Putting natural selection together with random genetic mutations doesn't help matters. This is the principle of micro-evolution, which has been verified by the scientific method. Genetics and Micro-evolution) Similarity does not imply ancestry.The animals don't have ancestral dates attached to them. ) Any discussion of "transitional forms" is based purely upon speculation and conjecture, and is therefore moot and useless. Transitional forms) The fossil record of life forms does not support evolution.
Nevertheless, the neo-Darwinian dogma of the spontaneous auto-organization of random chemicals into complex biopolymers, by chance forming complex self-replicating automatic machines that then evolve into more and more complex self-replicating automatic machines through genetic transcriptional errors and the injection of random noise, filtered into highly coded information and structures by predators, the climate, and other mindless agents working together to produce an ecosystem capable of sustaining and improving all these countless life forms for billions of years has managed to permeate, over the last 150 years, the thinking in major scientific circles, the media, and secular education, even penetrating some professing Christian institutions.
There is no basis for even assuming the uniform and consistent application of natural law throughout all time. Catastrophism) Current methods for dating rocks and organic material using radioisotopes involve many assumptions about initial conditions and the environment that are not known. Objects known to be young have been dated using these methods with erroneous results.
Uniformitarianism is an ideology without a foundation. These dating methods therefore cannot be considered reliable.
The following is an organized presentation on the creation vs. This is the fourth revision of a set of essays which I had originally submitted in note 840 of the now-archived Christian_V5 conference, with first revisions submitted in note 24 of the Christian_V6 conference and note 35 of the Biology conference, and second and third revisions submitted in note 25 and 640 of the now-archived Christian_V7 conference as of this writing, respectively.
(These are employee-interest forums at my place of employment.) It is my hope that this will provide a logical and coherent framework for defending the fact of special creation and the abrupt appearance of life on earth against the popular dogma of evolution.