Once again, the evolutionists are out in full force to protect the failing theory all over the world. Emboldened by the rhetoric of Dawkins and his ilk, and armed with their normal arsenal of ad-hominems, they claim victory. A bit prematurely, if I may say so.
The truth is that contrary to the claims of these miracles of determinism, the theory of evolution is under unprecedented pressure, from both philosophical and scientific sides. That is why we see a concerted attack from the enemies of the truth to try and legislate their opposition to the truth into law.
And it all starts with a simple assumption, the assumption of materialism. Once one holds that the materialistic is all there is, then there simply is no room for anything that cannot be explained in materialistic terms, or at least, that is how the philosphy goes. A small problem for the proponents of materialism is that their pet belief cannot be explained in materialistic terms. It cannot be observed, nor measured, nor falsified. They can quote ancillary evidence, but infinite regress is the probable result. Eventually it leads to radical skepticism or appeals to the metaphysical.
But even more depressing for the evolutionists must be the collapse of their house of cards. The growth of biochemistry since the 1950’s has made irrelevant the majority of evidence cited in favor of evolution. Gaps in the fossil record or continuous lineage? Doesn’t matter. Anatomical phylogeny? Irrelevant. Speciation? Cambrian explosion? Homology? Tree of life? Common ancestry? Observe, demonstrate and prove the evolutionary biochemical pathways for the preceding assertions, then we will start to see something that approaches scientific proof for evolution. The simplest of organisms and organs are immensely complex at the molecular level. It requires intricate, specific and sequenced interaction between molecules to perform functions once regarded as simple.
Here is an example of what happens at the molecular level: Inner life of the cell
The development of those processes needs to be described in evolutionary terms, i.e. mutation and selection, with specific attention to the development and interaction of each of the elements, from the universal common ancestor. Nothing like that has even been seriously attempted, yet this is where all of the functions and characteristics of life are determined. Sure there has been some light speculation, yet the emphasis has been on storytelling as opposed to proof from an evolutionary perspective.
This is why the anatomical and fossil evidence for evolution is simply irrelevant. It was relevant before the advent of biochemistry, when scientists did not know any better. Now there is no excuse, biochemical evolutionary pathways, that underlie the anatomical, must be shown, or else the arguments weaken significantly, to the point of saying that humans can think because of the shape of their skull. Yet today we continue to be bombarded with fossil and anatomical arguments as if biochemistry has nothing to say about the matter.
But coming to admit the 800-pound gorilla of the lack of biochemical evolutionary proof would mean retreat, at the very least, until some proven explanations exist. And the commitment to materialism will not allow retreat, because it may mean defeat in the long run. So it is onward, banking on the ignorance of the general populace, expressed as ad-hominem and atheistic legislation.
As for me, watching that video, once again shows me that even before I watched it, I knew:
Psa 139:13 For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. Psa 139:14 I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.
Psa 139:15 My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth.
We are indeed wondefully made, carefully put together for the glory of God alone.