Is evolution a lie?

Is evolution a lie?

Why do I hold a sign that declares evolution is a lie? Do I really believe evolution is a lie? Can it be true that students in public schools and universities are being taught a lie? Rather than a discourse on the science of evolution, since my career was more in applied science

( spending 28 year as a Nuclear Rx Operator at Surry Nuclear Power Plant), I will attempt to be concise and gracious.

I use the sign mostly in an attempt to encourage people to think about important things, like truth. Thus, when someone says that they believe that “evolution” is true, my question is always with regard to how they define or describe the concept of truth. To say that evolution = truth, leaves a major discrepancy, if they can not define truth.  When they attempt to continue their opinion of the science of evolution, my second question is simply, “do they, or can they “know: anything for certain, since the word science means knowledge. I believe that every human being is created by God in His likeness, hence we have knowledge of that which God our creator makes known to us. Human beings have the ability to think in a way which no other creature on earth can attain. We certainly do not know all things, for we ae not omniscient, but we can think, and reason, and infer. We can consider who we are, and where we came from, and where we are going, because God created us as rational beings. We can use and understand concepts like logic, math, language, truth, justice, mercy and grace. If we can agree that there is a truth and human beings can know some things which are true, then the discussion could move on to whether evolution is true, and by what means we could know that it was true.


The noun evolution is used broadly and for ideas pertaining to history, process of change, unfolding, social changes, economic changes, historical development, extraction of a mathematical root, a process in which the whole universe is a progression of interrelated phenomena, and then phylogeny or a theory that the various types of animals and plants have their origin in other preexisting types and that the distinguishable differences are due to modifications in successive generations.


As per my sign, it is not referring to ideas, history or mathematical problem solving, but is referring to phylogenies, meaning the evolutionary history of a kind of organism, which  would be distinguished from the evolution of genetically related group of organisms.

  • These definitions are found in Merriam Webster on line 2012

I will refer to an article from www.talkorigins.com to address more clearly the vocabulary that today’s evolutionist might use. This website is very informative and offers the most pure insight into the scope of evolution I have ever seen presented. As a Christian I disagree with what they teach, but I appreciate they don’t make claims that go beyond what this theory attempts to achieve.


First, we have to get the definitions right. Below are some of the terms as taught by “ Talk Origins’.

The following terms are defined: macroevolution, microevolution, cladogenesis, anagenesis, punctuated equilibrium theory, phyletic gradualism

Creationists often assert that “macroevolution” is not proven, even if “microevolution” is, and by this they seem to mean that whatever evolution is observed is microevolution, but the rest is macroevolution. In making these claims they are misusing authentic scientific terms; that is, they have a non-standard definition, which they use to make science appear to be saying something other than it is. Evolution proponents often say that creationists invented the terms. This is false. Both macroevolution and microevolution are legitimate scientific terms, which have a history of changing meanings that, in any case, fail to underpin creationism.

In science, macro at the beginning of a word just means “big”, and micro at the beginning of a word just means “small” (both from the Greek words). For example, “macrofauna” means big animals, observable by the naked eye, while “microfauna” means small animals, which may be observable or may not without a microscope. Something can be “macro” by just being bigger, or there can be a transition that makes it something quite distinct.

In evolutionary biology today, macroevolution is used to refer to any evolutionary change at or above the level of species. It means at least the splitting of a species into two (speciation, or cladogenesis, from the Greek meaning “the origin of a branch”, see Fig. 1) or the change of a species over time into another (anagenetic speciation, not nowadays generally accepted [note 1]). Any changes that occur at higher levels, such as the evolution of new families, phyla or genera, are also therefore macroevolution, but the term is not restricted to those higher levels. It often also means long-term trends or biases in evolution of higher taxonomic levels.

Microevolution refers to any evolutionary change below the level of species, and refers to changes in the frequency within a population or a species of its alleles (alternative genes) and their effects on the form, or phenotype, of organisms that make up that population or species. It can also apply to changes within species that are not genetic.

more freedom to change.


Ways in which the term “macroevolution” is used by scientists. Some are exact in the way they use it, while others are less exact. These usages are not all the same, and this causes some confusion. Why do scientists not agree on the meaning of their terms?

The meaning modern authors give to the terms “macroevolution” and “microevolution” is often confusing, and varies according to what it is they are discussing. This is particularly the case when “large-scale” evolutionary processes are being discussed. For example, R. L. Carroll, in his undergraduate textbook (1997: 10) defines microevolution as “involving phenomena at the level of populations and species” and macroevolution as “evolutionary patterns expressed over millions and hundreds of millions of years”. Eldredge says, “Macroevolution, however it is precisely defined, always connotes “large-scale evolutionary change” (1989: vii) and throughout his book speaks of macroevolution as roughly equivalent to the evolution of taxa that are of a higher rank than species, such as genera, orders, families and the like. In his book Evolution, Mark Ridley defines the terms thus (2004: 227):

Macroevolution means evolution on the grand scale, and it is mainly studied in the fossil record. It is contrasted with microevolution, the study of evolution over short time periods, such as that of a human lifetime or less. Microevolution therefore refers to changes in gene frequency within a population …. Macroevolutionary events events are much more likely to take millions of years. Macroevolution refers to things like the trends in horse evolution … or the origin of major groups, or mass extinctions, or the Cambrian explosion …. Speciation is the traditional dividing line between micro- and macroevolution.

There are many papers published that use the term in this “higher category” way; why is that?

Science is not always consistent in its use of terms; this is the source of much confusion. Sometimes this is carelessness, and sometimes this is because of the way in which terms are developed over time. When biologists and paleontologists talk about macroevolution in the sense of “large-scale” evolution, they are strictly speaking meaning only a part of the phenomena the term covers, but it is the most interesting part for those specialists. That is, they are talking about the patterns of well-above-species-level. l evolution (Smith 1994).


The misuse of the terms by creationists is all their own work. It is not due to the ways scientists have used them. Basically when creationists use “macroevolution” they mean “evolution which we object to on theological grounds”, and by “microevolution” they mean “evolution we either cannot deny, or which is acceptable on theological ground.

( end of article by Talk Origins).


If we were provided evidence that a building or painting existed, not one of us would refuse to infer or conclude the existence of a builder by using our sense and reasoning. Few could be convinced that such an object could appear at random over ages of time. To reduce the building to atomic particles and rebuild it, would only reinforced the logical truth that it was built, and would leave us ignorant with regard to who the builder is.

To imagine the building was brought from another galaxy still does not disprove the builder.

In fact, even the concept of a building and a builder are the result of a rational mind.

However some may liken a human being to be nothing more than an earthen vessel. But earthen vessels don’t live or think. Therefore they imagine that the earthen vessel began to live and reproduce by random chance. There is a bias in this line of thinking which rejects all thought of a Creator, Who is greater than all created objects and knows all things and has power to accomplish whatever He desires. For the nature and desire of man is to be autonomous or self-governing, yet we did not create ourselves and we live in the universe which God created and within this universe there are not 8 billion earthen vessels, but a human race bound by laws of logic, physics, morality, and order.

Wishful thinking changes nothing.

Most evolutionist today are absolutely close- minded and will not consider a Creator. This bias results in the conclusion that man is the sum of his chemical make-up and any instincts he has inherited. But man is more than an earthen vessel. He is made in the likeness of God and therefore knows certain truths, such as logic, math, astronomy, etc. Some may deny knowing that that can know anything, but this is self`refuting. (Although they never admit or understand).There are also moral absolutes which are present within the human race, no matter how hard individuals and societies may attempt to remove them. We cannot escape our human nature which is evidenced when we accuse others and make excuses for ourselves and our like-minded cohorts. Many, claim to be opposed to any and all authority yet, when attacked will be the first to object, and call for the authorities.

I include a passage from J. Budziszewski’s writing, “Escape from Nihilism”. He was an atheistic philosopher of religion teaching at the University of Texas. He states “You cannot imagine what a person has to do to himself to go on believing such nonsense (there is no GOD). He was unusually determined not to know GOD or the revelation of GOD written on his heart. Visualize a man opening the access panel of his mind and pulling out all components that have GOD’s image stamped on them. The problem is that all the attributes of man,  have GOD’s image stamped on them, so the man can never stop pulling out these components. No matter how many he pulls out, there are still more to pull. (As long as a man can still think, reason, seek truth, or know truth his must continue to remove all these attributes that have GOD’s imprint upon them.  As long as there were thoughts of love, mercy, hate, compassion these had to be pulled out).  “I was the man” he wrote. . Because I pulled out more and more and there was less and less that I could think about.”  To get to a place when all reflection of GOD is removed, is to become a clay pot, an empty vessel.

Thinking themselves wise, they become foolish. ( Romans 1:22).This man came to a place where he acknowledged he could not escape the truth, he could not escape GOD, and he could not escape himself. GOD’s law was written on his heart.

The knowledge of our creation, and God’s will is that which will grant us true wisdom.

GOD created us for HIS glory and that we would enjoy His presence. This is the fullness of Joy. This is abundant life.

GOD created man with the ability to love Him, for GOD is love. God created man so that he would trust Him. This loving and trusting in God produces the fruit of obedience. But, man did not trust what God said, thus he disobeyed and sinned and through sin came death. Death did not come about as GOD’s way of evolving to a higher species. GOD’s creation was perfect, but now because of sin, the world is passing away and everything in it. GOD created every kind after its own kind, which after all these years is what we find in the fossil record, and in the ocean depths, and on the mountain tops, and under a microscope. After billions of mutations bacteria remain bacteria. And man is still man and still fallen in need of a supernatural work of a supernatural GOD to be reconciled. Therefore just as sin entered the world through one man (the first Adam) and death through sin, in this way death spread to all men, because all sinned. In fact sin was in the world before the law, but sin is not charged to a person’s account when there is no law, nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses even over those who did not sin in the likeness of Adam’s transgression. He was a prototype of the coming One. But the gift is not like the trespass for if by one man’s trespass many died, how much more have the grace of GOD and the gift overflowed to the many, by the one man, Jesus Christ. Therefore, as sin reigned in death so also grace will reign through righteousness resulting in eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Romans 5.17

Jesus Christ is GOD taking on the nature of man in addition to HIS Godhood living a life of perfect obedience unto death. even death on the cross. It was GOD’s predetermined decree that He would bear the sins of many and offer His soul once and for all, and die, for the atonement of sin, so that GOD’s justice would be vindicated, and Christ’s glory displayed for all creation, for all time, and for all  eternity. For GOD was pleased to have all His fullness dwell in Him and through Him to reconcile everything unto Himself by making peace through the blood of His cross, whether things on earth or of things in heaven

Col 1.20

He was bruised for our iniquities and the chastisement which brought us peace was placed upon Him. He was crucified and buried and in accordance with scripture on the third day He was raised from the dead. And now through repentance and faith in Him, He offers us pardon for sin, life eternal, removal of all guilt and shame, and peace with God, our Creator.

This world is passing away and everything in it, but Jesus Christ offers life eternal, so that those who die in Christ, shall live in Him, by Him, for Him, and through Him. To those saved, He is our all in all.

To state that evolution is a scientific study of life after its origin, is similar to the proverbial antique watch which is found by an alien. Can we study the parts of the watch, and say with accuracy that we have proved its history of development without knowing the maker, the foundry, or its purpose? Can we be open-minded in studying this watch as to function, and not address the watch maker? Present evolutionary study stands as a set of ideas collected in a fashion which has a predetermined conclusion set by the evolutionist.  The accuracy of a report must also includes that which is omitted from the study. In conclusion, evolution is considered a science although it omits the following: origin of matter, origin of energy, origin of life, origin of space, origin of time. In fact some would even say there was no beginning.

But with a foundation of truth, as revealed and made known by the LORD, we can know this :

The wrath of GOD is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth for what can be known about GOD is plain to them because GOD has shown it to them. For His invisible attributes namely His eternal power and divine nature have been clearly perceived ever since the creation of the world in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse for although they knew GOD they did not honor Him as GOD or give thanks to Him, but they became futile in their thinking and their foolish hearts were darkened. Claiming to be wise they became foolish and exchanged the glory of the immortal GOD for images resembling men.


If we would consider that God had created the universe, so that the human race he created in His likeness could learn more about Him by studying this universe, and all of the languages which lead us to knowledge are math, logic, physics, etc.

The alternative is to predetermine (without excuse), that there is no God and then dismantling all things to their subatomic parts and attempting t to reproduce all that we discover, thus always searching, but never coming to the knowledge of the truth.



13 Responses to EVOLUTION IS A LIE

  1. Unnecessary says:

    Not going to bother with disproving your points, it’s a moot point since you wouldn’t accept it regardless of what I said. An advice I have though, run this article through a spell check. It has multiple errors which a computer can easily spot and correct. (ia probably should be is*). Also, re-read it to fix the aforementioned mistakes, such as 2 = 2 is 5 rather than what you probably meant: 2 + 2 is 5.
    Have a nice day.

    • preach@luke24vs47.com says:

      Thanks for commenting. And thanks for identifying spelling errors in the post. I confess I often fail even beyond the rescue of spellcheck. If you had bothered to disprove anything, it would have confirmed that you hold to -some thing- as true` and by using that as your foundation could disprove what I believe and proclaim. I would simply ask which source or by which authority your foundational truths were derived from. You seem certain I would not accept your claim. Is your claim based on what you read, and heard, and saw? You and I are both fallible and what we see, read or hear can be interpreted incorrectly. What I believe is what has been revealed by an infallible God who knows all things. It is common to claim not to believe in God. and even popular. The Bible says that because God made us, there is a sense that even those whom deny Him are in reality suppressing the truth. There is only one creature that God made, who has sense, reasoning, and rationale to be considering the existence of God, truth, logic, numbers, spelling, and morality. That would be you, I, and all of mankind. You use your sense to find spelling errors, math errors and moral errors. And sadly you use your reasoning to reason “no God”. From your comment you are bright, and observant, and very keen on order. There is order in the world in which we live, for God created the heavens and the earth. Men sinned against God and it mostly seems like chaos now, but it was not so until God created men. The wisdom of God was to know our failure and the kindness of God was to send His Son Jesus Christ to reconcile us back to Him. Jesus does not just save us from sin and forgive us. He also saves us from “wrong thinking”. God’s command for all mean everywhere is to repent. A change of mind and a change of heart is commanded by God, because He has appointed a day in which He will judge the world, by His Son Jesus Christ, and He proved this to all men by raising Him from the dead.
      I confess to my failure in conveying my posts perfectly without spots and blemishes. Would you not think back on your life and examine your choices, your deeds, your failures. We have all failed, fallen short, some even broken by the hardness of life in this world. The Gospel is the power of God unto salvation for those who believe, and sadly it is foolishness to those who are perishing. O taste and see that the Lord is good! The world and everything in it is passing away, but eternal life is offered to those who believe in Jesus Christ. A free offer of Christ is made, even to those who may reject it. Repent friend, and believe the Gospel.
      Thanks again for your comment, and there are other articles; if you want to search through each one and find the errors, it would be a big help. I encourage you to check out the videos, because they are ” SPELL FREE ”

      Don Karns`

  2. Eternally Questioning says:

    Furthermore, let’s just say I accepted that the “holes” you punched into the “evidence” for global warming were based on legitimate analogies, which they are most assuredly not. Even then, there would be more concrete evidence for the existence of evolution than what you can provide me as evidence of god’s existence (disclaimer: i am agnostic b/c i do not believe i can conclusively refute god’s existence, which i am thankful for). You have entirely different standards for the reality of god and that of evolution b/c you take the existence of god for granted and the falsity of evolution for granted.

    • preach@luke24vs47.com says:

      Thank you for your comment. I hope I can answer you with respect and still fairly present a view you may not have considered. As a Christian, I have put my trust in GOD, so I am not throwing stones or calling names, but my desire is to share the truth about the need everyone has, to be reconciled unto GOD, and this is only by GOD’s grace through Jesus Christ.
      Tolerance is defined as disagreeing with another’s view yet acknowledging we are neighbors. Note ( please see my post on “tolerance”)I hope we can tolerate one another even if we have differing world views.
      1. I believe your view on evolution is not a denial of GOD, but a belief that things evolved irregardless of GOD. That is consistent with the view of the website quoted in my article (talk origins.org)
      2. I acknowledge the study of evolution exists, but only as a set of ideas applied to what is observed today in the world in which we live.
      For example, what Mr. Darwin did was not science but cataloging what he observed in nature, and then making what he thought was a reasonable assumption. The scientific method is repeatable, testable, and observable
      2.What is observed in our world is life that can be reduced to a level of organisms, cells, molecules, genes, and atomic elements. The single cell organism has the same protons, electrons, and nucleus as a human yet this doesn’t scientifically prove a human has evolved from an atom. However someone may believe they could reasonably assume this and postulate this as theory. There is no lie there until we call it science. The Word of GOD declares that GOD made each kind. What we find today is specific kinds of life that die, reproduce, or mutate and are affected by their environment. For example, some organisms, like a virus may mutate innumerably yet they will remain a virus, or a moth with a certain color wing specific to a location, yet it remains a moth.
      What is observed is that genes contain a specific information and as you said a coded information. But this is a finite information and this is either reproduced or mutated but never increased. So to say that a man and a banana share 98% of the same information and therefore they must have a common gene source and one evolved from the other is a false assumption just as it would be invalid to say a man and a rock are related because they each have electrons, protons, and nuclei.
      3.Science is the study of nature and demonstrates order in our universe and is valid because what we observe is ordered. From sub atomic, to genes, the planets and beyond, everything in nature conforms to the laws of nature.
      4. GOD created man in His likeness but through sin man has fallen. What we see is a world moving towards disorder, the world passing away and everything in it. GOD from whom all matter, all life, all order, all information comes has provided a way that a fallen man can be reconciled to a perfect GOD, through the life, death, and resurrection of His Son. Studying evolution is not a sin but to suppress the truth that GOD has revealed is sin and all men are commanded by God to turn from sin, to change their mind about GOD, and man, and self. GOD is revealed in creation, in His Word, and finally revealed fully in Jesus Christ. We are made in His likeness and His law is written upon our hearts, our conscience is demonstrated when we excuse ourselves or accuse others, revealing a knowledge of right and wrong. By the very nature of man and in spite of our conscience we continue to seek fulfillment apart from God, resulting in lust of the eye, lust of the flesh, or pride of life. We all are guilty and without excuse when judged by GOD from whom this knowledge comes . Yet this GOD is patient and long suffering not desiring that any should perish. But that all should turn from the darkness and run to safety which is Christ. Though your sins may be many, pardon for sin is offered through repentance toward GOD and saving faith in Jesus Christ. Take all your doubts and your sin and seek after His mercy. I can’t give you faith but if you seek after GOD with all your heart and soul He grants the faith to believe And repentance from sin, you can’t buy it or earn it but He grants it for Christ’s sake.
      5. Long answer , but there is nothing I love to do more than talk about Christ. I hope you write again. My favorite place to preach is a college campus knowing students aren’t there because they are slow but because they are bright and hopefully willing to consider things deeper than current events.

      • Pattar says:

        I think there are an infinite number of ideas societies should not be tolerant of. And of those, that there are multitude we should be INtolerant of. If it weren’t for the existence of Christianity we would most likely be at least a hundred years ahead of where we are now scientifically. Regarding your points, I have this to say:
        1. Why couldn’t “GOD” have just caused evolution?
        2. Your statement is pointless here. It’s literally applicable no matter what you’re talking about.
        2 again. This time your statement is false because it applies human definitions to things. WHY are humans and bananas different? Because their DNA is different, and because we as humans recognize them as different.
        3. OK.
        4. At no point in this entire section did you ever mention any reason to “believe in” or to “not believe in” evolution. And the nice thing about science is that it’s true regardless of whether or not you believe in it.

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