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.

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  • 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 and it mixes chemicals that explode! So I began to think "Okay, now how would that evolve?" Let's say if evolution is true, and you're evolving along here, and you don't have a defense mechanism. Because that is the defense mechanism of the bug. So if evolution is true, it had to somehow evolve that, so let's say it coming along here...well the first time it evolves the explosion, What does it do to the bug? Boom! Just splattered your bug. Okay, so splattered bug pieces don't evolve! So how could this have happened? Well it doesn't blow itself up, it has another little factory inside itself that manufactures chemicals-a chemical-that acts as a catalyst so that when you squirt that chemical in with these other chemicals that are like a neutral and you get your explosion. Well the first time it manufactured that little chemical, here it goes again, blew itself up again! But it doesn't. Why? Well, because it has like an asbestos-lined firing chamber. And even then it would blow itself up, if it didn't have somewhere for the explosion to go, so it has twin tail tubes. And it can aim these tail tubes all the way up, out the side, out the front...Let's say a spider is coming up toward its side and it doesn't have time to turn around and shoot, it can just take it's little gun turret aim it out there and shoot. Thus the explosion on this little bug all you hear--if you're listening as a human--all you hear

Comment: This is a Straw man argument, it misrepresents the way bombardier beetles actually are, see Bombardier Beetles and the Argument of Design for a long and serious explanation about the real biology of Bombardier beetles and how their evolution is not a problem for real scientists.

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