Beware: evolution theory is scientifically bankrupt

Gerry Feehan’s travel article on the Galapagos (Advocate, May 16) was fascinating, and the photos were great.

Gerry Feehan’s travel article on the Galapagos (Advocate, May 16) was fascinating, and the photos were great.

But his Darwinist interpretation of the island’s spectacular life forms should have included a little more of what Charles Darwin, himself, had to say about his theory: “… by this theory, innumerable transitional forms must have existed. Why do we not find them imbedded in the crust of the earth? Why is all nature not in confusion instead of being as we see them, well defined species? Geological research does not yield the infinitely many fine gradations between past and present species required by the theory; and this is the most obvious of the many objections which may be argued against it.”

What Darwin observed on the Galapagos were finches with various beaks. And yes, natural selection or “survival of the fittest,” is a good explanation of why this is so.

But this has nothing to do with evolution over millions of years.

It is simply variation within a kind, otherwise called speciation.

It did not take millions of years to breed our cattle, cats or corn to produce the characteristics we so enjoy today.

It took only a few decades, if that.

The point is, the kinds of birds, tortoises, and iguanas seen by Darwin, and Feehan, on the Galapagos, were the same kinds created by God on day five and six in the first week which He created the universe, just a few thousand years ago.

They may have adapted, within the limitations of the DNA which they contained, but they are still the birds, tortoises and iguanas as originally made by their Creator. If Feehan would warn us about reading his article “if you believe the world is only 6,000 years old,” I would caution him about swallowing a theory that, despite its popularity, is scientifically bankrupt.

Barry Beukema


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