There apparently are three words on which some scientists’ faith in evolution is based: We don’t know.
That is a focal point of a widespread new campaign to raise awareness across America – and around the world – about the shifting underpinnings of evolution.
It’s called Question Evolution!, and it is being run by Creation Ministries International, a worldwide ministry with offices in the U.S., Australia, Canada, New Zeland, Singapore, South Africa and Europe.
The campaign doesn’t ask evolutionists to believe anything about creation; it just asks them for their explanation of it. And it encourages everyone to ask those questions.
For example, Question No. 12 in the pamphlet “15 Questions for Evolutions” wonders, “Why is evolutionary ‘just-so’ story-telling tolerated?”
The pamphlet explains, “Evolutionists often use flexible story-telling to ‘explain’ observations contrary to evolutionary theory. NAS (USA) member Dr. Philip Skell wrote, ‘Darwinian explanations for such things are often too supple: Natural selection makes human self-centered and aggressive – except when it makes them altruistic and peacable. Or natural selection produces virile men who eagerly spread their seed – except when it prefers men who are faithful protectors and providers. When an explanation is so supple that it can explain any behavior, it is difficult to test it experimentally, much less use it as a catalyst for scientific discovery.”
The campaign doesn’t make it easy: Question No. 1 wonders, “How did life originate?”
“Evolutionist Professor Paul Davies admitted, ‘Nobody knows how a mixture of lifeless chemicals spontaneously organized themselves into the first living cell.’ Andrew Knoll, professor of biology, Harvard, said, ‘We don’t really know how life originated on this planet.'”
So just what did happen? Evolutionists?
Creation.com points out that a minimal cell needs several hundred proteins.
“Even if every atom in the universe were an experiment with all the correct amino acids present for every possible molecular vibration in the supposed evolutionary age of the university, not even one average-sized functional protein would form,” the website explains.
Other questions for evolutionists:
- How did the DNA code originate?
- How did sex originate? (Asexual reproduction gives up to twice as much reproductive success (‘fitness’) for the same resources as sexual reproduction, so how could the latter ever gain enough advantage to be selected?)
- Why are the (expected) countless millions of transitional fossils missing?
- How do ‘living fossils’ remain unchanged over supposed hundreds of millions of years, if evolution has changed worms into humans in the same time frame?
- How did blind chemistry create mind/intelligence, meaning, altruism and morality?
- Where are the scientific breakthroughs due to evolution?
Regarding the last question, Creation.com notes, “Evolution actually hinders medical discovery. Then why do schools and universities teach evolution so dogmatically, stealing time from experimental biology that so benefits humankind?”
A video from ppsimmons promotes the campaign:
Others are signing on to help with the effort. Traditional Values Coalition President Andrea Lafferty said the campaign “is being actively pursued in the United States and internationally educating students about evolutionary falsehoods plus making students’ anti-evolutionary sentiments visible.”
“The fall of the atheistic Soviet Union and its ideology was brought about through everyday people publicly expressing their dissatisfaction,” the statement continued. “This shows what a dramatic effect grassroots efforts can have against secular ideology.”
The TVC organization speaks on behalf of more than 43,000 churches.
The campaign includes the “15 Questions” as well as shirts, caps, bags, mugs, stickers and badges that say “Question evolution!”
On the campaign website, a commenter joined the effort: “I am a lecturer in the physics department of … university. I put a few copies of the ‘Creation’ magazine in our tearoom. The next day I found it lying in the rubbish bin! I removed it, dusted it off and put it on the table again. The next day it was in the rubbish bin again! I dusted it off, and put it on the table, etc… This happened three days in a row!”
The lecturer said he eventually put articles on his office door, adjacent to the tearoom.
The campaign already has asked well over 300 Texas churches to participate. Texas is a key battleground for school curriculum, since the state buys more textbooks than any other state except California.
The issue has been getting more attention in recent months, the campaign said, with eight anti-evolution bills introduced by U.S. state legislatures this year alone.