!" doesn't make it so. According to evolutionary rules, it takes millions and millions of years. Yet the moth seems to have "done" it in less than 10. Hey, thanks, if true, that would be a miracle!

Evolve or simply adapt? Many creatures can adapt to their surroundings but is it really evolution just because someone called it that?

I'm no scientist and I could be wrong, but knowing that true evolution has never been proved and believing God's Word, I think that you and this Richard Lenski are confusing evolution with adaptation. Those bacteria didn't EVOLVE into different creatures, they ADAPTED in order to take advantage of new food sources. I like to eat certain things, but if I'm hungry and I have to, I'll eat whatever I can to stay alive. I'm not "evolving" by doing this, just adapting to the present situation.

Ummmm....perhaps you need to actualy READ what Mr.Lenski did.....the E.Coli he experimented with ALREADY HAVE the genetic info necessary to handle citrate (heard of Kreb's Cycle?)....all he did was bring that out. Not sure what you would call that, but it is NOT evolution. Sorry, no kewpie doll.

Thank you more than I can say for sharing the many insights that you do on a daily basis. Most of us, even if we had the time, wouldn't know where or how to research what you provide to us. Amazing!

Evolution has not only NOT advanced science - it has retarded it. Vestigial organs, vestigial cell organelles,
"junk" DNA are all results in believing that they were remnants of the evolutionary process. So, rather than pursuing further knowledge for their purpose, we abandon the pursuit. Life and its complexity is trivialized using the evolutionary mindset. How simple primordial soup chemicals could form replicating living systems is ignored since the magic wand of TIME and the supernatural action of NATURAL SELECTION somehow accomplishes this "natural miracle". Dialog between the Evolutionist and Creationist camps has been eliminated by the intellectual elite. That retards, not advances the scientific process.

References to evolution are dropped in everywhere to add to the pretense that it's an accepted fact instead of an obsolete theory. No, not one scientist ever came up with anything that denied God's existence, for all such denials came entirely out of the scientist's own wicked heart. All things testify of Christ, that he is our God, our Creator, and our Savior. You have to work double over-time to deny it. In fact, that must by why evolutionists are always cursing and chewing people out. If they would just stop fighting against a kind and loving God, they might come to practice a little graciousness themselves.

Evolutionists are always claiming credit for things they aren't responsible for. They'd claim credit for making the earth themselves if they thought they could get away with it.

P.S. The only contribution evolutionists have made to science is to take it away from facts and toward fiction. Of course, they're also wasting a lot of money to do it. Hey, you can get a Bible at the dollar store for $1. That's pretty cheap, and it's worth millions. Meanwhile, evolutionists are blowing money right and left.