Actually, our title is somewhat misleading. It’s not Jack Chick’s test. It comes from someone with an article at Chick’s influential website.
You’re familiar with the creationist comics of Jack Chick, which you can read online from the links in this post: Creationist Comic Books. If you haven’t yet seen them, you really should. They’re classics — especially Big Daddy?
It’s written by Thomas Heinze. He’s obviously a favorite of Chick’s, because his work has appeared there before. The last time we told you about one of his essays was You’re Either Stupid or Creationist.
We know you’re anxious to learn what Heinze has to tell us, so without further delay, let’s dig right in. First he discusses what Genesis has to say about the creation of life. That’s to get you properly oriented. Then he says, with bold font added by us:
Whether living things only reproduced according to their kinds, or also reproduced across kinds is the big point of conflict between evolution and creation. Evolutionists don’t believe that animals have reproduced only according to their kinds. They believe that a first single cell reproduced in enough ways to gradually give life to all the different kinds of plants and animals.
He’s right. Reproducing “across kinds” is a bit of a problem. Frankly, we’ve never tried it, nor have we heard of an instance in which it was done. Let’s read on:
In essence evolutionists believe that mutations wrote the DNA code! Evolutionists often seem to assume that around half of the random changes would have been improvements and half would cause damage. They trust natural selection to weed out damaging changes.
Silly evolutionists! Heinze continues:
The DNA code, however, is not random but carefully and intelligently written. Therefore random changes of any significance tend to make it worse. Random changes in things that have been carefully planned by intelligent minds can hardly improve them!
Well said! Now get ready, dear reader, because we’re approaching the climax of this article:
If you don’t agree, but believe that random mutations made all living things, put that concept to the test.
Aha! He’s got a test of the wacky theory of beneficial random changes. Okay, here it comes:
Lean your bicycle against your car, put on a blindfold, pick up your sledge hammer, and start beating blindly on both car and bicycle. If it makes them into a new Ferrari and racing bicycle worth 5000 dollars, I was wrong, and I apologize.
Stunning. Absolutely stunning.
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