October 20th

Corollary X – Genetic Decay

An horse is a vain thing for safety: neither shall he deliver any by his great strength.

(Psalms 33:17) KJV

The Earth has been slowly collapsing into itself since the fall of man in Genesis 3. Likewise our genetic material, the DNA in our cells, has been gradually decaying too. DNA is affected by mutations and copying errors.

Creationists have been pointing out for many years that it’s thermodynamically impossible for DNA to spontaneously generate new information that improves an organism’s chances of survival. This is really the Achilles heel of the whole evolution premise. Mutations do occur, they even have a predictable frequency, but the problem is that the likelihood that a mutation will be deleterious is vastly higher than the probability that it will be beneficial.

A simple analogy is a junk yard. If we park a car in a junk yard and leave it there, what kind of condition do you think it will be in ten years later? Will it somehow maintain its like-new fully functional state? Or will it be filthy, rusty, the rubber seals cracked and useless and the battery dead? There is a word for this: entropy. Entropy is a measure of the tendency of things to continually move towards a state of increasing disorder.

Now you could complain about the analogy and say that the car isn’t alive, that’s why it rusts and decays. The problem is that in the popular science paradigm (SciPop) there’s no difference between animate and inanimate objects. The existential spark which makes something alive isn’t something that SciPop has identified, nor is it remotely concerned about. The nature of life, as in what makes it alive rather than what it’s composed of, lies outside the realm of SciPop.

Corollary X – Navigation

SectionTitleScripture
1IntroductionPsalms 33:17
2Entropy and ThermodynamicsGenesis 3:17
2.1DevolutionRomans 8:10
3Does God Make You Angry?Job 2:9
3.1If God is Love, Why Would He Send People to Hell?2 Timothy 1:8-9
4A Horse, a Horse, My Kingdom for a HorseZechariah 12:4
4.1Evolution: That Famous ‘March of Progress’ Image Is Just WrongFurther reading
SalvationRomans 10:9-10
– Navigate your way around Corollary X.


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