Movie Review: Evolution vs. God
The new film – Evolution vs. God, directed by Ray Comfort and available from Creation Moments – is a series of interviews with college students and professors who all claim to believe in evolution. Comfort asks direct questions starting with, “Do you believe in evolution?” and “Can you give me one example of Darwinian evolution of one kind of animal changing to another kind of animal?
All those interviewed said that they definitely believe in evolution. When asked why they believe, several students said that this is what they were told or learned in class and that they believed their instructor or the science community in general. But when pressed to give an example of true Darwinian evolution, none could.
When the same question was asked of the professors, their example was bacteria acquiring a new metabolic pathway in response to some stimulus (still as bacteria), or a stickleback fish slightly changing its morphology (still a stickleback fish), or the Galapagos finches with different beak sizes and shapes but still a finch. No examples of one kind of animal changing into another (macroevolution) could be given.
Often the reason given for lack of evidence is that there just isn’t enough time to observe such major changes. When Comfort suggests that their belief in evolution is just that – a belief – they are finally faced with the fact that it really is a belief. Comfort then explains that within each of us, we know that there is a Creator by the evidence that we see all around us and that we are not just another animal but are different and special. When presented with this fact, the students begin to listen.
The Gospel message is then clearly presented, and you can see the impact it has on those interviewed. Some will never be the same. In the film, Comfort has done a masterful job of logically pointing out how evolution is a belief as well as how many students and professors have accepted it on blind faith simply because they were told that it is true. He challenges those he interviews to think critically about what they have been told and presents an alternative to evolution in a very respectful way.
This film should have a great impact on our college students. I highly recommend it to everyone. At 38 minutes, it is time well spent. Even believers in biblical creation can pick up some pointers to help in their discussions with their evolution-believing friends.
This review was written by Dr. Donald Clark, vice-chairman of the board of Creation Moments. Permission is granted to use this review, provided it is properly attributed.
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