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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]

Contents

The 15 questions that evolutionists cannot satisfactorily answer

Dr. Carl Wieland is the Managing Director of Creation Ministries International

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]

Atheism, evolution and the Question evolution! campaign

The Question evolution! campaign blog posted an essay entitled Cutting off the air supply of atheism which indicated the best way to combat atheism is through preventive medicine and "The grassroots Question evolution! campaign can reach countless young people before evolutionists indoctrinate them in high school and college." (see: Cutting off the air supply of atheism ).[8]

Currently, global atheism is in decline in terms of its number of adherents and the rate of decline is expected to accelerate.[9] The Question evolution! campaign blog indicated that the Question evolution! campaign could further accelerate the decline of decline of atheism in the world plus accelerate conservative Christian influence in the United States which is increasing due to the higher birth rates of Christian/religious conservatives relative to their atheist/liberal Christianity counterparts.[10] Please see the article: Why are 2012 and 2020 key years for Christian creationists and pro-lifers?

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:

2 million Question evolution! tracts

The popular YouTube video producer Shockofgod is an ex-atheist and his channel features many anti-atheism videos. His YouTube videos have cumulatively received millions of views since his YouTube channel's inception.

On September 18, 2011 Shockofgod released a video entitled Evolutionists stumped confused & dumbfounded by 15 questions. [11] In that video, Shockofgod indicated he is going to move forward again and again with the Question evolution! campaign until 1,000,000 Question Evolution! tracts are in people's hands and then continue to move forward until 2,000,000 tracts are in people's hands.[12]

Question evolution! campaign supporter blog

In November of 2011, a group of Question evolution! campaign supporters began a Question evolution! campaign blog.

In December of 2011, a group of Question evolution campaign supporters began a Question evolution! campaign blog. Among the blog writers and upcoming blog writers are: a college professor who took coursework at University of Notre Dame in their History and Philosophy of Science department, a biology student, a Stanford University graduate and a Christian apologist.[13] The blog also wants to expand its outreach via blogs that reach various Christian niches (countries students, teachers, scientists, churches, etc.).[14][15] The blog is found at: Questionevolution blog.

Question evolution group posting about tools to multiply the campaign

The classic book The Starfish and the Spider: The Unstoppable Power of Leaderless Organizations discusses the power of organizations which utilize smaller units that are capable of operating, growing and multiplying independently of each other.[16]

(photo obtained from Flickr, see: license agreement),Title: Starfish, Flickr username: sheilaz413, Photographer: Sheila

See also: Question evolution! group posting about tools to multiply the campaign

On August 31, 2011 a Question evolution campaign posted:

The Texas Question evolution! campaign group has decided that want to develop some tools which will allow independent Question Evolution! groups to grow quickly plus multiply the formation of new groups. We believe such tools will create an army of proliferating Question evolution groups across the United States and across the world.

Publishers Weekly did a review of the classic book The Starfish and the Spider: The Unstoppable Power of Leaderless Organizations.

Here is an excerpt of Publishers Weekly review:

Apache Indian tribes "are made up of many smaller units capable of operating, growing and multiplying independently of each other, making it very difficult for a rival force to control or defeat them."[17]

The Texas Question evolution! campaign team has posted a series of blog posts on free tools plus other tools to help you spread the Question evolution! campaign You needn't use all the tools, just grab one of the tools and start hammering away at evolutionism.[18]

For a listing of tools please see: Powerful tools to spread and multiply the Question evolution! campaign

Question evolution! campaign and Texas

See also: Question evolution! campaign and Texas

Wide coverage planned relating to Christian web properties

On July 9, 2011, Question evolution! campaign supporters declared: ""We have decided to pull out all the stops to advance the Question evolution! campaign. Besides continuing to contact churches in the key biology textbook state of Texas; by the end of September 2011, the major Christian websites, blogs and YouTube channels will be contacted."[19]

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. [20] 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.[21]

See also

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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:

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