As an EX-atheist, one of my favorite verses in the Bible is Genesis 1:1. Why? Because it was one of my favorite verses as an atheist. This was my “go-to-spot.” When any doubt was expressed to the Bible, This verse is where I went to destroy a person’s faith. I am no longer that man.
This is a small section in my book, “The Nightmare of Atheism” under the chapter “Ten Reasons why you can believe.”
(Note: When you see the (AQ) - that is the question(s) that the Atheist must answer or doubt his faith)
9) Evolution vs. the Origin of Life
The scientific definition of life is “Any organism which is capable of reproducing itself.” Ask yourself this question: What is the smallest form of life? Is it a Virus, which is the simplest form of life?
If that is your choice, we have a problem. A virus is a parasite. The only method of reproduction of a virus is by the invasion and destruction of a living cell. If there is no living cell, there can be no reproduction. What does that mean? Life could not have begun with a virus – What would they eat? Is it a Bacterium, which is the smallest single cell organism?
There are two types of bacteria.
* Those who live on dead animal / vegetable matter, and
* Those who live on live animal / vegetable matter.
Life could not have begun with bacteria – again, if they were the first life form on earth, what would they eat?
Is it a Protozoa, which is the next step up the ladder of life? There are over 15,000 different species of protozoa living everywhere, BUT they are also parasites. Again, because they are parasites, what would they eat?
What is DNA – [Complex Spiral Structures of Deoxyribonucleic Acid]? It is the details of the blueprint which instruct the cells how to construct an entire organism of ITS OWN KIND placed in the genes located in the nucleus of the chromosomes. Because of the genes, no two individuals are ever exactly alike, yet it is impossible for any organism to be reproduced that is NOT of the species of that organism.
With that in mind, let’s take a look at an example of just one species of protozoa - The ameba, which is a very simple one-celled animal. An ameba reproduces by cell division. One ameba cell divides to produce two individuals. This process is called ‘MITOSIS’, which is the simplest form of reproduction. The simple mechanism of cell division requires a precise step-by-step series of EXTREMELY COMPLICATED events.
(AQ) How did the DNA evolve to master the process of “Mitosis”? How did the ameba survive before this process existed?
The Theory of Evolution:
How does the process of scientific theory work? You take two or more premises, and based on them, you come to a conclusion. With this process, let’s take a look at the theory of evolution.
PREMISE 1 = The acquired behavior and knowledge is capable of being passed on to succeeding generations.
PREMISE 2 = Mutations and adaptations have resulted in the entire development of higher forms of life from the first life form.
CONCLUSION: Based on these two premises hangs the Theory of Evolution.
Problems with this Theory
A major problem is SEX! There is one difference between the ameba, with its cell-division, and the higher life forms that throws cold water immediately on the theory of evolution – SEX. There is a tremendous difference between the chromosomes splitting to reproduce two cells in the place of one, and the egg and sperm reproductive systems of higher forms of life.
REMEMBER Premise 2?
Sex MUST have been the result of a mutant gene, at precisely the right time in two different Individuals of the SAME species, one for male and one for female. For evolution to produce SEX, this process would have had to happen in ONE SINGLE GENERATION, in ALL Living Creatures. If this did not happen, there would have been no way this mutated individual could have reproduced itself and passed this characteristic on to its progeny.
REMEMBER Premise #1?
If premise #1 was correct then your children would not have to go to school. All of the knowledge that you have acquired and that which you inherited from your ancestors would have been in them at birth.
(AQ) Can you produce different premises to make the theory of evolution work?