Patrick Briney Ph. D.

Design in nature: A Smithsonian July 1991 article described how engineers are looking to nature for design ideas.

“From an evolutionary perspective, the accomplishments of mindless molecules have exceeded those of intelligent men.” – Patrick Briney Ph.D.

Does the above statement seem likely or even remotely possible to you? To believe that evolution is responsible for life on planet Earth, you must believe that mindless molecules have exceeded the intelligence of an Almighty Creator God.

Patrick Briney was once an atheist and believed that evolution explains our existence here. If you follow the link, you will be able to read a little about him.

Having always believed in God and having come to Christ, and entering into a personal relationship, I am prevented from ever experiencing what Briney experienced. Recently, however, when I determined to write an essay or research paper that explores not only what creationist teach, but what evolutionist teach as well, I was pleased to find the overwhelming body of evidence in favor of creation. If you visit websites where evolution is taught, you find that they either believe or want you to think they believe that evolution is a proven fact, that the earth cannot be ‘young’, and that we all descend from a common ancestor.  By all, I mean ALL – animals of every class, genus, and variety. They are not saying that man descended from Adam, but that all living beings descended from a one cell organism.

The first and most basic argument that evolutionist use is that creation cannot be proven scientifically while evolution can be and has already been proven. To those who accept the Creator, this argument seems backward. Evolution, actually, is lacking in scientific ‘proof’. Creation, on the other hand, fits perfectly with what we observe and observation is a large part of scientific discovery. Read these statements from Paleontologists:

“Paleontologists have paid an enormous price for Darwin’s argument. We fancy ourselves as the only true students of life’s history, yet to preserve our favored account of evolution by natural selection we view our data as so bad that we almost never see the very process we profess to study. …The history of most fossil species includes tow [sic] features particularly inconsistent with gradualism: 1. Stasis. Most species exhibit no directional change during their tenure on earth. They appear in the fossil record looking much the same as when they disappear; morphological change I [sic] usually limited and directionless. 2. Sudden appearance. In any local area, a species does not arise gradually by the steady transformation of its ancestors; it appears all at once and ‘fully formed.'” (Gould, Stephen J. The Panda’s Thumb, 1980, p. 181-182)

“Eldredge and I believe that speciation is responsible for almost all evolutionary change. Moreover, the way in which it occurs virtually guarantees that sudden appearance and stasis shall dominate the fossil record.” to p183.”Eldredge and I believe that speciation is responsible for almost all evolutionary change. Moreover, the way in which it occurs virtually guarantees that sudden appearance and stasis shall dominate the fossil record.” John Wilkins.

What evolutionists have done to overcome this enormous problem with their ‘religion’ is to change their decision on how evolution occurred.  They take up the mantra of Thomas Huxley who early on recognized the problem with evolution would be the lack of fossil evidence for gradual change from one species to another. To overcome this, evolutionists have done away with gradualism.

“We believe that Huxley was right in his warning. The modern theory of evolution does not require gradual change. In fact, the operation of Darwinian processes should yield exactly what we see in the fossil record. It is gradualism we should reject, not Darwinism.”

Evolutionist cannot prove that “In the beginning life accidentally began spontaneously without any word from a Creator God being spoken…”. This is their goal, rather than seeking truth and accepting  what the evidence suggests, most paleontologist have a common goal. They seek to do away with any suggestion of “In the beginning, God created…”

In the following post we will explore both of these ideas.


About jlue

I am a grandmother of seven and I like to garden, read, study the Bible, and spend time with family. I am not very politically active, but very interested in who is elected to lead our country.
This entry was posted in Creation, Creation (Evidences), evolution. Bookmark the permalink.

4 Responses to Patrick Briney Ph. D.

  1. Alison says:

    Some liberals don’t want to have to humble themselves to any God, so they prefer to imagine themselves as evolved animals (not creatures, because that would suggest a Creator), and their security blanket is “Mother Earth”, and they’re afraid because we ‘bad humans’ are endangering their planet with pollution, hunting, and birthing more than one or two children. But they still care about the people whom they can actually see (which wouldn’t include the unborn), so they are opposed to war. (Or maybe they are only opposed to U.S. victorious war) And they care about the suffering of their loved ones, so they embrace euthanasia, especially since it also reduces population and frees up some of the medicare money.
    Of course we should make every righteous and reasonable effort to take good care of the Earth, as God has told us to do. And leave the rest up to God, which they are afraid to do.


  2. jlue says:

    Hi Alison,
    Thank you for your comment. You are thinking along the lines of Romans 1:20 which reads: ”

    Ever since the creation of the world his eternal power and divine nature, invisible though they are, have been understood and seen through the things he has made.”

    These things are so obvious you think, “How can anyone not see this?”

    The second half explains:

    .”..So they are without excuse”, (verse 21) “for though they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish minds were darkened.”

    Actually, they do not see it. If I deliberately walk out of a light room into a dark room, I begin to not see as I should. Remember when I stubbed my toe on a metal box in the basement and agonized for 20 minutes. I only did that because the room was darkened. Without light, we make serious mistakes. God’s light illuninates our minds.

    The Bible does teach, however, that no one will be lost who has not known and rejected the truth at some point. This verse bears that out. It reads, “when they knew” – not if.


  3. Dear Friend,

    If you go to my web page at, you will find that the quote you cited is out of context. I am a creationist not an evolutionist. The quote about mindless molecules being smarter than intelligent men was a sarcastic point from the article was contrary to the position of evolution not in support of it.


  4. jlue says:

    Thank you for your comment.

    I understand that you are a creationist.Probably did not express myself well enough. I know you do not believe that “the accomplishments of mindless molecules have exceeded those of intelligent men”. There are some, however, who do believe this. If one refuses to accept either creation or intelligent design, it seems to me there are two possibilities left. One is that mindless molecules are able to produce changes that enable them to survive in harsh environments because of some sort of decision they have reached within the molecule. The other is incredibly good luck. Neither of these two options make sense, yet there are those who believe that life came into being without either a Creator or a Designer. I did not mean to imply that you believe this.


Comments are closed.