Question evolution! campaign

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The Question evolution! campaign by Creation Ministries International is a worldwide campaign which poses 15 questions that evolutionists cannot satisfactorily answer.[1] The 15 questions posed to evolutionists can be found HERE

The Question evolution! campaign, launched by the biblical creation organization Creation Ministries International, is a worldwide "grass-roots movement to challenge the anti-Christian dogma of evolution".[2] The focus of the Question evolution! campaign is on 15 questions that evolutionists cannot adequately answer.[3] The 15 Questions that evolutionists cannot satisfactorily answer can be found HERE.

The campaign is being primarily conducted in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and South Africa.[4] In May of 2011, Creation Ministries International initiated a Question evolution! campaign which encourages students and others to "question the evolutionary pseudoscience peddled to them", to wear anti-evolution clothing and to pass out Question evolution! tracts within their schools and community. The campaign features tracts, t-shirts, badges, mugs, etc. and students are being encouraged to participate in the campaign.[5]

The 15 questions that evolutionists cannot satisfactorily answer

The 15 questions of the Question evolution! campaign, summarized, are (the full version of the 15 questions can be found HERE):

  1. How did life originate? How did life with hundreds of proteins originate just by chemistry without intelligent design?
  2. How did the DNA code originate? The code is a sophisticated language system with letters and words where the meaning of the words is unrelated to the chemical properties of the letters—just as the information on this page is not a product of the chemical properties of the ink (or pixels on a screen). What other coding system has existed without intelligent design?
  3. How could such errors (mutations) create 3 billion letters of DNA information to change a microbe into a microbiologist? How can scrambling existing DNA information create a new biochemical pathway or nano-machines?
  4. Why is natural selection taught as ‘evolution’ as if it explains the origin of the diversity of life?
  5. How did new biochemical pathways, which involve multiple enzymes working together in sequence, originate?
  6. Living things look like they were designed, so how do evolutionists know that they were not designed? Why should science be restricted to naturalistic causes rather than logical causes?
  7. How did multi-cellular life originate?
  8. How did sex originate?
  9. Why are the (expected) countless millions of transitional fossils missing?
  10. How do ‘living fossils’ remain unchanged over supposed hundreds of millions of years?
  11. How did blind chemistry create mind/intelligence, meaning, altruism and morality?
  12. Why is evolutionary ‘just-so’ story-telling tolerated?
  13. Where are the scientific breakthroughs due to evolution? Why do schools and universities teach evolution so dogmatically, stealing time from experimental biology that so benefits humankind?
  14. Why is evolution, a theory about history, taught as if it is the same as this operational science?
  15. Why is a fundamentally religious idea, a dogmatic belief system that fails to explain the evidence, taught in science classes? If “you can’t teach religion in science classes”, why is evolution taught?

The Question evolution! campaign tract with the expanded questions includes short arguments and/or quotes in support of biblical creation, plus offers links to articles on CMI's website which provide supporting evidence.[6]

Endorsements

See also: Question evolution! campaign endorsements

Dr. Duane Gish - biologist and leader in biblical creation movement: “As one who has debated over 300 evolutionists, I am delighted to see this Question Evolution campaign under way. The 15 Questions for Evolutionists brochure hits all the major questions on origins that evolutionists have no satisfactory answers for. The questions should be propagated widely. I commend the campaign.”

Dr. John Sanford, Cornell University professor and inventor of the gene gun: “I enthusiastically endorse the campaign to encourage all thinking people to question evolution. The era must come to an end where all things with the single exception of evolution are subject to critical examination. How sad that so much evidence has been suppressed, such that most people who consider themselves to be ‘well informed’ have in fact only heard one side of the question. Indoctrination, intimidation, censorship—this is not how science is supposed to operate. Let us return to the true spirit of science, which is critical thinking, dialog and open inquiry.”

Ian Juby - Canadian creationist leader: “The Question Evolution! Campaign is an innovative, grassroots anti-evolution campaign which I believe will have a lasting and far reaching impact. The campaign is worldwide in scope and I hope to see it serve as a uniting force within the biblical creation community. I heartily recommend getting involved in this grassroots anti-evolution movement.”

YouTube Channel endorsements

See also: Question evolution! campaign and YouTube

Creation Ministries International's responses to Question evolution! campaign objections

See also: Creation Ministries International's responses to Question evolution! campaign objections

As the Question evolution! campaign has unfolded there have been a number of evolutionists who objected to the campaign and Creation Ministries International created some response web pages and videos.

Response pages:

Response videos:

Question evolution! campaign and the atheist/agnostic community

See also: Question evolution! campaign and the atheist/agnostic community

Fan response to YouTube evolutionists and atheists

Internet atheists Thunderf00t and Matt Dillahunty inability to answer the 15 questions

On October 1, 2011, the popular video creator Shockofgod created a video mentioning the inability of YouTube atheists Thunderf00t and Matt Dillahunty to answer Creation Ministries International's list of 15 Questions for evolutionists which are the focus of the Question evolution! campaign. VIDEO Previously, Shockofgod challenge Thuderf00t to answer the 15 questions.

Reddit atheists inability to answer the 15 questions for evolutionists

In March of 2012, the YouTube Christian Shockofgod invited Reddit atheists to answer the 15 questions for evolutionists. One Reddit atheist attempted to satisfactorily answer the 15 questions and failed. A live audio recording of his attempt was made:

Fans of the Question evolution! campaign and atheists/evolutionists at the present time

Fans of the Question evolution! campaign have repeatedly seen atheists/evolutionists challenged to debate the university biology student VivaYehshua via an oral debate which would be distributed widely. At the present time, atheists and evolutionists are afraid to accept and carry though with the debate offer.[7]

Various Question evolution! Campaign fan created videos

See also: Question evolution! campaign and YouTube

Various fan created videos:

Videos produced by a 13 year old fan of the Question evolution! campaign:

Press coverage to date

Christian apologists and apologetic organizations supporting the question evolution campaign

Related anti-evolution efforts at the time of the Question evolution! campaign

In 2011 the results of a study were published indicating that most United States high school biology teachers are reluctant to endorse the theory of evolution in class. [8] At the time of the question evolution campaign, other creationists plus intelligent design proponents were engaged in legislative actions encouraging students to examine the evolutionary paradigm in a critical way. In 2011, eight anti-evolution bills were introduced into United States state legislatures encouraging students to employ critical thinking skills when examining the evolutionary paradigm. In 2009, there were seven states which required critical analysis skills to be employed when examining evolutionary material within schools.[9]

See also

External links

Tract:


Videos:

Videos on the 15 Questions that evolutionists cannot satisfactorily answer:


Response videos:

Fan created videos:


Videos produced by a 13 year old fan of the Question evolution! campaign:

Notes