Roelf L. Ruffner
It takes an enormous amount of faith, as well as downright gullibility, to believe in Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution. He maintained that a “lower” species of plant or animal life can, over a period of millions of years, evolve into another species of plant or animal.
Yet contrary to what evolutionists believe, their theory has never been demonstrated by valid experimentation, observation in nature, or even in the fossil record. But evolutionists hold to their false assumptions with a zealously blind faith that borders on obsession. A case in point is Darwin’s speculation in the first edition of his book On the Origin of Species that a whale evolved from a bear.
“In North America, the black bear was seen by Hearne swimming for hours with widely open mouth, thus catching, like a whale, insects in the water. Even in so extreme a case as this, if the supply of insects were constant, and if better adapted competitors did not already exist in the country, I can see no difficulty in a race of bears being rendered, by natural selection, more and more aquatic in their structure and habits, with larger and larger mouths, till a creature was produced as monstrous as a whale” (p. 567).
So bizarre and ridiculous were his assumptions thought to be that he was forced to remove them from subsequent editions of his book by his scientific colleagues. Yet isn’t the whole ungodly theory of evolution preposterous and ridiculous? “The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God” (Psa. 14:1).
Today Darwin’s disciples have changed the bear-to-whale fiasco a bit. Some maintain that whales evolved from a wolf-like creature or maybe a cat-like animal or perhaps a hippopotamus-like animal. And lately some have fantasized over a deer-like creature. And these “experts” all bicker amongst themselves over their outlandish speculations.
But the Christian’s faith is based on the inerrant Word of God: “And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good” (Gen. 1:21).