Monday, September 17, 2007

Reason #1 Why Evolution Is Impossible

Excerpted from the January 2007 edition of Acts & Facts, a publication of the Institute For Creation Research, by Dr. Duane Gish. (Part 1 of 5)

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Our present atmosphere consists of 78% nitrogen, 21% molecular oxygen, and 1% of other gases, such as carbon dioxide, argon, and water vapor. An atmosphere containing free oxygen would be fatal to all origin of life schemes. While oxygen is necessary for life, free oxygen would oxidize and thus destroy all organic molecules required for the origin of life. Thus, in spite of much evidence that Earth has always had a significant quantity of free oxygen in the atmosphere, evolutionists persist in declaring that there was no oxygen in Earth's early atmosphere.

However, this would also be fatal to an evolutionary origin of life. If there were no oxygen there would be no protective layer of ozone surrounding Earth. Ozone is produced by radiation from the sun on the oxygen in the atmosphere, converting the diatomic oxygen we breathe to triatomic oxygen, or ozone. Thus if there were no oxygen there would be no ozone. The deadly destructive ultraviolet light from the sun would pour down on the surface of Earth unimpeded, destroying those organic molecules required for life, reducing them to simple gases, such as nitrogen, carbon dioxide, and water.

Thus, evolutionists face an irresolvable dilemma: in the presence of oxygen, life could not evolve; without oxygen, and therefore ozone, life could neither evolve nor exist.