CREATION DEBATE LEAFLET TO HIT STREETS
A leaflet showing why objections to evolution should be allowed in science lessons hit the streets last weekend.
The full-colour tract, with pictures of animals which defy evolution, is being distributed at first in the Surrey Heath constituency of Michael Gove MP, Secretary of State for Education, and a supporter of ‘gay marriage’.
Soldiers of Christ is organising the work of distributing the leaflets. Soldiers of Christ Leader Peter Greensmith said: ‘Going out on the streets and standing up for Jesus is a faith-building exercise, and I’m looking forward to what the Lord will do through it.’
NOT BY CHANCE
The debate between creation and evolution and what should be taught in schools…
The Government, through Michael Gove MP, Secretary of State for Education, have said they will introduce the teaching of evolution into primary schools. Mr Gove only recently banned any talk of design or creation from secondary school biology lessons.
Mr Gove’s decision is certain to provoke a crisis of conscience amongst primary school teachers of faith who cannot avoid the subject of biology.
Dogma defies scientific principle
In addition, a UK‑wide Ipsos Mori poll in January 2006 found that only 48% accepted that evolution could happen without God. 22% said they believed in Creationism and 17% in Intelligent Design. Another poll, published in the Guardian newspaper in 2009, found that 54% of people think creation and intelligent design should be taught alongside evolution.
Evolution dogma defies the first basic principle of science, that we should follow where the evidence leads without assuming the result. But Mr Gove’s decision means the many flaws in the evolutionary hypothesis cannot be discussed in school.
Using taxpayers’ money to promote one highly contentious view of our origins to school-children and force teachers out of their jobs is the act of a totalitarian state and has no place in Britain.
Charles Darwin said animals adapt to their environment. We see this in nature and in the selective breeding we do, but plants and animals only ever reproduce within ‘kinds’ or families, e.g. the dog ‘kind’ or the potato ‘kind’. In all the experiments on peppered moths, fruit flies and bacteria, no scientist has ever observed a new kind of creature arising, which is what evolution depends on.
Darwin admitted that his wider theory would fail if numerous transitional organisms were not found. 150 years of intensive research have totally failed to produce a single convincing transitional life form. Fossils appear and disappear abruptly throughout the geological record.
‘Living fossils’ are animals thought to have evolved into ‘higher species’ but found alive just as they always were.
The most famous is the Coelacanth. When one of these fish was caught off the coast of South Africa in 1938, it shocked the scientific community. Why? Because they were claimed to have been extinct for 65 million years, since no fossil coelacanths had been found in rocks dated younger than this. The evolutionists were stunned that the living fish was little different from fossils that they claimed were “350 million years” old. Since 1938, many live coelacanths have been found.
Evolutionists believed that coelacanths were a “missing link” between fish and amphibians, because they had bony fins, which ‘may have been evolving’ into limbs. However, far from showing any interest in walking out of the sea, coelacanths swim to depths of 700 metres (2,300 feet). Their eyes are highly specialised, designed to allow them to see well in the depths.
Then there are the animals which defy evolution because of what biologists call ‘irreducible complexity.’
Sea slugs have the ability to eat sea anemones without bursting the poisonous barbs. When these barbs reach the sea slug’s stomach, there are tubes lined with moving hairs which lead to the fronds on the sea slug’s back. The poisonous barbs from the sea anemone are taken along these tubes to the tips of the fronds ‑ where they are used as ammunition against the sea slug’s enemies! Gradual evolution could never produce this ‑ it must have worked perfectly form the beginning.
‘Survival of the Fittest’ cannot create new forms
‘Natural Selection’ or the ‘Survival of the Fittest’ has no power actually to create anything new because it does not increase genetic information. It cannot build new organs or functions which are not there already. It loses information and tends to “weed out” mutational forms.
Evolutionists say species evolve through mutations , but no beneficial mutation leading to a new kind of plant or animal has ever been found nor been demonstrated in a laboratory. In practice mutations are either neutral or damaging to the plants and animals in which they occur.
Darwin knew nothing about DNA. DNA tells a cell how to behave and grow. It has two strands twisted together in a double helix. Between the strands are four types of molecules called nucleotides and the order they are in tells the DNA what to do. This is information just like that on a computer‑ it cannot be produced by chance ‑ not even in billions of years!
Children are being lied to
Evolutionists qualify their claims in scientific literature with expressions like ‘could have’, ‘if’, ‘might have’, ‘possibly’, ‘must have’, ‘believed to have’.
School biology books never mention any problems with evolution, and present conjecture as certainty. Frauds like Haeckel’s embryo comparisons linger on, where human embryos have ‘gills’. The fictional evolution of the horse is given as fact. Children are being lied to.
Academics are sceptical
Mr Gove would have us believe that the entire academic community supports evolution, but this is not so. Since 2001, more than 800 scientists have signed the following statement: ‘We are sceptical of claims for the ability of random mutation and natural selection to account for the complexity of life. Careful examination of the evidence for Darwinian theory should be encouraged.’ (see www.dissentfromdarwin.org).
A large body of academics wrote to the Prime Minister and Education Secretary in December 2006 expressing their reservations and promoting the teaching of Intelligent Design. Many others remain silent for the sake of their careers and obtaining their research grants.
The success of western civilisation with its high moral, social, cultural and scientific achievements has been built upon Judeo‑Christian principles but is now under attack from all sides. Professor Richard Dawkins said, ‘There really is a deep incompatibility between evolution and Christianity.’ (Revelation TV, Feb 2011), yet he has admitted that his atheism provides no basis for moral behaviour. In fact it is a charter for social chaos.
If we have no reason to be here and no responsibility to a higher power, we are free to do whatever we want. Should our schools be producing a generation who do whatever feels good to them? Should children have the anti-Christian dogma of evolution forced upon them?
With a long neck and a massive heart generating twice our blood pressure, why does the giraffe not get a brain haemorrhage when it bends down to drink? Because of special valves in its jugular vein and spongy tissue at the base of its brain which limit the pressure and the flow.
Giraffes couldn’t survive without this special ‘plumbing’, so they must always have had it. It couldn’t have evolved gradually and no fossils show intermediate forms with half-as-long a neck. This clever and effective design yet again points to a wise, all‑powerful Creator God.
ON THE BACK:
Please write to your MP and ask him to protest to the Education Secretary, Michael Gove MP about the indoctrination of our schoolchildren with Evolution. If your MP is Michael Gove, all the better! The address to contact MPs is: ‘House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA’. Or go to www.Parliament.uk and follow the links to MP’s to send an email.
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