Sargent Joe Friday Said “Just the Facts Ma’am” So Let’s Look at Some Facts About Evolution


Article #333

by Bill Nugent


Most of us remember the hard edged, square jawed, Sargent Joe Friday of the TV series Dragnet 1967 or have seen him in reruns. His iconic one liners such as “Just the facts, Ma’am” and “let’s get a ‘black and white’ to the scene” showed the no-nonsense American characteristic of straightforward dealing with facts and law.


Speaking of facts, I will show you why each and every person should have a working knowledge of a fact-based straightforward way to disprove evolution. “WAIT!” you say. “Why should I be concerned with evolution? Evolution is irrelevant to me!” Evolution may be irrelevant to you but it’s not irrelevant to the person sitting next to you!


The persons to your right and left are empty on the inside and terrified of death because they were taught atheistic evolution all through public school. They believe life came about by accident, and therefore there is no God and no ultimate moral authority and there is no conscious existence after death. They were taught that the material world is all there is.


Evolution is the origins myth of the nihilistic, postmodern, secular, purposelessness that has gripped western and even eastern civilization. Evolution is the taproot of unbelief. Evolution is the undergirding of all that is anti-Creator, anti-Christ, anti-religion, anti-morality and anti-reason-for-living.


I will show you that evolution is not modern experimental science. Evolution is not biology. Evolution is a hypothesis of the history of biology. I’m not talking about micro-evolution here. Micro-evolution is minor changes in animals like cattle breeding. When I use the term “evolution” I’m referring to “macro-evolution.” Macro-evolution is the claim that life was formed by animals evolving into radically different animals over long spans of time.


Darwinian macro-evolution makes claims about nonrepeatable events alleged to have occurred in the distant past. Evolution is beyond the reach of observational, experimental science. Evolution is history, not science. History is art. History is the art of the storyteller. Therefore, evolution is technically a liberal art. Darwinists are clever storytellers but they don’t get to write their own endings.


Einstein’s theory of relativity is proven by scientific experiments. Quantum physics is also proven by scientific experimentation that verifies the facts of quantum physics. Evolution, however, is a mere hypothesis of history and it crumbles under the facts. Let’s look at the facts ma’am.


First, a little of my own background. My life was almost destroyed by evolution. That sounds a bit dramatic but it’s true. Maybe that’s why I’m so passionate about refuting evolution. I was raised Catholic, went to parochial school up to the fourth grade and to CCD after that. I was very devout until I transferred to public school. I was taught the evolution myth and I bought it hook line and sinker.


My life went into a downspin of atheism, nihilism and aimlessness. That’s where I was as a pre-adolescent! Most people don’t embrace the hopelessness that the “life-came-about-by-accident” narrative gives until they’re in college. By the time I was in college I was drowning my sorrows in alcohol and drugs. Sound familiar? Many of you have been down the same path.


Fortunately for me, I got a “checkup from the neck up that got rid of my stinking thinking.” Through a variety of circumstances I began to hear about and read about the scientific errors of evolution. I also heard about miracles that occurred in church related settings. My dad, Paul C. Nugent, helped me with this. I came to faith in God and received salvation through Christ.


First fact: Microbiology tells us that single-celled organisms are too complex to form by chance!


One easy fact to remember is that “simple” single-celled life forms are profoundly complex. For example, an E. Coli bacterium has over four million nucleotide base pairs in its DNA. This bacterium has in its DNA, and other cell structures, a sophisticated information storage and retrieval system. The E. Coli bacterium is composed of dozens of types of protein that have to be manufactured in the cell. Each protein has over 200 amino acids, all precisely sequenced.


No one can deny the complexity of the cell, not a Nobel laureate or a first year undergrad biology student. This is a plain undeniable fact. It’s like “Columbus sailed the ocean blue in fourteen ninety-two.” A bacterium is more complex than the computer you’re using to read this. The computer you’re using can’t even reproduce by cell division like our friend, the bacterium can.


What’s the upshot in all this? The obvious takeaway is that the first living cell could not possibly have formed by chance collisions of atoms in the primordial ooze even in a trillion years. Origin-of-life scientists can’t even unite around one hypothesis as to how this could have happened. Many hypotheses have been proposed to try to explain how complex biological systems could form by themselves. The origin-of-life hypotheses are so far-fetched that it takes extremely great faith to believe they could work. Secular people must have a great amount of faith. Evolutionist Richard Dawkins probably has more faith than an archbishop!


Bacteria could not have evolved from viruses. Viruses are not even living organisms. Viruses are not considered to be living things because they don’t eat or excrete. They have no respiration. They can’t even reproduce on their own because they lack the reproductive machinery in their DNA. A virus has to invade a cell and insert its DNA into the DNA of the host cell and force the cell to make copies of the virus.


The fact of the utter complexity of the simplest living things should alone be enough the refute evolution. Complexity of the cell is a plain fact. It is unarguable. What you do with that fact and how you connect the dots with other facts is disputable but facts are facts. An honest reasonable person with an academic mindset should immediately capitulate and admit that random formation of the first cell did not happen and could not happen. He or she should unequivocally admit that this very foundation of evolution has crumbled to dust. The first cell and all cells were built by the Creator.


Second fact: Genetic mutations are no mechanism for uphill evolutionary change!


second obvious fact to remember is that genetic mutations are destructive errors to the DNA that don’t add useful information that would cause uphill evolutionary change. Mutations scramble, garble or delete genetic coding in the DNA. Even a mutation that causes the duplication of a gene doesn’t add new information but merely duplicates information that was already in the DNA.


Mutations are copying errors that occur when DNA is replicated in the cell. Copying errors are usually caused by toxins or radiation. There are no new base pairs added by toxins or radiation. Uphill evolutionary change requires the addition of millions of new base pairs that would supply useful information. Where do these new base pairs come from? Evolution has no answer. Evolution has no mechanism for forming new body parts.


Bad mutations outnumber good mutations by more than a hundred to one. The overwhelming abundance of bad mutations means the DNA of living things is breaking down over time. This is called genetic entropy. It’s consistent with the second law of thermodynamics. This is further proof that mutations don’t cause uphill evolutionary change.


Third fact: The fossils say no to evolution because the missing links are still missing!


A third fact to remember is that the fossil record also disproves evolution because it contains no transitional forms. The few transitional fossils put forward by evolutionists are dubious at best. Over ninety-five percent of all fossils ever dug up are sea creatures like clams and crabs. There are no transitional forms there. Ever seen a fossil that was half clam and half something else? The fossil record of sea creatures is the most complete assembly of fossils and it clearly lacks any reasonable transitional forms.


Recently, some secular scientists have begun to embrace UFOs as a last refuge of the damned. They claim evolution didn’t get started on earth but happened on another planet and aliens brought life here. First, I must note that this is a tacit admission by these scientists that they are finally seeing that evolution of the first cell could not have happened here on earth. Secondly, it’s futile to simply push evolution off to some other planet where the same facts would show that life is too complex to have formed by chance! Evolution of life by chance collisions of atoms is impossible everywhere! There has to be an Intelligent Designer who built living things. That Intelligent Designer is the Creator God and we are accountable to Him.


The scientific facts are as clear as gin and twice as stiff. Evolution doesn’t have a leg to stand on! Darwinism is clueless and helpless amid the circling long knives of scientific facts that show the impossibility of Darwinian evolution. Each of us should be prepared to explain the scientific facts to our neighbors, friends and relatives who’ve bought into the evolution lie. We have to set them free!


Many of the victims of the evolution deception are beginning to see the plain scientific facts that refute evolution. They realize that there must be a God who created us. They are taking a fresh look at Christianity. Jesus Christ came in fulfillment of over three hundred Old Testament Bible prophecies. Christ worked miracles in front of eyewitnesses to prove that He is the Son of God. Miracles still occur today in Christian meetings around the world.


The prophecies foretold that Christ would come to die for our sins. “He was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities” (Isaiah 53:5). Christ took the penalty of our sins upon Himself and He died and rose from the dead to offer forgiveness of sins to all who turn to Him in repentance. We invite all people to turn to Christ today to receive forgiveness of sins!

Steps to salvation:

Jesus said “Ye must be born again” (John 3:7).

  • 1) Believe that God created you and loves you and sent the Messiah (Messiah is Hebrew for Christ) to redeem you.
  • 2) Believe that Jesus Christ came in fulfillment of over 300 Bible prophecies to die for you, to take upon Himself the penalty of your sins (Isaiah 53:5-6, John 6:29, Romans 4:5, First Peter 3:18).
  • 3) Turn from sin and call on the name of Jesus to receive forgiveness of sins (Romans 10:13).
  • 4) Receive Jesus as Savior and experience the new birth (John 1:12, Acts 2:38).
  • 5) Follow Jesus Christ as Lord (John 14:21).

Prayer to receive salvation:

“Whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved” (Romans 10:13).

To receive the salvation that Jesus purchased for us at the terrible cost of His suffering and death on our behalf I invite you to pray this simple prayer:

“Dear heavenly Father, I thank you for sending Jesus, the promised Messiah, to die for my sins. I admit that I am a sinner. I repent of my sins and I ask for your forgiveness on the basis of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. I ask you to fill me with your Holy Spirit to empower me to serve you under the Lordship of Jesus Christ, Amen.”

If you prayed this prayer in the humble sincerity of your heart then you have received everlasting life, which includes power to live right in this life and entrance into heaven in the afterlife!

(C) 2016 William P. Nugent, permission granted to email or republish for Christian outreach.

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