What we have termed the ‘Theory of Evolution’, in order for it to be considered a viable theory, it must begin somewhere and with something occurring for the very first time. Therefore, I believe we must first consider cosmic evolution, which is the origin of time, space and matter, or, in other words: what we refer to today as the ‘Big Bang!’ What did it evolve from or perhaps, stated another way, what exploded? Where did it come from, since space did not exist prior to this event; and where did it explode to, since space was born at the same time as everything else?
Proceeding on from the Big Bang, we must at this point think about chemical evolution. The Big Bang apparently made hydrogen, but how did the other elements arise. We have 92 natural elements, but the theory accounts for only hydrogen. Shortly afterward helium appeared, but the theory doesn’t say how. That’s only two elements. How did the other 90 chemicals evolve? Wouldn’t that have had to occur, and, if so, how did it occur? We have 21 synthetic elements, i.e. they are made in laboratories. Why didn’t they naturally evolve along with the other 91 known natural elements from single element hydrogen produced in the Big Bang? Is there a good explanation?
Next we would have to include stellar evolution. How did the stars and planets evolve? Remembering that all we have to begin with is hydrogen, how did the stars and planets originate. No one has ever seen a star or planet form. Did they evolve? They must have according to the theory, but how? Our own Earth seems to be an anomaly in our solar system. Where did Earth come from? There is nothing in our solar system, including our sun that could account for our Earth’s creation. How did our earth evolve, and from where?
Next we come to organic evolution, or as some call it: abiogenesis. How did life originate from non-living matter? “Long, long ago and far, far away…” life would have had to originate for the first time. How did it occur? It would have to occur for biological evolution to be a viable theory. In other words, life (uncreated) would have had to come from none living material. No one has ever seen that occur, nor has anyone ever accurately explained how it could have occurred. There are a lot of very difficult (unanswerable?) questions regarding this theory, but the real problem is that many folks seem to want to set this aside, accept the theory as fact, and move on. We are even told (intimidated?) to question the theory is ridiculous, boarding on insanity:
“It is absolutely safe to say that if you meet someone who claims not be believe in evolution, that person is ignorant, stupid or insane (or wicked,)”
At last we come to Darwin’s The Origin of Species. Once we have life on the planet, how did macro-evolution occur? How does one kind of animal change into another kind of animal, or from one species into a new species? No one has ever seen this happen, i.e. we cannot observe it going on presently, nor can we find anything in the fossil record that would present clear evidence that one species was changing or actually changed into another, different, species. In short we have absolutely no real scientific evidence to support macro evolution.
Finally, we come to the single segment of what is embraced as true in the theory of evolution that has any legitimacy of being called scientific, and it is called micro–evolution. Another name for it might be breeding, whether by “natural selection” or done through human supervision. We can add to this adaptation whereby variations within the species are triggered in the DNA that permits the animal or bird or even a plant to adapt better to its environment (but it must already be in the DNA to be a possibility at all). Variations within kinds do occur, but only this part of what is called organic evolution has been observed by man (scientists) and could show clear evidence to support its validity. Animals produce a variety of offspring, but the offspring are always the same kind or species as the parent.
This is the theory of evolution as it is believed and taught today in all our state funded schools. This is what I shall be discussing in the next few blog posts. I welcome your comments.
 Richard Dawkins Put Your Money on Evolution; New York Times, April 9 1999; page 35.