A machine only works when all of the parts are present. If you take a carburetor out of a combustion engine, the engine won’t work. All parts must be present. This simple fact is debunking Darwinism and Neo-Darwinism.
Darwin’s theory is that every aspect of life has evolved slowly and gradually over time. But, let’s take the example of an engine. An engine only works when totally put together. A combustion engine cannot develop slowly over time. It can only work when everything is added all at once.
Science has discovered tiny, microscopic engines or machines. One of these is called the flagellum. The flagellum is a machine designed to create motion and move cells in the body. For example, sperm have a flagellum that allows them to ‘swim.’ For Neo-Darwinism to be true, the flagellum would have needed to develop slowly over time through minor, random mutations in the DNA of a species. However, a species would not be able to populate unless the entire flagellum was in place from the beginning. Neo-Darwinism would require the sperm to be able to ‘swim’ and fertilize an egg without an engine to move it. Sperm must ‘swim’ all the way through the cervix into the fallopian tube and finally penetrate the egg. But without the flagellum, there is no power to move the sperm.
This type of science has made Darwin’s theory a ‘theory in crisis.’ There is more and more evidence coming out of science as our technology to study life is enhanced. There are many microscopic machines within life cells that can only work this way. Science, more and more, is proving Intelligent Design over evolution. Intelligent Design is the secular theory that life did not come from a big bang, but some kind of intelligent cause, not random selection. Intelligent Design points toward a Living Creator. It debunks Darwinism.
15 The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. 16 For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. 17 He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. (NIV)
I am not a scientist, but I enjoy studying how science and our faith interject. To learn more about the flagellum, check out a film produced by a scientist by the name of Michael Behe.
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