Friday, April 24, 2009
weemaryanne It's the other way around: You start with the evidence and figure out what it means. Often you can't figure it out completely, like Darwin who knew there had to be a mechanism driving the process of evolution but was unable to find it himself because he couldn't get his hands on an electron microscope. Incompleteness doesn't make a theory wrong, merely incomplete.
The only mechanism that Steven or Maragon ever proposed was mutation. Mutations cause deleterious effects 99.9% of the time. Extinction is the norm. Creation is not. 99% of all animals that have ever lived have gone extinct. These creation events did not happen gradually according to the fossil record. There isn't enough time to go through 10,000 generations of Pakicetus to get a whole new species called a whale out of this common ancestor. If you do the math, there isn't enough time. The only way this works is if there is unlimited time. Steven has never given anything but the mechanisms that are given to us for our survivability and tried to impose them on this idea that one animal can eventually become another over many generations. There was an excellent paper today on RTB about the enzymes that are utilized to create survivability in bacteria.
I love the way science is finally admitting the obvious truth that so far there is no other planet like ours. We are it where it comes to life and there is a reason for that. The absurdity of not seeing God's hand in this amazes me. It absolutely astounds me at how blind this world is to the obviousness of God.