Modular evolution creates new complexity not the old fashioned way, but by a new type of go-go evolution. Like a bank that makes millions without taking any of the risk, modular evolution doesn’t worry about creating complexity, it just does. As the theory goes—and this is a very theoretical piece of work—modular evolution assembles different design components (or modules) that have already evolved. Kind of like putting an engine and a transmission together, modular evolution skips over the intermediate steps and goes right for the finished design. How clever.
And now a new fossil finding in China has confirmed just this type of advanced evolutionary process. The fossil reveals a flying reptile which has been appropriately christened Darwinopterus because, after all, Darwin invented evolution. As evolutionist David Unwin explains:
Darwinopterus came as quite a shock to us. We had always expected a gap-filler with typically intermediate features such as a moderately elongate tail—neither long nor short. But the strange thing about Darwinopterus is that it has a head and neck just like that of advanced pterosaurs, while the rest of the skeleton, including a very long tail, is identical to that of primitive forms.
There you have it—go-go evolution proceeding by leaps and bounds. The design obviously gave Darwinopterus great new capabilities which would have been selected by evolution, so there’s really nothing to question here. Like bankers, evolutionists have learned to focus on benefits rather than risks.