Charles Darwin Facts

Charles Darwin Facts

"Let's not ignore facts... scientific facts support Charles Darwin."

Charles Darwin FactsYou 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 those "scientific" facts 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 Charles Darwin, each cell is made of about 10,000,000,000,000 (ten trillion) atoms organized into highly specific, distinct and interdependent parts, all of which are need for the cell to exist in the first place.

To put that into perspective, imagine being 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 Charles 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 cause minute 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)