Evolution/Intelligent Design

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One answer to where the life came from was presented by the Emmy Awarded winning PBS NOVA broadcast The Miracle of Life which said,

 Four and half billion years ago, the young planet Earth was a mass of cosmic dust and particles. It was almost completely engulfed by the shallow primordial seas. Powerful winds gathered random molecules from the atmosphere. Some were deposited in the seas. Tides and currents swept the molecules together. And somewhere in this ancient ocean the miracle of life began…The first organized form of primitive life was a tiny protozoan. Millions of protozoa populated the ancient seas. These early organisms were completely self-sufficient in their sea-water world. They moved about their aquatic environment feeding on bacteria and other organisms…From these one-celled organisms evolved all life on earth.

The real miracle of life is how someone can stand for such utter nonsense in the Twenty-First century. How could the protozoa be the first form of primitive life if there were already organisms such as bacteria in existence? Molecular biology has demonstrated empirically that bacteria are incredibly complex. Far from being primitive, the protozoa that were thought to be simple in Darwin’s day have been shown by science to be enormously complex. Molecular biology has demonstrated that there is no such thing as a primitive cell. If you give evolutionists every possible concession, postulating a primordial sea with every single component necessary and speeding up the rate of bonding a trillion times, the probability of a single protein molecule being arranged by chance is 1 in 10 raised to the power of 161. In other words, it’s a one with 161 zero’s behind it. Even if a protein molecule is eventually formed by chance, forming the second one would be infinitely more difficult and forming a living cell, well I have no frame of reference for that.

Yet, despite the above, for those that believe in Intelligent Design, there are jokes and ridicule. An example would be Bill Maher, a pun-meister who has an enormous platform, who can be seen on Larry King Live all the time, on HBO, on all the nighttime talk shows, in comedy forums, and in his new movie Religulous, he mocks those who believe in Intelligent Design by saying,

Even though there is a debate in schools and government about this there is no debate among scientists. Evolution (Audience applause) is supported by the entire scientific community. Intelligent Design is supported by guys in line to see the Dukes of Hazzard. (Audience laughter and applause). The reason there is no real debate is that Intelligent Design isn’t real science; it’s the equivalent of saying that the thermos keeps hot things hot and cold things cold because it’s a God. (Audience Laughter and applause). It so willfully ignorant you might as well worship the US mail. It came again! Praise Jesus! (Audience applause)

I’m not sure if Maher realizes this or not but the audience was probably laughing at him, not with him. In any event, we just featured on the Bible Answer Man the movie Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed, which documents how those in the Intelligent Design community are ridiculed and suppressed for their beliefs. My guest was Dr. Guillermo Gonzalez, who was featured in the movie. Read what Ben Stein says about Dr. Gonzales in the movie,

Ben Stein: Astronomer Guillermo Gonzalez found himself in a fierce shootout with Iowa State University following the publication of his book arguing that the universe is Intelligently designed. Despite a stellar research record that has led to the discovery of several planets. His application for tenure was denied putting his career in jeopardy.

Guillermo Gonzalez: I worried about my tenure a little bit in 2005 when the petition was being circulated because I viewed that as a strategy of Hector Avalos and his associates to try to poison the atmosphere on campus against me cause he knew I didn’t, I wasn’t tenured yet and I was very vulnerable. I have little doubt that I would have tenure now if I hadn’t done any professional work on intelligent design.

Ben Stein: Dr. Gonzalez had this advice for scientists who might be thinking about following his example.

Guillermo Gonzalez : If they value their careers they should keep quiet about their intelligent design views.

To view more about the academic suppression of those involved in the Intelligent Design debate, I encourage you pick up a copy of the movie Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed featuring Ben Stein, Dr. Guillermo Gonzalez, and many of others at our website www.equip.org or by calling our resource consultants at 1-888-700-0274.

For more information about Intelligent Design and Evolution, please also see our Website.

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