Evolutionary Tall Tales From The BBC –III-
The blind evolutionist dogma also appears in the third episode of the documentary The Human Body, prepared by the BBC. This episode deals with the birth process, and, after describing the extraordinary events undergone by a baby in its mother's body before birth, suggests that there is "no design" in any of them. As will clearly be seen after an examination of the proper accounts set out below, this claim is even more nonsensical than suggesting that a 100-storey building equipped with the most advanced technology could have formed itself in the middle of a city, with no designer or conscious builders involved.
The Design Denied by the BBC is an Obvious Fact
After a description of the events experienced by a baby growing in its mother's body and the way that all the conditions for birth are met with no intervention by the mother herself, the following words are spoken: "Our bodies did not emerge as the result of design. Our bodies assumed their present forms as the result of enormous transformations. Those features which keep our bodies from perfection are problems inherited from our ancestors. The real miracle lies in the finding of a solution to these problems."
These words are nothing more than totally baseless Darwinist propaganda. In saying that there is no design in the body, BBC is denying the truth of the existence of God and claiming that it was blind chance and unconscious atoms that gave rise to the human body. BBC, the producer of the documentary, accepts that there are certain difficulties during birth, but says that, although these problems are "miraculously" resolved, they are a legacy from man's ape ancestors, and that it is again blind chance and unconscious atoms which bring these solutions about. In order to see how unrealistic this claim by BBC is, we need look no further than a few of the examples concerning birth given in the documentary:
The pelvis is the widest part of the human body. The width of the pelvic bone is ideal for man to be able to walk and stand on two legs and for the baby to squeeze its head through during birth. If we again think along similar lines to the NTV claim and assume for one moment there is "no design" here, we should have to believe this: The unconscious atoms which decided to construct the human body came together and decided on the ideal dimensions for man to be able to walk and stand on two legs and to give birth. They then built the human skeleton with these dimensions in mind. Alternatively, and again by chance, the cells came together in such dimensions and in such an organized manner that they happened to form the most ideal bone and skeletal structure for man to be able to walk and give birth (!).
There is no difference between believing that scenario and believing that idols made out of stone or wood possess a creative power. The one is as nonsensical as the other. The truth is that none of the events which go on in the mother's body during birth can be explained by chance. God's superior art of creation and infinite knowledge can be seen at every stage of the process. A few examples of what happens during birth will be provided below, although these are only some out of many thousands. As we shall see, saying that these are the result of chance is a violation of reason and logic:
When conception occurs in one of the Fallopian tubes, the zygote continues to move down the tube towards the womb, as though it were aware of its destination. Ordinarily, it does not stop or attach itself to any part of the Fallopian tube, in which it can remain for 3-4 days. It behaves as if it were aware that, by trying to attach itself anywhere before reaching the womb, it would forfeit its chances of survival. The zygote moves forward as far as the womb, finds an area on the womb lining rich in blood vessels, and attaches itself there. Like a seed thrown into the earth sprouting and putting down roots, the implanted embryo now continues to grow and also creates new channels of nutrition for itself by moving deeper into the tissue that will provide nutrition for it.
It will be useful to draw attention to one particular point here. The very fact of the zygote's being able to select the most suitable place for itself is a miracle. G. L. Flanagan, author of the book Beginning of Life, stresses the extraordinary nature of this:
There is no doubt that this far-sightedness belongs not to a collection of cells devoid of any capacity for thought, but to the Creator who brought it into being. BBC tries to ignore this fact, and is committing a grave error in doing so.
As birth approaches, the amniotic fluid embarks on those activities that will be necessary to facilitate that birth. It forms fluid sacs, which will enlarge the mouth of the womb, thus allowing the womb to assume the dimensions to allow the baby to pass. These sacs also prevent the fetus from being crushed in the womb during birth. Furthermore, when the sacs burst and release their fluid at the commencement of birth, the path to be taken by the fetus is both lubricated and sterilised. In this way, birth takes place more easily and in a manner naturally free of germs.2
As well as all these preparations in the womb, a great many other conditions also need to be met at the same time in order for the baby to come into the world safely. For instance, the baby needs to assume the best position for entry into the world. It slowly begins to turn with a succession of foot movements and thus enters the neck of the womb. The baby's scope for movement is now restricted and it cannot move its head.3 But how does an as-yet-unborn baby decide which position is best? How does it know what the most suitable position is? Moreover, how does a baby in its mother's womb know when the time to be born has come? All these questions show that the beginning of human life comes about with a flawless design and not, as the BBC documentary would have it, through evolution based on chance.
Many more examples of this miraculous design can be seen as the baby comes into the world. For instance, the baby's skull needs to have a structure which will not damage the birth canal, if a healthy birth is to take place. When we look at the baby's skull, we see a group of five bones with a soft spot called the "fontanelle" between them. This soft structure gives the skull a flexibility that prevents damage to the baby's brain and skull from the pressure that occurs during birth..
This picture shows the emergence of a baby through the mother's pelvis. The harmony in this design clearly shows the infinite wisdom and might in the creation of man.
Many volumes have been written about the events of birth, which clearly reveal that they are flawlessly planned. They show that chance plays no role whatsoever in the creation of a human being. Which of these events could be claimed, with scientific evidence, to have come about by chance? The miracles repeated throughout the length of the BBC documentary are miracles of God, not of unconscious atoms and blind chance.
In the Qur'an, God reveals this to those who deny Him despite the clear nature of His creation:
… Do you then disbelieve in Him Who created you from dust, then from a drop of sperm, and then formed you as a man? He is, however, God, my Lord, and I will not associate anyone with my Lord. (Qur'an, 18: 37-38)
It is utterly obvious that it is God Who created living things and the entire universe. It is also clear that living things possessed of such a flawless order and exceedingly complex structures cannot be the work of chance. Despite this, however, those who maintain that the universe and living things were created by chance are defending nonsensical claims that even children would find laughable. They fail to think honestly, and insist on denying the existence of God.
We do not believe that the BBC genuinely supports such irrational claims. This documentary provides striking images and effective information, and describes instances of God's creation in a beautiful way, we imagine that the meaningless, unproven, irrational, and illogical evolutionist claims scattered throughout it have escaped their notice. We hope that the BBC will rid itself of this evolutionist propaganda, which is meaningless and devoid of scientific evidence and credibility.
1. Geraldine Lux Flanagan, Beginning of Life, Dorling Kindersley, London, 1996, p.33.
2. Laurence Pernoud, J'attends un enfant, Pierre Horay, p.138.
3. Geraldine Lux Flanagan, Beginning Life, p.103.