Friday, August 20, 2010

12 Arguments Evolutionists Should Avoid, Part 7

The seventh argument that evolutionists should avoid: "natural selection is evolution".

No, it's not. Natural Selection is a mechanism by which evolution operates (one of them, anyways), it is not evolution itself. It drives evolution in a non-random direction, giving it some kind of structure. Natural selection does not prove molecules-to-man evolution, it has never intended to. It just demonstrates how certain characteristics can potentially be removed or kept in a population. Of course natural selection doesn't have the power to create anything new, otherwise it would be called natural creation. It selects, not creates. The last part they got right: natural selection only works on characteristics that are already there. How those characteristics get there is an entirely different and interesting process, one that is backed by evidence.

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