What are some flaws in the theory of evolution?


Clarify Share Report Asked July 01 2013 Mini Anonymous (via GotQuestions)

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Mini ainsley chalmers Medical Research Scientist, devoted family man.
I am a research PhD medical scientist with over 50 years research experience and about 100 peer reviewed publications. 

Evolution is one of the biggest lies ever perpetrated because it just cannot happen. Biology just doesn't add more and more DNA information to a simple organism like a bacteria and convert into a mouse and eventually a man. One can, in the lab, add an insulin gene to a bacteria and it will make insulin but it will always be a bacteria. 

DNA is mutating and degrading over the generations that is why folk lived to 900 years plus in the early years and we now live to about 80 with God's help. Medicine can help heal certain diseases and marginally increase a person's lifespan but the DNA degradation will continue. In time we will see increases in certain diseases. 

The insidious thing is that folk believe evolution and discount how God created this universe and many have lost their faith in holy scripture because of this. Believe me after much probing and poking the bible with my scientific knowledge I have come to the conclusion the the bible is absolute truth. And this is from a guy who came to the Lord in his 40th year, a staunch evolutionist and for about 20 years after, a staunch theistic evolutionist. 

So don't make science the 67th book of the bible as the bible is Holy Spirit inspired and absolute truth. It doesn't need any additions or subtractions and stands on its own.

April 03 2014 9 responses Vote Up Share Report

Shea S. Michael Houdmann Supporter Got Questions Ministries
Christians and non-Christians alike often question whether the theory of evolution is accurate. Those who express doubts about the theory are often labeled "unscientific" or "backwards" by some in ...

July 01 2013 1 response Vote Up Share Report

1355970312 Ron Ray
In my opinion, the theory of evolution is one of the most evil influences to permeate the earth since it's inception with Charles Darwin. Evolutionary theory was a foundational belief for mass murderers like Hitler and Stalin, and promoted things like slavery and segregation. The "theory" of evolution has never become the "fact"of evolution and never will. This theory has promoted nothing but evil as it has served to drive countless individuals away from the saving grace of God in the sacrifice of Jesus Christ.

Evolutionary beliefs destroy the traditional family. Morality is no longer necessary and becomes relative depending on ones adopted beliefs. Every type of sin and perversion becomes acceptable because an omniscient, omnipotent and omnipresent God is deemed to be illogical fiction. Abortion, homosexuality, adultery, murder, idolatry and so many other things become acceptable, protected and even celebrated.

Truthfully, the theory of evolution has evolved over the years, or should I say mutated. As the current explanation for evolution explodes in the atheists face, new arguments are quickly formed to allow the self deceived to perpetuate their myth that God does not exist.

Many of the evolutionary proponents actually believe that the theory is somehow a fact that exists hand in hand with scientific evidence. Nothing could be further from the truth. The theory of evolution is an opinion or world view. Creationism is the same thing on the opposite side of the spectrum. The credible person with integrity looks at the scientific evidence to see which worldview the science lines up against. Scientific observation has never proven one element of evolutionary theory and never will.

However, when looking at the science through creationist glasses, the observations make much more sense, and one does not have to stretch so hard to try and make sense out of the facts.

I think that one of the worst things that evolution does is to remove the special nature and significance of every person on earth. We are all formed and created by God for a purpose. If the fact that God took the time to create you and knew you even before He knit you together in your mother's womb doesn't make a person feel special and significant, then I don't know what does. Evolutionary theory attempts to destroy this fact claiming that we are just more evolved animals. Maybe the evolutionists are descendants of oceanic goo, but I am fearfully and wonderfully made by my Creator; and so are every one of you.

March 30 2014 1 response Vote Up Share Report

Mini Mike Dumais
Evolution is strong proof of Napoleon's assertion that "people will believe anything.....unless it is written in the bible".

Biological systems exist within the laws of our physical world.

The first law of thermodynamics states: you can't get something from nothing. By definition something outside our natural world, or something supernatural happened in the beginning.

Another problem with the theory of evolution is the second law of thermodynamics. Everything is in a perpetual state of decay...including DNA. 

There is no evidence of new DNA (transitional species). The same ingredients form amoebas and humans. However, the fossil record indicates new species spring up as completed "recipes". Most higher forms we see today popped up in the Cambrian explosion followed sometime later by humans.

There is plenty of evidence for "micro evolution" aka adaption which is the same mechanism as selective breeding (corn & horses becoming bigger) but no new DNA is added to the pool and no new species "evolving". 

The order of the fossil record: primordial stew then plants, next fish & animals (In which we see plenty of deterioration and extinctions agreeing with the laws of physics), followed by man.

Irreducible complexity in cell function is very difficult for the mechanisms of the theory of evolution to overcome. It has been rightly observed that if Darwin had an electron microscope, he would not have written Origin of Species.

Abiogenesis also called autogenesis is the hypothetical process by which living organisms first arose on earth from nonliving matter and is another name for spontaneous generation (something from nothing).

Evolution as a broad theory, doesn't square with the laws of nature and is more religion than science. It is easily understood, simplistic really, and explains much of what we see culturally and politically today. It does a lousy job of explaining how we got here, is at odds with the fossil record and doesn't explain why we are here. It cannot explain the leap between animal and human.

A religion is an organized collection of beliefs, cultural systems, and world views that relate humanity to an order of existence.

Earth religion is a term used mostly in the context of neopaganism....
Earth-centered religion or nature worship is a system of religion based on the veneration of natural phenomena. It covers any religion that worships the earth, nature, or fertility gods and goddesses, such as the various forms of goddess worship or matriarchal religion. Also most Indian religions can be included in earth religion. Some find a connection between earth-worship and the Gaia hypothesis. Earth religions are also formulated to allow one to utilize the knowledge of preserving the earth.

March 29 2014 1 response Vote Up Share Report

Mini Jean Email Believer
Someone once said believing that we are the result of a random explosion is like saying a great big whirlwind blew inside a huge junk yard and after several billion years and a random set of coincidences, out rolled a 747 jumbo jet complete with individual TV screens seats all lined up perfectly in rows and a crew ready to offer a full in-flight service. 

There is order in the heavens! There is so much complexity in the functions of each living organism that it is impossible for a set of random accidents to result in you and me and our pets and trees in the garden and the fish in the sea. Just the complexity of how a human eye is structured and how it functions; the fact that if we were just a few degrees closer/further from the sun our planet would be radically different; the perfect gravitational force, the perfection of the speed at which we are orbiting the sun and rotating on our axis... I could go on and on and in a gazillion years, a series of theoretical coincidences couldn't explain it. To me, intelligent design makes more sense than random evolution. All heaven declares the glory of God.

March 29 2014 1 response Vote Up Share Report

Mini Dewi Madden
Darwin's Theory of Evolution has been a wide influence within the Scientific community over the past 4-5 decades. The majority of scientists now accept the theory of evolution as supposed "fact" but forget the actual definition of Science.

Before we go in to more details we have to look at the different definitions of Evolution:
1) organic evolution (abiogenesis) - the evolution of organic compounds and molecules to form simple micro-organisms
2) chemical evolution - evolution of the hydrogen atom to form all other elements we see
3) cosmic and stellar evolution - formation of stars
4) macro evolution - major evolutionary change, especially with regard to the evolution of whole taxonomic groups over long periods of time.
5) micro-evolution - adaptation and variation within the same genus (example finches)

The first 4 are unobservable, un-testable, non-reproducible and non-repeatable, therefore according to the definition on the next line, shouldn't be part of science.

According to Google, the definition for science is: the intellectual and practical activity encompassing the systematic study of the structure and behaviour of the physical and natural world through observation and experiment.

That "observation and experiment" part of the definition is the most important and vital part to disproving Evolution as fact. Macro-evolution is usually the type of evolution that scientists refer to when trying to explain how we came from ape like creatures and share common ancestry. This is completely unobservable and as a result requires an element of faith.

Now in terms of flaws in the theory of evolution, here are a few:
1) we can't observe macro-evolution
2) fossils just show that something died, it doesn't show whether the dead animal had any kids or parents. 
3) Genetics only tests a small amount of the genome. ICR (institute for creation research) tested the similarity of a chimpanzees DNA with Human DNA and did not find it to be 98% similar as scientists claim, it turned out to be 68% similar, which is a considerable lot lower that what published in textbooks.
4) A lot of the evidence is flawed (hoax) as scientists were in a desperate struggle to find some evidence for Evolution.
5) Nothing cannot create something it defies the laws of thermodynamics that energy cannot be created nor destroyed.
6) Carbon dating is completely flawed, its based on assumptions to fit the theory. For known age the carbon dating method is said to not work but for unknown age it is assumed to work.

There are lots more flaws to the theory, if you need any help then get in touch.
God Bless.

July 25 2014 2 responses Vote Up Share Report

Bush2 EL Mohel Castorena EL Mohel
First, it's a "Theory"
Lets define "Theory " The premise: 
1. A plausible or "scientifically" acceptable general principle or body of principles offered to explain phenomena.
2. An assumption or based on limited information or knowledge; a conjecture "something plausible". 

Note:The website britannica.com defines science as such: any system of knowledge that is concerned with the physical world and its phenomena and that entails "unbiased observations and systematic experimentation". In general, a science involves a pursuit of knowledge covering general "truths" or the operations of fundamental laws.

True Science is to - Observe - and replicate in a lab thereby making a proof "statement" of fact then the theory of proof.

Sorry, but LOOKING for the MISSING LINK is proof in of itself that fact has not been established! The Theory is Flawed.

February 04 2015 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

Mini lynn Sander
One flaw in the theory of evolution is that it requires the spontaneous generation of life. That has never been seen naturally or experimentally. There is actually a " Law of biogenesis " attributed to Louis Pasture that states that living things only come form other living things. The opposite requires spontaneous generation which to date has been disproven. The theory of evolution can't even get out the door (so to speak) until it can cross this threshold.

March 06 2016 1 response Vote Up Share Report

Mini Billy P Eldred
The biggest problem in the theory of evolution is that it leaves God out. The theory can only hold water if God is involved. God may very well have used evolution to accomplish some of what he chose to create. (since the book of Genesis uses a term that can mean an inspecific period of time that is translated as day in the verses reading on the first day, on the second day etc., I can see at least the possibility that these days could actually have been long ages) The problem with the theory of evolution is that these changes could not have happened by accident. There would of had to be an intelligent designer who had the power of creation to make these changes possible and for them to survive. Even with today's science, we can't change one species to another. GOD OF COURSE, COULD! 

I need to say that I am not saying this is what happened, rather that I can see the possibility which would explain the time elements that arise IF carbon dating is accurate. 

There is also that Adam and Eve could have lived any period of time in the garden of Eden, even millions of years before the fall as they did not age before then or again at least that is a possibility. This too would make the possibility that God could have chosen to use elements (by creative design) of evolution part of His creation. 

Do I believe this is what happened? No not really. I just want to make the point that science (even evolution) and Creation do not have to be mutually exclusive. But ANY theory of history is in error if it leaves God out. And anyone reading this who accept the theory of evolution as good science, please realize that even that does not exclude that God is real and that the Bible is true.

February 04 2015 4 responses Vote Up Share Report

Scan14 Michael Tinsley Retired Army veteran. Love my Bible (Jesus) and fishing.
There is another reason evolution is false and that is entropy.

Entropy is included in the Second Law of Thermodynamics and it is the proven principle that all matter eventually changes from an organized state to a disorganized state.

Everything breaks down just as our bodies break down over time until we die and continue to break down until any resemblance to a human form is gone, the molecules breaking down into their constituent atoms. To carry it to the ultimate end, the universe itself will, over trillions of years, break down until even individual atoms decay into nothingness. The scientists call this the 'Big Chill' where the universe reaches absolute zero and is essentially dead.

So, if everything goes from organized to disorganized, how can organisms evolve into a more complex state?

Evolutionists don't want to talk about entropy because life then becomes created (God) in a higher state of function and begins to age and decay rather than getting more complex (evolved).

Our God created the entire universe and everything in it. He created our Earth and made completely developed humans to steward it and care for the plants and animals He placed along side us.

Since the fall from grace, everything has been breaking down and will continue on that path until Jesus creates the new Heaven and Earth for eternity.

June 23 2016 4 responses Vote Up Share Report

Mini Robert Tan Robert Tan M.Div, M.Div, Gospel Preacher & Bible Teacher
Logically speaking, and particularly biblically speaking, the universe and its contents, both living and non-living, came into being through God's different creative means. 

1. Direct creation by his word: (Gen 1:3 ESV) And God said, "Let there be light," and there was light.

2. Direct creation by forming a creature from something already created: (Gen 2:7 ESV)
then the LORD God formed the man of dust from the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living creature.

3. Direct creation by making a creature from something already created: (Gen 2:21-22 ESV) 21 So the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man, and while he slept took one of his ribs and closed up its place with flesh. 22 And the rib that the LORD God had taken from the man he made into a woman and brought her to the man.

4. Indirect creation by his word to creatures already created: Gen 1:28 ESV
And God blessed them. And God said to them, "Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth."

(Gen 1:21-22 ESV) 21 So God created the great sea creatures and every living creature that moves, with which the waters swarm, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. 22 And God blessed them, saying, "Be fruitful and multiply and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth."

5. Indirect creation by his word to the physical living environments created earlier: (Gen 1:11-12 ESV) 11 And God said, "Let the earth sprout vegetation, plants yielding seed, and fruit trees bearing fruit in which is their seed, each according to its kind, on the earth." And it was so. 12 The earth brought forth vegetation, plants yielding seed according to their own kinds, and trees bearing fruit in which is their seed, each according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.

(Gen 1:20 - 21 ESV) 20 And God said, "Let the waters swarm with swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the expanse of the heavens." 21 So God created the great sea creatures and every living creature that moves, with which the waters swarm, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.

If God exists, and surely he does, it contradicts logic if he, who is love, does not create things visible and invisible. He is the responsible creator. Before he created humans he had made provisions for them, and after he created humans he made a rule for them to live by. Without rules from the creator, chaos will befall its creation.

February 15 2018 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

Mini Albert DeBenedictis Retired computer programmer
The biggest flaw in the modern theory of evolution is that a species can gradually change as a result of mutations. With each positive mutation, small changes gradually and eventually become major changes (macro evolution). Mutations are the only method evolutionists have for new genes to be formed. The problem with this concept is that the vast majority of instances, a mutation weakens a creature rather than be of any benefit. Just ask an evolutionist to provide some examples of positive changes occurring in a species as the result of mutations. Evolutionists claim that mutations develop so slowly, on one could observe and document such occurrences. The question remains, does anyone see any creature in the process of evolving into a new and different species?

July 22 2022 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

My picture Jack Gutknecht ABC/DTS graduate, guitar music ministry Baptist church
Everything that makes up your body requires genetic information. You’ve got hands and feet because your genes code for it. The same is true for any creature—dogs, camels, you name it.

The genetic information in humans varies from the information in animals, plants, and so on. Seems obvious, so why point it out? Because for animal kind A to somehow “presto-change-o” into animal kind B, the information’s got to change. A fish doesn’t just morph into an amphibian without something changing in the genes. It would have to gain some new information.

Here’s the clincher: when we use operational science—the kind involving observable, repeatable, testable results—we have never observed, repeated, or been able to test animal kind A turning into animal kind B—at all. Sure, there’s some genetic “do-si-do” going on through mutations and gene drift, but there’s no way fish are going to sprout hair and opposable thumbs. Just in case you think by “no way” we mean there’s still a chance, there’s not—none, zilch, nada, not going to happen. What if we add billions of years and cool artistic renderings? Still no.


July 24 2022 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

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