Creation Corner Archives - HEART Christian newspaper
by Thomas Fretwell
God’s creative power can be clearly seen by looking at the things he has made. Perhaps one of the most obvious examples is to examine the part of the human body which makes vision possible, the eye.
Even the naturalist Charles Darwin conceded that “to suppose that the eye, with all its inimitable contrivances for adjusting the focus to different distances, for admitting different amounts of light, and for the correction of spherical and chromatic aberration, could have been formed by natural selection, seems, I freely confess, absurd in the highest possible degree.”
Still, having repudiated the concept of divine design, Darwin appealed to the “absurd” to account for the eye’s origin through natural selection and random mutation.
‘A super-intelligence has monkeyed with physics, chemistry and biology’
Human life depends upon numerous and amazingly precise cosmological constants (try saying that before breakfast!). Their presence, often referred to as the fine-tuning of the universe, ensures that complex life can emerge.
God “hangs the earth on nothing” (Job 26:7)
Almost all the medieval Christian writers agreed that the earth was round, not flat
Astronomy has confirmed the Bethlehem star (see YouTube) but atheists still often compare creationists to those who believe the earth is flat!
They imply that the Christian Church has always taught a flat-earth cosmology and claim that the Church opposed and persecuted the brave pioneers of science when they were able to empirically demonstrate that the earth is spherical in nature.
So the story goes, but nothing could be further from the truth!
The Milky Way contains over 100 billion stars
The sheer scale of the universe is truly staggering.
However, the size of the heavens was not always thought to be so vast. The great scientist and astronomer Ptolemy (AD 150) catalogued the stars and arrived at a figure of 1,022. With the help of modern telescopes, we now know that the stars are innumerable. Our galaxy is known as the Milky Way and it alone contains over 100 billion stars, and scientists believe that there are an innumerable number of galaxies in the universe. The sun – the greater light (Genesis 1:16) is over 100 times the diameter of the earth and more than 93 million miles away. The Milky Way contains stars much bigger than the sun, along with countless nebulae such as the beautiful Rosette Nebula estimated to be bigger than 10,000 suns.
The existence of what have been named “living fossils” constitutes a baffling enigma to evolutionists.
The eminent palaeontologist and evolutionary biologist Stephen J Gould admitted, “The maintenance of stability within species must be considered as a major evolutionary problem.”1
So what exactly is a living fossil and why do they present such a vexing dilemma for the evolutionist?