Posted by: BibleScienceGuy | September 19, 2018

Darwin’s Secret Sex Problem

(2 Minute Read)

What is the huge “elephant-in-the-room” problem for evolutionary biologists that is no problem at all for Biblical creationists?

It is this big question:
How did sexual reproduction ever get started?

How did males and females simultaneously emerge in kind after kind of animal?

For Biblical creationists, the answer is simple. The Great Creator from the beginning made them male and female and commanded them to be fruitful and multiply (Genesis 1:20-28).

But evolutionary biologists have no idea how to answer this question — a question that is continually staring everybody right in the face day after day.

Evolutionists hypothesize that reproduction started asexually — copying DNA and splitting in two. But how did life kinds transition from asexual reproduction to sexual reproduction? The latter requires the simultaneous appearance of two separate individuals which each contribute only half of their DNA to the offspring. It’s a major puzzle for evolutionists.

Dr. F. LaGard Smith is the author of a new book focused on this problem:
Darwin’s Secret Sex Problem: Exposing Evolution’s Fatal Flaw—The Origin of Sex
It challenges both evolutionists and evolutionary creationists.

Dr. F. LaGard Smith

Dr. Smith points out the problems with a purported evolutionary development of sex:
“The first-ever generation of sexual reproduction would have required
1) a never-before-seen male organism and a novel female organism,
2) magically having compatible chromosomes, and
3) a death-defying process of precisely halving their chromosomes, mixing them together in a revolutionary way, and then recombining to produce, not a clone (as in asexual replication), but a unique offspring unlike any on the planet.
Not to mention the minor details of geographic proximity and an evolved instinct to mate — all absolutely required in Round One of sex to start the sexual ball rolling.”

Dr. Smith concludes that natural selection could not possibly have provided simultaneous, on-time delivery of the first compatible male/female pair for each of millions of sexually-unique life kinds, without which, Smith says, “evolution’s bedrock thesis of microbe-to-man common descent is not science, but science fiction.”

Sexual reproduction could not possibly have been
formed by numerous, successive, slight modifications.
-Dr. F. LaGard Smith

Dr. Smith focuses on science throughout the book. He ignores religious and Biblical issues, choosing instead to highlight a major flaw of evolutionary science — one that he says dynamites Darwin’s theory of evolution of life kinds from molecules.

This book is a fresh illuminating look at a very old problem. Dr. Smith shows what Darwin himself said would falsify his theory — namely that sexual reproduction “could not possibly have been formed by numerous, successive, slight modifications.”

Dr. Smith’s book is an enjoyable, edifying read seasoned with splashes of humor. I highly recommend it.

Questions to Ponder

1. If no scientist has been able to explain an evolutionary origin of sexual reproduction, why is evolutionary theory still taught as unquestioned gospel?
2. Did you learn about this problem with the theory of evolution in your high school or college biology classes? If not, why not?
3. Did you learn about any problems with the theory of evolution in your high school or college biology classes? If not, why not?

Share your thoughts on these questions in the comments below. It could encourage or help another reader.

Soli Deo Gloria.

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Wednesday September 19, 2018 A.D.

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  1. Thank you Science Guy for your efforts to promote God as the Master Scientist! I think you would agree that the more mankind learns about everything, the more we realise just how little we really know. His Word says that His attributes are evident in His creation – and He is certainly more indescribable than we can even begin to imagine! I must say that the ‘scientific community’ is quite comical in their efforts to convince themselves and others that God does not exist. Every time they come up with some ‘irrefutable evidence’ of evolution, or claim to have found the ‘one thing’ that will explain God away (like the Higgs Boson), they are soon left with egg on their faces! Personally I look forward with great anticipation to that great day when my glorified body will be able to receive and understand the great truths which only our Heavenly Father can explain. God bless you!

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    • I appreciate your observations and insights. Thanks for commenting.


  2. Thank you for this article. I have never even heard this argument before. It is so simple and so obvious. I had to giggle as I read it.

    We take male and female for granted and so we do not really think about it. They say a fish can’t see the water because the water is a given.

    The leftists may find that it would have been in their best interest to have left M-F as a given instead of creating a huge discussion on gender identity.

    Now people are talking about it and thinking about it and this is going to turn around and bite them. LOL

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    • Thanks for reading and commenting. I appreciate your insights.


  3. I’ve enjoyed bringing up the gender question many times in the past…and none of the naturalists I’ve spoken with have any sort of meaningful response other than “Well, just because we don’t have an explanation, doesn’t mean God did it”.

    I hope they see through their blindness one day and come to accept the meaningful and completely satisfactory creationist explanation. God is an amazing creator!

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