The Failure of Biologic Determinism

      Because the theory of Evolution is founded on absolute materialism, a widely held assumption for decades has been the simplistic "DNA is everything" paradigm. Since no spiritual dimension is believed to exist, human characteristics such as moral conscience, emotional predispositions, peculiar intellectual faculties, and all other conceivable traits that make everyone human are presumed to be determined solely by DNA sequences. According to this worldview, chemical reactions ultimately direct all moral choices. Two contradictory dogmas of evolution are believed. It is assumed that 98% of human DNA is useless. It is also assumed that DNA codes for every human trait.

     Evolutionary theory has not only failed to make accurate predictions, it has been a hindrance to scientific progress, resulting in billions of dollars of resources in studies that have not produced expected results. Fields such as evolutionary psychology have received extensive government funding in an effort to discover the genetic basis for a wide variety of behavior patterns, intellectual ability, sexual orientation, and criminality. Millions of dollars in primate research have led evolutionists to the conclusion that man's intellectual ability and behaviors are a result of inheritance from ancestral apes.  These assumptions of so-called genetic determinism in part prompted the implication of the widely publicized human genome project, which cost well over three billion dollars.   The results of the 13-year research consortium, completed in 2003, were disappointing to those who had staked their careers on the evolutionary predictions of genetic determinism.

Dr. Craig Venter, the chief gene sequencer of the project, announced, "We simply do not have enough genes for this idea of biological determinism to be right."* Based largely on evolutionary presuppositions, researchers had been expecting as many as 140,000 genes to be documented.* The results of the project indicated that approximately 20,000 - 25,000 genes in the human genome exist.

     The doctrine of genetic determinism, a belief that behaviors such as rape, homosexuality, and criminality are genetically based, was founded on conclusions drawn from the theory of atheistic evolution.  When the human genome was mapped and functionality studied by hundreds of scientists, those beliefs were concluded to be false. This means that DNA does not determine many of the traits that man possesses. The doctrine of materialism predicted that all of man could be defined by DNA, accompanied by the philosophical assumption that no spiritual dimension of man exists. A comprehensive study of the human genome has led to the conclusion that man is more than DNA, contradicting a fundamental tenet of Darwinism.

     Entire fields of study that are appendages to Darwinism have been seriously undermined by these findings.  For example, evolutionary psychology, which constructs theories regarding human intelligence, marriage patterns, promiscuity, and deviant behaviors has relied heavily on the false evolutionary assumption of genetic determinism.

     The collapse of genetic determinism and the junk DNA paradigm have compounded the problem of explaining the evolution of DNA. Geneticists are realizing that the human genome isn't large enough to account for all human traits, while evolutionists are insisting that large portions of DNA are nonfunctional. If human characteristics cannot be reduced to DNA or any other measurable materialistic explanation, then the possibility of the existence of a spiritual dimension seems to be a logical conclusion. Certainly, the simplistic atheistic paradigm of materialism cannot adequately explain all of the realities of nature.