Sunday, March 25, 2012
Here’s Why the Most Common Evolutionary Pushback is a Fallacy
But when you echo that back to evolutionists they doth protest too much. As with family, it seems that it is alright for them to say it, but not for you. How dare you say evolution is a chance process, for all those chance events are filtered through natural selection. In the end, chance has little to do with it.
The problem is that at the same time evolutionists insist mutations, and any other causes of biological variation, must be random with respect to what counts, evolutionary fitness. Yes I know, this has long since been falsified—populations respond rapidly with variation that meets the current need. But evolutionists nonetheless insist that such directed change is the result of mechanisms that evolution created. (And yes I know this is ludicrous, we’re dealing with one fallacy at a time).
The point is evolutionists insist that, ultimately, biological change is a chance event. And this explains why the world is full of so many designs evolutionists think make no sense, such as the pentadactyl pattern, which they say never would have been designed. Evolutionists can hypothesize whatever natural laws they like. They can believe natural selection, for instance, filtered those chance events, but that doesn’t change them from chance events.
When evolutionists say the brain, with more switches than the Internet, evolved from chance mutations, the absurdity is not remedied by their follow-up that most of the mutations were killed off by selection. They’re still saying the brain, and everything else, was created from chance events.