I am always surprised at the arrogance of evolutionists when they are confronted by the claims of creationists. They usually resort to ridicule or name-calling instead of answering the creationist's arguments.
Darwin's theory of evolution by natural selection has now been abandoned by many evolutionists, and replaced by a new theory called "punctuated equilibrium". One of the reasons for this is the "Cambrium explosion"- the sudden appearance of fully developed invertebrate organisms in Cambrian rock, with no evident precursors.
Equally inexplicable to evolutionists are facts like irreducible complexity, and the function of DNA in building each of the complex parts of the cell. The theory of evolution by natural selection postulates tiny incremental changes in an organism that are transmitted to the next generation genetically.
But many systems and features that the cell requires for life are irreducibly complex; that is, the system does not work and will not support life unless it is present in all its complexity at the beginning of the cell's life. Therefore, it could not have developed by tiny incremental changes. It had to be fully functional at the outset.
For example, the flagellar motor of the E.coli bacteria requires 50 genes working together for the motor to be built. If one part is absent, the motor does not work. The same principle applies to other irreducibly complex systems, such as the immune system, the blood-clotting system, and many more.
Consider DNA - a coded set of instructions for building every cellular component. Codes and languages and instructions come from a mind. Bill Gates hires the best minds he can find to write the binary coded instructions for his computer programs. DNA is not binary but quaternary - incredibly complex - and therefore from a mind far superior to that of man - the mind of God.
In Garth Buchanan's recent column, (Opinion, Herald, July 5) he admitted that evolution is a theory. Would that the public school system would be that honest. The educational establishment is afraid of the competition of ideas. Forty-seven percent of Americans don't believe in evolution because it is patently impossible.
Karl Brenner, Durango