By Nathan Jones
Is Evolution really settled science?
We asked this question on our television show Christ in Prophecy of Carl Gallups, senior pastor of Hickory Hammock Baptist Church in Milton, Florida, and the author of the best-selling apologetics book, The Magic Man in the Sky. He is also the founder of the world famous PPSIMMONS YouTube channel and prominent Freedom Friday radio talk show host.
Not Settled Science
Nathan Jones: What about those Evolutionists who say that Evolution is proven, scientific fact? They'll add that there is just no disputing Evolution because it has already been proven. How do you respond?
Carl Gallups: Here's how I respond. No matter how loudly the ardent, fulminating, Evolutionist screams that Evolution is a settled science, it is not. I have dedicated several chapters in my book to irrefutably proving that.
Think of this guys, Evolution is man's best answer to how we got here, if you leave God out of the picture. It's the best answer in thousands of years of human history that Man has been able to come up with. Think about that, because I want you to keep that in mind because when I start tearing it apart, you will see how utterly horrible that truth is. Evolution is Man's best answer, which they've couched and wrapped it in this shell of a lie that declares it is settled scientific fact.
In response, what I say to that is, "Really? It is settled science?" Evolution is indeed a fascinating speculation, if there is no God, but of course I know there is. If there's no God, then we had to get here somehow, because here we are. Evolution is a "fascinating" speculation.
So then, let's speculate. Could it be that out of a magical sludge pond, with a magical bolt of lightning, over magical billions of years ago, magically the first living thing came about out of nothing? That certainly is interesting speculation, which takes a lot of faith, but it's not settled science. As a matter of fact, I give many illustrations on how Evolution is not settled science fundamentally and how foundationally the Evolutionary proposition is flawed.
Nathan Jones: What's an example? I would be curious to know.
Carl Gallups: The best example I think is the example of going all the way back to the origins, which I just kind of touched on. I give quote after quote in my book, and I give the references of modern day, well respected scientists in Evolution. These are people who have written books and textbook who will say something like, "Abiogenesis is the best scientific answer for how we got here." Now, I've got them quoted.
Nathan Jones: Abiogenesis is just Spontaneous Generations, right? It's a medieval thought, like observing flies swarming around fruit and believing that the flies evolved directly from that piece of fruit.
Carl Gallups: Right, Abiogenesis is superstition. Aristotle brought it up 2,000 years ago up to about 200 years ago through the works of Louis Pasteur, for he was building on the works of others. They proved that it is absolutely scientifically impossible for life to arise from non-life, accidentally or otherwise. Even with all the intelligent input from scientists, we've not been able to create life from non-life. Not only is it impossible, but it is pure superstition.
And yet, that ridiculous concept is the very basis for the origins and Evolutionary proposition today. The foundation of Evolution is flawed from the very beginning. To say that the way life all started was from non-living material, and I'm going to use this word because they won't and I play it up here, and "magically" became living material without any intelligent input, is an insane notion.
The Evolutionist will counter by saying, "Your Bible says that God brought life from the dust of the earth." Yes, that's true, but that was with intelligent, supernatural input.
Dr. Reagan: So, what you're saying is that the people who truly believe in magic are those who have the scientific view?
Carl Gallups: Those that say that Evolution is settled science are the ones who believe in magic. In fact, they're clinging to nothing more than ancient superstition.
In the eleventh and last segment of our interview with Pastor Carl Gallups concerning the existence of God, he'll tell us what the ultimate question is, and then answer it.