2 Peter 3:5
“For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water:”

If I were come out and say that “neo-Darwinism is effectively dead despite its persistence as textbook orthodoxy”, you can be sure that evolutionists would be all over me. If I went on to say that our knowledge of genetics is now sufficient to reject evolution’s slow, gradual selection of small mutational changes, you can bet evolutionists would hurl insults at me, using words I would not be permitted to repeat on this radio station.

Punctuated equilibrium depends upon rare bursts of major evolutionary changeBut if one of the world’s top evolutionists were to write what I just said, he would get away with it. Especially when this eminent evolutionist’s name is Stephen Jay Gould. Before his death in 2002, this Harvard professor and Humanist of the Year utterly rejected slow, gradual evolution powered by mutations.

Now think about this for a moment. Gould and his esteemed colleague Niles Eldredge rejected the same neo-Darwinism that creationists reject! Both of these respected evolutionists knew that neo-Darwinism was an emperor with no clothes, so they came up with the punctuated equilibrium theory of evolution. According to Gould and Eldredge, evolution happens by way of sudden, major changes, resulting in the appearance of “hopeful monsters.”

Mutations produce only minor variations, said Gould. Experiments that start with flies end up with flies. So he asked: “How can such processes change a gnat or rhinoceros into something fundamentally different?”

They can’t! Nevertheless, evolutionists will continue to believe in slow, gradual evolution, not because of any evidence but because their godless worldview demands it.

Prayer: Heavenly Father, fallen men accept evolution because they do not want You to rule over them. I ask You to reveal Yourself to many so they will believe unto eternal life and bring glory to Your holy name! Amen.


Author: Steven J. Schwartz
Ref: G. Parker, Creation: Facts of Life, pp. 104-106. S.J. Gould, “The Return of Hopeful Monsters”, Natural History, June/July 1977. S.J. Gould, “Is a New General Theory of Evolution Emerging?”, Paleobiology, Winter 1980. Diagram: Punctuated equilibrium depends upon rare bursts of major evolutionary change. (PD)

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