"Let's not ignore facts... scientific facts support Charles Darwin."
You may have been told that scientific facts support Charles Darwin, but have you
ever delved into those facts for yourself? If not, let's consider
them as they related to Charles Darwin.
Charles Darwin identified the cell as the basic building block of life, which is
true. But Darwin didn't have the modern electron microscope and
therefore assumed the cell to be just some uniform blob. But today's
electron microscope reveal a different set of facts: the cell actually is an incredibly complex organic
machine. Unknown to Darwin, each cell is made of about
10,000,000,000,000 (ten trillion) atoms organized into highly specific,
and interdependent parts, all of which are need for the cell to exist in the
To put that into perspective, imagine getting shipwrecked on an island that you aren't sure is inhabited
and coming across 10 stones on the ground that together form the shape of the letter "C".
You may look down at those 10 stones and wonder if they had been positioned in
the shape of the letter by someone or if the shape
of the letter they formed is just a random occurrence.
But imagine coming across 10,000,000,000,000 stones on the ground that
together spell out all of Shakespeare's plays. You couldn't attribute that
to some random occurrence, could you? You would have to conclude that
somebody laid out those stones with intent.
The random mutations Darwin wrote about in his book,
On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured
Races in the Struggle for Life
variations within species. They give us the zebra vs. the horse. But claiming that
random mutations built the animal and plant kingdoms is like claiming that a
final coat of paint built a car. It's nonsense, as Charles Darwin himself
warned us in advance:
"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... 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. But I can find no such case." (Charles
Darwin, "On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the
Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life," 1859, pp. 158 & 162)