Posted by: Rob Lester | April 19, 2010

Natural selection is NOT evolution!

 

Natural selection (a.k.a. “survival of the fittest”) does happen, but natural selection does not prove evolution!  Natural selection eliminates things which already exist; it does not cause new changes.  It adds nothing. This is just common sense.  A bird born with a deformed wing is not now “better adapted” for ground life.  Natural selection works through variations which already exist within a species. It has no part in changing one species into another, nor does it have the power to do so.  This is the enormous difference between microevolution (variation within a “kind” or taxonomic family; e.g. a fish evolving into another kind of fish) and macroevolution (one family transforming into another; e.g. a fish evolving into a mammal). Microevolution is scientific fact which is verifiable through repeatable, observable science. Macroevolution is a faith-based system which is constantly changing to avoid repeated evidence which contradicts it.  Darwinists have hijacked the term “evolution” to mean only macroevolution. They are then able to ridicule anyone who would deny Darwinism as foolishly believing that there is no change within a species (microevolution). This tactic is politics and religion, not science. Incidentally, the Bible agrees with science exactly when it states that each creature reproduces “after its kind” (Genesis 1:21). Fish produce fish offspring, monkeys produce monkeys, and humans produce humans.

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  1. A quick overview of the lenski experiment will change your tune about evolution, my friend.

    Also, visit TalkOrigins.org for more info.

    • I allowed this link because I have researched it. Although I disagree with their assumptions, it is not a quack site. View at your own risk. There, see now, I’m being fair and open-minded.

  2. What I am trying to convey is that most creationist do not recognize that evolution does not always equate to speciation. One can say that they don’t believe speciation occurs, that’s fine. Evolution is simply the change in allele frequency over time. That is to say, the passing down of traits.

    The domestication of dogs is a prime example of selective pressures, changing wolves into the multitude of dogs we see today. Humans artificially select the traits which are most appealing to them, nature simply selects for traits that are most beneficial. Put in hands of nature, this is evolution in action. I think you simply do not agree with speciation events.

    • It would be foolish to deny that speciation occurs. This has been observed. BUT this is not information increasing “evolution in action.” As I said in the post, natural selection only works with the genetic information within a species and REMOVES things. It adds nothing. It can create nothing.

  3. You’re forgetting a very important part here.

    Random mutation + natural selection = evolution.

    • Adam,
      I think YOU are forgetting something critically important here. The odds of random mutation producing successful organisms are off-the-charts. Even secular scientists admit that anything beyond 1 in 10 to the 50th power is mathematically impossible. Odds of randomly producing even one amino acid (let alone a protein, cell, and so on) is on the order of 1 in 10 to the 200th power and upwards. And also remember that natural selection can only “select” for some thing which is a survival advantage. Half a uterus or a half a wing is not a survival advantage. Likely it is more of a hindrance.

      I genuinely appreciate the civil tone of both of your comments. It is uncommon in these kind of debates. I hope you will continue to read the blog. God bless!


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