WHY EVOLUTION IS UNSCIENTIFIC
by Wayne S. Walker
"By the word of the LORD the heavens were made, and all the host of them by the breath of His mouth" (Psalm 33:6). In our last article of this series, we affirmed that in a very basic way the general theory of evolution is unscientific. It should be obvious that many men of science believe that the evolutionary theory is not only scientific but a fact. Edwin Grant Conklin (1863-1952), an American biologist and professor of biology at Princeton University from 1908 to 1933, wrote in Man, Real and Ideal (1943), "The fact of evolution is no longer questioned by men of science." In the face of such assertions, why would we say that evolution is unscientific? The reason is that it runs afoul of three very important scientific laws.
The first is the second law of thermodynamics. Rita Rhodes Ward, who holds B.S. and M.A. degrees and has taught biology and physiology in the El Paso, TX, public schools, wrote in her book In the Beginning, "One of the basic principles of physics is the Second Law of Thermodynamics. Stated in simple term the law merely means that the universe is running down. It is wearing out. Heat always is dissipated….A watch never winds itself but always runs down. Water always runs downhill, never uphill. Chemicals tend to break apart into simpler materials rather than to become more complex. The physicist knows no exception to this law. According to the evolutionary hypothesis simple molecules of matter arranged themselves into living cells. Then cells differentiated and eventually formed higher organisms. Evolutionists do not believe life is originating now but that organisms of today are continuing to evolve. This implies a continued increase in complexity of matter which is directly opposed to the Second Law of Thermodynamics" (pp. 95-96). The evolutionary assumption is that all things have always been growing bigger and better and will continue to do so infinitely by the natural processes now at work. However, the Bible speaks of "the beginning" and the end of the physical order of things (Genesis 1.1, 2 Peter 3.10-11).
Furthermore, there is the scientific law of biogenesis which says "that living organisms come only from other living organisms, and not from non-living matter." The experiments of Louis Pasteur showing that germs do not originate spontaneously in matter disproved the abiogenesis theory previously held. The Bible agrees, informing us that all living organisms were originally created by a living God (Genesis 1.11, 20, 24). And G. A. Kerkut, professor of physiology and biochemistry at the University of Southampton in England and himself an evolutionist, wrote in his book Implications of Evolution about the assumptions on which evolution is based. "The first assumption was that non-living things gave rise to living material. This is still just an assumption….The evidence for what did happen is not available" (p. 150). Yet, in spite of this lack of evidence, evolutionists still teach that life must have come from non-living matter.
Finally, a simple observation of the law of reproduction leads to the conclusion that like begets like–one does not plant a corn seed and reap a tomato plant nor breed dogs and get an elephant. The Bible reveals that it was God who ordained each organism to reproduce after its own kind (Genesis 1.12, 21, 25). Yet the evolutionist must believe that at some time some organisms must have borne offspring radically different from themselves in order for the variety to exist that evolution requires for it to be true. Again, there is no proof of this. It is merely a wishful assertion and assumption without any hard evidence. We cannot prove by factual data that the Biblical record is the way things actually happened. But neither can the evolutionists prove by factual data that what they believe is true. It is important for all Bible believers to remember, when considering evolution, that it takes just as much faith, if not more, to believe in the evolutionary theory of the origin of the universe, earth, life, and man, as it does in the Bible account of the creation by God. (—originally published in Truth Magazine; June 1, 1978; Vol. XXII, No. 22; p. 11; and rewritten for With All Boldness; October, 1993; Vol. 3, No. 10; p. 4)