"Evolution: A Theory In Crises"

J. D. Conley
July 16, 2017

The title for this article is not original, rather it's the title of a book written by Dr. Michael Denton back in 1985. Denton is a Molecular Biologist who opposes Darwin's theory of macro-evolution showing it to be a farce that is unsupported by the fossil record. His book is one of the best written and best defended in its field. The book contains numerous scientific facts that strongly set forth a Grand Designer.

Let's consider just one. Dr. Denton writes, "The human brain consists of about ten thousand million nerve cells. Each nerve cell puts out somewhere in the region of between ten thousand and one hundred thousand connecting fibers by which it makes contact with other nerve cells in the brain. Altogether the total number of connections in the human brain approaches 1015 or a thousand million million. Numbers in the order of 1015 are of course completely beyond comprehension. Imagine an area about half the size of the USA (one million square miles) covered in a forest of trees containing ten thousand trees per square mile. If each tree contained one hundred thousand leaves the total number of leaves in the forest would be 1015, equivalent to the number of connections in the human brain!" It is the sheer universality of perfection, the fact that everywhere we look, to whatever depth we look, we find an elegance and ingenuity of an absolutely transcending quality, which so mitigates against the idea of chance. Is it really credible that random processes could have constructed a reality, the smallest element of which - a functional protein or gene - is complex beyond our own creative capacities, a reality which is the very antithesis of chance, which excels in every sense anything produced by the intelligence of man?"

This is but one example among thousands that could be offered up to pinpoint God as Creator. As complex and intricate as the human brain is, it says nothing of the mind which is altogether different. The brain is an organ, where the mind is the invisible world of thought, feeling, belief and imagination.

David summarizes saying, "I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well" (Psalm 139:14).