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Introduction To Origins

Response to Origin of the Species by Charles Darwin – 1861


From the Introduction to the book


After five years I allowed myself to speculate on the subject, and drew up some short notes; these I enlarged in 1844 into a sketch of the conclusions, which then seemed to me probable:  from that period to the present day I steadily pursued the same object.”  -- Charles Darwin


My response to this proclamation: “Five years of work leads to speculation and some short notes. Not much of a return on his investment.”   C. R. Lord 8/14/2017


I cannot give here references and authorities and my several statements; and I must trust to the reader reposing some confidence in my accuracy. No doubt, errors will have crept in, though I hope I have always been cautious in trusting to good authorities alone”  -- Charles Darwin


My response to this proclamation: “A confession by Charles Darwin that he "cannot" give references and authority for his several statements. He asks the reader to put their confidence in his accuracy. Then he proceeds to admit there is no doubt errors have crept in.  He is even confessing doubt that he might not have trusted in good authorities alone. Not a good start to a book. Of course, we are speaking of a hypothesis so that we can't expect a proclamation of certainty.”  C. R. Lord 8/14/2017


For I am well aware that scarcely a single point is discussed in this volume on which facts cannot be aduced, often apparently, leading to conclusions directly opposite to those at which I have arrived.  A fair result can be obtained only by fully stating and balancing the facts and arguments on both sides of each question; and this cannot possibly be here done.”  -- Charles Darwin


My response to this proclamation: “A broad statement that "facts" could lead to conclusion directly opposite his own views.  Facts have a way of getting in the way of speculative guesswork.  It is quite interesting that he then speaks of a fair result reached by comparing ideas from both camps; something modern day evolutionists have long forgotten in their ambitious quest to deceive everyone into believing that speculation equals truth while rejecting or seeking to negate obvious truth.”  C. R. Lord 8/14/2017


I will then pass on to the variability of species, in a state of nature, but, I shall unfortunately be compelled to treat this subject far too briefly, as it can be treated properly only by giving long catalogues of facts.”  -- Charles Darwin


My response to this proclamation: “This point made me laugh. There is not a catalog of "facts" in existence that can honestly repudiate creation as the most rational and logical reason for the existence of all life as well as a creator who is more than able to sustain 

that life.”  C. R. Lord 8/14/2017


In the four preceding chapters, the most apparent and gravest difficulties on the theory will be given: namely, first, the difficulties of transitions..............and fourthly, the imperfection of the geological record."   -- Charles Darwin  (Note: I deliberately skipped the center two difficulties to answer #1 and #4)


My response to this proclamation: “Ahhhhh! The problem of transitional species that has never been proven in any way that is viable or verifiable. Even with the discovery of DNA there is not one single proof of transition in the DNA of any living creature.


Then that pesky little problem dealing with the geological record which also requires an amazing and incredulous stretch of imaginations as has been shown by the billions of years invented to convince men of the evolutionary hypothesis which also remains unproven despite the heavy speculation of adherents of Darwin and the utter deceptive teaching of their learned men.”  C. R. Lord 8/14/2017


I can entertain no doubt, after the most deliberate study and dispassionate judgment of which I am capable, that the view which most naturalists entertain and which I formerly entertained – namely, that each species has been independently created – is erroneous.”  -- Charles Darwin


My response to this proclamation: “Calling God a liar is what is erroneous.  What brassy ignorance is on display in this man's proclamation!  Clueless in every way about who he is dealing with and blind to his own blindness he insists on pursuing foolishness of the worst kind. Even if his initial motivation were innocent, his final surrender to this absurd hypothesis is abominable and unworthy of any thinking and objective person and a direct challenge to the veracity of God himself.


He should have read Isaiah 55:8-9 where God proclaims the ignorance of finite man in comparison to his infinite wisdom.  He would have profited more in a study of the scripture for one year than he threw away on his spurious study of five years.  Can a man judge God or offer wisdom that supersedes God's Word?  Evidently this man thought he could. I am certain he is well aware of his huge mistake now, and certainly is grieving that so many were led astray and are still being led astray by this pernicious lie from the father of all lies – Satan.”    C. R. Lord 8/14/2017