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Final Thoughts – The Creation Answer Book

Whilst on board the Beagle I was quite orthodox, and I remember being heartily laughed at by several of the officers (although themselves orthodox) for quoting the Bible as an unanswerable authority on some point of morality. Charles Darwin In bringing The Creation Answer Book to a close, I want to impress a face on […]

Do Naturalists Consider Chance the Singular Cause of Evolution?

In a word—no! The more sophisticated naturalists readily admit that the chance-alone hypothesis is at best far-fetched. Thus, they posit that natural selection* or some other unintelligent nonrandom mechanism is involved in the process. This, however, hardly limits the liabilities of the evolutionary hypothesis. First, it should be noted that there is no evidence for […]

Did God Create Inherently Flawed Eyes?

Darwin used the human eye to illustrate “organs of extreme perfection and complication.” To neo-Darwinists*, however, the human eye is a case of ill-designed optics. So what gives? First, while evolutionists believe the verted retina in invertebrates (e.g., squids) is superior to the inverted retina in vertebrates (e.g., humans), precisely the opposite is true. As […]

What Is the Book of Nature?

When I refer to the book of nature*, people invariably wonder where they might get a copy. Thus, the question: What in the world is the book of nature? First, the book of nature is a reference to general revelation. Special revelation reveals what God did to reconcile the world to himself (the Bible). General […]

What Is the Doctrine of Creation Out of Nothing (Creatio ex Nihilo)?

Try for a moment to think about nothing—no people, no plants, no water, no air, no matter, no energy, no time, no space, no God. Nothing. Simply nothing. The more we ponder such nothingness, the more clearly we realize that the notion of nothingness could not be further from the truth. To posit that God […]

Is Earth a Privileged Planet?

Some scientists speculate that the earth is an insignificant speck of soil aimlessly adrift in a meaningless universe. As documented by astronomer Guillermo Gonzalez and philosopher Jay W. Richards, however, evidence refutes the principle of mediocrity (Copernican principle), demonstrating instead that our earth is a singularly privileged planet designed for discovery. First, the unique conditions […]

Does the Fine-Tuning of the Universe Point to a Sovereign Creator?

One of the most astonishing discoveries of the twentieth century was that the universe is fine-tuned to support intelligent life. From the force of gravity to the balance of matter and antimatter, the universe is balanced, as it were, on the fine edge of a razor. Consider the force of gravity. If it were stronger […]

Can we be certain that evolution is a myth?

The arguments that support evolutionary theory turn out to be astonishingly weak. First, the fossil record is an embarrassment to evolutionists. No verifiable transitions from one kind to another have as yet been found. Charles Darwin had an excuse; in his day fossil finds were relatively scarce. Today, however, we have an abundance of fossils. […]

Is intelligent design really science?

Richard Dawkins, professor of the public understanding of science at Oxford and arguably the best–known Darwinist on the planet, claims those who do not believe in evolution are “ignorant, stupid or insane.” But in place of rhetoric and emotional stereotypes, intelligent design (ID) proponents actually propose reason and empirical science. First, ID proponents are willing […]

Did Hippos Evolve into Whales?

In The Origin of Species, Darwin speculated that bears might well evolve into whales: “I see no difficulty in a race of bears being rendered by Natural Selection, more and more aquatic in their structure and habits, with larger and larger mouths, till a creature was produced as monstrous as a whale.” In stark contrast, […]