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Evolution, as pioneered by Darwin, claims that we all come from goo. Humans, deer, butterflies, trees, dolphins—we all evolved from a mass of biological bacteria. I don’t buy it.
This past weekend I was able to visit Yellowstone and see the amazing scenery, and many sorts of animals. In addition to that, I found out that three of my cousins are pregnant.
The combination of these two things led me to ponder life and nature. There is NO way that the perfection of the human body, the intracacies of birth, and the wonders of nature are a result of evolutionary happenstance. As my mother put it, evolution is like a dictionary exploding, resulting in poetry.
Hugh Nibley, in The Meaning of the Temple talks about how nature and life naturally leads to chaos, not order. Entropy essentially disproves evolution; no random, slow process could produce the infinitesimal perfections of the human body, and the wonders of nature—unless, of course, Somebody were in control of that process.
Instead, I testify and affirm that there is a Creator. God in his omniscience has orchestrated life and this Earth to operate as they do. He created this Earth. He created each of us. I’m sure that the Creation was not a snap-of-the-fingers job, but instead Christ, along with those who helped him, used what methods, powers, and resources were available at their omnipotent disposal to bring about the end result of our Earth and its inhabited creatures.
…all things denote there is a God; yea, even the earth, and all things that are upon the face of it, yea, and its motion, yea, and also all the planets which move in their regular form do witness that there is a Supreme Creator. (Alma 30:44)