I was reminded that yesterday was Charles Darwin’s birthday- a day celebrated by his supporters around the world; it’s also a day celebrated by the state of Delaware and Des Moines, Iowa. But Darwin’s supporters haven’t stopped there. They’ve been attempting to gain acceptance by having this day recognized nationally around the world, including the United States and England.
Of course this attempt is more political than scientific. It’s certainly portrayed as an attempt to recognize Darwin’s scientific achievements, but that’s not really the case. It’s political because evolution- depending on how it’s defined- cannot be demonstrated by the scientific method, which requires observation and experimentation. Nobody has ever observed one kind of organism evolve into another kind, but that inconvenient problem has never stopped supporters from promoting evolution.
Anyway, I thought it was humorous that Answers in Genesis renamed February 12th “Darwin Was Wrong Day” in response to the anti-God philosophy surrounding Charles Darwin. According Ken Ham, CEO of AiG:
“Secularists are becoming increasingly aggressive and intolerant in promoting their anti-God philosophy. Evolutionary ideas provide the foundation for this worldview because they seemingly allow mankind the ability to explain the existence of life and the universe without God. As Christians, we need to be bold in proclaiming the truth of God’s Word to a hurting (groaning, Romans 8:22) world. This year, on February 12, instead of celebrating Darwin’s anti-God religion, we can take this opportunity to show the world that Darwin’s ideas about our supposed evolutionary origins were wrong, and that God’s Word is true, from the very beginning. Let’s make February 12 Darwin Was Wrong Day and point people to the truth of God’s Word.”
Ham is absolutely correct, and he also points out that the Law of Biogenesis states that life only comes from life, and never arises from non-life… another inconvenient problem for evolutionists. And that’s why it’s so important for them to succeed with this day. If they can manage to make it a national holiday, that would help them gain acceptance, and that’s why this is more political than scientific. It’s about gaining acceptance, despite the science.
This attempt also ignores the harm that Darwinism has done, such as the many deaths associated with communism, racism, and eugenics.
As you can imagine, Darwin’s supporters didn’t like AiG promoting Darwin Was Wrong Day. And instead of addressing any of the scientific problems facing evolution, they attacked Ken Ham and Answers in Genesis, demonstrating that it’s necessary to practice character assassination rather than provide scientific evidence for their belief system.
According to the Bible, it is God who made us, not some random process. And I’m truly thankful for that.
Happy Darwin Was Wrong Day! (a day late)