Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Evolution's Achilles' Heels - Book Review

I just finished reading the book "Evolution's Achilles' Heels. 9 Ph.D. scientists explain evolution's fatal flaws - in areas claimed to be its greatest strengths." I highly recommend it.

I really liked the fact that it's written by 9 PhD creationist scientists who each discuss areas that they are experts in.

The topics covered are:

 - Natural Selection
 - Genetics and DNA
 - The Origin of Life
 - The Fossil Record
 - The Geologic Record
 - Radiometric Dating
 - Cosmology
 - Ethics and Morality

The book is up to date with the latest scientific discoveries that confirm biblical creation and show how God has intelligently designed His creation. 

I enjoyed learning more about DNA and how it's more complex and better designed than the most complex computers.

As Atheist Richard Dawkins himself has pointed out:
"[T]here is enough information capacity in a single human cell to store the Encyclopaedia Britannica, all 30 volumes of it, three or four times over.
The difference between life and non-life is not a matter of substance but information. Living things contain prodigious quantities of information. Most of the information is coded in DNA..." (Pg 84)

I learned from the book that the field of genetic research is expanding rapidly and billions of dollars are being invested into it, partly because of the medical applications such research has. And the more they discover the more amazingly designed they are finding that the human body is. 

Million Dollar Prize

It was interesting to learn about this million dollar prize offer:
"The Origin-of-Life Foundation currently offers a $1 million prize to anyone providing a chemically plausible naturalistic solution for the origin of the genetic code and life." (Pg 107 - See www.us.net/life for details. The competition is now suspended and no one was able to even come close to getting the prize.)

I've also seen the video 'Evolution's Achilles' Heels' which I highly recommend too.

One of my favourite chapters in the book was the final chapter on morality. It clearly showed how Darwinian evolutionary ideas had laid the foundation for the Nazi Holocaust.

Evolution also undermines morality in general and undermines people's self-esteem because if we are just evolved animals that were not created by a loving God then what basis can their be for self-esteem? No wonder suicide and depression are such big problems these days.

Given all of the flaws with evolution and the consequences that it's lead to, the absurd thing is that so many people still believe that it's true. 

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