Concise Statement on Evolutionism
Evolutionism has made great advances in the modern world, going from an upstart biological theory to an all-pervading world view within the space of a century. Although the mechanisms popularized by Darwin have been proven false, the theory is stronger than ever. The view that all things move naturally from lesser complexity to greater has taken over almost every field, from biology to astronomy to the social sciences. Although scientists cannot prove that grand scale evolution exists and does not contradict the Second Law of Thermodynamics, many nevertheless claim that evolution is a scientific fact. This claim has been repeated so often that many now believe it without ever questioning it.
This poses a problem for theology. The Bible presents a universe created by God in six days. Modern science presents a universe which has come into being gradually over approximately fifteen billion years. The Genesis account then becomes merely another myth which joins all the other creation myths of the world. Strict evolutionism even denies the existence of God altogether:
It was Woolsey Teller, former president of the American Association for the Advancement of Atheism, who said: "The God idea cannot be reconciled with our knowledge of evolution." Charles Smith, also former president of the same organization, was the one who stated emphatically: "Evolution is atheism" (Thompson 223).
Joe Wright is a Lutheran pastor. The above is an introduction to his refutation of the Day-Age theory.