Cutting Edge


An Academic Course in Life Sciences

Suggested outline: Three, quarter hours College Credit

“Science as yet throws no light
on the far higher problem
of the essence or origin of life.”
Charles Darwin

“Science as yet throws no light on the far higher problem of the essence or origin of life.”
Charles Darwin

What follows is a suggested format for twelve classroom hours focusing on science and conventional assumptions relating to the beginning of life on Earth. The core-value outline provide an objective overview for seminar courses in college, senior high school classes and religious study groups. Reliable supporting source data is available in the textbook pages of Cosmic War: Battlefield Earth and Genesis File website.

Hour One: The Science of synthetic organic chemistry confirms the impossibility of any form of life accidentally creating itself from non-living matter, even in deep time.

Hour Two: What nature cannot do itself accidentally in mega-millions of years, brilliant human minds cannot do by intentional design in a science laboratory. Scientists Miller Urey tried but admitted failure by 1953.

Hour Three: Without trying to explain just how original life began, and unaware that a living cell had a nucleus, much less DNA, Charles Darwin imagined that all animal and plant life evolved from the identical, living cell over multi-millions of years via natural selection and survival of the fittest. He admitted: “I am quite conscious that my speculations run beyond the bounds of true science…It is a mere rag of an hypothesis with as many flaw[s] & holes as sound parts.”

Hour Four: Although stasis dominates the fossil record, Darwin’s chance hypothesis conjectured: “We may safely infer that not one living species will transmit its unaltered likeness to a distant futurity…The number of intermediate and transitional links between all living and extinct species must have been inconceivably great” but recognized no such trail exists. “Geology assuredly does not reveal any such finely-graduated organic chain; and this, perhaps, is the most obvious and serious objection which can be urged against the theory.” 

Hour Five: Irreducible complexity baffled Darwinian theory.“To suppose that the eye…could have been formed by naturalselection, seems, I freely confess, absurd to the highest degree.” Add the brain, hearing, heart, lungs and the human skeleton to the long list, and theory breakdown is at hand. “If it could be demonstrated that any complex organ existed, which could not possibly have been formed by numerous, successive, slight modification, my theory would absolutely break down.” Life demands a mature ecosystem, where plants and animals exist simultaneously in a mutually co-dependent ecosystem for survival.

Hour Six: Apart from Darwin’s advocacy of the presence of monkeys in his family’s genealogy, his assessment of feminine gender conflicts directly with scientific reality. “The chief distinction in the intellectual powers of the two sexes is shewn [sic] by man attaining to a higher eminence in whatever he takes up, than woman can attain—whether requiring deep thought, reason, or imagination, or merely the use of the senses and hands.” 

Hour Seven: Genetic mutations may corrupt the genome but without new information, but new and distinctly different life kinds do not evolve. Laboratory induced mutations in 44,000 generations of E coli bacteria have produced modifications but each generation remains distinctly E coli. Hundreds of generations of fruit flies, subjected to laboratory induced mutations, may add or subtract, a wing or a leg, but continue producing fruit flies.

Hour Eight: In a letter to Asa Gray, Charles Darwin dismissed a living cell as nothing more than “a relatively disappointing spectacle appearing only as an ever-changing and apparently disordered pattern of blobs and particles.” Contemporary science, recognizes a living cell, complete with its DNA loaded with genetic information, as infinitely more complex than any non-living mechanism ever devised, designed and created by human beings.

Hour Nine: Evolution happens or doesn’t happen within the DNA information code. Without new genetic information, no organism with a corrupted genetic code has propelled descendants up the taxonomic ladder to a new and radically different family, order or class. Fossil bones contribute little evidence proving or disproving evolution. Adult fossil skulls, of the identical species, discovered in burial sites in close proximity, offer little evidence as to which is the ancestor, which the descendant, or if the two were even directly related.

Hour Ten: Life on Earth exists thanks to a thin atmosphere comparable in size to the skin of a peel encasing an apple. Water, gravity, the ozone layer and energy delivered by sun rays contribute to a life-friendly environment. But for the invisible Van Allen belt radiation shield, life would be impossible. Earth’s orbit around the sun carves a life-friendly path: if too close, life would fry; if too far, life would freeze. Science sees Planet Earth as “privileged.”

Hour Eleven: Fossil fish have been discovered on the slopes of the Andes, 17,000 above sea level. Two-hundred fifty miles off the coast of Houston in the Tiber Oil Fields, black gold is being pumped from the sea floor, 35,050 below the ocean’s surface. Nothing can create the ferocity capable of shuffling land and sea an aggregate of 52,050 vertical feet other than the hydraulic power of a Global Flood. More than the sudden burial of dinosaurs, preserving fossil remains, burial sites reveal cemeteries of disarticulated bones, ripped apart by unprecedented force.

Hour Twelve: Human egos, resistant to the idea that a mind superior to their own exists, resort to deep time to attempt salvaging the chance hypothesis. An objective analysis of the Genesis narrative confirms the existence of a blob of water- covered matter, floating in cosmic darkness, existed prior to life on Earth. To suggest the fossil of a former life form matches the radiometric date of its geological burial site makes no sense than saying the date of death of a family pet, buried in the back yard, is the same age of the turf surrounding the burial site.

Rational humans do not believe a computer, designed by human intelligence, is an accident of nature. The weight of evidence suggests also that creating a living cell or hanging the moon, is outside the capacity of human intelligence. The intelligence and the power belong to a Supreme Being: the Lord God Almighty, the King of Kings.

Annotated Sources

2—Johns, Warren L., Cosmic War: Battlefield Earth
3—Bible, NIV

Cosmic War: Battlefield Earth

The Moment Time Began

Music background by Ronnie Booth

“We are destroying speculations
and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of
God, and we are taking every thought captive
to the obedience of Christ…”
2 Corinthians 10:5

“We are destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ…”
2 Corinthians 10:5