I Am, Therefore I Think

And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech. And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar; and they dwelt there.

So the LORD scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth: and they left off to build the city. Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because the LORD did there confound the language of all the earth: and from thence did the LORD scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth.

(Genesis 11:1-2, 8-9) KJV

Devolution and genetic decay are analogous to the story of the tower of Babel (Genesis 11). After the great flood, the growing population stayed together in the city of Babel. They all spoke the same language at this time. 

The people began to build a tower to the heavens. God stopped this project by creating language and thus communication failure. The people dispersed to the four corners of the world. This event initiated the development of the human races. Each race characteristic in its own way. 

Perhaps most characteristic of any race is that it’s different. It fails to be the same. Information has been lost. By modifying and specializing in some way it’s less adaptable overall. This applies well to the process of devolution. Genetic material is gradually lost through the generations. The survivors become more adapted to (dependent on) ever narrowing niches and, therefore, become less adapted overall, less “fit.”

Artificial Selection

Darwin used artificial selection, like the breeding of dogs and pigeon fancying, as evidence for natural selection and evolution. 

This is to say that a person notices some feature (characteristic) of an animal that’s variable. Examples are the shape of a dog’s face, or the amount of feathers on a pigeon’s legs. The human chooses males and females that show the same form of the feature they noticed – dogs with wide faces rather than narrow, pigeons with feathered legs rather than scaly legs – and mates them in the hope that this feature will be exemplified in the offspring. The offspring is examined for individuals that show the best development of the selected feature. These individuals are then selectively bred to others that show the same developmental characteristics. Most people could name or recognize several breeds of dogs, and so the development of breeds is used as support for the underlying mechanism of evolution.

It works just as well as evidence for devolution. Darwin saw myriad variations of certain types of animal and plant. An example is the finches of the Galapagos Islands. Darwin noticed that some had narrow beaks for catching insects while some had broad beaks for cracking nuts. He lived in Victorian England, a time and place where optimism and enthusiasm for pioneers and colonial spirited people was part of his daily routine. It was natural at the time, a time of new discovery, to see this variation as representing a spread of new types and diversity. In truth, the different types (species, subspecies, varieties…) show each a different aspect of the original, created, kind. However, through the mechanism of inheritance some information is lost from each divergent type.

Natural Selection

In nature, selection is a much more blood thirsty affair. The story goes that, in the desperate struggle for survival, the best adapted individuals leave behind the most offspring. These offspring have the same advantages that the parents had, and have more offspring of their own. This pattern of “cause-and-effect,” is used to explain the origin of new species and types. It’s completely self-defeating. The more of the best adapted kind there are, the greater the competition for that niche will be. Then it isn’t very advantageous to be that species any more.

The concept that evolution pertains to account for is fatally flawed. An evolutionary origin of humanity simply can not happen. It didn’t happen. The logical result of natural selection is animals that are less adapted to survive, simply because they are more specialized. The whole process is truly devolution.

Effect and Cause

Cause-and-effect is a misleading name for effect-and-cause. We see the effects of God’s actions in Creation everyday. Everywhere we look, whatever we see, touch, taste, smell and hear are the effects of God’s divine power. 

We wonder how the effects happened, and what caused them. As scientists have a priori eliminated God as a cause, they have to invent one. Effect is investigated so that cause may be inferred. We don’t know the cause. The cause can’t be known to us, it’s already happened. All we have are the effects, so in popular science (SciPop) effects precede causes. “I think, therefore I am,” is effect-and-cause. “I am, therefore I think,” is cause-and-effect.

How does DNA Grow?

In the evolution narrative there has to be a way for the basic DNA complement of a species, or cell, to gain more DNA. Humans have many times the amount of DNA per cell than bacteria do, so where did it all come from?  As evolution changes bacteria into algae; algae into plants and animals; animals into worms and mammals; mammals into men and apes; where do all the new genes come from? Why do cells and genomes accumulate functions and genes? When the largest Lion in the pride beats off all the others, and lies with the females in the pride, does it acquire DNA? When a garden becomes overgrown with one particular weed, does the weed grow more genes?

The evolutionist answer is random mutations. The Lion just happened to have a random mutation in a gene that made the gene more productive. The Lion was stronger and better adapted. Effect-and-cause. I think, therefore I am. The weed just happened to have a random mutation that allowed it to out-compete all the other species.

By denying the creation, evolutionists are then responsible for explaining how DNA, cells and people, sprang up from less complex ancestors. Where they explain themselves to is a place where minute acts of creation occur billions of times over billions of years. Perhaps they think that if they spread out creation over time and molecules, no one will notice that the theory is bankrupt.

Entropy

And yet, “Better to have one handful with quietness than two handfuls with hard work and chasing the wind.”

(Ecclesiastes 4:6) NLT

The natural tendency of the universe is towards disorder and chaos, this is the law of entropy. Dishes get dirty, houses get messy, gardens become jungles, cars rust and break; people get old, they get sick, they die – everyone’s familiar with it, it’s life. 

DNA replication errors occur many times more frequently than we produce offspring. DNA information is constantly being lost from cells and genealogies, so what makes evolution able to buck the system, to defy entropy? How can random processes literally beat gravity, and drag themselves up from the slime into the organized pattern of life we are and see? 

Evolutionists have no explanation for this at all. They brush it off and focus on hypothesizing black holes, the effects of traveling near light-speed, the age of the ancestor of humans and apes; making maps of the creation itself and calling it evolution; anything to divert attention from the fact that they’re chasing the wind.

You realize, we hope, that you only need billions of years if you’re building a genome with random mutations. If you start with a complete genome then you only need a few years to wreck it.

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