Thomas Heinze, author of "Vanishing Proofs of Evolution", gives us this great explanation of why the very existence of eyes prove there had to be a creator. The following article is not an excerpt from his book but is new material. There is so much in this book that you will want your students to read. 


We live in a time when some people who love to talk about evolution get nervous if you talk to them about God and their salvation. Why not open the door their way? Here is an example:

Evolutionary textbooks speculate that eyes gradually evolved from dark spots on the skin. They support eye evolution with an example: Fish that live for many generations in dark caves lose their eyesight.

Making fish go blind is the kind of thing that mutations (errors in copying DNA) might cause, but textbooks promoting evolution seem blind to the fact that fish going blind are not examples of eyes being formed, but being lost.

The speculation that eyes evolved from dark spots on the skin is contrary to the evidence: The most perfect eye lenses are found on trilobite fossils, index fossils the of the Cambrian period. Fossils from before the Cambrian were of soft bodied, mostly microscopic life. While fossil trilobite lenses are found by the thousands, the fossil record offers no evidence of lenses, or even of animals on which lenses could have been mounted, prior to the trilobites.

Atheistic evolutionist paleontologist Niles Eldredge of the American Museum of Natural History marvels:

“These lenses … optimize both light collecting and image formation better than any lens ever conceived. We can be justifiably amazed that these trilobites, very early in the history of life on Earth, hit upon the best possible lens design that optical physics has ever been able to formulate.1

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No fossil evidence has been found of any dark spots or less evolved eyes, from which these most perfect lenses could have evolved. Instead, the evidence leads us to conclude that God designed and created trilobite eyes on purpose to work well.

This conclusion is backed up by the fact that I have never found a single high school or college level textbook promoting evolution that reveals the trilobite lens evidence to the students. The text book authors that know about it, must understand, as I do, that it contradicts what they are teaching about eye evolution. They would not keep their students in the dark about the best lenses if they could use them to promote evolution.

When will the textbooks be corrected? Probably not until the facts become so well known that teachers will be embarrassed to teach the false science because some of their students already know the truth. You and I already know. Let’s tell as many as we can: Use this article or any part of it in conversations, in things you are writing, radio programs, forward it to your email list!

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The perfection of the very first lenses is real evidence of a very intelligent Creator. God’s word, the Bible, confirms the fact that He created, and goes on to tell us that He loves us, wants to save our souls, clean up our lives, and bring us to heaven with Him when we die.

How can you know that you can trust God and His word the Bible? Hundreds of years before God sent His son Jesus Christ to die for our sins, He had His Old Testament prophets explain how He was going to do it. That way, after Jesus was crucified, people could understand that it had not been an accident. Read the detailed prophesy of Isaiah 53, and for my explanation and many other reasons to believe God’s word, read the last chapter of my book, How Life Began.

Here is another evidence you can check out. In the New Testament God said, “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.” (2 Corinthians. 5:17) When I trusted Christ to forgive my sins and change my life, He did. My old manner of life passed away. I became new! He let me know by the way He changed my life on earth that I can trust Him for heaven too.

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Don’t trust me, check it out. You will find people whose lives have been transformed in almost any Bible believing church. In addition, there are rescue missions in most cities where the worst and the weakest; the drug addicts, alcoholics, and criminals are being transformed. Whether one wants to believe it or not, the evidence is there. Don’t dump it, examine it!

Better yet, do the experiment yourself! Trust the savior Jesus Christ to save you. Then watch Him change your life. Seeing Him at work in your own life is a real faith builder, so take that first step, trust Christ to take away your sins!

Then read the Bible a bit every day to let Him reshape and guide your life.

“Is not my word like as a fire? saith the LORD; and like a hammer that breaketh the rock in pieces?” (Jeramiah 23:29) Let God’s hammer work on your heart. The New Testament is a good place to start reading.

“For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” (Hebrews 4:12)

1  {Quoted from Brad Harrub, “Lenses Beyond Compare,” Reason and Revelation, Apologetics Press, Oct. 03, which quotes from Ellis, Richard, 2001, Aquagenesis (New York: Viking)