The Collapse of Evolution by Scott M. Huse

Reviewed by Tim Chaffey

           The Collapse of Evolution by Scott M. Huse is an adequate introductory-level book on the controversial creation vs. evolution debate.  This work provides the reader with a decent overview of the subject.  It is not meant to be an exhaustive effort on Biblical creationism or a comprehensive refutation of evolution; however, the evidence provided within its pages easily destroys the evolutionary theory. 

Huse moved quickly from one line of reasoning or piece of evidence to the next.  This style makes the book very readable, as the reader is not bogged down in technical details or lengthy explanations of complicated subject matter.  Nevertheless, since the book is simply an overview of the subject, many reviewers have criticized it for not backing up its claims.[1]

Huse’s approach to this topic is commendable as he attempted to uphold the authority of the Bible by supporting the six literal day view of creation.  He did not try to infuse evolutionary time scales and concepts into God’s Word, which would not only weaken the case for a Creator and His creation[2] but would also undermine the authority of God’s Word.  He stated, “In accepting this curious concept, theistic evolutionists are forced to depart from, contradict, and compromise numerous Biblical essentials.”[3] 

Another noteworthy aspect of this tome is that Huse demonstrated the lack of support for evolution from various scientific disciplines.  This is crucial when attempting to dismantle evolution because so many scientists believe that even though they cannot find any support for evolution in their field of research, there is plenty of it in other scientific areas.

Huse started his assault in the realm of geology.  This is most appropriate since modern evolutionary theories really developed thanks in large part to uniformitarian geologists of the late 18th and early 19th centuries.[4]  These men laid the groundwork for Charles Darwin to publish his earth-shaking work, Origin of Species.  Huse conclusively demonstrated that geology does not support uniformitarian beliefs of vast ages for earth’s history.  He argued, “the actual observed facts of the fossil record argue strongly against evolution and in favor of Biblical creationism and catastrophism.”[5]

     The author also included a brief chapter on Physics.  Once again, the scientific evidence supports creationism.  Using the first and second laws of thermodynamics, Huse has shown that these laws completely demolish evolution.  The second law is sometimes known as the law of entropy, meaning that everything tends to go from order to disorder.  This is exactly the opposite of evolution, which promotes the idea that random chance processes over billions of years have organized matter into stars, planets, and people. 

     A short chapter showing the impossible mathematical odds is included in the book.  The statistical possibility of even the smallest events in evolution is so astronomically minute that to believe it has still occurred requires the greatest amount of faith imaginable.  At least the creationist does not have blind faith like the evolutionist who believes in his theory in spite of the evidence.

     The next scientific field covered in the book is biology.  Perhaps no other field has been as influential in indoctrinating young people into evolutionary thinking.  Biology textbooks are loaded with legitimate examples of microevolution[6] but then extrapolate this to the extreme and claim support for macroevolution.[7]  Huse expands on the teleological argument for God’s existence[8] by offering seven aspects of life on earth that could never have come about through random processes.  He also demonstrates that none of the proposed evolutionary explanations for life on earth can stand up to careful scrutiny.  These include Lamarckism, Darwinism, Neo-Darwinism, and Punctuated Equilibrium.

     The final scientific field examined is anthropology.  The infamous frauds that have been foisted upon society by the scientific community are examined.  Nebraska Man, Java Man, and Piltdown Man are shown to be complete frauds.  This is even admitted by the evolutionists yet they were used for decades as irrefutable proof of evolution.  Even the famous Neanderthal Man is now classified as fully human.[9]  Despite the continuous parade of “missing-links” presented to the public there remains absolutely no evidence for an ape-like ancestor for humans and apes.  Once again, the evidence actually supports creation ex nihilo.[10]

     Huse provides some more helpful information in the books final chapters.  He dismantles some of the commonly cited “proofs” of evolution, such as the peppered moths, archaeopteryx, and the fossil horse series.  He also demonstrates that there are a number of real scientists who believe in creationism as opposed to evolution. 

     Even though this book is not as deep as it could have been it is still an excellent addition to the Christian’s library.  It is crucial for the Christian to understand this issue and to take a stand for God’s Word.  Huse’s book will help the pastor and layman alike in this regard.

[1] A brief perusal of reviews listed on and reveal that those opposed to biblical creationism attack this feature of the book.

[2] Many well-intentioned scientists and theologians have attempted to add modern evolutionary concepts to the Bible.  Despite their intentions, these people have seriously undermined God’s Word by adding the naturalistic and humanistic belief system of evolution.  The church has already been impacted by this and will continue to suffer the repercussions of their compromise in the years to come. 

[3] Scott M. Huse, The Collapse of Evolution (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House, 1983) p. 4.

[4] Dr. Terry Mortenson has done some fantastic research in this area.  His doctoral thesis focused on the “scriptural geologists” of the early 19th century and their debate with the uniformitarian geologists.  Much of this can be heard in his audiotape series “Standing Against the Myth” available from Answers in Genesis.

[5] Scott M. Huse, The Collapse of Evolution (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House, 1983) p. 54.

[6] This term refers to changes within a created kind.  These have been observed and could more accurately be called variations. 

[7] This term refers to the evolutionary concept in which one kind (or species) of animal changes into another kind (species) of animal.  This has never been observed but is still presented as factual in textbooks.

[8] This is the argument that argues from design, i.e. since the world contains amazing complexity and design it logically follows that there must be a Designer.

[9] Scott M. Huse, The Collapse of Evolution (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House, 1983) p. 102.

[10] Literally “out of nothing.”



(7.5 out of 10)


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