By Nathan Jones
One of the world's leading spokesmen for Atheism, Dr. Anthony Flew of England, announced that he now believes in Intelligent Design rather than Evolution as the best explanation for the existence of the Universe. What amazing piece of evidence could move a staunch Evolutionist to conclude that there has to be an intelligent designer?
To discover just what this tremendous evidence is that would turn even the biggest skeptic's mind around, we went to Dr. Jobe Martin, former dentist, professor and Evolutionist. Having clearly seen God's eternal power and divine nature from what has been made (Rom. 1:20), Dr. Martin came to faith in Jesus Christ and a trust in the biblical account of the six days of Creation. He and his wife Jenna Dee have since formed Biblical Discipleship Ministries based in Rockwall, Texas to teach on campuses, classrooms and churches that we can trust the Bible's account of the Creation and Jesus as Savior.
Dr. Martin, what is your response to Dr. Flew's change in belief from Evolution to Intelligent Design as the best explanation of the existence of the Universe?
Well, first of all, I don't know Dr. Flew, but my response upon learning this was, "There's an honest scientist!" He has looked at the evidence — the hard experimentally verifiable evidence — and it is saying, "Look, there is design here. It doesn't matter which area of science you look at, there is design." And, so, he comes to the conclusion based on the science that there is design. He hasn't come to know Jesus as his Savior, as far as I know, and I don't even know if he believes in the God of the Bible, but he at least now does believe there is some kind of designer that has produced the design.
A number of Evolutionists are now saying there has to be a designer. Maybe it was aliens who came from outer space and put life here, or whatever, but they are more and more moving towards design. I think a lot of that has to do with the fact that they lose their debates when they debate a Creationist. Then here comes the Intelligent Design movement, the Discovery Institute, and some of these people going on the campuses, and they don't talk about God at all. They just talk about their area of science and show there is design.
As scientists learn more and more about the DNA coding that makes us who we are, is that what is changing the Evolution vs. Creation debate?
A couple of things are going on. First of all, DNA is language. It's the language of the cell. Well, what is language? It is words. It is symbols. Where do they come from? They come from intelligence because there is information.
One of the huge problems for Evolutionists right now is how does the information get into the DNA. A lot of people think you can grab some information and stick it into a gene and maybe take some information out of a gene, and now you have this. No, it is non-material. You can't get a hold of information. There is no way. You can't take some information and stick it into a gene and you can't take information out of a gene, which means, the information supernaturally had to be put in for each life form when it was created.
Because of DNA, the support for Evolution has been breaking down.
I usually say while on campuses, "DNA is language and language requires intelligence." Nobody disagrees. DNA is language and nobody disagrees it is the language of the cell. Then I add, "Therefore, DNA has an intelligent cause." The room usually goes silent.
DNA tells your fingernails to go on top. If they came up under your fingers would slip off of everything. DNA tells your nose to go on with the holes down. If the holes are up and you are in the shower you have a problem. So, yes, DNA is the language of the cell.
A lot of evolution is based on the idea that mutation changes one creature into another creature. Since DNA is information, mutation would require that new information would have to be added to create a new creature, but that just doesn't happen. There is no way to put new information into any gene. This means bacteria have information in their genes for bacteria. A bacteria will never become people over millions of years because someone would have to add information to that bacteria gene set to create people. People have totally different information in their genes. There is just no way to randomly add information. That fact alone wipes out this whole idea of Evolution over millions of years.
Now, some say human DNA is similar to ape DNA, so there must be some relationship between the two. Well, what do we have? We have a common Designer, a common God. We've got a common food chain. We live in a common atmosphere. God put together something in the genetic makeup of animals that works for survival in a common environment. But, like a professor over at SMU said, there is only one amino acid difference between a chimpanzee and a man. Well, I just reply, "Okay, next time you need a blood transfusion, we'll just bring in a chimpanzee and you'll be fine." No, they're not going to do that, it will kill him. There are huge differences.
Even in what Darwin said was a simple one-celled organism, the DNA we know today is very complex. Darwin didn't have a clue as to what was going on inside the cell. Now we know. In my lifetime we found all these things going on inside a cell. Did you know a single cell can process a million reactions per second? There are 3,000 to 6,000 little chemical factories making exactly the right chemicals in exactly the right concentrations and the right relationships going on in our cells right this very second — and we don't blow up!
Is the similarity in human/chimp DNA evidence for evolution? - GotQuestions.org
The Implications of Evolution - Grace to You (John MacArthur)
New view reveals how DNA fits into cell - Science News
Why Everything Is the Way It Is - The Berean Call (Dave Hunt)
The Evolution of a Creationist - Jobe Martin (Book)