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George Will's next column

George Will tells us in his latest column that evolution is a fact. To substantiate such a claim, I’m hoping he’ll use his next column to put the matter to rest once and for all by going beyond a simple declarative sentence and answering some important questions.

For starters, there is the question of the origin of life. Pasteur proved about a century ago that life cannot arise from non-living materials (biogenesis), so how exactly does a materialist like Mr. Will explain the emergence of life? And what evidence can he present to support his explanation?

Next, there’s his assertion of natural selection being the driving force of evolution. In his book “Darwin’s Black Box,” Dr. Michael Behe demonstrates how even at the cellular level we find irreducible complexity – systems which, like a mouse trap, cannot function unless all of the different parts of that system are functioning simultaneously from the start.

Darwin couldn’t see this in his day (the middle of the 19th century) because man didn’t have the ability to look inside the cell back then. Nevertheless, he did acknowledge that if it were ever shown that any part of the human body could not have developed in small successive steps over time (i.e., evolved by natural selection), then his theory would utterly break down. And now that has been shown. So, how does Mr. Will justify his ostensibly faith-based belief in natural selection?

This leads inexorably to a series of “chicken or the egg?” conundrums for devout evolutionists. For instance, DNA is what makes protein, yet DNA itself is made of protein. So which came first, the DNA that makes protein or the protein out of which DNA is made? Another example (among many which could be cited): DNA cannot function without at least 75 pre-existing proteins, but only DNA can produce these 75 proteins. And so on.

Then there’s the Second Law of Thermodynamics. This foundational law of science tells us that everything in the universe is breaking down, including all life forms. Simply put, nothing in this world moves upward (evolves) to higher and higher levels of complexity, it all moves downward (devolves) into greater chaos and disorder. So whereas the pseudoscience of evolution says everything developed upward over billions of years, becoming more orderly and more complex, true science tells us quite the opposite – that everything disintegrates over time and eventually falls apart.

How does Mr. Will defend evolution’s reliance upon physical laws and atoms organizing themselves into increasingly complex and beneficial, ordered arrangements in light of what science actually reveals?

A few other questions (again, among many) I’d like to see Mr. Will tackle in his next column:

Rather than answering even one of the big questions that undermine macroevolution as a viable theory in his latest column, Mr. Will uses the slimmest of reeds to “prove” his point. The only evidence he offers in the entire column is this: “Creatures with variations especially suited to their environmental situation have more descendants than do less well-adapted creatures.”

Well, that settles it.

Or so he foolishly seems to think.