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• 'Hath not God made foolish the wisdom
of this world?” —1 Cor. 1. 20
HAMILTON BROS. SCRIPTURE TRUTH DEPOT
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The writer of this article was for upwards of twenty years a believer in and student of the philosophy of materialism; but after his conversion to faith in Jesus Christ he rejected it in toto, first because it was found to be contrary to the Scriptures, and second, because, upon careful investigation, it was also found to be opposed to every pertinent fact of history and natural science.
As regards "evidence" in support of the theory there is none that would be admitted in any court of law. It rests wholly upon unprovable assumptions, and upon highly speculative and far-fetched inferences. The evidence against it is abundant and convincing; and while the subject is su vast and complex that we can present, in an article like this, only a small part of the counterproof, yet we can give all that is needed in order to show that the theory is not only unsupported by proof, but is opposed both to the facts of science and to statements of Holy Scripture.
Our design, in writing these pages (originally prepared for use in the compilation of a Bible Cyclopedia by the Bible Union of China) was to set forth the main features of the theory of Evolution in such a way as to make it easy to be understood by the unlearned. The exponents of science and philosophy usually adopt a style and vocabulary which effectually hide their meaning from “the common people," and which are well calculated to produce the impression that the subjects they discuss are too mysterious and profound to be understood by any but the few who (like themselves) are gifted with intellects of a superior order, and possessed of knowledge unattainable by the ordinary man.
But the truth is that—when we disregard mere re