In Evolution, Not a Chance, Dr. David Menton uses magical illusions to demonstrate the improbability of evolution. With increasingly complex magic tricks he illustrates how increasingly complex systems could not have happened by random, chance reactions . . . even over long periods of time.
Genetic information is encoded in DNA in an intricate pattern which has to be precisely copied and translated to produce the functional proteins which control all the systems in living organisms. Even the “simplest” protein is so detailed that one slight mistake can make it completely inoperable. You will learn how to calculate the probability of the chance arrangement of amino acids, the building blocks of proteins, to produce even one of the smallest proteins. You will discover that the odds are so high that statisticians consider it impossible.
Chance is the absence of any known reason for the occurrence of any specific event, aka “fortune,” “fate,” or “luck.” There is a difference between “faith” and “credulity”. Just how much are we willing to believe without the presence of solid evidence? When it comes to evolution, a lot of folks are willing to swallow “hook, line, and sinker” without a shred of support. This presentation makes that very clear.
Through his years of teaching, Dr. Menton gained many anecdotal tidbits and stories and loves sharing his knowledge with Creation Museum guests. This workshop is recommended for 12 years old and up, but younger budding scientists will be able to learn a lot too.
Private workshops can be booked for groups (subject to availability). The minimum group size is 25 and the maximum is 90. To book your private event, please email our programs team or call 888-582-4253 ext. 229.
Dr. David Menton: Dr. Menton has seen audiences of all ages enjoy his well-illustrated (and often humorous) presentations on a variety of fascinating topics.