Evolution's "Star" Witness
Darwin's words examined!
Charles Darwin published Origin of Species in 1859, long before the debut of the electron microscope and the discovery of the cell's complexities. The questions posed have been drafted by the Author, a twenty-first century lawyer, with Darwin's words quoted directly from the icon's nineteenth century actual writings.
Do you consider your evolution theory to be valid "science?"
"I am quite conscious that my speculations run beyond the bounds of true science." 1
Can science explain the origin of first life on Planet Earth?
"Science as yet throws no light on the far higher problem of the essence or origin of life."2
Do you accept the unproven speculation that life created itself, by chance, from non-living, inert matter in a warm water environment?
"It is often said that all the conditions for the first production of a living organism are now present, which could ever have been present. But if (and oh! what a big if!) we could conceive in some warm little pond, with all sorts of ammonia and phosphoric salts, light, heat, electricity, &c., present, that a protein compound was chemically formed ready to undergo still more complex changes, at the present day such matter would be instantly devoured or absorbed, which would not have been the case before living creatures were formed."3