February 12th is the birth date of the man known as the father of evolution. That man is Charles Darwin. Every year on this second week of February, there are clergy and churches across America that celebrate what’s known as Evolution Weekend.
There’s a letter that’s been signed by over 17,000 people, identifying as clergy members, seeking to elevate their belief in secularism over God, denying the biblical account of Genesis.
Joining Crosstalk to discuss this issue was Mark Cadwallader. Mark is the Board Chairman of Creation Moments, a ministry that has been communicating the truth of creation since 1963. Mark holds a Master of Science in Chemical Engineering and has worked as an applied materials scientist and engineer in plastics, oil additives, and pollution control for 20 years. He has over 100 published articles and conference papers in his scientific field of expertise as well as in Creation Science and apologetics. He’s a conference and seminar speaker in his field of expertise.
Charles Darwin lived from 1809-1882. He was the grandson of Erasmus Darwin, the famous physician and anti-Christian zealot who had his own theory and published a book called, Zoonomia. Setting the stage for his grandson’s work, he believed that life originated in the small organisms of the oceans.
While in his 20’s, Charles embarked upon his voyages on the HMS Beagle to the Galapagos Islands and elsewhere, collecting many specimens and cataloging these items. His research led him to further the idea that natural selection in such isolated areas could lead to the evolution of species from one simple group to others that are more complex. That led to the publishing of his famous book, On the Origin of Species in 1859.
Darwin believed the fossil record would prove him right, showing transitional forms. To the chagrin of evolutionists since then, no such fossils have been found.
In spite of the overwhelming scientific and biblical evidence against it, as well as the racism that emanates from it, evolution continues to be propagated and has taken root in churches as well. One example of this is Evolution Weekend.
Don’t miss this Crosstalk as Jim reads from the letter that clergy members are signing on to. The letter’s thrust is the idea that religion and science are two very different but complementary forms of truth.
Find out how Mark responded, as well as listeners, when you review this edition of Crosstalk.