I have come to realize that even people who are convinced about evolution are aware of its weak points. Michael Crichton was one of those. In his novel The Lost World, he goes into some of the problems with evolutionary theory. It was an interesting sample of the twisted logic that is necessary to believe in evolution in the face of the facts. He even falls back on one of the lines that I have read as an argument against evolution. He is discussing all of the simultaneous changes that needed to take place in order to squeeze evolution into the time available. His point is that it could not happen. In the paperback edition, on page 227, he says,
“And to imagine all these things happen purely by chance is like imagining that a tornado can hit a junkyard and assemble the parts into a working 747 airplane. It’s very hard to believe.”If you want to read his whole discussion get the paperback and start around page 225.
To be continued...
Crichton, Michael. The Lost World. New York: Ballantine Books, 1995.
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