Evolution a fanciful tale

To the editor:

It is a fanciful tale that life originated from a primordial conglomeration of chemicals that over vast ages and through randomly genrated combinations resulted in a “common ancestor” from which all life developed. (Henry M Morris III).

Sir Fred Hoyle and his brilliant associate Chandra Wickramasinghe, both well-established British astronomers and mathematicians, co-authored the book “Evolution from Space” in which they strongly condemned the possibility of life originating by chance from anything in the natural universe:

“No matter how large the environment one considers, life cannot have had a random beginning. Troops of monkeys thundering away at random on typewriters could not produce the works of Shakespeare, for the practical reason that the whole observable universe is not large enough to contain the necessary monkey hordes, the necessary typewriters, and certainly not the waste paper baskets required for the deposition of wrong attempts. The same is true for living material. …The likelihood of the spontaneous formation of life from inanimate matter is one to a number with 40,000 noughts after it. …It is big enough to bury Darwin and the whole theory of evolution. There was no primeval soup, neither on this planet nor on any other, and if the beginnings of life were not random, they must therefore have been the product of purposeful intelligence.”

Holye, F. and C. Wickramasinghe. 1984. Evolution from Space. New York: Simon & Schuster, 148.

“For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water: Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished.” (2 Peter 3:5-6)

“Only a fool looks at the overwhelming and worldwide evidence and then says, “There is no God” (Psalm 14:1).

Unless a person is regenerated by the Holy Spirit of God through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, he/she will remain in spiritual darkness without an intimate relationship with God the Father.

1 Cor. 2:14 “But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness unto him; neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.” The “natural man” cannot grasp spiritual truths. Even Christ’s atoning sacrifice for a person is “foolishness” to one until and unless the Holy Spirit convicts him or her of its reality.

John Saari

Jackson, Tenn.