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Dispelling the Nine Great “Proofs” for Evolution (Part Two)

with Dr. Grady S. McMurtry

Dispelling the Nine Great “Proofs” for Evolution (Part One)
Vestigial and retrogressive organs: Several structures in the human body, including the coccyx, appendix and wisdom teeth, may seem to have no function, which many scientists point to as evidence of evolution. However, today all of these organs or structures have at least one or more known functions. Some other often cited examples are male nipples and female Wolffian ducts. It is now known that these structures are merely remnants of development prior to sexual differentiation occurring in the embryo.

Embryonic recapitulation: One of Charles Darwin’s disciples, Dr. Ernst Haeckel, fabricated the idea of embryonic recapitulation, which stated that a baby goes through the various evolutionary stages while in the womb. The theory has since been dispelled by various scientific sources. Haeckel had also fabricated another hoax, drawings of single-celled organisms that were supposedly the precursors to intelligent life.

Hypothetical scenarios: Short, anecdotal stories of how various creatures came to evolve different structures have become widespread, but they detract from true scientific investigation. Similar tales are used to explain the existence of short-period comets and to cover over other inconsistencies within the theories of evolution.

The universe and earth are old: While many people assert that the universe and earth are billions of years old, the metrics and data being used to come to these conclusions is unreliable. For example, although the the universe appears to be 15 to 20 billion light years in radius, this is a distance and not a time; and, does not reveal its actually age. The act of dating fossils and rock layers by evolutionists is self-serving circular reasoning and many of the remnants that should be present from meteorites are nowhere to be found.

Genetic studies: The true power of DNA lies in its ability to repair itself, not to alter its structure and produce any kind of evolution. All imperfect copies of DNA only serve as a detriment to the creature itself, not a step forward.

About the Author:
As the President of Creation Worldview Ministries, Inc., Dr. Grady S. McMurtry carries out missionary work around the world and regularly hosts Christian-based radio and television programs. Dr. McMurtry has devoted his life to promoting Christianity and creationism, participating with several religious organizations, including the Creation Research Society, the Moscow Theological Institute and Christian Prison Ministries. An authority on creation science, Dr. Grady S. McMurtry holds a Doctor of Divinity from the School of Theology and a Doctor of Letters from Mid-Continent University.


Early Christian Apologists: The Apostle Paul

As a Christian apologist, Dr. Grady S. McMurtry supports a rational view of Christianity. In doing so, Dr. McMurtry follows in the footsteps of Christian apologists throughout history, including C. S. Lewis and Saint Augustine. Paul the Apostle is often considered the first Christian apologist.

Born at around the same time as Christ and originally given the name Saul, Paul was raised in Orthodox Jewish tradition, including study of The Old Testament Law. With his staunch Jewish beliefs and strong legal background, Paul spent his early adulthood persecuting and arresting Christians. The Book of the Acts of the Apostles, however, describes Paul’s conversion to Christianity.

While traveling along the road to Damascus, Paul witnessed a vision of the resurrected Christ. The vision left Paul blind, and changed the direction of his life. After completing his journey to Damascus, Paul met with Ananias of Damascus, who baptized him and prayed that Paul would be cured of his blindness.

Paul began preaching the Word of God, telling his followers that the way to salvation was through Jesus, and not man’s laws. He alienated the Jewish community with some of his beliefs, including the abandonment of Jewish dietary restrictions and the traditional practice of circumcision. He was persecuted, arrested as a heretic, and imprisoned. While he was in prison, Paul wrote 13 epistles that are now a significant portion of the New Testament: Romans, Galatians, Ephesians, Colossians, Philippians, Philemon, Titus, I and II Corinthians, I and II Thessalonians, and I and II Timothy.