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The Implausibility of Evolution

Deuteronomy 31:6: "Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the LORD thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee."

If you're a long-time listener, you know that Creation Moments does not discuss politics. That's why today's program focuses not on Ben Carson's political involvements but on Dr. Carson's courage as a scientist and world-renowned surgeon for sharing his politically incorrect views on Darwinian evolution.

In his book, Take the Risk, Dr. Carson makes it crystal clear that he rejects Darwinian evolution. Here is a portion of what he wrote:

"For me, the plausibility of evolution is … strained by Darwin's assertion that within fifty to one hundred years of his time, scientists would become geologically sophisticated enough to find the fossil remains of the entire evolutionary tree in an unequivocal step-by-step progression of life from amoeba to man – including all of the intermediate species."

Dr. Carson continues: "Of course, that was 150 years ago, and there is still no such evidence. It's just not there. But when you bring that up to the proponents of Darwinism, the best explanation they can come up with is 'Well … uh … it's lost!' Here again I find it requires too much faith for me to believe that explanation, given all the fossils we have found without any fossilized evidence of the direct, step-by-step evolutionary progression from simple to complex organisms or from one species to another species. Shrugging and saying, 'Well, it was mysteriously lost, and we'll probably never find it,' doesn't seem like a particularly satisfying, objective, or scientific response."

Doctor Carson, we couldn't agree more!

Prayer: Heavenly Father, thank You for scientists who take the risk of dissenting from Darwinism. I pray that You will embolden me to share the gospel and the truth of biblical creation with others. In Jesus' Name. Amen.

Notes: Dr. Ben Carson, Take the Risk: Learning to Identify, Choose, and Live with Acceptable Risk, pp. 160-161 (Zondervan, 2008).

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