What Did Darwin Know?
When Darwin developed the theory of evolution, scientists knew absolutely nothing about DNA (they did not even know DNA existed), they barely knew what a cell was and they certainly knew absolutely nothing about the complexity of what is going on inside of cells.
Because early scientists knew nothing about DNA and what is going on inside of cells, they thought that life was simple and that life was created by a series of accidents, which they called "evolution."
In 1859, when Darwin published his first book, there was no reason not to believe the theory of evolution because DNA had not been discovered and thus the difference between microevolution (variety within a species, such as the difference between a Great Dane and a Chihuahua) and macroevolution (a different DNA structure, such as the difference between the DNA of a monkey and the DNA of a human) was unknown.
Everything that Darwin observed were example of what we now call: microevolution, which is not true evolution ("true evolution" or macroevolution means there is a new DNA structure for a new "species").
For example, a Great Dane and a Chihuahua are "breeds" or "varieties" within the "species" dog (i.e. they have the same "dog" DNA structure).
Macroevolution requires, by definition, a new DNA structure.
Not once did Darwin observe macroevolution, which by definition would require a new DNA structure being created from an old DNA structure. Nor has anyone else on this planet ever observed an example of macroevolution, which is the only true "evolution."
As is explained in other articles, it is IMPOSSIBLE to create new DNA from old DNA.
But in Darwin's day, because DNA had not been discovered, no one knew the difference between microevolution and macroevolution (a new and improved DNA structure has been created from an existing DNA structure).
Based on what scientists knew in Darwin's day, Darwin's theories were very credible and many people believed him!!!
Darwin's theory of evolution could not be scientifically disproven until 1953, after the discovery of DNA!!! It is the scientists of today who are guilty of lying and deceiving students.
Also remember that the Book of Mormon was critical of the theory of evolution in 1830 which was 29 years before Darwin's first book and more than a century before the discovery of DNA!! The Book of Mormon was correct, but it was not vindicated until 1953!!
Between 1830, when the Book of Mormon was published, and 1953, the LDS or Mormon church taught that the theory of evolution was false (and they still do). Yet scientific evidence supporting the theory of evolution could not be refuted until 1953. In fact, there were many other Christian churches which challenged the theory of evolution after 1859, and they still challenge it.
Today, the three terms: species, microevolution and macroevolution are three of the main terms which evolutionists cleverly and intentionally obfuscate in order to get phony "evidence" for the theory of evolution!!
Evolutionists love to use examples from microevolution (which has nothing to do with true evolution, it is simply variety within the same species) to claim they have found examples of "macroevolution," meaning true evolution.
As another example of deception, evolutionists frequently claim that "lots and lots of examples of microevolution can create macroevolution." This is absolute nonsense!!! Microevolution, by definition, does not change the size of DNA or even the structure of the nucleotides (e.g. where the genes are)!!
People are so confused by deceptive terminology (and this confusion is by design!!) that it takes seven chapters in one of the free eBooks on this website to properly define the key terms in biology which are relevant to the theory of evolution.
The truth is that the Universe and human DNA were designed by God, the very person who the atheists don't want people to believe in. I talk about where God came from on the Home Page.
In fact, atheists like Richard Dawkins are really good story tellers, but they are really bad at statistics, especially in explaining why the laws of statistics, and especially the statistics related to calculating permutations, should not apply to DNA.
Not only can they not explain how DNA could have been constructed in a warm pond, they also cannot explain why the "first living cell" would have a viable permutation of nucleotides to support life and reside inside of a cell which can divide and thus replicate. Etc.
But there is a reason for the self-anointed ignorance of atheists. The only way that atheists can get "evidence" for the theory of evolution, and thus converts to atheism, is to ignore the probability of viable permutations of nucleotides, and instead focus on deceptive definitions and other tactics.
The bottom line is that Darwin was far, far less culpable than modern scientists today!!
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