Fact a Day: August 11th - Ankerberg Theological Research Institute, John Ankerberg Show

Fact a Day: August 11th

The Facts on Creation vs. Evolution (Harvest House, 1993), p. 27

 

Does evolution require as much faith as creationism?

 

Evolution does require faith. One can wade through hundreds of evolutionary textbooks and notice that although almost all are certain as to the alleged fact of evolution, all are equally uncertain when it comes to solid evidence for the details of evolution.* The problem is compounded because even though most specialists may be well aware of the problems in their own domain, they assume the evidence for evolution is well established in other fields. Yet it never is. This conclusion becomes evident when one examines the doubts that scientists have expressed in their own specialties concerning evolution.*

Thus, the modern theory of evolution has, in some respects, only replaced one religious faith (supernatural creation) for another religious faith (materialistic evolution). Few can logically deny that both theories require faith in the miraculous. As anthropologist Loren Eiseley observes in his Immense Journey, “After chiding the theologian for his reliance on myth and miracle, science found itself in the unenviable position of having to create a mythology of its own: namely, the assumption that what, after long effort, could not be proved to take place today had, in truth, taken place in the primeval past.”*

What this boils down to is that evolution demands a personal choice—faith, if you will—to believe in natural processes rather than believe in what must logically be acknowledged as a far more credible option—creation by an infinite Designer.

*For documentation see The Facts on Creation vs. Evolution.

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