To transcend is to surpass, exceed, beat, cap, tower above, outdo, outclass, outstrip, leave behind, outshine, eclipse, overshadow, throw into the shade, upstage, top. The dictionary gives these meanings of transcend.
But evolution of simply a theory – for all its careless assumptions – trying to compete with creation. There is no purpose in evolution to speak of.
The Theory of Evolution is a theory that suggests that everything that exists including humans is caused by accidents from the Big Bang Theory and that of the Ape-to-Man, or to be more complete, from-bacteria- to-man fairytale. What is this big bang?
The Big Bang theory has been accepted by a majority of scientists today. It theorizes that a large quantity of nothing decided to pack tightly together,—and then explode outward into hydrogen and helium. This gas is said to have flowed outward through frictionless space (“frictionless,” so the outflowing gas cannot stop or slow down) to eventually form stars, galaxies, planets, and moons. ( http://www.pathlights.com/ce_encyclopedia/sci-ev/sci_vs_ev_2.htm )
Up to this present moment, no convincing scientific explanation can be laid down on the table of atheists and agnostics proving that from inorganic elements there sprouted living organisms like bacteria, fungus, viruses, and the like. Scientific facts are proven by continuous and repeated experimentations. But with all the present state-of-the -art scientific instruments we have, there is no recorded scientific proof that an experiment was successfully conducted to produce living organisms from inorganic materials and elements. To the contrary, only organic or living materials can produce its kind, like plants, animals, birds and humans produce their kind.
And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
20 And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven.
21 And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so.
In the verses previously cited we will notice that it is only the power of the Creator that can produce living organisms from inorganic elements and materials like the soil and the waters. These were what he simply pronounced and they were produced –
“Let the earth bring forth the living creature”
“Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life”
The powerful Creator is the only person in the universe that can produce living things from non-living things. This information from the Bible has been long recorded in this ancient book about 4,000 years ago when man had no knowledge whatsoever about microbiology, stem cell, cloning, DNA, and the like. The Creator Himself even caused the recording in the Bible of His challenge to every other existing being. “I make alive” meaning He gives life, and nobody else can do that.
See now that I, even I, am he, and there is no god with me: I kill, and I make alive; I wound, and I heal: neither is there any that can deliver out of my hand.
This challenge irrefutably stands up to this moment!
Here are snippets on an attempt to grow hearts in a laboratory in order to test drugs as posted in UK’s Daily Mail.
There is no evidence that accidents can produce anything or result in anything that after the accident will exist for a purpose. In contrast, accidents cause death, do not produce life. Accidents result in confusion and chaos! On the other hand, harmony, order, and symbiotic relationships are brought about as a result of planning and doing things with purpose.
In the inspired book of God, everything that exists was created in wisdom with a purpose. The created are entangled and knitted in a broad web of symbiotic existence.
O LORD, how manifold are thy works! in wisdom hast thou made them all: the earth is full of thy riches.
Even elements in nature exist for a purpose, and that is to fulfill the will of the Creator.
Fire, and hail; snow, and vapor; stormy wind fulfilling his word:
And ultimately, man was created for a purpose.
For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.
The Bible makes it clear that it is by God’s wisdom that things exist and coexist with other created beings. Extinction of one species may result in the extinction of others, and this is well documented by modern science, proving that everything that exists do exist for a definite purpose and not by accident!
Here is an excerpt from a research on coextinction where the extinction of a species leads to the extinction of another, implying interdependence. Accordingly, when flightless birds become extinct, the Haas Eagle also becomes extinct because the first serve as food for the latter. That is the logical consequence.
Coextinction refers to the loss of a species due to the extinction of another; for example, the extinction of parasitic insects following the loss of their hosts. Coextinction can also occur when a species loses its pollinator, or to predators in a food chain who lose their prey. “Species coextinction is a manifestation of the interconnectedness of organisms in complex ecosystems … While coextinction may not be the most important cause of species extinctions, it is certainly an insidious one”. Coextinction is especially common when a keystone species goes extinct. Models suggest that coextinction is the most common form of biodiversity loss. There may be a cascade of coextinction across the trophic levels. Such effects are most severe in mutualistic and parasitic relationships. An example of coextinction is the Haast’s Eagle and the moa: the Haast’s Eagle was a predator that became extinct because its food source became extinct. The moa were several species of flightless birds that were a food source for the Haast’s Eagle.(Dunn, Robert, Nyeema Harris; Robert Colwell; Lian Pin Koh; Navjot Sodhi, 2009, “Proceedings of the Royal Society.” The sixth mass coextinction: are the most endangered species parasites and mutualsts?)
Since logic recommends recalibration or updating of present extinction estimates where before 6,300 affiliate species would be endangered, it is expected that the figure will rise, considering the state of the world today beset by many dangers like habitat degradation, climate change and global warming. According to the same group of scientists, they “estimate that 6300 affiliate species are “coendangered” with host species currently listed as endangered. Current extinction estimates need to be recalibrated by taking species coextinctions into account, they said.
To advance a bit, the rapid loss of species today is estimated by some experts to be between 100 and 1,000 times higher than the natural extinction rate, while others estimate rates as high as 1,000-11,000 times higher, according to Dr. Harry Jol of the Department of Geography and Anthropology University of Wisconsin.
For more on coextinction, here is an explanation in Moment of Science, pointing out that coextinction cannot be ignored because they imply interdependency of the created, or that interactions between them is a given.
When we think about species going extinct, we normally think of them as functioning separately from other species. For example, we think about saving the whales, but don’t really think about any other species with which endangered whales interact.
A study published in Science suggests that extinction is actually a lot more complicated. The problem is that extinction of one species can cause the extinction of a bunch of others.
Scientists call this process coextinction. For example, take hummingbird flower mites. If hummingbirds went extinct, the mites would go extinct too because they would have no way of getting from flower to flower. The same goes if the flowers on which these mites depend for nectar and pollen go extinct.
In fact, according to this study, if you add up all the affiliate species that are expected to go extinct if the species on the endangered list goes extinct, you’re looking at an additional sixty- three-hundred endangered species.
This important to know as we try to focus conservation efforts, especially since some species have more affiliate species that others. The army ant, for example, is host to over one hundred affiliate organisms, ranging from beetles and mites to ant birds. These kinds of species are keystone species in an evolutionary sense, and so are extremely important from a conservation standpoint.
Even if coextinction isn’t the main reason for species extinction, it certainly is an insidious process that we can’t afford to ignore.
In the process, they lead to a Creator with a purpose in mind.
A sober thinking mind will never presume that the existence of anything is caused by an accident – much more for humanity!
It is wise to believe that a table exists for a purpose. It is prudent to accept that a dining table must not be put inside a comfort room or a toilet. Prudence and wisdom require understanding. Our eyes (not the anus) were placed by the Prudent Creator near our nose. You can imagine how disturbing it can be if it was placed below our nose in the place of our mouth!
Let us discover the marvelous purpose of existence of some created beings that will prove the existence of God and the authenticity and the scientificity of the Bible.
More yet to come.