Creation: Facts of Life
Evolution, as understood by Darwin, is based on faith, bias and obstinacy. Creation is based on logic demonstrated through evidence and facts. This book is the definitive one (it can't get any better) to finally vote for Creationism as against Evolution (that is, macro-evolution). You won't need any more books because you won't have any more doubts.
Evolutionists would still have us believe that the sun moves around the Earth simply because they have to justify their salaries. But they never convince, they threaten and insult, that they do well. Next thing they will have us believe that Princes come from frogs, if you only kiss them continuously for three million years.
There are a lot of questions that strict evolutionists don't know how to answer, even by 2007 and, however, they are absolutely obstinate about being right. "In evolutionary thinking, chance and struggle produce 'new and improved' forms of life. In biblical thinking, chance and struggle produce disease, decline and death."
The author himself was an evolutionist before he decided to check the facts from a biblical perspective. It took him three years to change his mind and fully believe that the Bible is the best guide to understanding God's world. This book is written by a scientist who became a Christian. It is written in an easy to understand language, full of facts, quotes from other leading scientists, and lots of investigation on fields like biology, genetics to paleontology.
Evolutionists don't even explain why horses, dogs or fish have stopped evolving, if they ever evolved -which they haven't, otherwise why have they stopped?-. Evolution does not trespass barriers between species. There are different "varieties" of dogs, but they are still dogs. Animals just become more adapted and fitted to their particular environment. The change is only within kind, not from one kind to others. "Natural selection does not explain the origin of species or traits, but only their preservation. Lewontin ... recognizes that 'natural selection operates essentially to enable the organisms to maintain their state rather than to improve it'. "
There is the false idea that mutations in the genes are the motor of transformation, but: "mutations presuppose creation. After all, mutations are only changes in genes that already exist."
There's a warning in this book against trying to become a peacemaker between evolutionists and creationists while being a Christian. The author himself had been through that stage. He tried to convince himself that evolution told us how God did it. The reason for the warning: "Darwin described the evolutionary process (as) ... the 'war of nature, famine, and death'. Evolution is a gruesome cycle of struggle-and-death." But "God even tells us that He was 'grieved to His heart by the violence and corruption' that filled the earth after people turned away from Him (Genesis 6:5-6). If God was grieved by violence and corruption, how could He use it as His means of creation? ... Evolution is the opposite of the whole Gospel message."
"great variation within kind ("micro-evolution") by itself could never, even in infinite time, lead to macro-evolution." That is, small changes don't just add up continuously.
The chapter about fossils is very relevant. The Neanderthals, who were supposed to be our ancestors, are now considered to be -even by evolutionists- no more different from people living today (and I think I´ve seen more than one in the street). Somebody owes an apology to Mr Neanderthal. But these nice Neanderthals were not the only ones so ill-treated by our racists of laboratory: The Tasmanian aborigines were once considered also as a subhuman evolutionary link. Then there's the Piltdown hoax. Why did that happen? " ... people (just) wanted to believe in evolution". Kind of what happend with the infamous Da Vinci Code: people just want to believe it. Then the author discusses the Lucy bones, and the Austrolopitecus (forgive my spelling) and that definitely convinces me.