Reply to “A Response to ‘Does Natural Selection Exist?’”

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In this three-part ~35,000-word response, Guliuzza (2014a, b, c) fails to clearly define his terms and/or use them consistently. This fact makes logical analysis of his arguments impossible, and makes his conclusions scientifically incoherent.

Sadly, this is the same problem I identified in his original Acts & Facts article series (Guliuzza 2011a; Guliuzza 2011b; Guliuzza 2011c; Guliuzza 2012a; Guliuzza 2012b)—failing to clearly define and/or consistently use the term “natural selection.” I’m disappointed that little has changed since (besides word count).

I have nothing personal against Randy, and I admire his eagerness to tackle the natural selection/adaptation/speciation question, a critical issue for the young-earth creation movement. I had hoped that my original critique (Jeanson 2013) would prompt more careful scientific reanalysis on his part. Unfortunately, it seems to have multiplied the errors.

References

Guliuzza, R. 2011a. Darwin’s sacred imposter: Recognizing missed warning signs. Acts & Facts 40, no. 5:12–15. http:// www.icr.org/article/darwins-sacred-imposter-recognizing/.

Guliuzza, R. 2011b. Darwin’s sacred imposter: The illusion that natural selection operates on organisms. Acts & Facts 40, no. 9:12–15. http://www.icr.org/article/darwins-sacred-imposter-illusion-that/.

Guliuzza, R. 2011c. Darwin’s sacred imposter: Natural selection’s idolatrous trap. Acts & Facts 40, no. 11:12–15. http://www.icr.org/article/darwins-sacred-imposter-natural-selections/.

Guliuzza, R. 2012a. Darwin’s sacred imposter: Answering questions about the fallacy of natural selection. Acts & Facts 41, no. 2:12–15. http://www.icr.org/article/darwins-sacred-imposter-answering-questions/.

Guliuzza, R. 2012b. Engineered adaptability. Acts & Facts 41, no. 10:11–14. http://www.icr.org/article/engineered-adaptability/.

Guliuzza, R. 2014a. A Response to “Does Natural Selection Exist?”: Creatures’ Adaptation Explained by the Design-based, Organism-Driven Approach: Part 1 Answers Research Journal 7:403–420.

Guliuzza, R. 2014b. A Response to “Does Natural Selection Exist?”: Creatures’ Adaptation Explained by the Design-based, Organism-driven Approach: Part 2 Answers Research Journal 7:421–436.

Guliuzza, R. 2014c. A Response to “Does Natural Selection Exist?”: Creatures’ Adaptation Explained by the Design-based, Organism-driven Approach: Part 3 Answers Research Journal 7:437–450.

Jeanson, N. 2013. Does Natural Selection Exist? Answers Research Journal 6:285–292.

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