I had the good fortune and great blessing to attend a conference given by the Institute for Creation Research-ICR-this past weekend. This post is a brief summary of what I took home from just one of the three great speakers. In later posts I’ll review the other two, Dr. Timothy Clary and Dr. Frank Sherwin.
Dr Randy Guliuzza discussed the failure of Darwinism, and enlightened us on the far more compelling subject of Continuous Environmental Tracking, or CET. All organisms are designed, just as any other ordered system we know of is designed, and were designed to adapt to their surroundings. They did not evolve by millions of years of random mutations plus natural selection, as Neo-Darwinism asserts.
Darwin replaced the term “God” with the concept of nature being the agent of change. This is bordering on, and leaning towards, the worship of nature in our time.
He gave numerous examples from peer-reviewed scientific research of creatures which are shown to adapt to their environments within one or two generations, or even within their own lifetimes-or even immediately. It does not take these organisms millions of years to, for example, grow longer legs, as some are able to do. Such changes are afforded by their original design. They are not random but are reversable and sometimes repeatable. They occur because of the organism’s in-built and designed ability to adapt and even alter its own DNA, overnight, or for the benefit of the very next generation. The concept of long ages and millions of years is used as a magic ingredient to account for imagined macro-evolution-for example dog-like creatures turning into whales. In fact, Guliuzza declared, no-one has ever observed one kind of creature turn into another kind.
Another example of the many he gave referrred to a prestigious study carried out on e-coli bacteria and reviewed in Nature magazine, to coax, induce, and to observe what is considered to be evolutionary change. After eighty thousand generations e-coli bacteria remained e-coli bacteria!
Science, said Guliuzza, is, or should be, observable and testable. This discounts macro-evolution, for which there is no evidence.
No-one has observed or duplicated the origin of life. Guliuzza displayed an admission to this effect from an article in Scientific American.
Guliuzza stressed that we need to stop seeing creatures as being passively shaped by their environments, as Darwinism asserts, and to start seeing them as active problem-solving entities, designed to adapt (to a limited extent) enabling them to fill the earth according to the will of God.
Dr. Guliuzza also wanted to stress, from start to finish, that the Church and Christians in general are commonly making the mistake of speaking only about “God”, and not speaking of His son by name. Other religions, such as Islam, will speak of a great god, he said. Yes, in the beginning “God” created the heavens and the earth, but the intent of ICR is to specifically use and glorify the name of Jesus Christ, Christ being the creator of all things:
The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together (Colossians 1:15-17 NIV).
Dr. Guliuzza’s testimony was moving, humorous and uplifting. He’s a commanding and inspiring speaker, and I have no doubt, as I have observed from great speakers of past ICR conferences, that my life has been greatly enriched by his godly attitude, and the information he shared.
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