Today many people argue that no sane person can believe supernatural creation in six days by God. Has science not proven that evolution is true? Is it not science that gave us all the advances in technology? So can an industrial country afford to dismiss evolution and embrace the myth of creation? As we will show, the opposite is true. Evolution has never been proven true by science and creation in six days fits very well with many of the latest scientific discoveries.
Anybody who has studied or even looked at the phenomenal complexity of the genetic recipe (the DNA code), has to marvel at it. The DNA code can be compared to a recipe or instruction manual, but it is much more complicated. It needs a translation machine, a complex of enzymes, RNA, et cetera, to do its job. So if we compare it, the instruction manual is in a foreign code, with a decoder included.1
Remember that evolutionists say DNA evolved naturally, by chance, without any guidance. Many evolutionary scientists have tried, with all the best laboratory equipment, to prove that DNA evolved. They have had no success. That is why Sir Francis Criek, the co-discoverer of DNA, claimed that aliens must have seeded life on earth. There is a huge and expensive search for life in the universe. To prove evolution without a doubt, aliens must be found and that might take time. Until then, just believe that evolution is true.
Stephen Meyer does an excellent job discussing all the various aspects of the DNA code in his book, ‘Signature in the Cell.’ 2 There is no way that a natural event could have ‘produced’ the genetic instruction manual. Without genetic instructions, there can be no life. It is as simple as that. So far no evolutionist has proposed a solution.
Now for the baffling question about the ‘creation myth’…. Moses, who wrote Genesis 1 inspired by the Holy Spirit, knew nothing about modern science and the DNA code. How did he know to write that God created life according to different kinds? It implies that each different kind had its own distinctive genetic code or recipe created by God (a kind is a family with different species, like the cat family that includes house cats, tigers, lions, cheetahs and such).
To complicate matters even further, Moses was raised in Egypt where they worked many years to construct pyramids and other buildings. Yet he wrote that God created life in 24 hour periods. Plants were created on day 3, birds and fish on day 5, and land animals and man on day 6. That makes people smile with sympathy at the ignorance of the ‘backwoodsmen’ who believe Biblical creation. 3
Yet, neither science nor evolution can explain the origin of the very complex energy production machine in the body, the ATP synthase. This machine is so vital, that if it is switched off, death ensues within the hour. So when the Bible says that God created life in twenty-four hour periods, why do people snigger? It has not yet been proved that the energy processing machine of the body, the ATP, evolved slowly over millions of years. 4
Science cannot prove the origin of the genetic recipe and its complex workings. A code or recipe needs an intelligent person to plan and write it. It can’t evolve by chance. The Bible claims that God, a super intelligent being, created the life forms and that includes their genetic codes.
Similarly, science cannot prove the origin of the ATP synthase and life cannot begin or continue without it for more that an hour. So how did it take millions of years to evolve? Which then is the myth, the Bible or evolution?
- Reece et al, Campbell Biology, Ninth Edition, Pearson, 2011,2008,2005, p 371-396.
- HarperOne, 2009
- R Dawkins, The Blind Watchmaker, WW Norton and Company, 1996,1987,1986, Introduction, p x.
- Reference 1,p 195-197.