It comes down to the same question you're avoiding, Jason, how do you tell the difference between God in action on the one hand, and just matter and energy following known physical laws on the other?
Prediction validation.The prediction of finite variation was made before the evidence was found.I'm not avoiding anything,we simply asked for an empirical increase of genetic information,in this case,the prediction failed.
A bacterium that reproduces once every 20 minutes will grow from a single bacterium to a colony of about five thousand billion billion (5x10^21) in a single day. There would be just about the same number of fission events. The mutation rate for bacteria is rougly 10^-8 per base-pair per fission event. Let's say these bacteria have one million nucleotides, and that it takes a single point mutation to produce nylon-eating ability. Assuming mutations are equally likely for any nucleotide in the bacterium's genome, then on average it would take 3x10^8 fission events to produce the correct mutation at the necessary location. In 1 day this many fission events will occur nearly 2 trillion times, meaning the necessary mutation will occur on average around 2 trillion times. Remember, that's in a single day, not 9 days.
And yet,as creation predicts,bacteria have remained bacteria for nearly 4 billion years.How does that help your case?Does our predictions now support your model?
It's inevitable that the necessary mutation will occur. Sure, God could have done it, but how do you tell that God did it when the event is exactly what one would expect anyway.
I'm sure it will if the mechanism is in place.The function of the mechanism does'nt tell us the origin of the mechanism.Logic tells me that mechanisms are designed,but i would stand corrected if evolutionists could go beyond equivocation and into empirical experimentation.
Science isn't about proclaiming truth at all. It's about building an understanding of the way the universe we live in works by following a process of, if you like, empirical testing, and also analysis, replication and prediction validation.
Another reason why creation has the best explanatory power.It started with it's predictions thousands of years ago and nobody has empirically demonstrated change beyond limited variation.
Fairy tales? You mean like talking snakes?
Or lizards growing wings,which ever you prefer.