Several weeks ago a gentleman, who if I were to mention his name would be recognized by many of the older folks in the Walla Walla Valley as a highly respected individual, wrote me saying I was behind the times in writing against evolution. He suggested several books I should read.
After pondering his concern I offered to carefully read one of his books if he would do the same for one of mine. He agreed.
The book he brought me was “Why Evolution is True” by Jerry Coyne, Ph.D. The one I loaned him was “Evolution Impossible” by John Ashcroft, Ph.D.
Recently when it was clear we were both through he came to my home to compare notes. I quoted to him the following statement from Coyne’s book, “I can at least try to dispel the misconceptions that frighten people away from evolution and from the amazing derivation of life’s staggering diversity from a single naked replicating molecule.”
Some evolutionists teach that about 3.5 billion years ago in a warm little pool a molecule that was able to reproduce itself came into being. And from that little molecule came all the varied forms of life on Earth.
Then I quoted the following from an article I had about evolution as follows: “This part of evolution says that toads, sparrows, worms, cabbage plants, palm trees, lobsters, and scientists themselves evolved from a common one-celled ancestor.”
Then I asked if he agreed with both of those statements and he said he did. My next question was how was it possible that, for example, a toad’s anatomy could be joined to a palm tree and if there were any fossils that demonstrated how that could happen. He assured me that it could and there were.
I was not satisfied with his explanation, but was pleased with his response when I asked him if what had a happened 3.5 billion years ago could be proven using proper scientific methods. His response was no.
The idea in the book, and I am sure he was in an agreement, was that the way things have “evolved” during the 3.5 billion years have proved the theory of evolution to be true. There is yet another question evolutionists need to answer: Since there was just one little molecule with no other living thing, what was its source of food?