Evolutionists and miracles

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Could it be that evolutionists believe in miracles? My answer is yes. Let me explain.

The most difficult issue evolutionists face is where did “the spark of life come from?”

How did life begin on planet Earth? As one reads of the development of the evolutionary theory, it is interesting to note some of the ideas that have been advanced. Some have suggested it came from another planet. Or perhaps an asteroid.

In my reading I came across a statement by George Wald, Ph.D., from Harvard who was an ardent evolutionist, a nonpracticing Jew and a Nobel Prize winner. He wrote an article, “The Origin of Life,” in the August 1954 Scientific American. I was able to find it in the local university’s library and make a copy of it.

He started out by explaining how centuries ago people believed in spontaneous generation, i.e. maggots grew from spoiled meat and mice from rags left in a corner. He mentioned how Pasteur had clearly disproved that notion.

Then, in trying to show how life began here, he stated:

“One has only to contemplate the magnitude of this task to concede that the spontaneous generation of a living organism is impossible, yet here we are — as a result, I believe, of spontaneous generation.”

Regarding this statement, Howard Peth asked in his book “Blind Faith-Evolution Exposed,” “How much ‘science’ is involved in believing in something totally disproved by all scientific experiments?”

Wald stated, “The important point is that since the origin of life belongs in the category of at-least-once phenomena, time is on its side. However improbable we regard this event or any of the steps it involves, given enough time it will almost certainly happen at least once. And for life as we know it, with its capacity of reproduction, once may be enough.”

A few sentences later he declares, “One only has to wait: time itself performs the miracles.”

It is crucial that one realizes that suppositions, assumptions and assertions do not constitute proof. True science requires direct observation or the ability to reproduce the thing in question. Obviously no one is now alive from 3.5 billion years ago and scientists have not even come close to producing life in the laboratory.

It takes faith to believe in evolution and in creation.

Don Casebolt

Walla Walla

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