I often wonder how on earth a person with a functioning human brain can imagine and accept that all the magnificent things around him and the universe are just evolved from nothing for nothing! But then what about the evidences, which are at least according to the proponents of these theories, sustains their notions. Here, I am trying to evaluate some of the strongest evidences proposed for the evolution of life and man on earth as per common scientific logic without prejudices and biases. I am not adding any references here for the simple reason that you can find everything you wanted and much more online at a whim in this Google era..
Origin of life: A chemical story
A key point in this interesting story is the formation of self-replicating organic molecules such as amino acids from inorganic precursor molecules. The famed Miller-Urey experiment is widely quoted as the main supporting evidence. Although, in this experiment more than 20 amino acids were generated one needs to keep in mind that how similar was their experimental setup to the prevailing conditions of the earth in that early period. For example, in the experiment they used an imaginary earth atmosphere composed of methane, ammonia and water. However, there is not a shred of evidence available supporting the existence of such a hydrogen-rich, reducing atmosphere any time during the ancient earth while there are overwhelming evidence available supporting the contrary scenario, a hydrogen poor atmosphere. Omission of oxygen gas from their experiential setup was the next major flaw. Available evidence clearly indicates that earth atmosphere always has had at least 5-10% oxygen. With just these two mistakes the whole Miller-Urey experiment and its findings are upside down. This is because, an oxidizing atmosphere as all evidences suggest would never allow the formation of organic molecules, the monomers or building blocks of life. So we can conclude that this is an experiment executed in a rigged way to get the expected results to make some sort of evidence to support the invented story of chemical origins of life. Nothing more nothing less! Now, if you ask the next obvious question what after these monomers? How they evolved into self-replicating polymers leading to life? The best answer we can expect is.. Oh yes billions of years.. every magic whatever impossible is possible!!
Poor Lucy: The lynchpin of evidences
One of the central supporting evidences the proponents of human evolution from apes theory widely quote is Lucy, a fossilized skeleton of a female ape. This fossil has a small ape-like skull and bipedal upright walk similar to humans. Thus, they jump into conclusion that it is a transitional creature representing the evolution of humans from apes. Precisely this is the most unscientific thing happening in this case. How a good scientist, while holding on to his favorite theory can entirely ignore another even more reasonable explanation that this highly fragmented fossil is an extinct species of ape. This is particularly true with the finding that Lucy’s hip bones support only temporal upright walking something very common in the present day apes and other primates. Moreover, Lucy has several features including curved fingers, less than 4 feet height, a head, jaw, and teeth dimensions completely reminiscent of an ape. But, then if you have nothing else to hold on to sustain your theory.. Whatsoever available, irrespective of how fragile.. Is your strong evidence. A very understandable logic indeed!!
Observations of evolution at work.. What about them!
Yes, there are flaws in other evidences but what about the observation of evolution in the lab? Well, here is the problem. All of these cases are observations of adaptations that an organism forced to bring forth to circumvent an unfavorable growth condition(s). This process referred commonly as micro-evolution is not a true evolutionary phenomenon and thus, not an evidence for it. One of the best examples for this process is the spread of antibiotic resistant bacteria. But here one needs to keep in mind that how much they micro-evolved or adapted the bacteria is never going to be a fungus or a plant but always remain as a bacteria but with some extra capabilities that’s all.
Argument of Common descent
This is a strong case but a double edged sword. The basic similarity observed at the core genetic material and metabolism among diverse life-forms exist on the planet is a good argument supporting for their origin from a single being, a common ancestor. However, this similarity they exhibit also points to a common Creator, Who created them all using the same blueprints but with varying degrees of complexity. In other words you are not only similar to a chimpanzee but also to a lab mouse as 99% of your genetic material is similar to that of a mouse almost same as with a chimpanzee.
I always wonder why we could not find a single true transitional life-form fossil though they should be abundant as per the theory of evolution. Is that in itself a strong evidence against the theory of evolution or gradual change? To be honest, there are few transitional life-form fossils discovered and among them the most celebrated one is the Archaeopteryx. But to the dismay of many evolutionary believers it was found recently that Archaeopteryx is not a bird but a non-avialan dinosaur. My gut feeling is that a similar fate awaits the other remaining transitional fossils discovered and treasured today by the die-hard evolutionary believers. Tomorrow some detailed analyses by few non-biased scientists.. their veils also disappear revealing their true identity (sorry.. I know it may be a hurting statement for some). But, truth cannot be hidden for long that is the ultimate truth!!
Take home point..
Unfortunately, these days the theory of evolution far from being a scientific proposition evolved itself as a way for few people to become atheists for their own diverse personal reasons. And in short, I have just one point to make, whatever you may believe (you may even willing to die for it..), when time permits just introspect yourself and see.. IS THAT LOGICALLY SOUND… At the end it is your only life where you have to make the calls rather than following someone else’s believes…