to the theory of evolution, living things came into existence
by means of coincidences, and developed further as a consequence
of coincidental effects. Approximately 3.8 billion years ago,
when no living organisms existed on earth, the first simple
single-celled organisms (prokaryotes) emerged. Over time,
more complex cells (eukaryotes) and multicellular organisms
came into being. In other words, according to Darwinism, the
forces of nature built simple inanimate elements into highly
complex and flawless designs.
In evaluating this claim, one should first consider
whether such forces in fact exist in nature. More explicitly,
are there really natural mechanisms which can accomplish evolution
according to the Darwinian scenario?
The neo-Darwinist model, which we shall
take as the mainstream theory of evolution today, argues that
life has evolved through two natural mechanisms: natural selection
and mutation. The theory basically asserts that natural selection
and mutation are two complementary mechanisms. The origin
of evolutionary modifications lies in random mutations that
take place in the genetic structures of living things. The
traits brought about by mutations are selected by the mechanism
of natural selection, and by this means living things evolve.
However, when we look further into this theory, we find that
there is no such evolutionary mechanism. Neither natural selection
nor mutations can cause different species to evolve into one
another, and the claim that they can is completely unfounded.