Is evolution really proven by science? Take a look inside the cell and see for yourself.

One of my favorite books of all time is: Darwin’s Black Box: The Biochemical Challenge to Evolution by Michael J. Behe:

Darwin's Black BoxThe “Black Box’ is the cell. This book describes the inner workings of the cell. The cell is compared to a major city, with food delivery and trash pickup services.

Another one of my favorite books of all time is The Case for a Creator: A Journalist Investigates Scientific Evidence That Points Toward God by Lee Strobel

The Case for a Creator: by Lee Strobel (More of my favorite books are here)

Lee Strobel was an atheist journalist. His wife became a Christian and it blew his mind. Afterwards, he went all over the USA and interviewed scientists about why they believed in God. After interviewing many people who gave scientific evidence for their faith, he became convinced that God exists.

Michael Behe is one of the scientists that Lee Strobel interviewed. The Case for a Creator follows Strobel’s journey as the evidence stacks up against evolution and convinces him that God exists.

The video below has some of the information that convinced Lee Strobel that life required a creator, and thus there is a God.As you will see in the video, there is an amazing piece of machinery called the bacterial flagellum in some cells.

When Michael Behe, biochemist, Lehigh University first saw the bacterial flagellum, he said “this is an outboard motor”:

As Behe says in the video:

Darwinism was a lot more plausible when we were thinking of globs of protoplasm than it is when we are thinking of molecular machines.

Bacteria is said, by mainstream science, to be among the first life-forms to evolve. Bacteria is called “simple life”. Is it really simple? Watch the video and see for yourself.

Another concept Behe talks about in his book and in this video is what he calls “Irreducible Complexity”.

Irreducible Complexity is where all of the parts have to be together in the beginning for anything to work. His famous example is a mousetrap. He talks about this concept in the video.

Charles Darwin said: in chapter six of Origin of Species:

“If it could be demonstrated that any complex organ existed, which could not possibly have been formed by numerous, successive, slight modifications, my theory would absolutely break down.”

Is evolution really a fact? Watch this video. You may be surprised.

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7 responses to “Is evolution really proven by science? Take a look inside the cell and see for yourself.

  1. Greg

    You seem to base a lot of your challenges to evolution on the "observation" of complexity. But complexity is a subjective concept; anyone without a complete understanding of a system is likely to think most biological or physical processes are unimaginably complex. I\’m reminded of Clarke\’s quote "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” Considering the science of his time, I have a feeling that Darwin was writing through such a prism. Just because he didn\’t understand how it all worked doesn\’t make him any less of a genius for seeing elements of the big picture.Imagine something you thought was unbelievably complicated when you were a kid, like tying your shoes, driving a car, calculus, or composing music. All of those things seem incredibly complex when you\’re 5, because you\’re outside the system looking in. As you get older and learn more about these disciplines, they cease to feel complex, and with enough understanding and practice, become completely natural.Regardless, there is really no such thing as "irreducible complexity." You talk about a cell as being like a major city with sophisticated processes that couldn\’t be simplified and still work. But in fact, there are simpler forms of cities. There are small towns that don\’t need complex transit systems. Before that there were villages that didn\’t even need paved roads. And before that, there were little clusters of mud huts in a clearing in the woods. They weren\’t nearly as complex as our cities today, but they still worked on their own ecological level (some still do). Bacteria aren\’t really any simpler than our own cells, they\’re just small.Regardless, I think that complexity actually supports the notion of evolution. If there really was a designer, then why would there be so much complexity? Let me use a technology analogy. A typical PC is a complex piece of machinery, in part because it wasn\’t invented all at once, or by one governing body. Rather, generations of piecemeal improvements were built upon earlier foundations, and we end up with a bunch of different kinds of devices that really do similar (or even the same) things within a PC. Even with orchestration, we can barely agree upon a slim set of basic standards. On the other hand, look at the iPad. Developed in-house by an architect with a single vision. And it\’s simple. No redundancy. No unnecessary parts. It\’s exactly as complex as Steve Jobs needed it to be, and no more. Now, if God were infinitely more intelligent and actively designing a flamingo, then why would He have put the knees on backwards? 😉

  2. Mandy

    Regarding complexity and why would god need to create such a complex system – I think I said that but far less eloquently, on the earlier post, Greg!

  3. Robb

    X, enjoyed your piece. I\’ve read Stroebel. I also read Greg\’s eloquently stated thoughts. I admit I\’m no student of either side of the case of evolution. So, my comment may be sophmoric in light of the topic. I simply note, there will remain, after I leave this rock, an infinite number of unexplained mysteries. Yet, I can look back and observe the innumerable times the simplest answers were right before my eyes. Thus, my inability to see them painted them to be as complex as any other unexplained mystery.

  4. Jeffrey

    καὶ ἀπελεύσονται οὗτοι εἰς κόλασιν αἰώνιον, οἱ δὲ δίκαιοι εἰς ζωὴν αἰώνιον.

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