Mathematical Challenges to the Theory of evolution

One of the indications that this world was created for us rather than appearing by accident over billions of years is that the theory of evolution is not adequate to explain the diversity of life on Earth today. The theory of the origin of species through natural selection has increasingly come under fire in recent years. As many as one-third of biologists now question Darwinism (Dierker 2019). A movement called “A Scientific Dissent from Darwin” lists over 1,000 scientists who have joined its effort to reconsider Darwin’s theory. The organizers write the following:

Everyone agrees that microevolution occurs. But mainstream scientific and academic literature is saturated with skepticism about the neo-Darwinian claim that microevolution offers an adequate basis for justifying macroevolutionary claims. (“What Scientific Evidence,” n.d.)

In a paper in the journal Biological Theory, Dr. Bruce Weber, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, California State University, and Dr. David Depew, Department of Philosophy, California State University, wrote, “Darwinism in its current scientific incarnation has pretty much reached the end of its rope” (Depew and Weber 2011). Dr. Thomas Nagel, professor of philosophy and law at New York University, wrote that “the materialist neo-Darwinian conception of nature is almost certainly false” (Nagel, 2011).

One of the primary problems with the premise that evolution resulted in today’s human beings is that the process of natural selection from chance mutations would require a much greater timescale than is available, considering the age of the universe. There are also punctuated emergence of species over very short geological timescales that the Theory of Evolution cannot explain.

In the video below, watch a discussion of the mathematical problem with the theory of evolution by David Gelertner, Professor of Computer Science at Yale University, Stephen Meyer, Director of the Center for Science and Culture at the Discovery Institute, and David Berlinski, Contributing Editor, Inference: International Review of Science, at
The Earth realm is a world of cause, effect, and continuity.

Everything has an apparent reason for it. The suggestion of evolution is one such reason for the diversity of life, but it is augmented by the intentional creation of the physical realm for humankind’s use in learning lessons and evolving. Evolution as an accidental process in a materialistic universe is not tenable; evolution as a guided process that results in the Earth realm created for us is more likely.

Uncommon Knowledge

Mathematical Challenges to Darwin’s Theory of Evolution, Hoover Institution, July 22, 2019

Information Enigma: Where does information come from?

David Gelertner, Professor of Computer Science at Yale University, explains the problem with Darwin’s natural selection. At the basis of every ordered system is information. Information cannot be created by accident. Where there is information, there is Mind.

What is the cause now in operation for the production of digital information? Because the crucial question in the origin of animal life and the origin of life itself is Where did the information come from, information stored digitally in the DNA molecule? Where did that information come from that is necessary to build these new forms of life? And I realized that the answer to that question is intelligence. The cause now in operation, the cause of which we know from our uniform and repeated experience, another key idea from Lyell, that is capable of producing information is intelligence. Whether we’re looking at a hieroglyphic inscription or a paragraph in a book or a section of computer code or information embedded in a radio signal, whenever we see information, especially when we find information in a digital or typographic form, and we trace it back to its ultimate source, we always come to a mind, not a material process. So the discovery that information is running the show in life, the discovery that there are these huge infusions of information in the history of life such as the one that occurs in the Cambrian explosion suggest that a designing intelligence has played a role in the history of life. And it also suggested to me that it was possible to formulate a scientific case for Intelligent Design that is a case for Intelligent Design based on the same scientific method of reasoning that Charles Darwin had used in The Origin of Species.

Below, watch Dr. Meyer and biologist Dr. Douglas Axe, founder of the Biologic Institute, as they explain the importance of information from an intelligent source for life on Earth.

Discovedry Science

Information Enigma: Where does information come from?, October 8, 2015