As I’ve noted several times before, if you listen closely to episodes of “In Our Time” (1) which have a scientific subject matter, the guests-credentialed and prominent scientists and evolutionists- sometimes unwittingly expose the incredible lack of evidence for core evolutionary theory, along with a determined effort to cover up that lack.
(This post is an edited version of one I published previously under a different name.)
In a podcast discussing the work and wonders of enzymes I was first amazed to learn about their diversity and their importance. Enzymes are complex molecules within all of life and the material world which allow vital chemical reactions to take place, and/or which speed them up to the point that life is possible on earth. Perhaps the biggest fact to take away is that without enzymes, there could be no life.
Secondly, I was amused when the host of the documentary made what turned out for him to be an embarrassing error. He made the mistake-that is, a mistake in the eyes of the learned panel of evolutionists-of suggesting that the incredible nature and abilities of enzymes makes them seem almost “intelligent”. This little slip cost poor Melvyn not a little face and diminishment in the eyes of his guests, who shrank back from the word like a 1950s Count Dracula from a brandished cross, and they immediately dismissed his impertinent outburst.
The end of the podcast proved to be even more enlightening. Here, material not included in the original broadcast was tacked on, in which the panel believes that the show is over, and they can discuss more freely the subject matter, what they forgot to talk about in the show, and whether they want tea or coffee. In the extra time of “Enzymes” the host is politely upbraided again for even mentioning the possibility of intelligence in the discussion of enzymes, or of anything else. As I’ve noted, any discussion of design in science is not only shunned, but likely to lose you your job. Any talk of design in the sense of requiring a designer gives God “a foot in the door”, and they want that door firmly shut and locked, with the key thrown away. If you check out the podcast and find that the extra time or the comments I’m sharing have been edited out, let me know and I’ll send you a copy of the unedited version.
One of the panel tells our host that the enzyme which makes possible the use of normally un-reactive carbon dioxide molecules to produce sugars and oxygen, was “invented once”. So who invented it, we might ask? It was invented, said the expert, by evolution. It was invented in bacteria, and then it was shared with other organisms. Of course, you can’t go to any museum to see a fossil or a re-enactment of such an event taking place, and you can’t get a video of natural processes inventing the enzyme or passing it on to other organisms…. because it doesn’t happen now. It happened only “once” in the history of our world, said the expert. But if the expert says that this invention was all down to evolution, then so it must be, right? We have to have faith: faith in the experts; faith that it happened, and faith that the evolutionist’s motives are totally sincere, his knowledge born of omniscience, and his conclusions faultless.
It may have happened hundreds of millions of years ago, before anyone was around to see it or to film it, and there may be absolutely no fossil record of it happening, and it may not be happening now and so is unobservable and untestable, but we have to believe it, because the priests of the religion of our day-evolutionism-have pronounced it so. Natural processes did it, they say: not God.
How do they know that? The answer is that they don’t. They weren’t there, they have no record of it, and they can’t watch it happen naturally in the lab, because it doesn’t happen. But it “must” have happened, they tell us. Why? Because the only way to get rid of God is to invent another way for life to arise from nothing.
The expert went on to tell of another enzyme which takes nitrogen-an un-reactive element-out of the air and creates ammonia NH3, which fertilizes plants. As he said, its one of the most important chemicals in our world. Again, he said it was “invented once”, and only once, because the chemistry is “so difficult”. This invention was luckily passed on from bacteria into plants. Phew-lucky indeed! If it’s so clever that these all-knowing ones can’t do it, how did it happen near the dawn of time, along with all the multitude of other spectacularly fortuitous events which also were never observed, such as the creation of the all-important organelle which performs photosynthesis, and the formation of life from non-life?
The enzyme which causes water to release oxygen uses a process which, he said, “we still don’t understand”. This enzyme “was made once in the whole of earth’s history”. It got made “by chance, at the beginning”, he said.
Well, what a bit of luck eh? All those singular and indispensable inventions coming about on one planet! And to think that if any one of them had not occurred, we would not be here! Notice that the great god “Chance” created this enzyme, “at the beginning”. It sounds almost Biblical, except that it’s an insult to the real creator of all things.
Another evolutionist joined the conversation, eager to prevent Melvyn from using that nasty “intelligence” concept again:
“This is one thing that we’re always very careful of when we’re talking in the public sphere, because this idea of intelligence is very seductive”. He said that he often talks about it with colleagues, but he said that they are “very careful not to use it in the public sense”. “We have to be very careful that we don’t go into intelligent design, because that’s nonsense”, he said.
Here is quite an admission, but “off mic”, so that we, the ignorant rabble who have no right to decide for ourselves how life came about, don’t get the wrong idea. He admitted that “When you think about them (enzymes) they are beautifully designed”, but he doesn’t want you or I to think that way, because then we might come to the conclusion that if there is beautiful design in all of nature… there must be a beautiful Designer.
1 IN OUR TIME: ENZYMES, hosted by Melvyn Bragg, BBC Radio 4.