By way of definitions, I want to point out that when I speak of "evolution," I am referring to the popular contemporary use of the word, which in a nutshell is the belief that all life forms are related by ancestry, and that the first life form occurred spontaneously, all due to completely natural processes.When I speak of "creation," I am referring to the inherently obvious fact that the origin of all life forms can be attributed to a creator who purposefully created them with planning and intent, and the documented fact that this occurred over the course of a week's time several thousand years ago.
"Hopeful monster" theories are without foundation and fallacious. The fossil record of life forms) The fossils themselves don't have dates attached to them.A designer provides better and more authoritative information about his design than the design does about itself.In the case of life on earth, the Designer has unmistakenly identified Himself and revealed specific information about some of the circumstances surrounding creation. A defense of Creation) Chance does not cause anything.It is also a shame that the masses have bought all this based on some circular reasoning about fossils, where fossils tend to be found buried, similarities between various life forms, the presence of certain decay products in rocks, and other inherently speculative arguments about the past, based on phenomena that exist in the present.If I hope to accomplish anything, it will be to simply encourage critical thinking.Those defending creation today who don't have the time to devote their life's study to gaining expertise in all fields of inquiry must principally be prepared to think critically, logically, and challenge unsubstantiated assumptions made by these people.They must also keep a level head in the face of some vicious attacks and diatribes that will be directed against them, as is advised in the scriptures (1 Peter -16).Putting natural selection together with random genetic mutations doesn't help matters. This is the principle of micro-evolution, which has been verified by the scientific method. Genetics and Micro-evolution) Similarity does not imply ancestry.The animals don't have ancestral dates attached to them. ) Any discussion of "transitional forms" is based purely upon speculation and conjecture, and is therefore moot and useless. Transitional forms) The fossil record of life forms does not support evolution.I also wish to thank those who have encouraged me by telling me that this presentation has made a difference. Wiebe February, 1997 This is an abstract of the presentations on the creation/evolution issue that follow: As design demonstrates the existence and capability of a designer, the inherent design in life, the earth and the universe implies the existence and capability of its Designer.The best source of information regarding a design can be had by inquiring of the designer.