In October 2015 a Christian apologetics conference on the subject of “Origins” was held at the Gospel Hall in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Over seven sessions, a wide range of fundamental issues were taken up by Michael Penfold, all relating to the question of origins.
Session 4 takes its title from Darwin’s famous book “On the Origin of Species“. How did thousands of species of animals, plants, fungi, bacteria and algae come to be? What caused the eye, ear, hand, knee, liver, kidney, heart and brain (with its 100 billion neurons connected by 100 trillion synapses, the most complicated object in the universe)? From whence came photosynthesis, pollination, metamorphosis and migration? How did human reproduction arise, a process in which “a fertilised egg makes a journey as complex as the path of a golf ball that rolls 30 miles and lands precisely in the 18th hole of a course it has never seen”? Can genetic mutation and natural selection account for all of nature? No. A designer is required.