Where’s Evolution When You Need It Most?
Life on our planet is dying out. Species are becoming extinct at an alarming rate. Two recent articles highlight this fact …
Scientists alarmed by ocean dead-zone growth
David Perlman, Chronicle Science Editor
Friday, August 15, 2008
(08-14) 18:03 PDT SAN FRANCISCO — Dead zones where fish and most marine life can no longer survive are spreading across the continental shelves of the world’s oceans at an alarming rate as oxygen vanishes from coastal waters, scientists reported Thursday.
The scientists place the problem on runoff of chemical fertilizers in rivers and fallout from burning fossil fuels, and they estimate there are now more than 400 dead zones along 95,000 square miles of the seas – an area more than half the size of California.
The number of those areas has nearly doubled every decade since the 1960s, said Robert J. Diaz, a biological oceanographer at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science.
“Dead zones were once rare, but now they’re commonplace, and there are more of them in more places,” he said. http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/08/15/MNLD12ADSN.DTL
And this on on amphibians …
Dying frogs sign of a biodiversity crisis
By Rachel Tompa, Media Relations | 12 August 2008
BERKELEY – Devastating declines of amphibian species around the world are a sign of a biodiversity disaster larger than just frogs, salamanders and their ilk, according to researchers from the University of California, Berkeley.
In an article published online this week in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the researchers argue that substantial die-offs of amphibians and other plant and animal species add up to a new mass extinction facing the planet.
“There’s no question that we are in a mass extinction spasm right now,” said David Wake, professor of integrative biology at UC Berkeley. “Amphibians have been around for about 250 million years. They made it through when the dinosaurs didn’t. The fact that they’re cutting out now should be a lesson for us.” http://berkeley.edu/news/media/releases/2008/08/12_extinction.shtml
So I say, “Where’s Evolution when you need it?” All the biology professors in all the major universities are saying that Evolution created all of life on Earth. Really? Then now would be a great time for some life creation, don’t you think? When everything is dying off? How about it boys? Can we please get a little Evolution going on out there?
Well the fact is … you CAN’T just get a little evolution going because Evolution DIDN’T create life on Earth. God did. Oh yes, species adapt and species change, but this is only because they are essentially programmable biological robots and they were programmed to adapt and change. And since God created life on Earth and since the Bible contains the most important information about life on Earth, let’s see what the Bible has to say about the future of life on Earth. It says this …
Romans 8:22 For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now. Hebrews 1:10 And, Thou, Lord, in the beginning hast laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the works of thine hands: 11 They shall perish; but thou remainest; and they all shall wax old as doth a garment;
Not exactly encouraging words if you think that this earth is the only one that will ever be. Thankfully it’s not though. God has promised to make a New Heaven and a New Earth at some point in the future …
2 Peter 3:9 ¶ The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. 10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up. 11 ¶ Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness, 12 Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat? 13 Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.