Fallacies of Evolution

The Theory of Evolution requires certain base assumptions to be true for the theory to continue to work. If these basic assumptions are incorrect, then the entire Theory of Evolution does not work. Following are a few of the main objections that can be made with the Theory of Evolution.

Millions of Years

The Big Bang Theory of Origins currently requires about 20 billion years for the universe to form. The Theory of Evolution assumes about 4 billion years for life to change from a single entity to all that is known today. However, the natural processes that can be witnessed and measured demonstrate a young Earth and universe only thousands of years old. Evidence for long ages of time simply do not exist. Without this time, the Theory of Evolution cannot work.


Although the Theory of Evolution does not technically deal with the origin of life, it is none-the-less dependent on life starting so that change can occur. Specifically, it is dependent on life starting or coming from non-life which is called abiogenesis. The first living molecule would have to be incredibly complex just to survive and reproduce. Abiogenesis is something that has never been witnessed and is statistically such a small possibility that it is virtually impossible for it to occur even in 20 billion years.

Beneficial Mutations

The Theory of Evolution is dependent on beneficial mutations as a means of changing life and improving it. However, beneficial mutations have not been witnessed. Instead, mutations cause great harm to life and destroy it. Furthermore, organisms have mechanisms specifically designed to find and eliminate mutations so that they do not occur. Mutation cannot work as a driving force of evolutionary processes.

Fossil Record

The fossils found in the layers of dirt and all of the information gathered from them are collectively known as the fossil record. The Theory of Evolution states that the fossil record should show a gradual (or occasionally a leaping) change from one species to another. In fact, there are currently no solid examples of a transitional species. Instead, there are large gaps in the fossil record indicating that the animals are not connected beyond a certain point.

Fallacies of Thermodynamics in Evolution

The Theory of Evolution should not operate in the known laws of physics. One of the most striking examples of this is with the Second Law of Thermodynamics. It states that everything is breaking down and becoming increasingly disordered. For Evolution to function, just the opposite must occur and things must get more orderly and complex. Science says that the Laws of Thermodynamics have never been broken, but at the same time accepts that somehow the process of evolution overcomes the Laws of Thermodynamics. These statements are in conflict.

Other Fallacies

Darwin’s Finches

When Darwin visited the Galapagos Islands, he saw a variety of finches that appeared to each have different types of beaks for eating different types of foods. This has been used as evidence that evolution is true. However, since then more studies and observations have been made on these finches and found otherwise. During times of scarce food, the birds tend to become specialists using their beaks in unique ways. However, when food is plentiful the beaks get smaller and more uniform in size, shape, and function. Furthermore, they are not unique species as all of them can inter-breed.

Miller’s Experiment

In the 1950’s, Miller did an experiment where he put some elements into a closed container, added electricity, and then found amino acids in the mix. This made a lot of news headlines about making life in the lab. Sadly, most of the details are missing from this picture. He had to remove the oxygen from the container which is not realistic in nature. He did get a few amino acids, but not nearly enough to make even the simplest life form. Also, the amino acids that did form were both right and left handed in shape (right handed amino acids are toxic to life as we know it).

Chimp DNA is 98.4% the Same as Humans

This fantastic claim has been around for some time. However, it simply is not true. The scientists involved tested only segments (not the entire) DNA. Even more telling is the simple math that the chimp genome is 10% longer than the human genome – already far exceeding the 1.6% given in the headline.

XLIIB. Last Updated: 15/03/2016
Todd Elder

Todd Elder

Todd Elder has a deep desire to understand and experience Creation. As a Baraminologist, his current research includes developing the Katagenos Species Concept, the Natanzera Classification System, and the Floral Formula Method of determining Plant Kinds. As an author and speaker, his books and seminar materials are designed to encourage a growing relationship with the Creator.
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