Science is knowledge based on experiment
The GCSE Biology Module B3 – 'Life On Earth' schools syllabus embeds blind chance evolutionism, giving the impression that it is a proven science.
B3.1.3 states: "Know and understand that evidence for evolution is provided by the fossil record and from analysis of similarities and differences in the DNA of organisms."
All fossil evidence shows abrupt appearance of fully formed organisms with no transitional traits. Arranging fossils in a perceived progression towards complexity and claiming an ancestral relationship is supposition, not science. The following quote sums up the true situation:
“If throughout past ages life was actually drifting over in one continual stream from one form to another, it is to be expected that as many samples of the intermediate stages between species should be discovered in fossil condition as of the species themselves … All should be in a state of flux. But these missing links are wanting. There are no fossils of creatures whose scales were changing into feathers or whose feet were changing into wings, no fossils of fish getting legs or of reptiles getting hair. The real task of the geological evolutionist is not to find ‘the’ missing link, as if there were only one. The task is to find those thousands upon thousands of missing links that connect the many fossil species with one another”
(Byron Nelson, ‘After Its Kind’ , 1970, pp. 60-62).
DNA is highly organized information which defines organisms, similarities and differences in DNA’ cannot be ‘blind chance’.
Blind chance evolution belongs with other origin of life beliefs in an ideology syllabus. It is not science.
As an ideology it is no improvement on the worn out superstitious speculations by so called philosophers of the ancient past.
The Greek Philosopher Aristotle (384 – 322) wrote of his Scala Naturae, or Ladder of Life, to explain his concept of the advancement of living things from inanimate matter to plants, then animals and finally man.
(Historia Animalium, University of Virginia Library Book 8 - 1-X7v)
Heraclitus of Ephesus (535 - 475 BC) describes steps in an imaginary process from air to water, and thence to earth.
In Fragment 30, he wrote:
“This world-order … no god nor man did create, but it ever was and is and will be”
Anaximander of Miletus (611 - 547 B.C.) imagines the development of living beings from moisture under the influence of warmth, and suggests the view that men originated from animals of another sort. (Censorinus De Die Natali, IV, 7)
Thales of Miletus (624 - 547 BC) asserts that all things originated from water.
(Bertrand Russell – ‘A History of Philosophy’, ch.2, p.33)
As a young first century church leader in the Greek city Ephesus, Timothy probably had to deal with such superstitions masquerading as science.
The apostle Paul’s advice to him is equally relevant to church leaders and educators today:
“keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called” (1 Timothy 6:20)