Natural Selection

Natural Selection

Perhaps the crown jewel of "just-so stories" dreamed up by evolutionists is the idea that mud-to-man evolution is driven by natural selection. Creationists have long pointed out the logical fallacies of this argument. First, natural selection can only work with pre-existing genes, so to expect this process alone to create new information is preposterous. Second, survival of the fittest describes the fittest as those who will leave the most offspring, so since we are left with only the most fit, natural selection as an explanation becomes a tautology.

A handful of evolutionists recognize the logical fallacies associated with natural selection as a driving force of evolution1. But despite its obvious flaws, most evolutionists still unabashedly wave the magic wand of natural selection as the enabler of molecules-to-man evolution2.

Please join me for a quick journey through this fairy land of creative natural selection!

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1. "The essence of Darwinism lies in a single phrase: Natural selection is the creative force of evolutionary change. No one denies that selection will play a negative role in eliminating the unfit. Darwinian theories require that it create the fit as well." - Stephen J. Gould, The Return of Hopeful Monsters, Natural History vol 86, June/July 1977, p 28

"What is most unsettling is that some evolutionary biologists have no qualms about proposing tautologies as explanations. One would immediately reject any lexicographer who tried to define a word by the same word, or a thinker who merely restated his proposition, or any other instance of gross redundancy; yet no one seems scandalized that men of science should be satisfied with a major principle which is no more than a tautology." - Gregory Alan Pesely, "The Epistemological Status of Natural Selection", Laval Theologique et Philosophique, vol 38, Feb 1982, p 74.

2. Evolutionist spokesman Richard Dawkins, who recognizes the precariously wishful thinking that random mutations can somehow magically produce new information in the genome, instead tries to hand-wave his readers into believing that someway, somehow, natural selection provides the key role in getting the needed information to the gene pool! See this superb online discussion featuring Dr. Lee Spetner.

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