|The Cambrian Explosion
“If my theory be true, numberless intermediate varieties, linking most closely all of the species of the same group together must assuredly have existed... Consequently evidence of their former existence could be found only amongst fossil remains” (The Origin of Species, Charles Darwin, 1859).”
Good point, Charles. But since Origin was published 150 years ago, no such evidence has been found.
Instead, after countless excavations, examinations, interpretations and postulations, we find that if anything, evidence increasingly points in a different direction. Since 1859, numerous startling discoveries have suggested that a gradual development of life did not take place over millions of years. Rather, there was literally an explosion of fully developed forms in a very short span of time.
In the Cambrian layer of the geologic column (estimated by evolutionists to be 500-600 million years old), every variety of life with all major body forms is accounted for and fully developed. And below the Cambrian layer? Practically no fossilized specimens. Above the Cambrian layer the number of fossils gradually decrease, also the opposite of what one would expect in the evolutionary model.
In his book The Blind Watchmaker, Oxford zoologist and evolution advocate Richard Dawkins commented on the apparent contradictions presented by the Cambrian layer: “For example the Cambrian strata of rocks, vintage about 600 million years, are the oldest ones in which we find most of the major invertebrate groups. And we find many of them already in an advanced state of evolution, the very first time they appear. It is as though they were just planted there, without any evolutionary history.” (The Blind Watchmaker, emphasis supplied)
Evolutionists, including Darwin, were certain that the fossil record would prove the theory of evolution. All that was needed were a few examples of what were certainly the billions of missing links and intermediate forms from single-celled amoeba to Harvard-educated scientist.
Such proof remains suspiciously elusive.
In this case perhaps the absence of proof actually is proof of its absence.
Evolution is Mathematically Impossible
There are 20 different types of amino acids, the building blocks of all living organisms, including man. When an average of 500 amino acids are assembled correctly in a specific sequence, they form proteins, which make up the things your body’s made of.
To portray the probability of randomly assembling amino acids into proteins, let’s use the alphabet (consisting of 26 characters plus a space, totaling 27) to spell out the 23-character phrase, “The Theory of Evolution”. The probability of getting one of the letters in the correct location is one out of 27. The probability of getting each letter and space in the correct location just ONCE would take four hundred, million, trillion, trillion attempts. If a billion attempts were made each second, the probability of spelling out the phrase just once would take 26 thousand, trillion years.
The amino acids that construct the average sized protein can be arranged in over 1E+600 different ways (that’s the number 1 followed by 600 zeros). If a super computer could rearrange the amino acids of a single protein at the rate of a billion combinations per second, there is no possible chance that a single protein could be formed in the 14 billion year timeframe that evolution claims. Even if the super computer were reduced to the size of an electron and we had enough of them to fill a room measuring 10 billion light years square, they would still be exceedingly unlikely to come across the correct combination.
The probability of a single protein forming by evolution is simply impossible, imagine the complexities of the universe, earth, humankind, and even the brain; how could they have ever come into existence as a result of chance.
Also, how would the amino acids arrange themselves? How did they even come into existence?
There is no mathematical or scientific way to explore these impossible unknowns – evolution is undoubtedly just a theory and if you see fit to conclude, absolutely ludicrous.
Gathered from “Can Evolution Produce and Eye? Not a Chance!” by David N. Menton, Ph.D.