|Creation Science Seminars|
Science Versus Textbook Evolution ( 2 seminars)
In the Holt, Rinehart and Winston textbook, Biology: Principles and Explorations (1996), we find one large chapter devoted to evolution. In addition to that, there are many other chapters in which the assumption of evolution appear to occupy the status of facts. These assumptions are interwoven in such a way as to make it extremely difficult for the students to discern between fact and assumption. In chapter 12, the authors talk about the theory of evolution. In this chapter the authors state, "The most direct evidence that macroevolution has occurred comes from fossils." (pg 252)
In this first seminar, Dr. Baker reviews the proposed evolutionary ladder and shows that there are no transitional links to be found in the fossil record which are able to document the idea of macroevolution.
In the second seminar, a variety of the classic "evidences for evolution", as revealed in the state adopted textbooks are reviewed. These include, natural selection, mutations, homologous structures, vestigial structures, and embryology.
These so called evidences are shown to be in conflict with the observable facts of nature and with the research provided by scientists who themselves are evolutionists. In their own particular areas of expertise, these scientists show that what the textbooks are reporting is not what is to be found in the world of nature.