Especially since some of the creators of these ideas seem to have confused “theory” for “brain fart”. The latest example: Zygote Theory!
From the first sentence, you can tell the theory is crap. Anything that makes it’s accommodation to the bible a selling point is instantly recognizable as nonsense — the bible is not a scientific text, nor were its authors knowledgeable about biology.
ZYGOTE THEORY explains all the scientific data and fits with the Bible.
A zygote is the first cell of a new individual after a sperm and egg unite. God appears to have done most of His acts of creation of new species at the zygote stage. He changed only the genes he needed to or added genes needed for the next stage of life. It would have been born to an existing species which was able to care for it. God didn’t redo the entire genome and He may have allowed some mutation (micro evolution) so phylogenetic trees still work to show relationships.
Where “zygote” comes in or is at all relevant isn’t explained. It seems to be a cute buzzword to give the impression it’s all sciencey. All it really seems to be saying is that a god intentionally zapped the genes of propagating organisms to explicitly generate successor species; it’s a fairly standard creationist bias against the possibility that random events modified genomes. Boring!
The author does seem to like Neandertals.
Zygote theory explains the existence of pseudo genes and viral genes that we SHARE with other primates – because we had a common GENETIC ancestor – God, like a computer programmer, used existing genomes (subroutines) to build the next species. The Bible never says how old Adam was when he was created. Adam could have been a zygote (as Jesus probably was) born to a surrogate mother – probably a Neanderthal. Neanderthals have the physiology to give birth to a human with a large head and to care for him. Adam could have been born – and then God breathed into him the breath of life. He could be born AND be sinless just like Jesus.
Oh, and look, it explains a contradiction in the bible!
It explains WHO Cain was afraid of after he killed Able; a preadamic Neanderthal race with rules against murder!!
It also explains where Cain’s wife came from: she was a Neandertal. He doesn’t seem to dwell on the implication of kinky inter-species sex, though. I wonder why?
Now we get a bad probability argument. I’ve also got my hands on a powerpoint presentation this fellow has — it’s all nothing but the colossal argument from improbability against evolution.
Zygote theory is a form of special creation and Intelligent Design that fits all the data BETTER than evolution! Evolution can’t explain the high information content of genes – especially the odds against the first cell forming by chance. There have only been less than 10 to the 120th events in the whole universe (rolls of the dice) but the odds against getting the DNA of the first cell by chance exceed one out of 10 to the 5,000th power!! (to get 200 genes in the same place that work together to form a minimal cell).
Better than ID, huh? It seems to be a reversion to antique and fallacious probability calculations ala Gish or Hovind. Old, tired, and long since refuted.
Sorry, guy, try again. Zygote theory explains nothing.