One of the classic tests to determine if science is being properly applied is called the “white swan test.” Suppose I wanted to believe that “ALL swans are white.” In science, this would be called my starting hypothesis. Could I prove this to be true by showing that all swans on a local pond are white? How about if all the swans in a given city were found to be white? Is it proven if I send e-mails to my friends all over the world, and they report back that all the swans they see around them are white?
Have any of these observations proven my theory as scientifically true?
The only way to prove if any theory is true is to disprove it – in this case by finding a black swan. This is what is meant by science needing to be “falsifiable.”
Molecule-to-man evolution is a belief system rather than a scientific theory because no evidence is ever accepted as a falsification of the belief. Evidence supporting evolution is exactly analogous to only looking for “white swans,” while any “black swans” (which show evolution to be completely impossible) are simply ignored.
These “black swans” include the impossibility of matter appearing from nothing, systematic gaps between very different kinds of creatures in the fossil record, the rapid build-up of degrading mistakes upon the genetic code of living creatures, the majority of dating methods that indicate a recent creation, the multiple evidences for the rapid and recent deposition of the geological layers of the planet, the inability for complex multiple parts of an organism to appear simultaneously, and the impossibility of the information content of DNA to have made itself. For the evolutionist, there are “black swans” everywhere.
These well-documented observations, that support the reality that life was designed are exactly what we would expect if the Bible is true and the universe was recently and supernaturally created. Yet all of these contradictions of evolution are simply ignored as though the “black swans” do not exist.1
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.”Proverbs 3:5-6
References and Notes
- Malone, Bruce. Inspired Evidence: Only One Reality. Search For The Truth. Kindle Edition.