The huge difference in rates for getting smaller and getting bigger is really astounding—we certainly never expected it could happen so fast!
What is also surprising is that evolutionists could even make such measurements. One report explained that the evolutionists “measured large-scale evolution in mammals” and another explained that they “have for the first time measured how fast large-scale evolution can occur in mammals.”
It looks like yet another impressive proof text for evolution. To first order the timeframe, and number of generations, to morph mice into elephants has actually been measured? One might wonder how evolutionists could achieve such an accomplishment. The complexities of such an undertaking seem overwhelming. The very idea seems to be unscientific, and yet here we have not only an understanding of the process, but we even have sufficient detail to measure such large-scale evolution. Surely this is ground-breaking research.
Well, as usual, there’s a catch. In spite of the claims, the evolutionists did not actually make any such measurement. Not in any scientific, objective way, at least. What the evolutionists did was to compare various fossils and, assuming they evolved into each other, computed the time required.
Assuming the evolved into each other? Yes, behind all the headlines and hoopla, there is that minor caveat. Evolution was assumed from the beginning. Evolutionary rates were “measured” by first taking evolution as a given. That’s just the stuff of good solid scientific research.
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