Where the Heavy Lifting Occursreport today on new research out of Spain on embryonic development of zebrafish reads “From Fish to Man: Research Reveals How Fins Became Legs.” In this study evolutionists altered the expression levels of some regulatory genes resulting in deformed fins. The idea is that the deformed fin is taking its first step toward evolving into a tetrapod limb, and that this significant evolutionary transition was due not to an altered protein changing the way fins are built, but rather a change in the levels of existing proteins. As one of the researchers explained:
First, and foremost, this finding helps us to understand the power that the modification of gene expression has on shaping our bodies.
But the results are not nearly so compelling as the evolutionists believe. First, if the evolutionary interpretation of the findings is correct, this means that evolution had already constructed all the proteins and other machinery necessary to morph a fin toward a leg. That calls for quite a bit of serendipity.
Second, the evolutionary step that was observed in the experiment did change the fin, but the result was nowhere close to a leg. In fact, what seems to have been lost in the translation, but was included in Spain’s El Mundo report, was that the result was, err, lethal to the young zebrafish. After all, they could no longer swim.
Not to worry though, for as the evolutionists assure their readers, these modified gene expression levels were undoubtedly “acompañado de otros muchos cambios.” And so it is in these “other many changes” where the heavy lifting occurs, for they would morph the fin to a leg and ensure that those modified gene expression levels “no fuesen deletéreos.” It is amazing how evolution is always able to create so many changes to arrive finally at a better design.
As usual it is the theory that informs the data rather the other way around. Imagine if evolution wasn’t known to be a fact?