This is just a random musing, but, in speaking to atheist friends, I find they cannot answer the following:
If there is no God except Evolution, why is there such variety in the world?
Take, for instance, an ordinary chicken. Why does the female chicken lay an egg that thrusts her potential progeny out into the cold cruel world before it has fully formed? Why, on the other hand, does a human baby incubate in his or her mother’s womb for nine months? Is it that each being has a different function – a different destiny?
If Evolution were truly the only force present in the universe, how could there be such variety, such stunningly different designs all over the world? Surely if life “determined” itself into being – as Stephen Hawking so irrationally insists – it would “choose” the strongest and best way to evolve! There would be no variety, because Evolution as a force would not choose to produce weak beings – it would “stick” to one form, one “expression.”
Ah, but perhaps evolution does not exist; perhaps there is a Designer Who wants variety because He wants to please someone other than Himself…perhaps He wants to please His creation – mankind!
Back to the chicken:
The age-old famous Chicken Question is this: “Which came first: the chicken or the egg?” In my own experience, this very question is supposed to reveal the utter “foolishness” of Intelligent Design.
“Neither came first,” the worshipers of Evolution maintain. “One day, a random bird-like creature ‘decided’ to become a chicken, and so he / she laid eggs and – voila! – the next generation of the bird-like creature became what we now gather eggs from for our breakfasts."
Atheists want to believe in Evolution, but they just can’t figure out how that amphibian crawled out of the primeval goo and “decided” to become a chicken – or any other mammal or reptile or land-dweller. Luckily, some people have grown beyond accepting the “the creature just decided” theory. There really is no evidence – fossilized or experiential – that any creature (even man) “decided” to take on some other form. (Remember, we are talking about eons before plastic surgery!)
All the time, atheists insist that God – as an answer to where we came from – is definitely out! But I repeat: Why is Evolution apparently so “creative”? So far, the god Evolution hasn’t answered its followers (although man, anthropomorphizing his idol, tries to put words into its mouth).
There is delicate beauty in this world – a world where we are supposedly at the mercy of impersonal forces. The touch of an infant’s hand, a newly-opened crocus, a bud on the side of a fallen branch that insists on opening and giving beauty, despite its ultimate doom – these are tactile and visual facts which demonstrate the truth of a Creator’s involvement. Beyond the delicate beauty all around us, even the most hardened of those who worship Evolution are at a loss explaining how Love, Sacrifice, Joy, Patience, Kindness, Self-control, etc., supposedly “evolved.” Although “evolutionary psychology” attempts to explain away these phenomena as merely imaginary constructs we sentient humans assign to them (“because we want to”), the truth is that this so-called science which attempts to explain Evolution’s “purpose,” is merely the latest falsehood that the worshipers of Evolution have dreamed up so far. There is no outside evidence to support their assertions.
Where does all this lead us with respect to our original question? It points out how utterly foolish Evolution is as a rational theory. The very fact that there is delicate beauty, as well as strong mental and spiritual forces within man’s psyche, seriously undermines the idea of Evolution as a rational explanation of how our world came into being. It just isn’t that “creative.”