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EVOLUTION TO FALL IN 2012? 3 trends suggest Americans rejecting Darwin's theory

"Abe" 2012/06/04 21:34:26

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Proponents of atheistic evolution have been hit with some bad news lately, which has one leading author proclaiming 2012 may be a tough year for Charles Darwin’s theory of human origins.


A Gallup survey, Google.com search trends and some Amazon.com sales numbers all suggest evolution’s ideological opponent, creationism, is on the rise in America.


Last week, for example, the Gallup polling organization released a surveyindicating that the percentage of young-earth creationists in the United States has not only increased in the last two years, but also remains the most common explanation for human origins believed by Americans.


The article states, “Forty-six percent of Americans believe in the creationist view that God created humans in their present form at one time within the last 10,000 years. The prevalence of this creationist view of the origin of humans is essentially unchanged from 30 years ago, when Gallup first asked the question.”


The Gallup article and survey went on to show that even though these figures have remained virtually the same for about 30 years, there has actually been a slight up-tick in the number of U.S. citizens who believe in a young-earth creationism account of human origins.


“Although the percentages choosing each view have varied from survey to survey,” Gallup explained, “the 46 percent who today choose the creationist explanation is virtually the same as the 45 percent average over that period – and very similar to the 44 percent who chose that explanation in 1982.”


The most recent survey found 32 percent of Americans believing humans evolved with God’s guidance, while only 15 percent accepted an atheistic, evolutionary process.


Carl Gallups, author of “The Magic Man in the Sky: Effectively Defending the Christian Faith,” says the trend is not surprising


“The more that real science – science that is truly observable, demonstrable, repeatable, and falsifiable is set forth with modern technological means and experimentation, the more evolution proposition is found ‘wanting,’” Gallups told WND. “People are just not buying the drivel of much of the pseudoscience of evolution that is attempted by the academic community to be passed off as absolute, settled science. Many foundational matters of evolution proposition simply do not meet the definition of ‘settled science.’ I think most people are intelligent enough to figure this out.”


Gallups continued, “Look, we have come a long way since Darwin’s day. After all, Darwin traveled everywhere in buggies pulled by horses and ships powered only by sails. Technology has gone through the roof since the days of the HMS Beagle. With what we are now discovering in DNA/RNA experimentation and our understanding of chirality and cellular respiration, for example, we are finding more and more evidence for the amazing complexities of life. We also are understanding the decreasing statistical chances that all 20 million species of life, and their subsystems and sub-subsystems, and the necessity for their interconnectedness, could have arrived here by an accidental and random beginning in some magical, unobserved, never-recreated soup – as the evolutionists would have us to believe.”


“Furthermore,” Gallups said, “recent Google search trends show a marked decrease in search engine requests for articles and information on atheism in general, as well as a decline in requests for information about major atheist leaders and their material. I think this might be indicative of a growing trend that atheism is continually loosing its appeal.”



Gallups also points to another bad omen for evolution, the rise of his own book, “The Magic Man in the Sky,” to the No. 1 best seller in Amazon’s Science & Religion category.


Gallups describes his book as a sweeping defense of the Christian faith “designed to address, in a fresh and bold new way, the common secularist arguments. The title of the book comes from one of the most debilitating of those arguments made by the atheist/evolutionist that is often stated something like this: ‘I would rather believe in the settled scientific fact of evolution than in some magical man in the sky, like you Christians.’”


Gallups says, “I refute this atheistic assertion, beginning with the title of the book! Two hundred and thirty pages later, I have completely dismantled the straw-man argument of that particular secularist attack along with about a dozen other secularist assertions.”


Gallups says that evolution, while holding some interesting theories and even presenting actual scientific truths from time to time, is far from settled science and should not be taught as unquestioned fact.


In Chapter 17 of “The Magic Man in the Sky,” titled “Is Evolution Settled Science,” Gallups writes, “Deep conundrums exist, which evolution theory has yet to answer. Proffering a theory that has unanswered questions is a legitimate part of the scientific method. However, as you will see, a number of these unanswered evolutionary mysteries are so deep, so profound and so foundational that to not have the answers to them denotes that we are not yet ready to speak of evolution theory as the answer to how life arrived here. Therefore, evolution should not be set forth as though it were established, scientific fact to the exclusion of all other possibilities.”


Gallups gives many detailed examples of these unanswered evolutionary mysteries. One intriguing example comes from Chapter 18 of his book, “Pondering Pesky Puzzles”:



When we ingest other living things, the DNA of those living things (fruits, vegetables, nuts, meats, etc.) just happens to be compatible with our DNA so that cellular respiration can take place. If it were not for the fact that our DNA is so akin to all other living things, we could not eat. If we could not eat, we would die.


Is the process of eating and cellular respiration the result of a mere fluke of evolution? Alternatively, could it be that a common Designer made certain that the process of eating and cellular respiration would function in such a precise and perfect manner? Which answer appears to be the most probable to you?


If the supposed cosmic and random happenstance of evolution was the real reason that all living things exist, why, when, and how did this happenstance mechanism decide that living things needed to eat anything in the first place? Would it not be odd that evolution should come up with the idea of food and energy creation through cellular respiration?


Cellular respiration is an astoundingly complex, energy-expending system. Yet in order for life to be sustained, living things must have other living things to ingest. What an odd thing for a mere cosmic coincidence to develop, by random generation. Is it not a strange convenience for evolution that all living things have such unimaginable DNA similarity that cellular respiration is possible?


When asked why he believes that so many people are still skeptical of evolution theory and the atheist movement that has attached itself to the theory as their foundational belief system, Gallups responded, “I think it is because evolution has been weighed by true science and true facts, and it simply is deeply lacking in hard evidence. I am speaking of the kind of evidence that is foundational to evolution proposition.”


Gallups offered the following as examples of his assertion: “The missing link between chimps and man has still not been found. Really! In over 150 years of desperately looking for it, we have no such fossil evidence. If evolution were true, we should have many such pieces of verifiable fossil evidence. Instead, we have none.”


He continued, “Not one scientifically verifiable transitional fossil has been discovered proving that one kind of living thing eventually becomes another kind of living thing.”


Further, he stated, “Never has a living organism been observed or demonstrated to arise from a non-living substance or conjoining of chemicals (which is the foundational premise of origins/evolution).”


“These,” Gallups says, “go to the very foundation of evolution theory. If the foundation is so unstable and so lacking in real scientific evidence, how can the entire proposition declare itself to be settled science?”


Commenting on the Gallup poll, Gallups concludes, “It appears that 2012 is shaping up to be a bad year for evolutionists, atheists and the secular worldview. I pray that my book can at least be a small part in the process of disseminating truth.”

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  • ¤Creepy Lumberjack¤ >-QC-< 2012/10/08 16:22:25
    ¤Creepy Lumberjack¤ >-QC-<
    Most polls on this site shows that about 80% to 90% of people choose evolution.
  • "Abe" ¤Creepy... 2012/10/09 01:03:55 (edited)
    "Abe"
    Just shows their "ignorance" to believe that this universe "operates" perfectly in sync all because of "happenstance jumble of coincidences". I Say "hogwash". If you can't look around you and see a "Creator" who keeps things operating in perfect order EVERY day, then believe your "evolutionary I came from slime" theory. AND that's all it is - a theory. God is not a "theory" but an "all knowing, omnipresient, and faithful God" -a "Being".


    The Holy Bible - Matthew 7:13-14
    The Bible says the road to Hell and wide is the road and many find it,,but narrow is the road to Heaven and few there be that find it,
    it means that many enjoy sin and will not heed the word of God and go to Hell,,and that not as many will stay on the road to Heaven
    and do the will of God but there will be some,and I am one of those.
  • ¤Creepy... "Abe" 2012/10/09 16:03:31
    ¤Creepy Lumberjack¤ >-QC-<
    Well evolution is not a theory. It's a fact. The thing though is that contrary to God and Creation you have to look further than just around. Proofs of evolution are there. It is not a "theory". All the observations are there, you just can't deny it. The fact that life is evolving and that humans are the result of that doesn't mean there can't be a God behind it. I personally don' t believe in God but that's a choice everyone can make: Believe or not believe. However evolution is a proven fact. Wether you believe it or not, it is happening. Evolution is not about belief in God...It's about : Observations were made, this is what's happening. The reason behind it, it's up to you to believe what you want...but evolution is not about belief, it's about proofs.
  • "Abe" ¤Creepy... 2012/10/09 22:58:22
    "Abe"
    The theory of evolution is a naturalistic theory of the history of life on earth (this refers to the theory of evolution which employs methodological naturalism and is taught in schools and universities). Merriam-Webster's dictionary gives the following definition of evolution: "a theory that the various types of animals and plants have their origin in other preexisting types and that the distinguishable differences are due to modifications in successive generations..."[3] Currently, there are several theories of evolution.

    http://www.conservapedia.com/...

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    Evolution is a scientific theory used by biologists.

    http://simple.wikipedia.org/w...

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    Darwin's Theory of Evolution - The Premise
    Darwin's Theory of Evolution is the widely held notion that all life is related and has descended from a common ancestor: the birds and the bananas, the fishes and the flowers -- all related. Darwin's general theory presumes the development of life from non-life and stresses a purely naturalistic (undirected) "descent with modification". That is, complex creatures evolve from more simplistic ancestors naturally over time. In a nutshell, as random genetic mutations occur within an organism's genetic code, the...














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    The theory of evolution is a naturalistic theory of the history of life on earth (this refers to the theory of evolution which employs methodological naturalism and is taught in schools and universities). Merriam-Webster's dictionary gives the following definition of evolution: "a theory that the various types of animals and plants have their origin in other preexisting types and that the distinguishable differences are due to modifications in successive generations..."[3] Currently, there are several theories of evolution.

    http://www.conservapedia.com/...

    .................... >.......................&g...

    Evolution is a scientific theory used by biologists.

    http://simple.wikipedia.org/w...

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    Darwin's Theory of Evolution - The Premise
    Darwin's Theory of Evolution is the widely held notion that all life is related and has descended from a common ancestor: the birds and the bananas, the fishes and the flowers -- all related. Darwin's general theory presumes the development of life from non-life and stresses a purely naturalistic (undirected) "descent with modification". That is, complex creatures evolve from more simplistic ancestors naturally over time. In a nutshell, as random genetic mutations occur within an organism's genetic code, the beneficial mutations are preserved because they aid survival -- a process known as "natural selection." These beneficial mutations are passed on to the next generation. Over time, beneficial mutations accumulate and the result is an entirely different organism (not just a variation of the original, but an entirely different creature).

    Darwin's Theory of Evolution - Natural Selection
    While Darwin's Theory of Evolution is a relatively young archetype, the evolutionary worldview itself is as old as antiquity. Ancient Greek philosophers such as Anaximander postulated the development of life from non-life and the evolutionary descent of man from animal. Charles Darwin simply brought something new to the old philosophy -- a plausible mechanism called "natural selection." Natural selection acts to preserve and accumulate minor advantageous genetic mutations. Suppose a member of a species developed a functional advantage (it grew wings and learned to fly). Its offspring would inherit that advantage and pass it on to their offspring. The inferior (disadvantaged) members of the same species would gradually die out, leaving only the superior (advantaged) members of the species. Natural selection is the preservation of a functional advantage that enables a species to compete better in the wild. Natural selection is the naturalistic equivalent to domestic breeding. Over the centuries, human breeders have produced dramatic changes in domestic animal populations by selecting individuals to breed. Breeders eliminate undesirable traits gradually over time. Similarly, natural selection eliminates inferior species gradually over time.

    Darwin's Theory of Evolution - Slowly But Surely...
    Darwin's Theory of Evolution is a slow gradual process. Darwin wrote, "…Natural selection acts only by taking advantage of slight successive variations; she can never take a great and sudden leap, but must advance by short and sure, though slow steps." [1] Thus, Darwin conceded that, "If it could be demonstrated that any complex organ existed, which could not possibly have been formed by numerous, successive, slight modifications, my theory would absolutely break down." [2] Such a complex organ would be known as an "irreducibly complex system". An irreducibly complex system is one composed of multiple parts, all of which are necessary for the system to function. If even one part is missing, the entire system will fail to function. Every individual part is integral. [3] Thus, such a system could not have evolved slowly, piece by piece. The common mousetrap is an everyday non-biological example of irreducible complexity. It is composed of five basic parts: a catch (to hold the bait), a powerful spring, a thin rod called "the hammer," a holding bar to secure the hammer in place, and a platform to mount the trap. If any one of these parts is missing, the mechanism will not work. Each individual part is integral. The mousetrap is irreducibly complex. [4]

    Darwin's Theory of Evolution - A Theory In Crisis
    Darwin's Theory of Evolution is a theory in crisis in light of the tremendous advances we've made in molecular biology, biochemistry and genetics over the past fifty years. We now know that there are in fact tens of thousands of irreducibly complex systems on the cellular level. Specified complexity pervades the microscopic biological world. Molecular biologist Michael Denton wrote, "Although the tiniest bacterial cells are incredibly small, weighing less than 10-12 grams, each is in effect a veritable micro-miniaturized factory containing thousands of exquisitely designed pieces of intricate molecular machinery, made up altogether of one hundred thousand million atoms, far more complicated than any machinery built by man and absolutely without parallel in the non-living world." [5]

    And we don't need a microscope to observe irreducible complexity. The eye, the ear and the heart are all examples of irreducible complexity, though they were not recognized as such in Darwin's day. Nevertheless, Darwin confessed, "To suppose that the eye with all its inimitable contrivances for adjusting the focus to different distances, for admitting different amounts of light, and for the correction of spherical and chromatic aberration, could have been formed by natural selection, seems, I freely confess, absurd in the highest degree." [6]

    http://www.darwins-theory-of-...

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    ALL SAY "THEORY" - NOT "FACT". NUFF SAID~~!!
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  • KCMamabear 2012/09/28 04:02:36
    KCMamabear
    LOL! Take a look at every single poll on this site and tell me people are turning away from evolution! Funny! Typical creationists lies.
  • "Abe" KCMamabear 2012/09/28 17:09:40
    "Abe"
    Maybe you came from "slime" - I didn't. I came from God's plan for the human race~!!
  • KCMamabear "Abe" 2012/09/28 17:31:06
    KCMamabear
    Good for you.
  • Benji 2012/06/04 23:19:39
    Benji
    +2
    Just what we need. Picking the words of a ferry in the sky over scientific and proven science.
  • KCMamabear Benji 2012/09/28 04:03:59
    KCMamabear
    +1
    Check out Thunderfoot on You Tube. Brilliant scientists that has made 37 videos debunking creationist lies.
  • Sodahead Founders are Fascists 2012/06/04 21:44:51 (edited)
    Sodahead Founders are Fascists
    +2
    And so the US descends into the second christian dark ages. What a surprise.
  • "Abe" Sodahea... 2012/06/04 22:58:11
    "Abe"
    Can always "spot" you people from your comments. Good grief~~!!

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