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Darwin himself said that if there is a single structure or organism, the origin of which his theory failed to explain, that this would falsify his theory. In this report, we have provided more than 30 of evolution's problems. Any one of them is potentially enough to conclude that evolution by purposeless random chance did not occur.

While delivering a keynote address at the American Museum Of Natural History, Dr. Colin Patterson, senior paleontologist of the British Museum (Natural History), said:

"One morning I woke up and something had happened in the night, and it struck me that I had been working on this stuff for 20 years and there was not one thing I knew about it. That's quite a shock....For the last few weeks I've tried putting a simple question to various people and groups of people. Question is: Can you tell me anything you know about evolution, any one thing, any thing that is true? I tried that question on the geology staff at the Field Museum of Natural History and the only answer I got was silence. I tried it on the members of the Evolutionary Morphology Seminar in the University of Chicago, a very prestigious body of evolutionists, and all I got there was silence for a long time and eventually one person said, 'I do know one thing-it ought not to be taught in high school.' " (10, pgs. 166-167)

Darwinian evolution is a belief system based largely on faith. It is the religion of the age. Professor Louis T. Moore, a vocal evolutionist, said:

"The more one studies paleontology, the more certain one becomes that evolution is based on faith alone." (8, pg. 50)

Evolutionists Gould and Eldridge said in a jointly authored book:

"The general preference that so many of us hold for gradualism is a metaphysical stance embedded in the modern history of Western cultures: it is not a high-order empirical observation, induced from the objective study of nature." (emphasis added) (2, pg. 70)

Evolutionist Richard Dawkins, in his book The Blind Watchmaker said:

"Darwin made it possible to be an intellectually fulfilled atheist."

Julian Huxley, the outspoken preacher of the religion of scientific naturalism said at the 1959 centennial celebration of the publication of the Origin of Species:

"In the evolutionary pattern of thought there is no longer either need or room for the supernatural. The earth was not created, it evolved. So did all the animals and plants that inhabit it, including our human selves, mind and soul as well as brain and body. So did religion...Finally, the evolutionary vision is enabling us to discern, however incompletely, the lineaments of the new religion that we can be sure will arise to serve the needs of the coming era." (emphasis added) (5, pg. 153)

And what a spectacularly successful religion it has been. In the words of Denton:

"The influence of evolutionary theory on fields far removed from biology is one of the most spectacular examples in history of how a highly spectacular idea for which there is no really hard scientific evidence can come to fashion the thinking of a whole society and dominate the outlook of an age." (2, pg. 358)

The two worldviews competing for the hearts and minds of modern man are godless evolution and the Judeo-Christian worldview. There is one thing that evolutionists and Christians are beginning to agree upon—Christianity and evolution cannot both be true. There is too much conflict between the two worldviews; they are mutually exclusive.

Concerning Christianity, one may initially accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior while believing in evolution. But continuing to believe in both Christianity and evolution is an admittance that one does not understand either evolution or does not understand Christianity. As explained by Lubenow (9, pg. 192), the real issue is not the existence of God, but the nature of God. Evolution is a direct attack on the God of the Bible. In evolution, if God exists, He is meaningless. But the God of the Bible is not only the Creator, He is Sustainer, Savior, and Judge.

We submit that the evidence demonstrates that Christian theism is true and godless evolution is false. In this publication, we have focused on the lack of evidence for evolution. In another article on our web site, "Questions of Christians from the Modern Day Skeptic," we offer the evidence and logic for Christianity. We invite you to get to know the God of the Bible. 

"It is absurd for the Evolutionist to complain that it is unthinkable for an admittedly unthinkable God to make everything out of nothing, and then pretend that it is more thinkable that nothing should turn itself into everything."

—G. Chesterson