DARWINIAN EVOLUTION’S MISSING LINK – SPECIATION

DARWINIAN EVOLUTION’S MISSING LINK – SPECIATION

“You were slaves to those who by nature are not gods”—Galatians 4:8 NIV.

Bacteria
Throughout 150 years of the science of bacteriology, there is no evidence that one species of bacteria has changed into another

Macro-Evolution, or Darwinism has achieved god-like status in the scientific and educational communities. It has achieved such honor as a sacred-cow, that it is not supposed to be even questioned.

Darwinian evolution depends primarily on one thing: speciation, which is defined as “the formation of new and distinct species in the course of evolution”. Evolutionists claim they have lots of “proof” for this. However, when their claims are examined, (excluding the outright frauds, such as “Piltdown Man”), they are simply assertions, or assumptions without actual proof. The big assumption the theory hangs on is the minor variations within “kinds”, that is called Micro-Evolution. A typical example is the many different varieties of dogs, but they are all still dogs, no matter how much variation there is between them. The problem for evolutionists is that we don’t see dogs evolving into deer or bears do we? So Darwinists are forced claim that over long periods of time, such as millions of years, these large-scale changes occurred. The reason we don’t see them happening now is that over a relatively short period of time, say a hundred years even, these changes can’t be seen.

The real reason, however, is because Macro-Evolution is fiction, it does not happen now, and has never happened. Science that is proven bears out the truthfulness of the Bible:

“Then God said, ‘Let the land produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and trees on the land that bear fruit with seed in it, according to their various kinds.’ And it was so. The land produced vegetation: plants bearing seed according to their kinds and trees bearing fruit with seed in it according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good. And there was evening, and there was morning—the third day…. So God created the great creatures of the sea and every living thing with which the water teems and that moves about in it, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good…. And God said, ‘Let the land produce living creatures according to their kinds: the livestock, the creatures that move along the ground, and the wild animals, each according to its kind.’ And it was so. God made the wild animals according to their kinds, the livestock according to their kinds, and all the creatures that move along the ground according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good.” (Genesis 1:11-12, 21, 24-25 NIV)

If Macro-Evolution were true, it should be quite easy to demonstrate it with bacteria. Why don’t they?

University of Bristol (England) bacteriologist Alan H. Linton concluded: “None exists in the literature claiming that one species has been shown to evolve into another. Bacteria, the simplest form of independent life, are ideal for this kind of study, with generation times of twenty to thirty minutes, and populations achieved after eighteen hours. But throughout 150 years of the science of bacteriology, there is no evidence that one species of bacteria has changed into another… Since there is no evidence for species changes between the simplest forms of unicellular life, it is not surprising that there is no evidence for evolution from prokaryotic [e.g., bacteria] to eukaryotic [e.g., plant and animal] cells, let alone throughout the whole array of higher multicellular organisms.”

“Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world”—1 Cor 1:20 NIV.

Yes, he has!

3 thoughts on “DARWINIAN EVOLUTION’S MISSING LINK – SPECIATION

  1. I am happy to reply to your essay.

    RT1: “You were slaves to those who by nature are not gods”—Galatians 4:8 NIV.

    GW1: In the story of the ancient Israelites, they were slaves to the Egyptians. So what?

    Bacteria

    RT1: Throughout 150 years of the science of bacteriology, there is no evidence that one species of bacteria has changed into another

    GW1: Yes and no. It all depends how you define “species.” There is evidence that bacteria change in their features over successive generations.

    RT1: Macro-Evolution, or Darwinism has achieved god-like status in the scientific and educational communities. It has achieved such honor as a sacred-cow, that it is not supposed to be even questioned.

    GW1: This is false in so many ways. “Macro-Evolution” is not an accepted concept in mainstream biology. Darwinism has nothing to do with a god-like status or a sacred cow. It is not a religious theory; it is a biological theory. Darwinism has been questioned and improved since Darwin’s publication of “On the Origin of Species” in 1859.

    RT1: Darwinian evolution depends primarily on one thing: speciation, which is defined as “the formation of new and distinct species in the course of evolution”.

    GW1: No, that is just false. Darwinism depends primarily on these things: reproduction, mutations, natural selection, changes in populations of organisms over time. Speciation is simply a byproduct of evolution over long periods of time.

    RT1: Evolutionists claim they have lots of “proof” for this.

    GW1: Lots of evidence, not proof, but so much evidence that no reasonable person should disagree with the theory of evolution.

    RT1: However, when their claims are examined, (excluding the outright frauds, such as “Piltdown Man”), they are simply assertions, or assumptions without actual proof.

    GW1: There is plentiful objective unequivocal evidence for evolution, unlike what is the case for God.

    RT1: The big assumption the theory hangs on is the minor variations within “kinds”, that is called Micro-Evolution.

    GW1: What are kinds? They are just groups of organisms with similar properties. Over time there will be different kinds because of evolution.

    RT1: A typical example is the many different varieties of dogs, but they are all still dogs, no matter how much variation there is between them. The problem for evolutionists is that we don’t see dogs evolving into deer or bears do we?

    GW1: We don’t see the big changes because we don’t live long enough for that. If you had lived for 3.5 billion years on the Earth you would have seen the big changes. The dogs evolved from ancient wolves.

    RT1: So Darwinists are forced claim that over long periods of time, such as millions of years, these large-scale changes occurred. The reason we don’t see them happening now is that over a relatively short period of time, say a hundred years even, these changes can’t be seen.

    GW1: Yes, you will see small changes over short periods of time and you would see big changes over long periods of time, if you could live long enough. Since you can’t live long enough, the big changes are INFERRED from fossils, skeletons, radiometric testing, geological stratification, patterns of migration, DNA, body structures, etc. Most biologists believe that you are the descendant of a single one-celled organism from about 3.5 billion years ago. So, we have a long chain of life.

    RT1: The real reason, however, is because Macro-Evolution is fiction, it does not happen now, and has never happened.

    GW1: I agree that Macro-Evolution is a fiction. It is a fiction of the religious people. Evolution is one process.

    RT1: Science that is proven bears out the truthfulness of the Bible: “Then God said, ‘Let the land produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and trees on the land that bear fruit with seed in it, according to their various kinds.’ And it was so. The land produced vegetation: plants bearing seed according to their kinds and trees bearing fruit with seed in it according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good. And there was evening, and there was morning—the third day…. So God created the great creatures of the sea and every living thing with which the water teems and that moves about in it, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good…. And God said, ‘Let the land produce living creatures according to their kinds: the livestock, the creatures that move along the ground, and the wild animals, each according to its kind.’ And it was so. God made the wild animals according to their kinds, the livestock according to their kinds, and all the creatures that move along the ground according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good.” (Genesis 1:11-12, 21, 24-25 NIV)

    GW1: Because God does not exist, every single verse of the Bible which says anything about God is false, and so all of these verses you presented are false. The verses don’t even describe a chronology consistent with biology. Life in water occurred before life on land. The first life consisted of single-celled organisms, not multi-celled organisms with seeds and fruit. The birds did not occur along with the sea creatures. They were part of the reptile kind which came later. Livestock are domesticated animals which came much later than the wild animals.

    RT1: If Macro-Evolution were true, it should be quite easy to demonstrate it with bacteria. Why don’t they?

    GW1: Macro-Evolution is a fiction invented by religious people. Bacteria evolve. Small changes occur over short periods, and large changes occur over long periods. Rates of changes in organisms depend on rates of changes in the environment and on migrations.

    RT1: University of Bristol (England) bacteriologist Alan H. Linton concluded: “None exists in the literature claiming that one species has been shown to evolve into another. Bacteria, the simplest form of independent life, are ideal for this kind of study, with generation times of twenty to thirty minutes, and populations achieved after eighteen hours. But throughout 150 years of the science of bacteriology, there is no evidence that one species of bacteria has changed into another… Since there is no evidence for species changes between the simplest forms of unicellular life, it is not surprising that there is no evidence for evolution from prokaryotic [e.g., bacteria] to eukaryotic [e.g., plant and animal] cells, let alone throughout the whole array of higher multicellular organisms.”

    GW1: 150 years is probably too short a time to directly note species changes in bacteria. Also, what is a species change within bacteria? How significant do changes need to be in bacteria before you say there is a new species? This is a controversial area within biology.

    RT1: “Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world”—1 Cor 1:20 NIV. Yes, he has!

    GW1: God does not exist, and so he can’t make anything foolish. Hypothetical persons don’t engage in real actions. You would need to prove that God exists before we can even open the Bible and have any confidence in it. And so far, you haven’t even come close to proving that God exists.

    XXX

  2. You are admitting that Darwinists still have no proof for their theory. If they had such proof, you would be able to produce it, or state the beginning creature and all the intermediate forms, until the modern one is reached. Bacterial generations occur so rapidly that it would be easy to show Macro-Evolution over 150 yrs time, it it were true. “Your refuge (Darwinism) is made of lies” (Isaiah 28:17 NLT).

    1. The evidence for evolution is overwhelming. I listed the kinds of evidence in support of it. For more, read the book “Why Evolution is True” by Jerry Coyne.

      The evolution of bacteria has been clearly demonstrated. Macro-Evolution is a failed concept put forth by religious people.

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