Evolution is flawed. Surprisingly many people find such a statement a new revelation. In his earlier work, Fatal Flaws: What Evolutionists Don't Want You to Know Bible Answer Man, Hank Hanegraaff presents a short argument showing how evolution is not as complete or factual as is commonly promoted. In short, Hanegraaff is right and though his book is short, he presents a powerful argument that needs to be heard.
Much of what the author presents here is nothing new. I found myself constantly saying, "Heard that one before," but that is not a weakness. Hanegraaff is a good writer who is able to present old material, important material at that, in a way that even a person new to the argument can understand.
Hanegraaff puts forth a few flaws within the evolutionary worldview and Darwinism itself. Some of the one's I found important begins with the implications of evolution. Hanegraaff quotes and sites racial, eguenic, and sexist statements made by Charles Darwin and his followers over the past 150 years who have affirmed evolution. For example, the author quotes Darwin saying the following racial comment in his writings and letters:
Charles Darwin in a letter in 1881 wrote: “The more civilized so-called Caucasian races have beaten the Turkish hollow in the struggle for existence. Looking to the world at no very distant date, what an endless number of lower races will have been eliminated by the higher civilized races throughout the world.” -9
In The Descent of Man he “speculated,” saying “At some future period, not very distant as measured by centuries, the civilized races of man will almost certainly exterminate, and replace, the save races throughout the world.” -9-10
Other quotes are provided that I won't give here, but Hanegraaff's point is taken. The survival of the fittest/evolution mentality in Darwinism assumes racism. It also assumes sexism. The author writes:
“Under the subheading ‘Difference in the Mental Powers of the Two Sexes,’ Darwin attempted to persuade followers that ‘the chief distinction in the intellectual powers of the two sexes is shewn by man’s attaining to a higher eminence, in whatever he takes up, than can woman – whether requiring deep thought, reason, or imagination, or merely the use of the sens and hands . . .We may also infer . .. [that] the average of mental power in man mst be above that of woman.’” -13
More could be added here, but these are pretty powerful statements. It is no secret that many evolutionists have been on the forefront of many of the social and moral depravity of our culture over the years. Sexism and racism are just two (let us not forget eugenics, war, abortion, and sexual promiscuity). Hanegraaff, then makes an important argument. This does not mean that Christians haven't committed crimes or sins (remember the Crusades?). His point is that crimes committed by Christians runs contrary to the Christian gospel whereas the attacks made against evolution in this book, like racism and sexism, are born out of an evolutionary worldview. An important point to remember.
Another important flaw that Hanegraaff makes is the many false "missing links" pushed by the scientific community and the media. In short, this section is just hilarious and anyone unaware of the science fiction purported as scientific fact needs to read this chapter. Hanegraaff offers just a survey regarding some of the greatest "discoveries" of our ancestors which only ended up being hoaxes. Let us not forget that when it comes to discovering missing links, there is a worldview behind the science.
More could be added here, but this will do. For those new to the debate over evolution, this is a great introduction to the issue. Evolution is a farce and is being driven more by worldview than science. Such a statement is offensive to many, but is true nonetheless.
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