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Natural selection prefers one lot of information over another, leading to adaptation. However, selection by itself can choose only from what is there—it can’t create new, more complex, functional information needed to transform one type of creature into another.
The story of peppered moths has become an almost legendary illustration for natural selection. Millions have been taught that the workings that (allegedly) caused different colored varieties of peppered moths are exactly the same as the workings that (supposedly) produced “goo-to-you” evolution over billions of years.
New studies of bedbug genes offer the latest supposed example of evolution in action. The creatures are now able to survive pesticide applications a thousand times greater than what was lethal just a decade ago.
Five adult pairs of the Italian wall lizard were moved from one Croatian island to another in an experiment now revealed to have “shocking” results. When the scientists returned, plenty of “evolution” had happened. So-called “evolution” is possibly just natural selection acting on pre-existing genetic information, helping a population adapt to its surroundings.
This second installment is a continuation of my response to a recent critical paper (Jeanson 2013) on a series of Acts & Facts articles.PDF Download
This paper responds to a 2013 Jeanson paper critical of a series of Acts & Facts articles published by the Institute for Creation Research (ICR).PDF Download
Cobra genome shows snake venom’s innocuous roots.
Early Cretaceous flea found to “fill the transitional gap.”
Rapidly occurring “hard-wired evolutionary changes” said to offer game-changing insights for wildlife management.
Sperm, or no sperm? That was the question.
The African crested rat, 14 inches long, would make a hearty meal for predators were it not for its well-advertised deterrent.
A strange Australian lizard that can, apparently, both give live birth and lay eggs: is it evolution “caught in the act” or a curiosity explainable by wearing creation lenses?
Are feather lice—like peppered moths—a black-and-white example of evolution in action?
Rapid evolution—“evolving in ways that would normally take millions of years to play out,” says National Geographic News. How does it confirm the Bible?
Britain’s newspaper, The Independent ran a story on 25th August 2007 that Kettlewell’s famed peppered moth experiments had been vindicated as evidence of evolution occurring in nature.
Peppered moth experiments have been repeated and . . . confirmed? More inside.
According to US scientists, fast-growing weeds have evolved over a few generations to adapt to climate change.
A researcher suggests that a single mutation in mouse DNA is a major contributor to the light coat color seen in beach mice leading to better survival in a sandy environment. The news article states that this “provides evidence that evolution can occur in big leaps.”
We’ve looked now at molecules, bone patterns, and embryonic development, but the clearest and simplest evidence of creation is “the marvelous fit of living things to their environment.”
Adaptation of plants does not prove evolution.
Travelling can be tiring. Even a short catnap is welcome if you’re going a long way. But if you’re confined to a small space for a long time, as Mercedes the cat was, there’s not much else to do.
Did you know that many Australian flies are just plain thick? This is not a reflection on the human population of the continent, but a statement of fact.
Evolution often presents us with a Catch 22, the belief that the physical characteristics essential for the survival of animals arose by mutation and were fine-tuned by natural selection.