Evolution: Basic Outline

This is a very basic outline for a 3 point speech on evolution...


I.   Once upon a time, 3 Bears...We all recognize this as a fairy tale
     for children.
II.  Another famous fairy tale is the one in which a princess is 
     enticed to kiss a frog, and "Poof!" the frog instantly turns
     into a handsome prince. 
III. Today I'm going to address the theory of evolution, which I 
     maintain is a fairy tale for adults.
IV.  We will examine the mathematical probabilities that evolution
     could be the way in which life began. We will look at some 
     logical ananogies, and finally, we will see what some 
     well-known evolutionists have to say on the subject.

First, let's examine the mathematical probabilities that evolution
may have started it all. To do this we need to employ the
calculations of some of the world's most eminent scientists
and mathmeticians.

I.   For many years, scientists labored to discover the actual
     physical structure of DNA.
          A. Watson and Crick are credited with the discovery
             of the double helix as that structure. A double 
             helix is similar to two long but incredibly
             minute ladders twisted in a spiral and connected
             at the mid-point of each rung of the ladders.
          B. Sir Francis Crick, one of the co-discovers and
             an avowed atheist himself, concluded, after many
             hours of calculations that the double helix could
             absolutely not have happened by chance.
II.  ________, the head of the Mathmetics department of Harvard
     University was commissioned to determine the probabilities
     of proteins coming together on their own in some sort of 
     "Primordial Slime" to form a single living cell, and thus
     begin all life on Earth.
           A. His conclusion: The probabilities of this happening
              by chance: 1 over 10 to the 40,000 power. 
           B. I don't know about you, but I have great difficulty
              grasping such infinitesmally small numbers. Someone
              else has calculated that this number is more easily
              understood thusly: If all the atoms in the Solar
              System were grains of sand, (That's every atom on
              all the planets, plus the Sun and all the other stuff
              floating around out there.) and there was one of those 
              grains of sand colored gold. Mix it all up, and tell 
              a blind man he has to find that one golden grain. That
              is 1 over 1 to the 40,000 power. Pretty slim odds, I 
              would say.

Let us now examine some logical questions...

I.   Consider, if you will, the lowly mousetrap. How many parts does
     it have? 8? 10 at the most? Yet, all these simple parts must 
     work together in a smooth fashion in order to catch a mouse.
     Take away any part, or even bend it a little, and the trap
     is useless.
II.  Compare this to the eye. Basically, the eye uses a pupil, a 
     retina, an optic nerve and the brain to give us images. Of 
     course it's much more complicated than that, but for our
     purposes, let's keep it basic.
III. Now, consider the theory of evolution that states that living
     things evolve from simple forms to more and more complex
     forms because each new evolved part grants the evolving creature
     an advantage over those life forms that may not yet have
     evolved the new part. I admit that a functioning eye would
     give a creature a tremendous advantage over one that is
     sightless. However, what advantage would a craeture have if
     it had evolved, say, an optic nerve but no retina. Or perhaps
     a retina and an optic nerve, but no pupil. You see, in order 
     for the evolving creature to have any kind of advantage,
     it would have to evolve a complete, functioning eye, with
     all its working parts, simultaneously! If any part failed
     to evolve along with the other parts, the pieces of the 
     so-called eye would be as worthless as the mousetrap with
     the trigger missing. 

But, you may insist, what do evolutionists themselves have to say
on the subject? Let's listen to two very well-known evolutionists.

I.   First, Charles Darwin. You've heard of him. He started all this
     evolution thinking with his Origin of the Species. Yet, when
     asked if his theories were true, he said two very interesting 
          A. First, he said that he could see no logical way that
             the human eye could have evolved according to his
             theory. He would leave that to others to figure out.
             And he said this at a time when little was known of
             the incredible mechanism of the eye.
          B. Secondly, Darwin stated that if his theories were
             true, then there would exist literally millions of
             transitional forms. As of today, we have no such
             transitional forms that satisfy the standard set forth
             by evolutionists themselves.
II.  Secondly, consider the words of Dr. Steven J. Gould of Harvard
     University. Dr. Gould is considered by many to be the world's
     most esteemed authority on evolution. Dr. Gould recently stated
     that it has long been known that no transitional forms exist
     to prove that evolution is a fact. But does he throw out the
     theory? No! He and his colleagues have now theorized that 
     evolution occurs in quantum jumps. Dr. Gould calls this theory
     "Punctuated Equalibrium." Yes, the current thinking on evolution
     states that creatures evolve suddenly. For instance, a lizard
     hatches out a baby lizard, and that lizard, in turn, hatches out
     more lizards. This process continues for millions of years, when
     suddenly, for no reason whatsoever, a baby lizard hatches out
     with wings! Now, that frightens me! One day I may get married 
     get pregnant. If I ever do, I'm going to have the doctor lock
     the windows and bar the doors. After all, my baby may get hit
     with "Punctuated Equalibrium" and fly away!

Yes, many people today just accept evolution as fact without ever
checking out the facts. Today I have shown you that evolution is
little more than an elaborate fairy tale for adults. We have seen that
it is virtually mathmatically impossible. We have seen that it is not
at all logical. And we have seen that even evolutionists themselves 
are quite at a loss to explain it. To me it takes much less faith to
go ahead and believe that God did it.

When a princess kisses a frog and he suddenly turns into a handsome
prince, that's a fairy tale for children. When she kisses a frog and
two billion years later he evolves into a prince, that's a fairy
tale for adults. Thank you.