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6. The Law of Biogenesis. The Law of Biogenesis states that only living things can produce living things. Thousands of experiments have been done in an attempt to show that life can be produced from non-living matter, but all have failed. These experiments have only shown confirmation of the law that life comes only from life.

How does this observable fact of nature contradict the theory of evolution? How does it agree with creation?

7. The fossil record reveals distinct species. Fossils are the remains of previously living plants or animals. Millions of fossils have been found and classified - many of which have become petrified. These millions of classified fossils reveal animals that can be grouped in distinct species. For instance, types of horses may differ from one another - some are smaller, others larger; some have heavier legs and feet, others lighter, etc. But in all known fossils a horse remains a horse. No known fossil reveals a half-dog and halfhorse creature. This is true with all discovered fossils, including those of animals that have long become extinct.

Evolutionists claim that birds developed from reptiles. The first feathers developed from frayed reptilian scales. If this gradual development from reptile to bird, and scale to feather, took place over millions of years, the fossil record should evidence this development. Creatures with quarter, half, and three-quarter wings; with quarter, half, and three-quarter feathers should be evident. But, this is not the case.

Creationists believe that God created distinct "kinds" or species (Genesis 1:11-12;24-25). This is in agreement with the fossil record evidence which reveals distinct species of animals throughout its history.

How does the observable fact of distinct species in the fossil record contradict the theory of evolution? How does it agree with creation?

8. Evolution from one species to another is not observable today. Adaptations of animals within their own species are observable. For instance: insects will develop stronger resistances to chemical poisons, requiring the development of new insecticide sprays; moths will become lighter colored in drier, lighter climates and darker colored in wetter, darker climates. This type of adaptation within a species is often called "microevolution," with which we do not disagree. These changes are observable facts today.

  • Species - Distinct kinds of plants and animals, each with its own distinct characteristics
  • Classified - Named and placed in various classes or groups
  • Petrified - Turned into stone
  • Extinct - No longer in existence; having died out
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    And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so.

    And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good.

    And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so.

    And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good.

    - Genesis 1:11-12; 24-2

     


  • Adaptations - Changes to fit one's environment

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