Amazing Creation Podcast
Podcast files are in mp3 format.
Photograph Credit: NASA, ESA, S. Beckwith (STScl), and The Hubble Heritage Team STScl/AURA
|Date Published||Title||Summary||Audio file|
|The Origin of Life - Part 1||
Dr. Gerald Van Dyke explains how evolutionists like to talk about survival of the fittest, missing links, and fossils as evidence of a long history of life on earth, but they avoid talking about the fundamental problem of how life began because this critical aspect of evolutionary theory has no sound scientific support.
|The Fossil Record||
Everett Coates describes how the so-called fossil record speaks not of a continual, gradual change of one life form into another but rather to the sudden appearance of highly complex organisms of many types. And the range of supposed paleontological dates in which the fossils are located keeps getting wider because these fossils are being found “out of place” in the so-called geological record, causing evolutionists to change their theories about how these organisms evolved.
|The Origin of Life - Part 2||
Dr. Gerald Van Dyke continues our discussion of how there is no known naturalistic mechanism by which life on Earth could not have occurred spontaneously. Many evolutionists even admit that life must not have started on earth and must have come to Earth for elsewhere, which only brings us back to the question of how it started somewhere else.
Mark Stephens reminds us that God made us as a single “race,” i.e., we all are descended from Adam and Eve. We are all, therefore, of the same blood. The physical characteristics we associate with the so-called “races” are merely the result of the segregation and propagation of particular sets of genes from among the diversity that was originally built into the genes of Adam and Eve and passed on from the set of genes carried by Noah and his extended family, not from any evolutionary process.
Dr. Gerald Van Dyke speaks on symbiotic organisms and on the lichen in particular—an example of a mutualistic relationship between an alga and an encapsulating fungus with no evolutionary explanation of how this came to be.
|Interview with Dr. David Plaisted||
Dr. David Plaisted, a professor of computer science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, tells us of how he came to believe in evolution in high school but later began to consider the creation/evolution question when someone introduced him to a book on scientific evidence for the flood and creation. Dr. Plaisted goes on to talk about major problems with evolutionary theory in the fields of paleontology, biology, and astronomy.
|Interview with Mel Blinson||
Mel Blinson tells us of how Christians fall into error because they do not know or will not believe the Scriptures as they are plainly written. He tells us of how he, too, had fallen into error by compromising the Scriptures with secular science and how God “cleaned house” in his life after he came to trust God and His Word as recorded for us in the Scriptures.
|Origin of Humans, Part 1||
Dr. Dan Reynolds presents the recent evidence that the DNA that does not code for proteins, previously referred to as junk DNA and thus a vestigial remnant of our evolutionary history, is not junk after all. Rather, the ENCODE project has shown that more than 80% of this DNA is transcribed into RNA with regulatory and repair functions and which controls folding and maintenance of chromosomes. To quote genetics professor Dan Graur, “If ENCODE is right, then evolution is wrong.”
|Origin of Humans, Part 2||
Dr. Dan Reynolds continues on the topic of the origin of humans. Dr. Reynolds corrects the misstatements that our DNA is similar to that of chimpanzee DNA. He also presents the evidence that the population of the entire modern world is descended from a single human male, based on the occurrence of only a single type of Y chromosome, and from 3 females, based on the 3 basic varieties of mitochondrial DNA.