“Darwin Was Wrong Day” a Hit

by Ken Ham

The Internet has been buzzing ever since I announced Darwin Was Wrong Day in response to Darwin Day. February 12, Charles Darwin’s birthday, is often celebrated by secularists and, sadly, even some Christians. Instead, I declared that today should be Darwin Was Wrong Day and that we should stand boldly on God’s Word and proclaim its truth to others. Now we didn’t organize anything formally for this day; we just wanted to get people talking and thinking about Darwin’s ideas. Well that certainly worked!

We have already received many positive responses with people sharing the news with others, and as we suspected, we also got a lot of response from secularists. Shortly after we announced Darwin Was Wrong Day, the Internet exploded with responses both positive and negative alike. The secularists particularly took to Twitter—we obviously hit a nerve. But why are they fighting so hard against a God that they don’t even believe exists? Well, because they really do know that God exists, but they are suppressing that truth in unrighteousness (Romans 1:18–19).

We are thankful for the publicity! Even if they are mocking us, they are helping to spread the message that there are people who are speaking against this religion of naturalism and proclaim the truth of God’s Word. God can certainly take what they intended for harm and use it for good—to help others to realize the truth of God’s Word from the very beginning.

Here is one of my favorite quotes from a secularist’s blog that made me smile: “Once again, as so often before, ol’ Hambo [me] is furious. We imagine that he’s red in the face, foaming at the mouth, and rolling around chewing the carpet.” This is just one of many of the posts that mock me and our position here at AiG. Many of these same secularists respond to just about everything we write/post from Answers in Genesis. I can’t help but think many of these people are so obsessed with Answers in Genesis, and are so convicted and conflicted in their souls, that they seem to live for just trying to publicly speak against anything we print. I imagine many of them sitting at their computer just waiting for our next post to appear so they can have some sort of “purpose” and “meaning” in their lives by then doing their best to suppress the truth (as the book of Romans clearly teaches they do).

Well, one thing I’ve noticed is that, while the secularists mock Answers in Genesis and me, very few of them are replying to the claims that author Avery Foley made in the lead article on our website about Darwin Was Wrong Day. In that article she pointed out that Darwinian evolution goes against what we know from observational science.

You see, in nature, we only see life coming from other life (this is known as the law of biogenesis) and yet evolution requires that this law be broken at least once when life supposedly arose from non-living chemicals. But there is no known mechanism that can do this! Now, one secularist dismissed this observation by claiming that life from non-life has nothing to do with evolution. What nonsense! Those who believe in molecules-to-man evolution have to explain how life arose in the first place—they have to assume chemical evolution as they try to justify their blind faith in biological evolution (as well as geological and astronomical evolution).

Avery also pointed out that there is no mechanism for biological evolution either. All that we see when we study the world shows us that information only comes from other information and yet evolution requires an addition of brand-new information. But there is no known mechanism that can add brand new information into DNA needed for molecules-to-man evolution! And without it, evolution can’t go anywhere.

Instead of replying to these massive scientific problems with evolution, secularists do what they usually do—mock us. And if they do respond, they bring up the same old arguments such as speciation supposedly supports molecules-to-man evolution. However, creation scientists have refuted this claim many times (and there are several articles dealing with this on AnswersInGenesis.org) as they explain the real observational science of genetics.

I encourage you to watch my presentation below on Darwin's impact to celebrate Darwin Was Wrong Day on February 12. This video is the first of a three-part series exploring the life and philosophy of Charles Darwin. Purchase the entire set here.

I encourage you to share the article, the YouTube video, and to use Darwin Was Wrong Day or this cartoon below drawn by AiG cartoonist Dan Leitha as an opportunity to point people to the truth of God’s Word and the gospel.

The Point of the Debate

I also ask you to pray for those who reject Jesus Christ, that they submit to Him as their Lord and Savior.

Thanks for stopping by and thanks for praying,



This item was written with the assistance of AiG’s research team.

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