Beyond time and space
20th Century Evidence for a Transcendent Creator and the Supernatural
Origin of the Bible
Mark Eastman, M.D. and Chuck Missler
[These following excerpts are taken from
the above book to demonstrate a massive hole that exists in the evolutionary
theory. The book itself goes far deeper into this black hole than this
short excerpted section. The book can be ordered from http://www.thewordfortoday.org or
, and is an excellent tool for any pastor to help provide valid and precise
information for his congregation that defeats the evolutionary theory
completely. Mailing address for ordering the book is: The Word For Today,
PO Box 8000, Costa Mesa, CA 92628]
Case of the Missing Letters
"In the English language convention there
are twenty-six letters that are used to write sentences, paragraphs, chapters,
and books. These letters are strung together according to hundreds of
predetermined rules. Anyone with a knowledge of those rules can understand
the information conveyed by the sequence of letters.
In all living systems there are a special set of four chemical "letters,"
called nucleotides, which are used to "write" the information stored by
the code of life, the Genetic Code. Millions of these nucleotides are
strung together, end to end, in long chains thus forming the DNA molecule.
The instructions necessary to produce all the living structures on earth
are "written" by the rules of the genetic code and carried by these chains
of chemical letters. These chemical letters represent only a tiny part
of the "hardware" that must arise by chance in order for spontaneous generation
to occur. However, nucleotides are much more complex than the simple amino
acids made by Miller and Urey, and would require much more chemical expertise
Many claims have been made that nucleotides of DNA have been produced
in such "spark and soup" experiments. However, after a careful review
of the scientific literature, evolutionist Robert Shapiro stated that
the nucleotides of DNA and RNA, "...have never been reported in any amount
in such sources, yet a mythology has emerged that maintains the opposite....I
have seen several statements in scientific sources which claim that proteins
and nucleic acids themselves have been prepared...These errors reflect
the operation of an entire belief system...The facts do not support this
belief...Such thoughts may be comforting, but they run far ahead of any
After nearly four decades of trying with the best equipment and the best
minds in chemistry, not even the "letters" of the genetic code have been
produced by random chemical processes. If the letters cannot be produced
by doctorate-level chemists, how can we logically assume that they arose
by chance in a chemical quagmire?
Miller's experiment was seen by believers as virtual proof that organic
chemicals, and ultimately life, could be produced by chance chemistry.
It brought a greater measure of scientific respectability to the theory
of spontaneous generation and evolutionary thought. Evolution, according
to the purists, could now be taught as a virtual certainty. The impact
of this experiment on the scientific community is expressed by evolutionist
and astronomer Carl Sagen:
"The Miller-Urey experiment is now recognized as the single most significant
step in convincing many scientists that life is likely to be abundant
in the cosmos."
This opinion, however, is not universally held by evolutionists. With
the advantage of three decades of hindsight, and extensive discoveries
in molecular biology, evolutionist Robert Shapiro comments on the significance
of the Miller-Urey experiments:
"The very best Miller-Urey chemistry, as we have seen, does not take us
very far along the path to a living organism. A mixture of simple chemicals,
even one enriched in a few amino acids, no more resembles a bacterium
than a small pile of real and nonsense words, each written on a scrap
of paper, resembles the complete works of Shakespeare."
After a careful examination of the Miller experiment, Shapiro recognized
that the simple chemicals he produced are a far cry from the incredible
complexity of a living cell."