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Study Questions

The Failure of Darwin: Design in Nature

1. What is the theory of organic evolution?

1. According to the modern theory of Darwinian evolution, what are the two processes which work together to produce new biological designs and thus originate new kinds of plants and animals?

2. Explain what is meant by "natural selection."

3. Give the sequence of types of organisms which are assumed to have succeeded one another in the history of evolution on earth.

4. According to this theory, what is man?

2. Does the theory of evolution by random (chance, unplanned) mutations (changes) and natural selection explain where all living things came from?

5. In evolutionary theory each new variant organism which is selected by nature to survive is selected because it is better adapted to its environment than its predecessor or the other types already in the population. If this theory is to be made to sound plausible, what should it be possible to imagine and describe for the supposed evolution of, for example, reptiles into birds?

6. If the assumed evolutionary history of life on earth actually occurred, what kind of fossil types should be found to show that reptiles did, indeed, evolve into birds?

7. And if evolution is a fact, what should the geneticists and molecular biologists be able to discover and demonstrate experimentally?

8. Have the requirements of questions 5, 6 and 7 above yet been achieved?

3. What are some examples of species which evolution cannot explain?

9. Describe the defensive equipment of the sea slug, Eolidoidea, how the sea slug obtained it, and how it works. Can you explain the origin of this marvelous defense system by evolutionary theory? Can anybody?

10. Describe the propulsion system of the microbe, E. coli.

11. Explain how Darwin's theory prohibits the production of this propulsion system by evolution.

12. Have the evolutionary scientists yet explained the origin of this microbe by evolution? Why do you think they still believe that it evolved?

13. Is one being "unscientific" who believes that E. coli was designed and created by God?

Logically defend your answer.

14. Describe the power of navigation displayed by the migrating lesser white throated warbler.

15. With what marvelous capabilities are these little birds hatched?

16. What are the several methods of navigation used by pigeons?

17. Outline the functions which the human body carries out in maintaining the core body temperature at the correct level. Do physiologists understand much about the details of this control system?

4. What is the central logic of the scientific case for creation?

18. Outline the central logic of the scientific case for creation.

19. Is divine special creation a scientifically acceptable option for scientists and students and teachers of science to hold? Explain why or why not.

5 . But isn't this a negative argument?

20. Should Christians be embarrassed by the fact that the scientific case for creation is, to a great extent, a negative argument against evolution? Explain why or why not?

6. Is there a positive scientific case for creation?

21. Explain the positive scientific case for creation.

7. Why do some scientists say it is almost certain that life exists on planets in other solar systems and other galaxies?

22. Upon what assumptions do some scientists base their belief that intelligent life must exist on other planets in the universe?

23. Do you think the government should spend our tax monies to finance great radio ears listening for voices from other worlds? Why or why not?

8. Does the earth appear to be specifically designed to support human life?

24. List five features of the earth-sun-moon system which are essential to provide a living environment for Adam's race.

25. Explain several of the reasons that water is the perfect solvent for life.

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