Wabash graduate Dr. Steve Flink ’72, M.D., will speak on campus on Tuesday, March 2 as a guest of the Wabash Christian Men’s organization. The topic of his lecture will be “Scientific Evidence Against Macroevolution. He will speak at 7:15 p.m. in Hays Hall 104.
Dr. Fink was a chemistry major at Wabash and graduated Phi Beta Kappa. A member of Phi Delta Theta, he was a four-year member of the Wabash tennis team. He earned his medical degree from the Indiana University School of Medicine and has a private internal medicine practice in Greenfield, Indiana. He and his family spent five years living in China before returning to Indiana.
“My special interest is creation vs. macroevolution (molecules to man),” said Dr. Fink. “Why am I so passionate about this subject? A 2002 Barna poll showed that 70% of church high school students leave the church by the time they graduate from college. A 2005 study by the National Study of Youth and Religion showed that the number one reason youth left the church was intellectual skepticism. And the number one cause of intellectual skepticism is macroevolution and millions of years. Macroevolution is the number one attack on the reliability of the Bible.”
Dr. Fink’s lecture is free and open to the public, and will be followed by a question and answer period.
“In addition I will also talk about the failure of chemical evolution — how chemicals supposedly evolved into the first cell,” said Dr. Fink.
Dr. Fink has been involved with Christian apologetics and worldviews ministry for over 20 years. Of special interest to him is the topic of macroevolution. In his lecture Dr. Flink will discuss the following:
- Bias and presuppositions in interpreting data
- The inability of the proposed mechanism of macroevolution to produce new information
- Evidence against macroevolution from the fossil record
- The problem of irreducible complexity
- Why does it matter?