Last week we watched Illustra Media’s newest film Darwin’s Dilemma where scientists have taken a look at the Cambrian Explosion, the fossil record and the theory of evolution. In general the film took a look at Darwin’s statement regarding the fossil record: what is contains and what it should contain. In 1859, according to Darwin, the fossil record posed a problem to his theory because it was incomplete; the fossils simply hadn’t been found yet. Now, over 200 years later, with all the tremendous advancements we’ve made in archaeology and the trillions of fossils we have on record- we have even fewer fossils to support his theory than we did then!
Furthermore, the video explained the non-existence of pre-Cambrian life prior to the discovery of trilobites and other early life forms as well as the complicated structure of DNA and how it screams in opposition to Darwin’s theory of purposeless chance and matter plus time to explain the origin of life.
Afterwards, Tyler Geffeney from the CS Lewis society spoke a bit on using the fossil record as a witnessing tool. He answered questions about intelligent design and it’s efficacy in reaching out to lost souls.
Next week (tomorrow) we are watching our final film- Icons of Evolution- a film based on the best selling book by Jonathan Wells of the Discovery Institute. This film will cover the “icons” of evolution: Darwin’s tree of life, the ape-into-man evolutionary picture, the Finches, and so on from a scientific perspective. In the film, we will see how much (or how little) truth applies to these assertions.
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