Not invited to the Evolution Party
Those who hold to evolution usually are from the biology, geology and perhaps, as Carl Sagan and Neil deGrasse Tyson, astronomy sciences. But not all of the sciences are considered. For example consider:
- Mathematics – the probability of life evolving from non-living matter is mathematically impossible. Mathematically, evolution does not work.
- Physics – this science has long been a critic of evolution, especially from the standpoint of anthropic fine tuning exhibited in the universe. For example, the expansion rate of the universe is fined-tuned to one part in a trillion trillion trillion trillion. If it were changed by one part in either direction – a little faster, a little slower – we could not have a universe that is capable of supporting life.
- Molecular Biology – Michael Behee has written “Darwin’s Black Box” which describes the evidence of incredible design exhibited within the cells of the human body. For example, the flagellum (rotary propeller of bacteria) that is capable of spinning at 10,000 rpm (and capable of stopping spinning within a quarter of a turn and instantly start spinning at 10,000 rpm in the opposite direction); the transportation system inside each cell that rivals FedEx; the cascade process by which blood clots, etc. The evidence now available with the advent of the electron microscope is just too compelling to accept something other than creative design.
- Philosophy – though this may not be necessarily considered a science, evolution is unable to account for the development of language in human beings or our ability to record / write to share with others. There is also the matter of consciousness that evolution cannot answer.
(Source for bullets above: Case for the Creator by Lee Strobel and interviews with various experts in their fields, some of which once held to life beginning by evolution until the facts that confronted them proved otherwise.)
The 2nd program in the Cosmos series does take the time to marvel at the DNA strand within the cell and the host states the atoms contained within a single strand of DNA are roughly equivalent to the number of stars in a typical galaxy. Now if you stumbled upon an immense library, would your first thought be, “I wonder how long it took for this vast work of knowledge and information to evolve?” Is it any more plausible to believe that the infinitesimal DNA library evolved as well?