I thought these were some interesting thoughts.
Evolution has no explanation for the following:
1. The problem of order – From the laws of thermodynamics to the information content of DNA, we see order everywhere. How did this arise from pure random chance?
2. The problem of light – What is light and energy? We give them names, but we really don’t know what they are or why they exist.
3. The problem of life – It is absolutely statistically impossible that life could arise from random chemical reactions.
4. The problem of conscious thought – Why are humans self-aware? Do other creatures ask, “Where did I come from? Why am I here? What is the purpose of life?”
5. The problem of reproduction – How and why would a single-sex organism turn into two different sexes?
6. The problem of decay – All of life is dying. The entire universe is running down. Therefore, it must have been more perfect in the past. Evolution ignores this problem, because it cannot explain it.
Former research leader for Dow Chemical Co.
quoted in the book A Closer Look at the Evidence
The fifth item has always been especially convincing to me. Since it’s quite obvious that an organism which contains everything necessary to reproduce within itself has a huge advantage over one that must search out a mate, why in the world would so many things have evolved to have two sexes? According to the philosophy of “survival of the fittest,” asexual reproduction should far outweigh any other type.
And besides that, why would it stop there? If one kind of critter evolved to need two to reproduce, why wouldn’t some things need three different sexes, and others four or more? Yes, that would get really complicated, but is it any more farfetched? How can anyone believe that an asexual organism somehow separated its reproductive genes into two sexes, but at the same time a mechanism evolved where they could be joined again when the time was right for babies? And that the same thing happened in organism after organism, both plants and animals? It’s ludicrous beyond words.
But I guess it’s no more ludicrous than #3. Or #1. No one would have ever believed those things either if they had simply looked at the facts without any presuppositions.
This is a fascinating book, btw. I highly recommend it. It’s arranged like a devotional, with just a short bit for each day. They’ve been gleaned from a lot of different sources in biology, astronomy, archaeology, anatomy, etc. We have learned some truly amazing things through this book and are really loving it!