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Years ago we wrote the following:

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James Shapiro is an eminent biologist well-known for his
work toward making the story of evolution work in light of
evidence against it. Specifically, recent observations in genetics
have confirmed that arbitrary mutations are not the mechanism
for evolution as Darwinist envisioned it. No new genetic
information could come about this way and therefore no upward
biological mobility and no Darwin tree. Science reached this
conclusion some time ago, but it was based on thermodynamic
considerations. Until now, it has not crossed over to the life
sciences.

This is what Dr. Shapiro says today:

The DNA record does not support the assertion that small random
mutations are the main source of new and useful variations.

This is big news.

Scientifically, itís nothing at all. We knew this long ago. What
makes it big news is that now itís possible for the lay public to
begin to understand that the arbitrary aspects of unguided
processes canít plod along as if they were guided processes. The
well of empirical data is now deep enough. The problem for Dr.
Shapiro and his evolutionary worldview associates is that he
doesnít quite accept this result. The goal, as he defines it, is to
shoehorn newly discovered genetic processes into an
evolutionary boot.

Hereís what Dr. Shapiro says:

Moreover, some Neo-Darwinists have elevated Natural Selection
into a unique creative force that solves all the difficult
evolutionary problems without a real empirical basis. Many
scientists today see the need for a deeper and more complete
exploration of all aspects of the evolutionary process.

The problem is that the same problem exists. Itís not about
mechanisms. Itís about driving forces.

We understand that the most prominent biologists either canít
comprehend or canít accept the statistical relationships among
large numbers of energy-bearing entities and their entropic
tendencies. Itís most unfortunate that most prominent physical
scientists canít, either. We get that. We also understand that
Shapiro and company do not like creationists. That distaste
couldnít be overstated as their bias is strong and emotional.
Nevertheless, the admission that changes small and random
arenít pulling Darwinís oars is a huge one. Followed to its logical
conclusion, we finally see the naturalistic, materialistic bow slip
below the scientific waters and Ö glub, glub, glub.

Darwin is dead. We should be able to say this openly now and
without ridicule.

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So years after this great admission by evolutionists, nothingís
changed in the popular mindset. Itís still very difficult to convince
anyone that bowling balls donít roll uphill. They donít do it if you
build a wheelchair ramp for them. They donít do it you allow
them to choose the very best wheelchair ramp. They donít do it if
the wheelchair ramps are intertwined and share bits and pieces of
other ramps. They donít do it if the bowling balls become
intertwined and share bits and pieces of other bowling balls. They
donít do it even if you wait a really long time.

Speaking of a really long time, how much longer do we have to
wait until the life science guys accept the results of statistical
thermal physics? How long do we wait until the statistical
thermal physics guys accept the results of statistical thermal
physics? It may seem odd that scientists adamantly reject any
science that overturns their ideas, but the Bible proposes a reason
for this behavior:

Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?
The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take
counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed,
saying, Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their
cords from us.

In other words, itís all about the bands and cords. We live in Godís
creation and are bound to do so. We may either be grateful to
God or angry and rebellious. If weíre rebellious, this is what
happens next:

And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that
they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who
believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

So donít do that. Donít do things that make no sense. Be
thankful instead. Read the gospels and begin living.

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