“Irreducible Complexity” and the Mousetrap Analogy

Look at the simple mousetrap. Designed to perform a specific function, the mousetrap is only made of a few basic components.

A wooden base, a lever, a spring, a thin metal hammer, and a catch. Definitely much simpler than, say, the eardrum, or the process of photosynthesis.

Then again, the function of catching a mouse is much more basic as well. But, were we to take away just ONE component of the mousetrap (say, the spring), the design would fail to function.

Many researchers have called this concept “irreducible complexity”.

Think about it… Many of the processes we see in the human body have complex functions. Through research in Biology, we are discovering more and more examples of this very concept.

Every element must be present at the same time, in the correct order and position, or the mechanism fails to function.

This begs the question: how could any life forms have slowly evolved a complex feature or organ when all elements must be there simultaneously to function in the desired way?

This cannot be explained through gradual mutation or adaptation, which once again leaves massive holes in the theories of chance evolution.

I’m David Rives…
Truly, The Heavens Declare the Glory of God.