Two views of the scientific evidence
Definitions of evolution:
1) "all the living forms in the world have arisen from a
source which itself came from
an inorganic form'
Implications Of Evolution, G.A. Kerkut, Pergamon Press, 1960
2) "Evolution in the extended sense can be defined as a
and essentially irreversible
process occurring in time, which in its course gives rise to an increase of variety and an increasingly
high level of organization in its products. Our present knowledge indeed farces us to the view that
the whole of reality is evolution-a single process of self-transformation."
Julian Huxley, "Evolution and Genetics," in What is Science?
Edited by J.R. Newman, 1955
1. The universe, the solar system and the earth emerged by natural processes.
2. Life emerged from nonliving matter by naturalistic processes.
3. All present kinds emerged from simpler earlier kinds, so that single-celled organisms evolved into invertebrates, then vertebrates, then amphibians, then reptiles, then mammals, then primates, including man.
4. Mutation and natural selection have brought about the emergence of present complex kinds from a simple primordial organism.
5. Man and apes emerged from a common ancestor.
6. The earth's geologic features were fashioned largely by slow, gradual processes, with infrequent catastrophic events restricted to a local scale (uniformitarianism).
7. The inception of the earth and life was billions of years ago.
1. The universe, the solar system, and the earth were suddenly created by supernatural processes.
2. Life was suddenly and supernaturally created.
3. All present living kinds of animals and plants have
since creation, other than extinctions, and genetic variation in
created kinds has only occurred within limits.
4. Mutation and natural selection are insufficient to have brought about any emergence of present living kinds from a simple primordial organism.
5. Man and apes have a separate ancestry but were created according to a common plan.
6. The earth's geologic features have been fashioned largely by rapid, catastrophic processes that affected the earth on a global and regional scale (catastrophism).
7. The inception of the earth and life was only thousands of years ago.
See ICR Impact Articles 95 - 96