Creatures that Defy Evolution

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Creatures that Defy Evolution is a three volume apologist documentary where Dr. Martin (A dentist) attempts to provide examples of animal species whose existence cannot be explained by the Theory of Evolution. The host of the series, David Hames, was killed in the 2010 Haiti Earthquake.


Volume 1 Walkthrough

The scene opens with Hames walking through a rose garden, and he asks "Have you ever looked at the beauty and intricacies of an animal, bird or fish, and asked yourself, "Could this really have been created through a process of evolution? Could time plus chance come together all the beauty we see in the world?" Hi, I'm David Hames, and in the next few minutes we're going to take a close look at some animals that are going to shatter that very idea.

Comment: Hames fails to make mention of various unpleasant species including the African eyeworm. He also displays' the apologists' common misuse of 'chance', and seems to use the Evolution is only a theory argument.

Fade out to title sequence showing various species of animals, and an All-Seeing Eye.

  • Hames (now in a zoo) "I want to introduce you to Dr. Jobe Martin. Dr. Martin has had a very interesting background. He's been a college professor, and a dentist. He even served on the dental crew for President Johnson's' Air Force One and the presidential fleet. Well, for the past 20 years, Dr. Martin has been lecturing students on incredible creatures that defy evolution. But it wasn't always this way. Dr. Martin, out of a scientific and medical background, once believed in the Theory of Evolution.

Comment: Obvious appeal to authority and variation of I used to be an atheist

  • Martin "Evolution, as I was taught, It all started with a thing called the Big Bang. They say this Big Bang went 'Kaboom!' And shot out Hydrogen gas, mostly, and the gas somehow turned to dust, and the dust condensed down to Planet Earth. Evolutionists say it started dry, then over millions of years, volcanic activity produced the water, and then in some little pond of this water somewhere on Planet Earth, this inorganic chemicals got together, and they were zapped by some kind of x-ray or something else, and all of a sudden you have this little spec of life. and they say that was about three and a half billion years ago. And the that little spec of life somehow over about 3 billion years, became the first cell, which was somewhere around 600 million years ago. And then that progressively became beautiful you.

fade out

  • Hames "Dr. Martin's traditional scientific background would go through an evolution, rather a revolution, as he joined the staff as a professor at Baylor Dental College. This was the beginning of the evolution of a creationist.
  • Martin "And so in the fall of 1971, I went to Baylor in Dallas, and gave my first lecture. It was on the evolution of the tooth. And I talked about these fish scales gradually migrated into the mouth and became teeth, and a couple of my students came to me after class that day and said "Dr. Martin have you ever investigated the claims of Creation Science?" Well that was 1971, and I'd never even head of it. At that point, I'd been a Christian for about 5 years, and so I'm thinking to myself "Where are these guys coming from? I've never heard of this." and so I said "Sure, I'll look into this with you." and I'm thinking, kind of as a cocky young professor, "I'll blow these guys away!" Well, they asked me to start studying the assumptions that the evolutionists make. And in all my years-eight years of scientific education- I'd never had a single professor tell me about an assumption. And, so we started looking at the assumptions, and I began to realize something: They're making some claims here, that really, the assumptions aren't valid. When they tell us "Rocks are very old," and all these kinds of things, and then they asked me to start studying some animals, and see if I thought that animal could evolve. Well, the first thing that we really studied together was this little bug called a Bombardier Beetle. And this little insect is about a half inch long
  1. Bombardier Beetle- Dr. Martin presents argument from irreducible complexity regarding the structures and chemicals the Bombardier Beetle use to produce and eject an explosive substance. Mark Isaak has presented a thorough counter to this argument at Talk Origins. Dr. Martin then makes an argument from incredulity that it is impossible for the Bombardier beetle to evolve since its defense mechanism is irreducibly complex. He then ends this segment noting the discomfort he had when his study of the Bombardier Beetle became catalyst for 'flipping' his thinking from an 'evolutionary way' to 'thinking in more: this animal or little creature, little bug, whatever, was created, uh, fully formed. Just like it is!'. This is used in a manner similar to the 'I used to be an atheist' argument.
  2. Giraffe- Dr. Martin gives factoids about the physiology of a Bull Giraffe, Including it's height and the size of it's heart. He then presents an argument from irreducible complexity regarding the problems of blood pressure when the giraffe raises and lowers its head. Thus, he argues, God did it!
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