“Why I am Not an Evolutionist
Lecture Class Handout
By Andy Carmichael ©
Creation School Online
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14. The eleven most frequently asked
Where did Cain find his wife ?
Cain married one of his sisters
or nieces. Today you cannot marry anyone but your
relative if you’re going to marry a human being ! We are
all related to one another through Noah and back to Adam
and Eve. God’s prohibition against marrying a genetically
very close relative was not given until 1,445 BC
during the time of Moses (The Ten Commandments), about
2,500 years after Cain’s birth. So Cain was allowed
to marry his close female relative.
Can’t Christians believe in evolution ?
No, because evolution is
not a true account of reality and history. Evolution
is scientifically and logically impossible. Evolution
is contradicted by every realm of knowledge (the Bible,
science, biology, archaeology, philosophy, history, etc.).
The idea of evolution requires self-creation which is
a logically impossibility. And contrary to the claims
of evolutionists :
The six creation days of Genesis are literal, normal,
The days of creation are not figurative or poetic.
The book of Genesis is not poetry or allegory or figurative
or “religious” or mythical but is history.
There is no time gap before Genesis 1. The Hebrew text
does not allow it.
There is no time gap between Genesis 1:1 and Genesis 1:2.
The Hebrew text does not allow it.
There were no “pre-Adamic” men or ape-men.
There are no missing genealogies at all. There is no way
to insert years or generations nor thousands or millions
or billions of years into Genesis or elsewhere in the
Could God have used evolution ? No, as evolution is logically
impossible and even God cannot do what is logically impossible.
The entire Bible, including the salvation message,
depends absolutely the creation of 6,000 years ago being
real, true history.
Couldn’t God have used evolution ?
No, because evolution
is logically impossible since evolution is the theory
of self-creation. An all-powerful God can do what
is physically or naturally impossible but even He cannot
do what is logically impossible (for example, even
God cannot draw square circles as they are a logically
impossible concept). Nonsense (such as square circles
or evolution) spoken about God remains nonsense. Evolution
is entirely contrary to God’s nature, the Bible and the
message of salvation through Jesus Christ. Evolution
did not create anything in the universe, because evolution
does not exist and never happened. Since evolution does
not exist and did not happen, God could not have used
Doesn’t carbon-dating prove that the Earth is
very old ?
No, because carbon-dating
is inherently usable firstly only back to a maximum
of 50,000 years and secondly only back to the last
global catastrophe. It is reliable only back
to around 100 BC and is reasonably accurate only for organic
objects of the past 2,000 years. The global Flood of 2,348
BC would reset all radiometric-dating clocks. All radiometric
dating methods are only as good as their assumptions.
The concept of a global flood is equivalent to a young
earth. If the global Flood occurred (as is evidenced by
the entire fossil record and the massive, vast sedimentary
rock layers all around the world as well as by the entire
Bible), then the earth is young because the evolutionist’s
“evidence” for an old earth is critically dependent on
their unscientific assumption that the earth has
never experienced a global flood (or any other global
Haven’t scientists proved that the Earth is billions
of years old ?
No. There is no scientific
way to know the actual age of a rock, a fossil or the
Earth other than
by an eye-witness’ account.
No dating method has ever proved that the Earth or the
solar system or the universe itself is more than several
thousand years old. The concept of a global flood is equivalent
to a young earth. If the global Flood occurred (as is
evidenced by the entire fossil record and the massive,
vast sedimentary rock layers all around the world as well
as by the entire Bible), then the earth is young because
the evolutionist’s “evidence” for an old earth is critically
dependent on their unscientific assumption that
the earth has never experienced a global flood (or any
other global catastrophe).
How do dinosaurs fit with the Bible ?
Very well ! Firstly, what
is a “dinosaur” ? Technically, everything can be called
a “dinosaur” since everything living today is found in
fossil form. Secondly, T-rex, stegosaurs and other
large saurischian land animals (i.e. “dinosaurs”) all
lived with people before and after the global Flood,
as is documented in Anglo-Saxon and other ancient historic
records, including the Bible (the final chapters of Job).
God created “dinosaurs” (the large, medium and small saurischian
animals) 6,000 years ago during the creation but they
were not like Hollywood’s Jurassic Park ! The average
size of a dinosaur in the fossil record is only between
the size of a sheep and a small cow. Breeding pairs of
these land-dwelling “dinosaur” kinds were on the Ark.
The large land-dwelling dinosaurs appear to have died
out, like many other animals (the dodo, carrier pigeon,
mammoths, etc.), in the 4,350 years since the global Flood.
How did Noah fit all the animals in the Ark ?
God sent the animals to Noah
– Noah did not have to collect them or round them up.
Only 16,000 individual land-dwelling animals (i.e. a breeding
pair of 8,000 animal “kinds”) would have needed to be
on Noah’s Ark to repopulate and restock the animal world
as we see it today. Only land-dwelling, air-breathing
animals were on the Ark, hence not all the
animals kinds or species in the world had to be on the
Ark to survive the year-long global Flood (e.g. insects
do not breathe air through their nostrils and whales and
fish are not land-dwelling animals.) Noah’s Ark was vast,
with three internal decks and animal compartments or cages,
and had a cargo capacity of 15,000 tons – it could carry
the equivalent mass of 150,000 people each weighing 100
Wasn’t there a vast time gap in the first two
verses of Genesis 1 ?
No. The Hebrew text of Genesis
1 does not allow for any time gap at all.
According to 2 Peter 3:8 isn’t a day like a thousand
years so the “days” of creation could each be vast
ages of time ?
God is outside of time so
to him a day is like a thousand years. The Bible
in 2 Peter 3:8 does not say that a day is a
thousand years, but that a day is only like a thousand
years to God and, in context, this Bible verse
is not talking of the creation week but is talking
of God’s patience in the context of justice and human
rebellion. And, besides, Psalm 90:4 says, “For a thousand
years in Your sight are but as yesterday when it is past,
or as a watch in the night.” A watch in the night was
a period of only three or four hours (depending on whether
you were a Roman or a Jew).
Where did all the different “races” of people
come from ?
Every human being
on Earth is directly descended from Adam and Eve, through
Noah and his wife and their three sons and their three
wives. Biblically and genetically, there is no such thing
as “races” as all people are related. There is just one
human race and we are all members of the human race. Human
groups became geographically, culturally and linguistically
isolated after the global Flood. As a result, there has
been very little cross-breeding of the geographically
isolated human gene pools, so over the centuries similar
physical features will occur in any geographically isolated
breeding group of people. These differing features are
simply variation within the “species” (which has
nothing to do with evolution).
How do you explain the “ape-men” ?
There were no “ape-men”.
There were men and there were apes. There still are. Usually,
the men killed and ate the apes, leaving the bones and
skulls. Neanderthals and Cro-Magnon people were 100% people
with larger brain capacities than ours and who
were simply living in a harsher, more hostile environment.