Irreducible Complexity

Problems with Evolution

by Ken Ham

Part 5


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This week, we have seen some of the problems with evolutionary ideas. They can’t explain the origin of life, multicellular organisms, the Cambrian explosion, or morality. Well, here is another problem—irreducible complexity.

In creation, we see systems that are essential to life … and they can’t work without every part in place at the same time. For example, nearly every living thing needs information from three very different kinds of molecules: DNA, RNA, and proteins. Each depends on the other two to function. If they weren’t all in place from the beginning, the system would be useless.

Slow, gradual changes can’t explain it. Only an all-wise Creator makes sense of the world.

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