Weekly Devotional 6-17-19
The Human Eye Disproves Evolution
This week’s Devotional/blog was written by Oscar Leske (Signs of our Time) on February 16, 2018. Oscar is a dear brother in the Lord.
Human Eye – Evolution can’t explain?
I needed new glasses so while I was having my eyes examined I asked the optometrist this question: “How did our eyes evolve, what came first” to which she replied,” What do you mean?” I told her that I’m not a professional, but I do know that the eye is made up of different parts such as the lens, pupil, iris, cornea, and retina and if the eye evolved what part came first. She said that the eye parts could not come separately over time but that they all had to come together at once to make the eye work. I must’ve shocked her when I said, “Well there goes the theory of evolution which would suggest that the various components of the eye evolved over time.” The expression on her face was blank – she didn’t know what to say.
Charles Darwin described the eye as one of the greatest challenges to his theory. How could he explain it? The eye, after all, is simply incompatible with evolution. He simply admitted, “that the eye with all its inimitable contrivances……. could have been formed by natural selection, seems, I freely confess, absurd in the highest degree” (On the Origin of Species, 1909, page 190).
The essential problem for Darwinists is how so many intricate components could have independently evolved to work together perfectly when, if a single component didn’t function perfectly, nothing would work at all. Scientist Francis Hitching tells us, “that if the slightest thing goes wrong en route – if the cornea is fuzzy, or the pupil fails to dilate, or the lens becomes opaque, or the focusing goes wrong – then a recognizable image is not formed. The eye either functions as a whole, or not at all.” Charles Darwin should have considered two passages in the Bible. “The hearing ear and the seeing eye, the Lord has made them both,” wrote King Solomon (Proverbs 20:12). The same can be said of the brain, nose, palate and dozens of other complex and highly developed organs in any human or animal. It would take a quantum leap of faith to think all this just evolved. Yet that is commonly taught and accepted. What I have a hard time wrapping my head around is that out of nothing comes everything – all the things we see in this world – the plant kingdom, insect kingdom, animal kingdom, sea creatures and the birds of the air all evolved from nothing. Evolution is not science – it’s science fiction. Somehow from nothing we get everything. Think! Be honest. Does this make sense > time+ nothing= everything?
Still don’t believe in creation? One needs only to look
carefully at any living creature to gain some concept of their enormous
complexity. For instance, if you have a pet, consider the complexities that
must be involved enabling that “package of matter” to move around, play, remember,
show signs of affection, eat and reproduce. Yet, even with all of modern man’s accumu-lated scientific and technological
knowledge, advanced tools, and experience today, we still could not construct a
similar living pet from carbon, calcium, hydrogen, oxygen, etc. – the
pets basic constituent parts. Yet, all the chemical information needed to construct your pet is contained in a tiny speck (the fertilized egg cell).
Doesn’t that just boggle your mind that somehow evolution can do this (create something from nothing) while we with all our modern advancements that we’ve made in physics, biology and chemistry, cannot. This just shows you the myth of evolution – that dead chemicals somehow produced the first living cells out of nothing. This is why I call evolution a religion. It would take a lot more faith to believe in evolution than it would to believe in God’s creation.
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