The Facts on Creation vs. Evolution (Harvest House, 1993), pp. 8-9

 

What is science? Is the theory of evolution properly scientific?

 

For our purposes, the Oxford American Dictionary (1982) definition of science, though incomplete, is adequate: “A branch of study which is considered either with a connected body of demonstrated truths or with observed facts systematically classified and more or less colligated and brought under general laws, and which includes trustworthy methods for the discovery of new truth within its own domain.” Scientific work involves things like observation, formulating a hypothesis, experimental testing to repeat observations, predictability, control, etc….

What this generally accepted definition of science and the scientific method indicates is that while evolution utilizes the scientific method, evolutionary theory itself is not ultimately scientific because evolution has few, if any “demonstrated truths” or “observed facts.” Microevolution or strictly limited change within species can be demonstrated but this has nothing to do with evolution as commonly understood. After citing evolutionists who confess that evolution is not scientifically provable, Wysong observes,

Evolution is not a formulation of the true scientific method. They [these scientists] realize evolution means the initial formation of unknown organisms from unknown chemicals produced in an atmosphere or ocean of unknown composition under unknown conditions, which organisms have then climbed an unknown evolutionary ladder by an unknown process leaving unknown evidence.*

*For documentation please see The Facts on Creation vs. Evolution