Part 4 – The Origin of Species (89 min)

Part 4 – The Origin of Species (89 min)

In October 2015 an Origins Apologetics Conference was held in the Gospel Hall in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Over seven sessions, a number of significant topics were taken up by Michael Penfold, all relating to the question of origins.

PART 4 – The Origin of Species

Taking its title from Darwin’s famous book “On the Origin of Species”, this session examines the question of how thousands of different species of animals, plants, fungi, bacteria and algae came to be? What process developed the eye, ear, hand, knee, liver, kidney, heart and brain (with its 100 billion neurons connected by 100 trillion synapses, the most complicated object in the universe)? From whence came photosynthesis, pollination, metamorphosis and migration? How did human reproduction arise, a process in which “a fertilised egg makes a journey as complex as the path of a golf ball that rolls 30 miles and lands precisely in the 18th hole of a course it has never seen”? Can genetic mutation and natural selection account for all of this? Readings: Gen 1:21, 25, Psa 94:9, 139:13-15, 1 Cor 12:18, 15:37-38.

Complete series:

    1. The origin of truth
    2. The origin of the universe
    3. The origin of life
    4. The origin of species
    5. The origin of the gospel
    6. The origin of morality and meaning
    7. The origin of evil