who seeks an answer to the question of how living things, including himself, came
into existence, will encounter two distinct explanations. The first is "creation,"
the idea that all living things came into existence as a consequence of an intelligent
design. The second explanation is the theory of "evolution," which asserts that
living things are not the products of an intelligent design, but of coincidental
causes and natural processes.
For a century and a half now,
the theory of evolution has received extensive support from the scientific community.
The science of biology is defined in terms of evolutionist concepts. That is why,
between the two explanations of creation and evolution, the majority of people
assume the evolutionist explanation to be scientific. Accordingly, they believe
evolution to be a theory supported by the observational findings of science, while
creation is thought to be a belief based on faith. As a matter of fact, however,
scientific findings do not support the theory of evolution. Findings from the
last two decades in particular openly contradict the basic assumptions of this
theory. Many branches of science, such as paleontology, biochemistry, population
genetics, comparative anatomy and biophysics, indicate that natural processes
and coincidental effects cannot explain life, as the theory of evolution proposes.
In this book, we will analyze this scientific crisis faced
by the theory of evolution. This work rests solely upon scientific findings. Those
advocating the theory of evolution on behalf of scientific truth should confront
these findings and question the presumptions they have so far held. Refusal to
do this would mean openly accepting that their adherence to the theory of evolution
is dogmatic rather than scientific.