Brief History of Evolution
1850: Evolution is not yet a theory
In the mid 1800s, Evolution was not yet a theory - at least not a well-known theory that the public would readily recognize.
For generations various individuals had speculated about the idea of lower forms of life changing into more advanced forms of life.
But no formal theory had staying power.
Until Darwin's time, evolution was not yet a theory.
1859: Evolution is a theory, but not yet a good one
In 1859 with the publication of Charles Darwin's book On the Origin of Species, evolution became a recognizable theory.
It's non-mechanical "mechanism" for creating all living things was called Natural Selection.
It soon became apparent that this "mechanism," which was to work as a "selector" or "chooser" could only choose between existing options.
A "selector" was powerless to invent new options.
As Darwin left it, evolution was a recognized theory, but not yet a good one.
1900s: Evolution becomes a GOOD theory
In the early 1900s the theory was amended to add Random Mutations,
which was believed to give evolution creative power.
Random Mutations could create new things, and Natural Selection
could decide which of those things to keep.
In actuality Random Mutations are spelling mistakes made
during the copying process. So Random Mutations cannot
write the reams of code necessary to make new things,
and it has never been demonstrated to do so. But in the
imagination of evolutionists, Random Mutations possessed
a creative capacity that Natural Selection did not have.
This improved version of the theory is known as NeoDarwinism.
Now evolution was a GOOD theory.
1959: Evolution is a god
By 1959 evolution was no longer a mere theory. It had attained somewhat of a deity status.
At the Centennial celebration of the publication of Origin of Species,
Julian Huxley said that "all aspects of reality are subject to evolution."
What things were SUBJECT to evolution? Atoms, stars, fish, flowers, human societies, and values.
The tone at the centennial was exuberant. Evolution had triumphed over all.
Huxley said, "...there is no longer either need or room for the supernatural."
Evolution was perhaps the only deity anyone would ever need.
A little back tracking to 1953
In 1953, not many years before the centennial celebration, Crick and Watson discovered the structure of DNA.
With this discovery the explanation for HOW evolution created all living things would surely be forthcoming.
Or would it?
2000s: Evolution is just a theory again
In the 1990s and 2000s scientists began discovering forms of complexity inside the cell that took them by surprise.
What they found were machines - nano machines - multitudes of nano machines.
Unlike Natural Selection, these mechanical devices were REAL mechanisms.
This was far different than the "simple cell" of Darwin's day.
Since evolution was ill-prepared to explain this level of complexity,
it abandoned its throne of deity.
It was just a theory again.
2010s: Evolution is still a theory, but not a good one
Today, scientists are discovering forms of complexity in the cell that reveal the work of a genius mind . . .
|• ||Segments of DNA code overlap other segments, similar to the following text
where two sentences share the phrase THE RAIN STORM . . .|
|THE GAME WAS DELAYED BY THE RAIN STORM DRENCHED THE CITY|
|• ||DNA can be read forwards and backwards,
|• ||DNA can be read algorithmically - skipping portions of code and stringing together
fragments of code from different locations.|
|• ||DNA can be translated by applying an encryption key.
Both the original and decrypted codes are functional.|
|• ||Sometimes DNA becomes super coiled (tangled like a telephone cord).
There is an amazing little machine called Topoisomerase that snips the DNA in two,
unravels it, and mends the DNA back together again.|
|• ||There are machines that correct spelling errors in the DNA.|
|• ||It takes a team of ten machines, all working harmoniously together, to replicate DNA.|
|• ||There are a multitude of turbines called ATP Synthase in each cell.
These machines consist of 500 sub units and contain nearly a half million atoms.
They manufacture the ATP batteries that every other part of the cell needs to function.|
None of these things could happen by chance.
• Machines build machines.
• Machines replicate DNA.
• DNA provides the instructions for building the machines.
It is an irreducibly complex system of irreducibly complex systems.
These are the products of . . .
• a genius mechanical engineer,
• a genius chemical engineer, and
• a genius software engineer.
Why then is evolution still a theory?
It remains a theory partly because of ignorance and partly because
evolution dogmatists defend it to the bitter end.
For the moment then. evolution is still a theory - but not a good one.
Near Future: Evolution is no longer a theory
As train loads of new discoveries reveal even more complexity inside the cell,
evolution will collapse from the weight of the things it will be obliged to explain.
We are working to make these new discoveries known.
We hope the day will be soon when evolution is no longer a theory.
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