Ask an anti-Chrisitan about where human life came from and most if not all will say it evolved. Then play the “Seven Questions” game with them. The tactic is actually used with “Why?” to get through root-cause analysis but works here too. Let’s use a variety of interrogatives to get through this one though:
1. Evolved from what?
2. Where did apes come from?
3. What did they evolve from?
4. Where did these earlier life forms come from?
5. Where did the first life on earth come from?
6. If it was a lightning strike into a pond of some primordial ooze, how was that life sustained long enough to live, grow, divide or reproduce?
7. If it was some cosmic “germ” sent here on an asteroid or comet, where did that life come from?
And with either question 6 or 7, one has to back-up and realize that SCIENCE has no answer to these questions. Go back far enough, even at this high level, and the theory of evolution falls on its face. Life originated somewhere and it’s just not likely that the primordial single-cell organisms had the means, being only seconds, minutes, or even hours old, to feed much less reproduce:
1. What would they feed on? (Food?)
2. How would they feed or even know that they should feed? (Mouth? Digestive System? Waste?)
3. How would they be aware of other organisms? (Sensory organs? Awareness?)
4. How would they know how to or even be aware of the need or benefit of mating? (Sexual or Asexual, either way)
5. Absent “instincts” to feed or mate, how long did they live? (Definition of life? Death?)
6. Why didn’t the next lightning strike not destroy them all? (Fragility of “new” life?)
7. How much of the fantasy is the world willing to take, absent any evidence, and purely on faith?
Fast forward to today and we have an article about Osedax, a so-called zombie worm that apparently destroys whale bones before they can fossilize—and naturally, become the “a ha!” answer as to why we seem to be missing fossil records that would tie the species together. How convenient that these worms would destroy only the pieces we need in order to link together all of the abundant fossils we have today!
Another article talks about how humans mated with Neanderthals and Denisovan ancestors to Homo Sapiens. The theory is built on a finger bone and a tooth. From this, we create a whole race of people who are apparently responsible, to some degree, for giving us an Asian population. Good thing I’m not Asian or I would be deeply offended!
Faith… faith in science built on speculation, refusal to accept religion as an answer, and built on body fragments of one or more individuals.
Faith… built on geography, history, and peoples who have been present on the planet as far back as anyone can recall. The Bible includes the corroborated histories of Egypt, Israel, Iraq, Iran, Italy, Greece, and more. The artifacts are there. The cities are there. The walls, the pottery, tombs, and more.
Show me more than a finger and a tooth and maybe… just maybe… I ‘ll buy into the Denisovan story. Nah!