Evolution Impossible by Dr. John F. Ashton
Dr. Ashton, John F. Evolution Impossible: 12 Reasons Why Evolution Cannot Explain the Origin of Life on Earth. Green Forest: Master Books, 2012. 208 pp. $13.99. Purchase at Amazon for less.
Dr. John Ashton has been a science teacher and researcher for over forty years. He currently serves as an adjunct professor of biomedical sciences and applied sciences in Melbourne, Australia. You can connect with Dr. Ashton at Facebook and Twitter.
The book is packed full of information over fourteen chapters and 200 pages. Each chapter is fairly straight forward and offers a more logical understanding of the evidences we have before us concerning the theory of evolution. Chapter one deals with just that…evolution is a theory not a fact. Chapter two offers a synopsis of Darwin’s theory which is the launching point for the twelve reasons why evolution cannot explain life’s origins.
With topics ranging from living cells not being able to arise by chance to what the fossil records really show (hint: it’s extinction not evolution) to evidences both geologically and historically for a global flood all the way to evidences for the existence of an intervening God (not a deistic god), there is enough information here to keep the reader equipped for some time.
I appreciated Dr. Ashton’s straight-forward, common sense approach to the information presented. While he is obviously biased against evolution, he does not allow that bias to taint the objective facts that are presented. Furthermore, he does not skew the facts so that his case is made more “effective.” Rather, he allows the evidence to speak for itself.
For example, his chapter on current erosion rates is well researched and attested and therefore shows logically how millions of years are not possible. Quite frankly, he simply offers a different framework from which to view the evidence. Often times, this is all it takes. If one must jump through hoops to force a square peg through a round peg hole, then one ought to take a look from a different angle at the evidences being studied. In other words, allowing for ALL possible explanations goes a long way in finding a solution.
I recommend this resource to all who are interested in the discussion on evolution and creation. There is a lot of information presented in this book making it an extremely useful book for various classwork and apologetic discussions. If you are in high school or college, this resource will be of great use as you will certainly be asked to defend your views of creationism (that is, if you hold to that view).